Information on this page from Windows Into Our Past, A Genealogy of the
Parsons, Smith and Associated Families, Vol. 1 ©1996, Judy Parsons Smith
Information on this page from Windows Into Our Past, A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith and Associated Families, Vol. 1 ©1996, Judy Parsons Smith
Olinger family is of
John Phillip Olinger
in this country on 12 Oct 1741, aboard the ship "Friendship" and
subscribed to the oath of allegiance at
Revolutionary War Service
Furnishing Supplies - Flour to feed army
"I do hereby certify that I have Rec'd of Philip Olinger
hundred and forty weight of good Flower at fifty pounds per hundred payable at
the Treasurer of Virginia within six months From this Date with interest at six
per centum thereon, Agreeable to a late act of general Assembly for procuring
supply of provisions for the use of the army.
Given under my hand this first day of December one thousand seven hundred
and eighty --
140 Flour -------------------
Publick Claims, Augusta County[iii]:
“Provisions purchased by John Moffett
, Commissioner of the Provision Law for the County
of Augusta 1780.
, 140# flour £70.”
John Philip Olinger
, b. ca. 1721 in Germany; d. ca. 1786/1787[iv]
in, Augusta County, VA; m. 2 Feb 1744, Lebanon County, PA to Juliana Umberger
, daughter of Hans Heinrich
Juliana (Steeger) Umberger,
p. 8 Jan 1719, Reyhen, Germany. John
five children, they were listed in Philip's will probated 12 Apr 1787:
2. Stophel Olinger, b. 18 Feb 1752, Lancaster Co., PA; m. Eva Margaret Silder .
3. Barbara Olinger, b. abt. 1742; m. Jacob Gabbert (Gebhardt).
4. Philip Olinger
5. Katherine Olinger , m. Casner (Kershner).
, son of John Philip
, m. Anna Elisabeth _____
& Anna Olinger had a son:
Olinger, b. 24 Dec 1770, Lancaster, PA; bp. 24 Dec 1770,
Lancaster, PA at the Trinity Lutheran Church.
, son of John Philip
, b. *18 Feb 1752, Lebanon County, PA; d. 20 Feb
1827, Lee County, VA; m. 1 Dec 1780 or 1 Jan 1781, Augusta County, VA to Eva
, daughter of Jacob
, Sr. & Lizzie (Bentz) Sidler
, b. 2 Aug 1754, Germany; d. 1 Jun 1854, Lee
is the translation of Stophel from German to
English. (Stophel) John Christopher Olinger
variety of occupations including: farmer, general blacksmith, wagon maker and
gun maker.(Stophel) John Christopher Olinger served in the Revolutionary War.
's Company of Augusta County.
In his Pension application dated 2 Jun 1818,
Russell Co., Virginia he states that he: “enlisted
with John Wrentch
Lieutenant in the Flying Camp in the 2nd Regiment under the command of Colonel
months as a private soldier. He
marched with the Regiment from Hagen Town in Maryland to Philadelphia by water
to Trenton, from Trenton to Brumwick, and from thence to Sandy Hook, New York,
landing the day after Lord Sterling
defeated on Long Island. He remained
at Sandy Hook, New York until he was discharged.
He then enlisted at Carlisle under Capt. James
Regiment commanded by Colo. Smith
three years and marched to White Marsh in Pennsylvania and there joined the
army. He was taken from the Rank,
and set to drive General Thompson
’s Baggage waggon.
They then marched to the Jerseys from thence to Kings Ferry on North
River, from thence to the white plains. Then
to Fredericksburg, then marched to Middlebrook where the detachment wintered. In
the spring, marched from Middlebrook to New Windson and West Point and wintered
in Morristown (now known as Valley Forge). He
was discharged after the Battle of Brandy Wine.
Upon returning to Staunton, Virginia he was drafted
for three months to the siege of Little York, and was at the taking of
was one of the Guard to Winchester under Capt. Buckhannan
He was discharged at the Barracks at Winchester and received no pay for
to family tradition John Christopher
wife, Eva Siler
, while at Valley Forge, during the war while under
the command of General George Washington
at Valley Forge it is told, that he and the General ate some of their meals in
the home of Jacob Siler
, while Eva acted as sentinel.
