370 ROSWELL OATMAN
370 ROSWELL6 (Asahel5, Benjamin4, George3, John2, Johannes1), son of Asahel and Sarah (Parker) Oatman, was born about 25 January 1820 in Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York, (birth date calculated from death date), and died 11 December 1899 in Memphis or Watertown, Michigan, of heart disease.
He married Emmeline Hicks on 13 June 1840 in Norwich, Oxford County, Ontario, daughter of Martin Hicks, Sr., and Nancy Perkins, who was born 4 December 1819 (1820 per Bible records) in New York, and died 9 December 1909 in Memphis, Michigan. The family was living in South Norwich Township, Oxford County, Ontario, in 1851, and were farmers. Roswell was noted to be a Quaker, and Emmeline a Baptist.
Children of Roswell and Emmeline (Hicks) Oatman:
1356 Malinda, b. 14 Jul 1846, Oxford Co., ON; m. William Ward, 13 Sep 1863, St. Clair Co., MI
1356A NOTE: Per Bible records, Malinda appears to have had “an Oatman twin,” Allis or Allice Ann, who died 6 Aug 1849
1358 Idora "Dora", b. 11 Jun 1859, MI (Bible record gives birth date as 14 Jun); d. 15 Dec 1897. Reports from three sources give three different places of death: Fostoria, Watertown, and Millington, MI. She m. Noah Bowerman, 21 Oct 1878, in Tuscola Co., MI. Noah and Dora were residents of Watertown, MI, at the time they wed, where Noah was a farmer. Noah was b. 30 Jan 1850, ON, and d. 29 Sep 1934 in Gladwin, MI, the son of Thomas and Jane Margaret (Mott) Bowerman. Although originally listed as "Dora", she was listed as "Idora" in the 1860 and 1870 censuses of Michigan. Children, surname Bowerman:
A Maud, b. 11 Jun 1879 and d. 14 Sep 1879, Tuscola Co., MI
B Emma Addie, b. Jul 1882, MI; m. Sinclair; widowed by 1930
C Archibald, b. Jun 1884, MI
D William, b. Sep 1886, MI
E Alzina, b. Aug 1888, MI
After Dora died in 1897, Noah was listed in 1910 and 1920 with a second wife, Fredrika B., who was b. ca 1863 in OH. Also listed is a daughter Leona, aged 13, but not certain whether this is a daughter by Fredrika or is her daughter from before the marriage.
NOTE: Bible records indicate there was another child born:
1358A Roswell Ward, b. 30 Oct 1864; d. 15 Dec 1865
Sources: Family and Bible records; Edwin M. Bullard, Caribou, ME
Marriage and death records of Tuscola Co., MI
1851 census, South Norwich Twp., Oxford Co., ON
1860 census, Greenwood Twp., St. Clair Co., MI
1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 census, Watertown, Tuscola Co., MI