105      ARNOLD5     (Isaac4, George3, John2, Johannes1), son of Isaac and Anna (Brainerd) Oatman, was born at Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont, 22 September 1788 and died 8 August 1867 in Tolland, Massachusetts. 


He married:  1) 14 October 1809 Abigail, daughter of Titus and Deborah (Beckwith) Hayes, born in Hartland, Connecticut, 2 May 1788, and died there 24 January 1843;  2) 2 May 1843 Sarah L. Stiles of Suffield, Hartford County, Connecticut.  In 1860 he and Sarah were living in Suffield.


Children of Arnold and 1) Abigail (Hayes) Oatman, all b. Hartland, CT:


484      Julia Ann, b. 20 Dec 1810; d. 13 Aug 1896, Rochester, PA; m. Jemuel Woodruff, 20 Aug 1835.  He was b. 2 Aug 1804, Colebrook, CT; d. Jan 1899, Rochester, PA.  Both bur. Lacock Cemetery, Rochester, Beaver Co., PA.  Jemuel left New England, the family home for generations, loaded his possessions into a wagon, attached one horse and all of the livestock that he kept, and moved with Julia to Rochester, where he died at the age of 96.  There he engaged in furniture making, at one time being proprietor of a factory; he was also an undertaker.  He discontinued both of these businesses at the time of the gold discoveries in California, when he joined the rush in search of riches.  During nearly all of his mature years Jemuel held membership in the Masonic Order and, at the time of his death, was one of the oldest Masons in the U. S.  Julia’s obituary stated that she died at her home, South Rhode Island street, Rochester, PA, at 12:30 a.m., Thursday, August 13, 1896; her death was “due to a stroke of paralysis sustained last March. ...Mrs. Woodruff was a life long Presbyterian until the organization of the Rochester Congregational church, when she became identified with that denomination.”

            Picture of Julia Ann and Jemuel Woodruff Children, surname Woodruff: 


A         Richard Alden, b. 19 Apr 1837; d. ca 1898; m. Rebecca Jane Frye.  He lived most of his life in New York.  The two daughters moved back to Rochester, PA, between 1900 and 1913.  Children, surname Woodruff:


                                      I         Jennie, m. Mr. Sill; one son, Morton W. Sill


                                     II        May W., m. Mr. Poinsett; no children.


B         Harriet Ellen, b. 26 Jun 1839; d. 1910; m. Wheelan Dolby; at least one child, Lemand Dolby.


C         George Elmer, b. 16 Sep 1842, Rochester, Beaver Co., PA. He m. Savilla Wolf, daughter of Henry and Sarah (Gilchrist) Wolf.  George was a prosperous businessman, dealing in lumber.  He was a Presbyterian in religion, Republican in politics, and fraternally affiliated with the Modern Woodmen of the World and the Masonic Order.  Children, surname Woodruff:


                                      I         Frank, b. in Rochester, PA, 7 Nov 1865.  He attended public schools in Rochester, later obtaining a position with the Rochester Tumbler Company where he worked for 18 years.  He then was employed by the Rochester Glass Company for three years, and the next year with the Libbey Glass Company of Toledo, OH.  For two years he was president of the Woodruff Glass Mould Company, of Toledo, after which he became sole owner of the Mould and Machine Company of Rochester, PA, which was established in 1906.  Frank married, 1 Dec 1892, May Menuez, b. Fredricksburg, Wayne Co., OH, 16 Jul 1871, daughter of Theodore and Elizabeth (First) Menuez, and d. 1 May 1964, Beaver, PA.  Frank died 2 Jul 1946.  Children, surname Woodruff:


                                                a          Marie, b. 28 Nov 1893; d. 2 Jul 1971; m. Leroy R. Sitler, b. on South Side, Pittsburg, PA, to Alpheus and Clara (Swain) Sitler.  Children, surname Sitler:


                                                              I         Robert, b. 26 Aug 1918, Rochester, PA; d. 17 Oct 1988, Butler, PA.  Married Margaret Fuehr (b. 16 Nov 1920).  Children, surname Sitler:


                                                                        aa         Lee Robert, b. 7 Jun 1949; m. Anita Sarton (b. 5 Jul 1954).  Children, surname Sitler:


3)                  Ericka Leigh, b. 6 Jan 1977.


4)                  Andrea Lynn, b. 10 Sep 1978.


5)                  Robert Lee, b. 11 Jun 1983.


                                                                        bb        Marilyn R., b. 5 Feb 1951; m. 22 Sep 1973, William W. Reed, Jr. (b. 28 Sep 1949).  Div. 1982.


