William James Oliphant

William James Oliphant
b. 30 September 1845, Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Indiana, to William S. and Jane Elizabeth (Van Zile) Oliphant
d. 11 November 1930, Austin, Travis County, Texas

m. 8 February 1877, Austin, Travis County, Texas
Alice Olive Townsend
b. 5 December 1852, Jackson Parish, Louisiana
d. 23 June 1908, Austin, Travis County, Texas

Children with Alice Olive Townsend:

  • Jane Elizabeth
  • Alfred W.
  • Lawrence E.
  • W. J., Jr.

He lived in Jefferson and Dearborn counties in Indiana, before emigrating in 1852. He was mustered into the Confederate Army, Company G, 6th Texas Infantry Regiment, in 1861. He was wounded several times and was in a federal prison camp. He studied photography and sold slides for stereoscopic viewers.

Submitted by:
Connie Wallace Perdue
Austin TX
E-mail: clperdue@swbell.net

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