383     GEORGE OATMAN

 

 

383      GEORGE6     (Oscar5Benjamin4, George3, John2, Johannes1), son of Oscar Oatman, was born in Jefferson County, New York.  His date of birth, death and name of his wife are unknown.

 

The 1830 census of Jefferson County, New York, lists a George Oatman as the head of a household containing one male under five and one male aged 20-30, with no females.  If this is the same family, it would place George's birth date in the vicinity of 1800-1810, with the small child being his son George, born 1829.

 

Although George is not listed in the 1851 census of South Norwich, he is living there in 1861 with his son Warren and his family.  He apparently died between 1861 and 1871, as he is not listed later.

 

A George Oatman is listed as being on the Board of Overseers of Highways in Oxford County, Ontario, on January 1838, but it is unknown if this is the same George Oatman.

 

Children of George Oatman, birth order unknown:

 

1398    Warren, b. 18 Sep 1831, Jefferson Co., NY; d. 8 Aug 1895; m. Clarissa Hicks

 

1399    Almira, b. Jul 1822, NY; d. 29 Oct 1903, age 82, prob. in St. Clair Co., MI; m. Hosea Heath before 1846; he b. 30 Jun 1811, NY, d. 15 May 1867, St. Clair Co., MI, oldest son of Timothy Heath, Sr.  Hosea's youngest brother married a Samantha Oatman, relationship unknown.  In 1870 census, Ruby, Clyde Twp., St. Clair Co., MI, she is 48, a widow, with five children living with her (Warren, Rosette, Ermina, Edwin and Martha).  Children, surname Heath:

 

A         Harrison, b. ca 1840, US; d. 1913, MI; married Jane ??.  She was b. ca 1842 in CAN.  Children, surname Heath:

 

  I         Arthur J., b. Mar 1868, MI; d. bef. 1930 in St. Clair Co., MI; m. 1893 to Minerva L. ??

 

                                     II        Mary, b. 1875, MI

 

                                    III        Herbert, b. 1878, MI (listed as Hurbert in 1880 census)

 

                                     IV       Oscar A., b. ca Apr 1880, MI; d. bef. 1930, St. Clair Co., MI; m. ca 1910 to Emma ??.  Emma was b. ca 1885 in CAN, d. 1931, St. Clair Co., MI.  Children, surname Heath:

 

                                                a          Lloyd A., b. ca 1912, MI

 

                                                b          Andrew, b. ca 1914, MI

 

                                                c          Dorothy M., b. ca 1915, MI

 

                                                d          George E., b. ca 1916, MI

 

                                                e          Ida M., b. ca 1918, MI

 

                                                f           Elvin, b. ca 1924, MI

 

                                                g          Albera, b. ca 1925, MI

 

                        B         Laura Henrietta, b. 1841, NY

 

                        C         Warren A. , b. ca 1846, NY or Canada; clerk; m. 1) 5 Oct 1873, Harriet Almira Van Luven of Grant, MI (b. Canada), 2) 25 Apr 1875, Margaret Spooner, of Grant MI (b. Canada)

 

D         Rosette, b. ca 1849, Canada

 

E          Ermina Deliah Galen "Emma", b. 4 Jun 1854, Springford, ON; d. Nov 1925; m. Henry Van Luven 15 Mar 1874, St. Clair Co., MI; had five children in 1900.  Henry was b. 29 Feb 1852, Canada, d. Dec 1939.  A daughter, Eunice, may have been married at least once before her acknowledged marriage, as indicated by a marriage record found at the clerk’s office in Port Huron, MI, giving a marriage to Noah Madden on 25 Mar 1892 in Port Huron; it indicates that she was born in Michigan, and resided at Clyde. 

 

F          George Edwin, b. 1858, MI; m. Arsula ?? who d. 1928

 

                        G         Martha, b. 1863, MI   

 

In the 1894 census Almira was living as grandmother in the household of Eunice and Noah.  In 1900 St. Clair Co., MI, Almira, 77, stated she had been married 61 years, nine children born, six living, and came to the U.S. in 1860.  She was then living with her daughter Ermina and son-in-law Henry Van Luven. Another source lists Almira and Hosea's children as:  Elijah, Niram, Lovicia/Louisa, Lydia, Hosea, Jr., and Washington, which conflicts with census and other records.

 

1400    George, b. 1829; d. 24 Jun 1865; m. Ella/Ellen Haven

 

1401    Darius. Listed as a farmer,1890 Business Directory, Adams Center, NY.

 

1402    Almedia

 

Sources:           1890 Business Directory of Adams Center, Jefferson Co., NY

                        Marian Challender, Bozeman, MT

                        Family records

                        William D. Heath, Clarks Summit, PA

                        1851, 1861, 1871 census, S. Norwich Twp., Oxford Co., ON

                        1830 census, Jefferson Co., NY

                        1870, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 census, St. Clair Co., MI

 

 

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