1398    WARREN7(George6, Oscar5, Benjamin4, George3, John2, Johannes1), son of George Oatman, was born in Jefferson County, New York, 18 September 1831 and died at Springford, Oxford County, Ontario, 8 August 1895. He married Clarissa, daughter of Martin, Jr., and Lodicea (Oles) Hicks, who was born 9 June 1830, and died 29 January 1896.

Warren and his family settled at Springford, Ontario. He was a shoemaker and belonged to the Baptist Church, even though they were listed in the 1851 Oxford County census as Quakers. According to the 1861 Canada West census, the family lived in a one-story frame house on two and a half acres. They had one horse, one cow and three pigs valued at $41, and two carriages valued at $50. Warren had $500 capital invested in his business.

The Minutes of 23 January 1869 of the First Regular Baptist Church of Christ, South Norwich, state: "Covenant meeting at which the following were rec'd, viz, . . . Warren Oatman, Restored . . ."

Both Warren and Clarissa are buried at Springford Cemetery.

Children of Warren and Clarissa (Hicks) Oatman:

3300 Emily M., b. 1849/50; d. 22 Jun 1874; m. David R. Wilson, 26 Nov 1872, at Woodstock, ON. He was the son of David and Janette Wilson.

3301 Alma Flovilla "Allie", b. 1854; d. 8 Sep 1876; m. Alanson/Almeron W. Brown, 25 Dec 1871. He was the son of Nelson and Abijah Brown.

3302 Archie, b. 13 Sep 1861; m. Frankie Smith

3303 Clara Almeda, b. 19 Apr 1870; m. Sanford Scidmore and was living in Buffalo, NY, in 1895.  She and Sanford had one known son.


1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 census, South Norwich Twp., Oxford Co., ON
Family records
Vital records of Oxford Co., ON
Springford Cemetery records, Springford, ON
Records of First Regular Baptist Church of Christ, 23 Jan 1869
Tillsonburg Observer, 16 Aug 1895

Christian Messenger (per Gerry Edwards)

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