236 CHESTER OATMAN
He married Marrion E. Platt on 26 September 1843 in Ashtabula County, Ohio. The 1850 census of the town of Wayne in Ashtabula County lists Chester, 31, living with his wife, Mary E., 26, Phebe, his mother, 64, his brother Arnold, 32, and two male children whose names are illegible, ages 5 (unknown) and 1 (probably Spencer). Later census records show Spencer and the two daughters listed below, so possibly the older boy died young. In 1900, "Marion" indicated that she had five children born and only three living.
Chester was a farmer in Wayne.
Children of Chester and Marrion E. (Platt) Oatman:
928 (Son), b. ca 1845, OH
929 Spencer H., b. ca 1848, OH; m. Amelia J. Chambers, 1893, Ashtabula Co., OH. Children, surname Oatman:
A Anna M., b. Jan 1897, Ashtabula Co., OH
930 Julia C., b. 1857, OH; m. Stiles J. Gillett, 24 Dec 1877, Ashtabula Co., OH. He was b. 1855 in OH. Julia and Stiles were living with Chester in 1880 in Wayne Township. He was listed as a son-in-law, although Julia was listed as an Oatman, not Gillett.
931 Etta M., b. 1859, OH. "Ettie" m. R. P. Miner, 1886, Ashtabula Co., OH.
Sources: Family records
1850, 1860, 1900 census, Wayne, Ashtabula Co., OH
International Genealogical Index
Marriage records of Ashtabula, OH