265      HORACE6     (Elisha5Samuel4, George3, John2, Johannes1), son of Elisha and Sarah (Bates) Oatman, was born in Derby, New Haven County, Connecticut, in 1805 and died 10 December 1887 at the age of 82 years. 


On 5 October 1825 he married Polly Russell, born 5 October 1805 and died 10 July 1884.  The family settled in Oxford, Connecticut, where they lived during their lifetime.  The 1840 census of Oxford lists the following in Horace's household:  one male 5-10 (Edwin?), two males 10-15 (George and Charles), one male 15-20, and four males 20-30 (unknown), one male 30-40 (Horace), and one female 30-40 (Polly). 



Children of Horace and Polly (Russell) Oatman:


1053    Charles Russell, b. 21 Jan 1827, CT; d. 7 May 1904; m. Orinda F. Hurd


1054    George Burton, b. 1832, CT; d. 1899; m. 1) Frances M. "Fanny" Canfield; 2) Sarah Hammel


1055    Edwin, d. young







Sources:           Lt. Col. Charles E. Banks

New England Historical & Genealogical Society Library

Oatman family records

1840, 1850, 1860 census, Oxford, New Haven Co., CT





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