Hi Phil, John Shears Olliff, Revolutionary Soldier, may have possibly been the son of John Olliff, b. 1726, Duplin Co., NC and Mary Shears, b. 1730, Duplin Co., NC. Mary Shears was the daugher of Benjamin Shears.Johannah Jackson was the daughter of Joseph Jackson, b. abt 1730, Beford Co., Virginia, d. about 1805, Screven Co., GA andSarah, born about 1734, NC.Joseph Jackson was the son of Joseph Jackson, b. 1705, Virginia andAnn Jarvis, b.abt. 1708.
I descended from John and Johannah's son, John Shears Olliff, Jr.and his wife, Mary "Elizabeth" Fitzpatrick.If you'd like to compare note, please email me. Deb