This indeed may be on family tradition based on fact, from his pension
application we find he did winter with the troops in Morristown (now known as
Valley Forge), Pennsylvania during the winter of 1777/1778.
It would not be unheard of for the Sidler family to have migrated to the
Augusta County, Virginia area after the war, as that was the usual migratory
path from 0Pennsylvania, to the South.
6 Feb 1789, he was granted leave to keep an ordinary (hotel or bed &
breakfast) at the house of William Robinson
Christiansburg, VA. On 2 Jun 1818,
John Christopher Olinger
for a pension in Russell County, Virginia, at that time he declared under oath
that he was "now 66 years of age...".
) John Christopher
& Eva Margaret (Silder) Olinger
Olinger, no further records found.
2.2. Virginia Margaret Olinger, b. 3 Dec 1784, Augusta County, VA; m. bef 1808, Russell County, VA to Samuel Duff .
2.3. Jacob Blubaugh Olinger, b. 20 May 1787, Augusta County; m. ca. 1808, Russell County, VA to Virginia Hannah Hobbs .
2.4. John Christopher Olinger, II, b. 7 Nov 1790, Augusta or Montgomery County, VA; m. Lydia Ann Skaggs .
2.5. David C. Olinger, b. 12 Jun 1792; m. Nancy Patrick Horton .
2.6. Mary Ann Olinger, b. 20 Jul 1795; m. Absalom Hobbs .
2.7. Juliana (Julie Ann ) Olinger , b. 4 Sept 1798; m. John Drake .
2.8. Joseph Kenda l Olinger b. 9 Sept 1801, Russell Co., VA; m. Elizabeth Collier .
2.9. Nancy Araminta Olinger , b. 11 Jan 1806; m. Stafford Holmes .
to Ms. Bales
"Early Settlers", John Christopher Olinger
born 18 February 1737, in Germany. There
is a quite of bit of evidence which supports 18 February 1752 as his actual date
of birth, and Pennsylvania as his place of birth.
John Christopher Olinger's petition for a pension, on 2 Jun 1818, he declared
under oath that he was "now 66 years of age...".
By subtracting 66 from 1818, we arrive at 1752.
Having arrived at 1752 as his date of birth, it is then obvious that his
place of birth was not Germany. John
Christopher Olinger's parents were John Phillip Olinger
Juliana (Umberger) Olinger
John Christopher Olinger
) John Christopher & Eva Margaret (Sidler)
Olinger, b. 7 Nov 1790, Augusta or Montgomery
County, VA; d. 12 Nov 1863, Lee County, VA; m. ca 1815, Russell County, VA to Lydia
, daughter of Jeremiah
Hannah (Lester) Skaggs,
Nov 1793, Russell County, VA; d. 12 Dec 1871, Lee County, Virginia.
Both John C. & Lydia
Olinger are buried in a family plot on a hilltop
near the village of Olinger in Lee County, Virginia[v].
, II served in the War of 1812.
He was drafted at the courthouse in Russell County and served as a
sergeant in Capt. Hammond
's Company in the Fifth Regiment, Virginia Militia,
commanded by Lieut. Col. McClanahan
Christopher Olinger, II's occupation was that of a farmer.
He also operated a grist mill, saw mill, blacksmith shop and tannery on
his farm. He also accumulated more
than 90,000 acres of farm and mineral land in Lee County, on which some of the
richest iron and coal fields in Virginia were found.
Christopher & Lydia (Skaggs) Olinger
, b. ca. 1817, probably Russell County, VA; d. 28
Feb 1892, aged 75 years; m. 12 Jun 1852, Lee County, VA to Jonathan Kelly
2.4.2. Margaret Olinger, b. abt. 1820.
2.4.3. Jacob Blubaugh Olinger, b. 22 Aug 1824; d. 24 Jan 1903[vi]
2.4.4. Amanda Melvina Olinger, b. abt. 1827-1828; m. William S. Parsons .
2.4.5. John Christopher Olinger , b. 19 Apr 1832; Of more later.
2.4.6. Juliana Olinger, m. Ira G. Sprinkle .
2.4.7. Araminta Olinger , b. abt. 1835.
2.4.8. Van Olinger, Pastor of Olinger Missionary Baptist Church[vii]. He is also mentioned is correspondence from his brother John Christopher (#5) to his father John Christopher.
