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Margaret F. Oliphant

Margaret F. Oliphant
b. 18 June 1842, Indiana, to William S. and Jane Elizabeth (Van Zile) Oliphant
d. 1 January 1915, Austin, Travis County, Texas

m/1.
L. W. Carter

m/2.
[–?–] Rutledge

Children with L. W. Carter:
• Jennie L.

Margaret was in Jefferson County, Indiana, in 1850, then left in 1852 from Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Indiana.

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

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Eliza Jane Oliphant

Eliza Jane “Jennie” Oliphant
b. 16 July 1848, Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Indiana, to William S. and Jane Elizabeth (Van Zile) Oliphant
d. 9 April 1931, Austin, Travis County, Texas

m. 5 June 1872, Austin, Travis County, Texas
John Arthur Stuart
b. 1837, Mississippi
d. 19 January 1910, Austin, Travis County, Texas

Jennie was in Jefferson County, Indiana, in 1850, but left in 1852 from Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Indiana.

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

William S. Oliphant

William S. Oliphant
b. 30 May 1813, Dunfermaline, Fife County, Scotland, to Lord Oliphant
d. 20 April 1890, Austin, Travis County, Texas

m. 1840
Jane Elizabeth Van Zile
b. 1821, Indiana, to Peter and Ruth (Rodgers) Van Zile
d. 8 February 1867, Austin, Travis County, Texas

Children with Jane Elizabeth Van Zile:

William came from Scotland in 1835. The family lived in Jefferson and Dearborn counties of Indiana, before they left the state in 1852. William was the first jeweler and watchmaker in Austin, Texas.

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

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