72 Yr 10 Mo 14 Da
Chaplain 99th Regt. Ill. Vol.
Married Clamanza (Hoadly?)
1878 History of Morgan County Illinois
Chicago: Donelley, Loyd & Co., Publishers 1878
Topliff, Oliver W., minister Christian Church, Franklin; was born in Vermont, November 20, 1815, and remained a resident until 1831; he was then sixteen years of age; possessed of an adventurous disposition, he started from Vermont and made his way to the state of Ohio; here he remained twenty-five years; was there married to Clamanza Hoadly, of Ohio; four children blessed this union: Deala, Ladora, Hoadly, and Clarissa.; while a resident of Ohio, Mr. Topliff was regularly ordained as a minister, and has held the pastorate of many different churches; possessed of a natural ability in any thing he might undertake, Mr. Topliff became a student of the law, and also became skilled as a wagon maker; on the breaking out of the war he became a chaplain of the 99th Regt. Ill. Vol., and remained in the service ten months; was a participant in the battles of Black River Bridge, Chapparal Hill, Grand Gulf, Raymond, and the siege of Vicksburg, and numerous engagements; for many years Mr. T. has been a resident of Franklin, and during that time has been well and favorably known.