1643    ISAAC BENJAMIN7     (Isaac H.6Elisha5, Isaac4, George3, John2, Johannes1), son of Isaac H. and Charlotte (Chapman) Oatman, was born at Hartford, Washington County, New York, 2 October 1855, and died at Salem, Washington County, New York, 4 October 1918. 


He married:  1) Hattie Wilson, who was born ca 1861;  2) Christine, daughter of Elias and Jane Ann (Dickinson) Smith, on 21 March 1904; she was born 8 February 1871 and died 19 February 1949; they were married by Rev. A. W. Morris of Greenwich, New York.


The family settled at Salem, New York.


Isaac Benjamin was a farmer and worked the lower farm at Belcher, New York, which he purchased from his father's estate.  In his younger days he ran a livery stable; he also held an interest in a lantern factory at Schuylerville, New York.  He was Undersheriff of Washington County for a time.  Upon his marriage to Christine Smith, the couple went to Sacramento, California, for their honeymoon and, before returning to New York, Isaac Benjamin was foreman on a ranch in Nevada.  By 1900 he was living with his brother Orlin in Hebron, New York.  In 1910, in Hebron Township, Washington County, New York, Isaac, a farmer aged 84, was living with his second wife of five years, Christine.  Living with them was his son Ralph Isaac.  He died of pernicious anemia in 1918 and was interred in the Oatman Plot at Salem, New York. 


Elias Smith, father of Christine, served in the Northern Army during the Civil War and was a member of the "Black Horse Cavalry". 


Children of Isaac Benjamin and Christine (Smith) Oatman:


3909    Lawrence I., b. 17 Apr 1905, NY; d. 22 Apr 1905


3910    Ralph Isaac, b. 6 Jul 1908, Salem, NY; d. 14 Aug 1994, Avon, Hartford Co., CT; m. Helen Elizabeth Parkhurst


3911    Walter Elijah, b. 1 Mar 1914, Belcher, NY; d. 21 Nov 1965; m. Edna Lange



Sources:           Hebron Preservation Society, Hebron, a City in Review, 1987

1880 census, Village of Belcher, Hebron Twp., Washington Co., NY

1900 Soundex, Hebron, Washington Co., NY

                        1910 census, Hebron Twp., Washington Co., NY



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