Oliver was the son of Amasa and Mary (Sheldon) Kellogg. He was born at Hillsdale, Columbia Co., NY. He married Judith Scratch on Nov. 26, 1833 in Canada. Oliver was a carder and clothier by trade and a Democrat. He resided at Sherman, TX and later in Atoka, OK. Judith died in Atoka, I.T. on Sept. 6, 1883. Oliver died in Atoka, I.T. on Nov. 6, 1884.
In the 1870 census of the family at Hunnewell, Shelby County, MO, Oliver is called a railroad agent. That he lived at Sherman as well as Atoka suggests that he was, from circa 1872 forward, associated in some manner with development of the Missouri Kansas & Texas, or "Katy", railroad that entered the Cherokee Indian Territory in 1872 at the border of Kansas reaching Muskogee, OK the following year. It is believed the Katy simultaneously developed north from Sherman, TX through Atoka connecting with the northern portion of the line at Muskogee by 1875.
(contributed by Don Blauvelt)
Oliver Kellogg is remembered partnering with Stephen Doyle and erecting the first business in the town of Hunnewell, Shelby County, Missouri in 1857. The dry goods store was named Doyle Kellogg and Company.
(Contributed by Tom Jacobs)