270      RICHARD6     (Isaac5Samuel4, George3, John2, Johannes1), son of Isaac and Mary "Polly" (Otis) Oatman, was born in Jefferson County, New York, on 24 July 1806 and died 8 February 1891 at the age of 84 years, 6 months and 12 days.


Earlier, Richard was listed as the son of #22, Benjamin and Bethia (Smith) Oatman.  However, the Register of Deaths of the Town of Adams, New York, lists Richard as the son of Isaac Oatman of Connecticut and Polly ___ of Connecticut.  This corresponds to the 1810 census which lists a male in Isaac's household under the age of 10 years, and again in 1830, a male aged 20-30.


Richard married Mary "Polly" Havens, of Hartford, Washington County, New York, daughter of Rhodes and Amy L. (Kenyon) Havens.  Polly was born in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, 10 March 1807, and her death, attributed to "lupus of face", was registered on 3 December 1896 at the age of 89 years, 8 months, 24 days, at Adams Center, New York.  Richard (whose death was charged to heart and gangrene of the foot) and Polly are both buried in State Road (Honeyville) Cemetery, Adams Center, New York.


Richard built and operated a turning-mill, with a corn grinder attached, for a number of years at Adams Center.  He was also a carpenter-and-joiner at one time, as well as a farmer.


He apparently had more children than those listed below, as indicated by the census records.  He is listed in the 1835 state census of Adams Center with three males and three females in his household, including two males of voting age; one of these may have been his father, Isaac, whose second wife Sinai was listed as head of her own household.  In 1840 the household consisted of:  one male under 5 (Halsey); one male 5-10 (Austin); one male 10-15 (unknown); one male 30-40 (Richard); one male 60-70 (Isaac again?); one female under 5 (unknown); one female 5-10 (Anna); one female 20-30 (unknown); and one female 30-40 (Polly).  In 1880 Richard's sister Lucy Bates was living with him.


Children of Richard and Mary (Havens) Oatman:


1065    Anna, b. 1833, Jefferson Co., NY; d. 1925; bur. with her husband at Union Cem.,Adams Center, Jefferson Co., NY; m. Henry O. Averill, a farmer, who was b. 1828 and d. 1891.  Children, surname Averill:


A         Delaphine, b. 1855, NY


B         George, b. 1859, NY


C         Charles, b. 1861, NY


D         Susan, b. 1867, NY


1066    Austin, b. 25 Sep 1836, Jefferson Co., NY; d. 1 Mar 1890, Adams Center, NY; bur. State Road (Honeyville) Cemetery, Adams Center, NY; m. Lydia Parker (she b. ca 1843, daughter of R. C. Parker).  Austin is listed as being employed in a carriage shop in 1870, and a laborer and farmer in the 1890 Adams Center Business Directory. 


His wife, Lydia, was the daughter of R. C. and Prudence Parker.  In 1880, Austin and Lydia have living with them Sarah Talcott, age 13, and said to be a step-daughter of Austin's, which indicates that Lydia was married to a Talcott before her marriage to Austin.  Sarah died 8 May 1884, at the age of 15 years, 11 months, 13 days, and her inscription is on Austin's monument at State Road (Honeyville) Cemetery, which lies near the Talcott stones.  Lydia had a brother George who m. Austin's sister Millissa, a sister to Martha Ann who m. Walter Oatman, and another sister Phila, who m. Walter's brother Edward. 


In 1860, Adams, New York, is listed, in one household:


Talcott, Henry, 50, male, gen. laborer, b. NY

   E. L., 37, b. NY

   Daniel, 89, male, gen. laborer, b. CT

   S. L., 20 (female), b. NY

   Merrill, 31, male, farm laborer, b. NY

Parker,  R. C., 56, male, gen. laborer, b. VT

   Prudence, 55, b. NY

   Lydia, 17, b. NY

   George, 13, b. NY

   Amelia, 12, b. NY


1067    Millissa, b. 1843/44, Jefferson Co., NY; m. George Parker, who was b. ca 1847,son of R. C. and Prudence Parker (see #1066).  Children, surname Parker:


A         Jennie, b. 1 Apr 1867, Jefferson Co., NY


B         Maria/Mariah, b. Apr 1870, Jefferson Co., NY


C         Lillie, b. ca 1874, NY


D         Lona, b. Mar 1880, NY


1068    Halsey, b. 11 Jul 1847, Jefferson Co., NY; d. 6 Oct 1917, Jefferson Co., NY; bur. State Road (Honeyville) Cemetery, Adams Center, NY; m. Hannah Rowe (she b. 27 Nov 1836, d. 26 Jul 1909)







Source:            Oatman family records

Register of Deaths of the Town of Adams, New York

1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 census, Adams, Jefferson Co., NY

1890 Business Directory, Adams Center, New York

History of Jefferson County, New York 1797-1878 [1878]

Cemetery records of State Road (Honeyville) Cemetery and Union Cemetery,

Adams Center, NY




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