                                                             ii         Jeanne Marie, b. 18 Nov 1920; d. 29 Oct 1989; m. John A. Rudi (b. 17 Apr 1912) in 1942.  Children, surname Rudi:


                                                                        aa         Ronald L., b. 17 Feb 1948, Rochester, PA.


                                                                        bb        James R., b. 19 Oct 1952, Beaver Falls, PA; m. Sheila R. Tate (b. 2 Nov 1958?) in Beaver Falls, PA; Div. 1978.  Children, surname Rudi:



1)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              John Alan, b. 25 Sep 1979.


                                                                        cc         Ann Marie, b. 24 Sep 1956, Beaver Falls, PA; Res. Pensacola, FL.


                                                            iii         Frank Woodruff, b. 26 May 1922; m. Lois Allen (b. 7 Nov 1926).  Children, surname Sitler:


                                                                        aa         Allen Roy, b. 20 Dec 1962.


                                                             iv        Richard Owens, b. 27 Sep 1925, Rochester, PA; d. 28 Mar 1996, Erie, PA; m. Jane M. Bugby (b. 16 Apr 1930, Grayling, MI). Children, surname Sitler:


                                                                        aa         Richard M., b. 19 Dec 1950; m. Denise Valentine.  Div.  Children, surname Sitler:


3)                  Richard Michael, b. 22 Jun 1975, Erie, PA; m. Tonya Lynn Renwick (b. 18 Apr 1977).  Children, surname Sitler:



•                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Caitlin,  b. 6 Sep 1996, Erie, PA.


•                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Macaylah J. (Sitler), b. 18 Jan 1999, Erie, PA.


                                                                                    2)         Diane Elizabeth (Sitler), b. 10 Apr 1977, Erie, PA; m. Jeff Grey.  Child, surname Grey:


•                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Declan Patrick, b. 6 May 2000


                                                                        bb        Elizabeth Ann (Sitler), b. 21 Oct 1952, Erie, PA; m. Harry Truswell.  Div.


                                                                        cc         James Roger, b. 1 Nov 1955, Erie, PA; m. Donna (?) (b. 17 Dec 1951; d. Oct 1996). Div.  Children, surname Sitler:


3)                  Brandi Joe, b. 24 Feb 1981.


4)                  Geoffery Allen, b. 24 Feb 1982.  Child: Destiny Dannielle Sitler, b. 2002.


5)                  Allison Marie, b. 26 Aug 1985.


                                                                        dd        Robert Lee, b. 22 Nov 1958, Erie, PA.


                                                                        ee         John Paul, b. 26 Jun 1960; m. Kathryn (?).  Div.  Children, surname Sitler:



1)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Karolyn Evangeline, b. 14 Oct 1988.


2)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lora Jeanne, b. 28 Mar 1991.




                                                b          Elma (Woodruff), b. 1897; d. 1901.  Elma was epileptic.


                                                c          Rollin L., b. 21 Jun 1901, Rochester, PA; d. 4 Jan 1963; m. Helen Clayton, Baden, PA.  Divorced. 


                                     II        Belle (Woodruff), m. C. W. Thomas, M.D.


                                    III        Anna, b. 1865; d. 10 Nov 1921; m. Frank Gilbert Throne, Jr. (he b. 1864; d. 1945).  Children, surname Throne:


                                                a          Florence Golden, b. 12 Jul 1894; d. 6 Mar 1986; m. Paul Earl Perkins, 1912 (he was b. 1883; d. 8 Oct 1949 of a heart attack).  Children, surname Perkins:


                                                              I         Paul, b. 28 Jun 1913; d. Jan 1986, Rochester, PA; m. Ella Wakefield.  Children, surname Perkins:


                                                                        aa         Paula, m. Donald Nelson.  No children


                                                                        bb        Sally, m. ?, no children.


