110††††† ELISHA5†††† (Isaac4, George3, John2, Johannes1), son of Isaac and Anna (Brainerd) Oatman, was born at Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont, 25 September 1798, died at Batavia, Genesee County, New York, 8 February 1860, and is buried at East Pembrook, New York.


He married, in Shaftsbury, Vermont, on 21 January 1819, Lucy A., daughter of William and Charlotte (Buck) Imus, born 22 December 1803, died 15 March 1884 at Salem, New York.The family was living in Batavia, New York, in 1840 and 1850, where Elisha was a carpenter.All of the children were presumably born in Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont, except Mortimer, who states he was born in New York.


Children of Elisha and Lucy (Imus) Oatman:


510††††† Merrett J., b. 7 Apr 1820; d. 1905.Merrett was living in Black Rock, Erie Co., NY, in July of 1850.He was a teacher, and living with Samuel Norton, 39, boatman; Caroline Norton, 40; Sarah Norton, 20; and Louisa Oatman, age 17, born in New York, who was Merrett's wife and the daughter of Samuel and Caroline Norton.By 1880, Merrett and Louisa were living in Argyle, Washington Co., NY, with his nephew Elijah C. Oatman (son of his brother Isaac Henry), and the following children, surname Oatman:


A†††††††† George W., b. ca 1857, NY


B†††††††† Charles N., b. ca 1864, NY


511††††† Orlin K., b. 23 Mar 1823; d. 1852.Orlin was also living in Black Rock, Erie Co., NY, in 1850, age 27, in the household of Daniel Kelly, a clerk, whose residence appeared to be a boarding house, also containing Andrew Rolf, a grocer, and wife Mary; William Slocum, clerk; and John Foster, a clothier.

512††††† Isaac Henry, b. 17 May 1825; d. 30 Jan 1920; m. Charlotte Chapman


513††††† Avis A., b. 20 Sep 1827/28; d. 3 Jun 1905; m. John I. Seeley; he was b. 13 Jan 1824, d. 10 Apr 1893.He was a farmer and Justice of the Peace.Avis' sister, Amory, lived with them in 1850 in Hartford, NY.In 1880 John's mother, Philinda Lee, was living with them, aged 80.Avis and John are bur. Old Hartford Cem., Hartford, NY.Known children, surname Seeley:


A†††††††† Philinda, b. 1843, NY.She was a schoolteacher.


514††††† Celestia, b. 13 Aug 1830; d. in infancy


515††††† Amory, b. 12 Oct 1831; d. 12 Sep 1921; m. 1) Andrew Covell; 2) AbrahamStockwell; 3) Captain Bartholomew


516††††† Mortimer Dudley, b. 25 Sep 1834, NY.Liv. 1860 in Hartford, Washington Co.,NY, age 23, in the household of David L. Hall 35, carriage maker; Davidís wife Elizabeth 31; Alice A. 11; and Mary 5.In 1870 and 1880 he was living with his widowed mother Lucy in Hebron, Washington Co., NY, where he was a farmer and a marble dealer.


Sources:†††††††††† Family Bible records; Louise Carpenter, Jackson, MI; IGI; 1850 census, Hartford, Washington Co., NY; and Batavia, Genesee Co., NY; 1850 census, Black Rock, Erie Co., NY; 1860, 1870 Washington Co., NY; 1860, 1870, 1880 census, Washington Co., NY; Hartford, NY, cemetery records




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