1421    DANFORD GEORGE7   (Darius6, George5, Benjamin4, George3, John2, Johannes1),. son of

Darius and Sylvia Ann (Greene) Oatman, was born 28 September 1841 and died 13 May 1911. 

He married 5 November 1879, Helen M. Bryant, born 12 February 1851 and died ca 1943.  They are both buried in Union Cemetery, Adams Center, Jefferson County, New York.  His obituary gives his name as “Danforth.”


Danford served in the Civil War in Co. B., 10th N.Y.H.A., and is listed as a farmer in the 1890 Business Directory of Adams Center.  In 1910 he was a dairy farmer.  Danford was killed during an accident with his wagon and team.  He noticed that one of his horses was losing a shoe, and got out to take the shoe off.  The wind blew his hat off, frightening the team into a run.  After one of the horses fell, spilling the wagon, Danford was found at the side of the road helpless.  He was taken to the Hospital of the Good Shepherd in Watertown and died a short time later.


Children of Danford George and Helen M. (Bryant) Oatman:


3400    Jennie, b. 20 Jan 1881; d. 6 Feb 1881; bur. Union Cem., Adams Center, NY


3401    Clyde Danford, b. 1 Mar 1882; m. Rachel Louise Valkenburg


3402    George Edward, b. 13 Apr 1884; d. 12 Feb 1901; bur. Union Cem., Adams Center, NY.  His obituary of 19 Feb 1901, states that he was the youngest son of Danford and Minnie Oatman, aged 16 years, 9 months, 29 days.  “During his illness he received the best medical attention and all was done that medical skill could devise to save him.  Thus early in life he was cut down, showing the uncertainty of human expectations.” 



Major Clyde Danford Oatman, U.S.A.
1890 Business Directory of Adams Center, NY
Cemetery records, Adams Center, NY
Family records
1880, 1900, 1910 census, Adams, Jefferson Co., NY

Obituary of George E. Oatman, 19 Feb 1901

Obituary of “Danforth” Oatman, dated 17 May 1911.


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