GOODMAN - OLIPHANT
Family History & Genealogy in Niagara County, NY

The Oliphant Family

Two different branches of the Oliphant family resided in Niagara County, NY:

1. John OLIPHANT (1799-1874) Born in London, England, arrived in Niagara County from central NY State. He was Chief of the Loan Office of the U.S. Treasury and resided in Lewiston, NY. John and three of his sisters are buried in Lewiston in the First Presbyterian (Lewiston) Cemetery. No members of this family remained in Niagara County.

See: Cemeteries, John OLIPHANT

2. Peter S. OLIPHANT (1805-1902) Born in Herkimer County, NY, migrated with his parents to Clarkson (now part of Mississauga), Peel County, ON, Canada. Peter S. OLIPHANT arrived in Lockport, Niagara County, NY in 1826. His brother, Hiram W. OLIPHANT also arrived about this time. They both briefly owned property in Lockport. Hiram sold his property and moved to Monroe County, NY. Peter S. OLIPHANT also sold his property in Lockport. Peter S. Oliphant lived in the Town of Cambria, Niagara County, NY with other members of his family. Peter was married 3 times, and had children by his first and third wives. The Niagara County Oliphant Families descend from Peter and one of those two wives Diana Fuller & Anna Augusta PIERCE). Peter S. OLIPHANT, his son, R.E. Lee OLIPHANT, and his grandson, Ennis C. OLIPHANT, are all buried in the same plot in North Ridge Cemetery, Niagara County, NY. Other OLIPHANT family members are also buried in this cemetery. Some family members are buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Lockport, NY.

See: Cemeteries, Peter S. OLIPHANT


OLIPHANT ORIGINS & MIGRATION

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9th
Century AD/CE
NORWAY:
The OLIPHANT family, according to traditional accounts, originated with a nobleman from Norway in the 9th century AD/CE.
see: OLIPHANT History in Scotland & England

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Viking Norway
9th - 11th Century
AD/CE
SCOTLAND:
Donald OLIPARD or HOLIFARD arrived in Scotland in the 9th Century AD/CE. In the reign of Donald I. (Domnall mac Ailpín), King of Scotland (852-862), a noble Norwegian called Sir Donald (or Daniel) de Holifard or Olifard, was taken prisoner by the Scottish monarch.

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Scotland
12th
Century AD/CE
Northamptonshire, ENGLAND:
The OLIFARD (OLIPHANT) family was granted land in Northamptonshire, England, where they were living in 1147 AD/CE.
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England
12th -16th Century
AD/CE
SCOTLAND:
The OLIFARD (OLIPHANT) family later left England and returned to Scotland.

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Scotland
16th -17th Century
AD/CE
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after 1513
Scotland
17th
Century AD/CE

Staten Island, NEW AMSTERDAM:
Our Colonial ancestor, Duncan Oliphant (1673-1734) who was born in Perthshire, Scotland came to Staten Island, New Amsterdam around 1695 and married in 1708 Mary Garrison. They worshiped at the Old
Dutch Church on Staten Island and the church records show that some of their children were baptized at this church. THey appear on the Census of Staten Island, New York, 1706. Ducan Oliphant was constable for the North Precinct, Richmond County, Staten Island, New York in 1709.

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New Amsterdam
(Dutch Colony)
17th
Century AD/CE
Colony / State of New Jersey, USA:
Duncan moved his family in 1721-24 to East Amwell, New Jersey, where he had purchased a large tract of land in Hopewell Township, Burlington County, New Jersey (now Amwell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey) where he was chosen Freeholder of Amwell Township.
On January 22, 1725 William Lummox granted eleven acres of land to John Knowles and Duncan Oliphant in trust for an Anglican Church.
Organized under Crown Charter as St. Andrew's the first church on this site was built . Today nothing remains of the original St. Andrew's but a fragment of the graveyard which may be seen next to the Old Yorke Inn in the village of Ringoes. It is said that Duncan Oliphant was buried in this graveyard.

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New Jersey
(English Colony)
18th
Century AD/CE
Hunterdon County, NJ, USA
& Northampton County, PA, USA:

Ducan OLIPHANT dies in 1734 in New Jersey.
James OLIPHANT, son of Duncan & Mary OLIPHANT, was born in 1724 (on Staten Island or in New Jersey). He inherited part of his father's farm in NJ, but sold it and moved to Northampton County, PA. James & Jane (WORTMAN) OLIPHANT had a son, Peter OLIPHANT (1762-1846), who was born in PA.

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United States
18th
Century AD/CE

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1776
United States
18th
Century AD/CE
Northampton County, PA , USA
& Saratoga County, NY, USA:

The family of John & Jane OLIPHANT appear on the 1780 Tax records of Northampton County, PA. They probably went to Saratoga County, NY about 1785-6 with son Duncan.

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1777-1795
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18th
Century AD/CE
Saratoga County, NY, USA:
James OLIPHANT (1724-1816) was buried in 1816 in Briggs Cemetery, Ballston, Saratoga County, NY. Peter OLIPHANT (1762-1846) noved from PA to NY.

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1795-1818
United States
19th
Century
AD/CE
Herkimer County, NY, USA
& Upper Canada:

Peter OLIPHANT (1762-1846) appears on the 1810 Census in Herkimer County, NY. One of his sons, Aron OLIPHANT, migrated to Upper Canada (now Ontario) about 1806. Peter Oliphant had a son named Peter S. OLIPHANT (1805-1902), born in Herkimer County, NY. Sometime between 1810 and 1812, the rest of the family also migrated to Canada, establishing a new home in what is now Mississauga, ON. 

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Canada
19th
Century
AD/CE
Niagara County, NY, USA
& Erie County, NY, USA:

Peter S. OLIPHANT (1805-1902) left Canada, and went to Niagara County, NY. His brother, Hiram W. OLIPHANT also left Canada, going first to Niagara County, then to Monroe County, NY. Edward OLIPHANT (1861-1940), a grandson of Peter S. OLIPHANT's brother, Aron, also left Canada, migrating to Lancaster, Erie County, NY.

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1822-1836
United States
20th-21st
Century
AD/CE
Peter S. OLIPHANT is the common ancestor of the OLIPHANT families of Niagara County, NY, USA
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1960-Present