Joseph Kendal Olinger
, son of (Stophel) John Christopher
Eva Margaret (Silder) Olinger
, b. 9 Sept 1801, Russell Co., VA; m. abt. 1823,
Lee Co., VA to Elizabeth Collier
& Elizabeth (Collier) Olinger
eleven (11) children:
2.8.2. Daniel Olinger
2.8.3. Catherine Olinger
2.8.4. John Olinger
2.8.5. Eliza Olinger
2.8.6. James Martin Olinger , b 1836, Lee Co., VA; m. 1868 to Martha Cecil Graham .
2.8.7. Marion Olinger
2.8.8. Harvey Olinger
2.8.9. Jacob Olinger
2.8.10. William Olinger
2.8.11. Mary Olinger
Jacob Blubaugh Olinger
son of John
Christopher & Lydia (Skaggs) Olinger
, b. 22 Aug 1824; d. 24 Jan 1903, Lee Co., VA[viii];
m. 24 Feb 1848 to Martha Jane Pennington
, b. 24 Mar 1829; d. 1 Jan 1896.
Both are buried in Olinger, Lee Co., VA.
served for three years during the Civil War.
It is told that while he was home on leave a group of robbers from
Kentucky came and told their livestock and all their bed clothing.
The group attempted to hang Jacob, telling his wife that if she cut him
down they would come back to kill her. She
did not heed their warning and cut him down.
The group of robbers did not return.
& Martha Jane (Pennington) Olinger
nine (9) children:
John David Dinker
Olinger, m. Phoebe Parsons.
126.96.36.199. Martin Van Buren Olinger , moved to Missouri; d. buried Missouri.
188.8.131.52. James “Doc” Olinger, b. 20 Sep 1854
184.108.40.206. Lydia Ann Olinger , b. 13 Sept 1864; d. 13 Jul 1900; m. ____ Thompson . Twin of Phoebe Jane.
220.127.116.11. Phoebe Jane Olinger , b. 13 Sept 1864; d. young. Twin of Lydia Ann.
18.104.22.168. Rachel Malinda Olinger ; m. ____ Walton . Moved to Florida.
22.214.171.124. Craig Lee Olinger ; d. young.
126.96.36.199. David Bauregard Olinger; d. young.
188.8.131.52. Mary Louise Olinger, b. 18 Mar 1851; d. 6 Oct 1940; m. 3 Apr 1870 to Maroni Eldrige Hyatt .
Amanda Melvina Olinger
, daughter of John Christopher
Lydia Ann (Skaggs)
b. abt. 1827-1828, Lee County, VA; d. date unknown
; m.1st-1848 to William
, son of William
, Sr. & Phoebe (Pennington) Parsons
, b. 1828, Lee County, VA; d. 13 Mar 1864, a
prisoner of the Civil War in Camp Douglas, Illinois; She m.2nd- 11 Feb 1875,
James Monroe Parsons
. William S. & Amanda (Olinger) Parsons
184.108.40.206. Zion Mitchell Parsons , b. 1855.
220.127.116.11. James Kyle Parsons , b. 1859.
,P son of John Ch
ristopher & Lydia Ann (Skaggs)
Olinger, b. 19 Apr 1832.
Served in the Civil War as a Lieutenant in Company A, 50th Regiment,
Floyds Brigade. The following is the
contents of a letter[ix]
(transcribed from the original) sent
to by John Christopher to his father in 1861.
page numbers added to show original letter pages.
In the original there are no page
numbers within the letter.
1905 several members of the Olinger family joined together with others to form
the Olinger Missionary Baptist Church. Among
those Olingers who were member we find:
James Aaron Doc
Olinger, Julia Olinger Turner,
, John Dinker Olinger
, Phoebe Parsons Olinger
of John Dinker Olinger
), Jacob Blubaugh
Records indicate that member Jacob Blubaugh
Records indicate that member Jacob BlubaughOlinger d. 24 Jan 1903.
[ii] “Eighteenth Century
[iii] Virginia Publick Claims,
[iv] Will probated 12 Apr 1787
[v] “Daughters of the American Revolution, February 1986”, p. 121-122
[ix] The original letter is in the possession of Barbara Parsons Owens,