362     ASAHEL OATMAN, JR.

 

 

362      ASAHEL, JR.6     (Asahel5, Benjamin4, George3, John2, Johannes1), son of Asahel and Sarah (Parker) Oatman, was born 6 June 1806, Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York, and died 25 December 1863, Norwich, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada.

 

He married Sarah, daughter of Levi and Nellie Fox, on 22 October 1829, "both of Norwich.  Witnesses:  Levi Fox, Asahel Oatman, Sr." 

 

In 1851, Nellie Fox, aged 80, widow of Levi, was living with her daughter Sarah and son-in-law Asahel.  The family were farmers and of the Baptist faith.

 

 

Children of Asahel, Jr., and Sarah (Fox) Oatman:

 

1315    Mahala Frances, b. 28 Dec 1835, Tillsonburg, Oxford Co., ON; d. 1922, MI; m. George Bunce, 7 Feb 1854, Norwich, Oxford Co., ON, son of Benjamin and Betsey Bunce, b. 23 Feb 1833/34, probably in Rutland, Jefferson Co., NY, and d. 1916 in MI.  They were members of the First Regular Baptist Church of Christ in their 1858 roll, Norwich, ON.  Children, surname Bunce:

 

A         Norman, b. 1856, Oxford Co., ON; d. 1930, MI; m. ca 1891, Eva Bodeau, who was b. May 1870 in MI.  Children, surname Bunce:

 

                                      I         Mildred, b. Oct 1895, MI

 

                                     II        Bernice, b. Sep 1897, MI

 

                                    III        George, b. Dec 1899, MI

 

B         Matilda Scilina, b. 3 Nov 1857, Oxford Co., ON; m. William Harris, who d. before 1900.  Children, surname Harris:

 

                                      I         Isaac, b. ca 1874, MI

 

                                     II        William, b. ca 1878, MI

 

C         Gertrude, b. 5 Dec 1862, Chatham, Oxford Co., ON; m. Chester Rasey.  Children, surname Rasey:

 

                                      I         May

 

                                     II        Guy

 

                                    III        Nettie

 

                                     IV       Ralph

 

                                      V       Carroll

 

                                     VI       Evelyn

 

D         May Lillie, b. 9 Oct 1869, Berlin, Monroe Co., MI; d. Mar 1945, Brunswick, Newaygo CO., MI; m. 2 Jul 1895, Brunswick, Newaygo Co., MI,  Clifford Keenan Robinson, at Brunswick, Newaygo Co., MI.  He was b. 20 Dec 1874 in Clearwater, Wood Co., OH, and d. 4 Sep 1941 in Brunswick.  Children surname Robinson:

  I         Inabelle, d. 6 Apr 1982; m. Charles Len Gilbert.  Children, surname Gilbert:

 

                                                a          Betty G.

 

                                                b          Beth Carol

 

 II        Ida Gertrude, b. 23 Jan 1904; d. Mar 1983; m. Francis Tucker; daughter, Patricia Ann Tucker.

 

III        Marion, b. 22 May 1906, Brunswick, Newaygo Co., MI; d. 2 Aug 1954, Fremont, Newaygo Co., MI; m. Nicholas Redder, 7 Aug 1924; he was b. 10 Apr 1898 in Brunswick, Newaygo Co., MI and d. 25 Dec 1980 in Fremont, son of Hendrick “Henry” Redder and Haiety “Hattie” Bowman.  Children, surname Redder:

 

a          Marianne, b. 23 Feb 1926

 

b          Keenan J., b. 11 Jun 1931, Muskegon, Muskegon Co., MI; m. Mary Nancy Lea, 20 Feb 1953.  Children, surname Redder:

 

  I         Karen Lea, b. 8 Jan 1954

 

 ii         Barry Elliot "Guy", b. 16 Jan 1956

 

iii         Nicki Lynn, b. 25 Jul 1960

 

 iv        Keenan Scott, b. 18 Sep 1963

 

  v        Nancy Lea, b. 14 May 1969

 

1316    Parker, b. 5 Jun 1837, Norwich, Oxford Co., ON; d. 16 Apr 1856; buried in Springford Cem., Springford, Oxford Co., ON.  His stone reads: 

 

In Memory of PARKER son of

ASAHEL & SALLY OATMAN

Who Died Apr. 16, 1856

Age 18 yrs., 10 mo., 11 dys

 

 

1317    Almira, b. 1842

 

1318    Clorinda, b. ca 1849

 

1319    Harrison, b. ca 1856

 

 

 

 

Sources:           1851, 1861 census, South Norwich Twp., Oxford Co., ON; The Ontario Register, Vol. 1, #1, January 1968; London District Marriage Records, Vol. 1; South Norwich Historical Society, South of Sodom - The History of South Norwich Society, May 1983); Oatman family records; Elizabeth Archer

 

 

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