Summary

A member of the infamous Quantrill's Raiders and Bloody Bill Anderson's Confederate guerrillas in MO during the Civil War. Killed in action in Oct. 1864. His family home in Johnson Co., MO, was burnt down in the spring of 1862 along with several others, reportedly by the local Federal militia. The house was said to be a meeting place for "bushwhackers," and Capt. Houts had been heard by a number of persons threatening to set fire to the place.

Birth:
1826 1
TN 1
Death:
26 Oct 1864 1
Orrick, Ray Co., MO 1
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John N Oliphant 1863 Treason Suit Ambrose L King Witness.JPG
John N Oliphant 1863 Treason Suit Ambrose L King Witness.JPG
John Newton Oliphant on Quantrill's Muster Roll.JPG
John Newton Oliphant on Quantrill's Muster Roll.JPG
John N. (Newton) Oliphant was often mistakenly listed as "John W. Oliphant" or "even "John M. Oliphant." His surname was sometimes misspelled as "Olifant."
Margaret Carney Oliphant 1864 Ltr of Denunciation3.jpg
Margaret Carney Oliphant 1864 Ltr of Denunciation3.jpg
Newton Oliphant 1862 House Burning.jpg
Newton Oliphant 1862 House Burning.jpg
Newton Oliphant 1862 House Burning.jpg. From a record of the testimony given in the investigation of the burning of several reputed bushwhackers’ homes in Johnson Co., MO, in 1862 (Testimony of Samuel Miller, a member of Capt. Houts' company, MO State Militia.)
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Birth:
1826 1
TN 1
Male 1
Death:
26 Oct 1864 1
Orrick, Ray Co., MO 1
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Birth:
Mother: Nancy Thomason 1
Father: John Oliphant 1
Marriage:
1) Musey Carney 2) Margaret Martha Carney 1
1) 15 Mar. 1849 2) 6 Oct. 1859 1
Johnson Co., MO (both) 1
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Occupation:
Farmer 1

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