Re: Duncan Oliphant- to Roddy Oliphant
Just to clarify, we know from DNA that the descendants of Robert Oliphant and Abigail Davenport (now going by the name Oliphint rather than Oliphant) are no relation to the Rowan County Oliphants, who are descended from the MD Oliphants (William Oliphant and Betsy Gordy). Similarly, there was a James Oliphant in Rutherford Co TN, of the same vintage as Robert and Abigail, who went by the name Oliphint at times. His descendant has identical DNA to the descendants of Robert and Abigail.
The point is that we need to confirm that the James who married Roseanna Waters is the same as your James H. I am abroad at the moment but I have an incling that James H. is Robert Oliphant's brother (the other James, in Rutherford Co is thought to be Robert's cousin.
I have asked someone else who has researched all the Carolina Oliphants and I will get back to you with the answer in due course.
It would be very helpful if you could tell me the descendants of your James H. please.