                                                             ii         George, b. 1916; m. Thelma Johnson.  Children, surname Perkins:

                                                                        aa         George


                                                                        bb        Paul


                                                                        cc         Jo-Ann


                                                                        dd        Carol


                                                            iii         Frank (Perkins), b. 1921; m. Lois Rager.  Children, surname Perkins:


                                                                        aa         Dale Woodruff


                                                                        bb        Pamela


                                                                        cc         Wayne


                                                                        dd        Patrick


                                                             iv        Joyce, b. 1931; m. Clair Winters.  Children, surname Winters:


                                                                        aa         Russell


                                                                        bb        Paul


                                                                        cc         Jack


                                                              v        Janice Ruth, b. 22 Dec 1937; d. 2 Jun 1989, Monroeville, PA; m. 9 May 1959 to Richard Erwin Kleiser (he b. 10 Oct 1936).  Children, surname Kleiser:


                                                                        aa         Karen Florence, b. 20 Oct 1964; m. 18 Jun 1988, William Joseph Good (b. 26 Oct 1963).  Children, surname Good:


3)                  Megan Catherine, b. 15 Jul 1990


4)                  Erica Anne, b. 30 May 1994


                                                                        bb        Harry Richard, b. 6 Feb 1968, m. Stephanie Shoumer, 17 Jun 1995.


                                     IV       Cora L., b. Rochester, PA; m. Frank E. Matthews.  Cora lived most of her life in California.  One son: Jack Matthews, who died young and had no children.


485      Loyal, b. 9 Feb 1813; d. 8 Sep 1814


486      Mariette, b. 27 Sep 1815; d. 13 Apr 1898, Norwalk, CT; m. William Henry Parsons, 23 Oct 1839.  He was b. 27 Aug 1812, Granville, MA, and d. 5 Apr 1898, South Norwalk, CT.  One of the local papers of Norwalk, CT, states:


"The death of William Henry Parsons at Brookside, the residence of Milo H. Parsons, his son, took place April 5, 1898.  After a brief week of mourning, his aged wife, Mariette Parsons, followed him to the silent land.  Not often is so long and happy a reunion broken to be so quickly restored.  Through the vicissitudes of nearly sixty years, they trod the path of life together, rejoicing in the brightness, and comforting and sustaining each other when trials and sorrows were their lot.  Lovely and pleasant in their lives, in death they were not divided."


Children, surname Parsons:


A         Milo Holcombe, b. 5 Oct 1840, West Granville, MA; m. Georgiana Hull of Danbury, CT (she b. 26 Oct 1840).  Children, surname Parsons:


  I         Florence Hull, b. 25 Feb 1869; d. 15 Nov 1875


 II        Fred Hull, b. 20 Jul 18(70); m. Lulu Delaplaine Bedelle


III        George Milo, b. 10 Jul 1871; d. 26 Jul 1871


 IV       Harold Ashton, b. 13 Jun 1872; m. Mary Brookfield Paxson


  V       Marion Bulkeley, b. 3 Jan 1874; d. 1 Jul 1874


 VI       Waldo Hull, b. 20 May 1879


B         Howard Luzerne, b. 26 Dec 1844, Sandisfield, MA; m. Emma Farrar of Independence, MO; she was b. 1 Nov 1854.  Children, surname Parsons:


  I         Bertram Ward, b. 31 Jan 1878, Independence, MO.  Worked for North Pacific Railroad Co.


 II        Helen Marriner, b. 13 Oct 1879, Independence, MO.


III        Lois Farrar, b. 13 Sep 1884, Independence, MO.


 IV       Janet Farrar, b. 9 Nov 1894, Independence, MO.


C         Ellen, b. 2 Jul 1847, Sandisfield, MA; d. 19 May 1848


D         William Ashton, b. 17 Feb 1851, Sandisfield, MA; d. 22 Aug 1856


487      Loyal, b. 13 Jul 1818; d. 1 Jun 1870, Winsted, CT; m. Emily H. Johnson, 21 Oct 1844


488      Harriet Abigail, b. 28 Aug 1820; d. 3 Aug 1828


489      Alva, b/bp. 17 Mar 1823, St. James Church, Arlington, Bennington Co., VT; d. 6 Dec 1883, New York City, NY; m. Sarah Isabelle Pease, 5 Nov 1855


490      Lester Hayes, b. 16 Jul 1826; m. Eva Eliza Noonan, 15 Sep 1848


491      Leman, b. 16 Dec 1829; d. 27 Mar 1889; m. Catharine Whitmore, 5 Feb 1857.  She was b. 5 Sep 1835.  There were no children.  In the 1850 census of Arlington, Bennington Co, VT, Leman was living with Samuel and Orvilla Benedict and their family.






Sources:           Family records

Weeks, Descendants of Richard Hayes, of Lyme, Connecticut, Through His

Son, Titus Hayes [1904]

1850 census, Arlington, Bennington Co., VT

1850, 1860 census, Suffield, Hartford Co., CT

1840 census, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT

                        Jim Rudi, Beaver Falls, PA, descendant of Julia Ann Oatman [Woodruff]



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