4     JOHN OUTMAN

 

 

4          JOHN2     (Johannes1), son of Johannes and Femmetje (Kock) Outman, was born "Johannes" in New York City and was baptized in the Dutch Reformed Church 26 December 1691.  He died in Stratford, Connecticut, ca March 1754.

 

He married:  1) prior to 1719, Isabelle, daughter of Captain James Williams.  The Captain was apparently not highly pleased with this marriage as indicated by his Will:

 

"In the name of God, Amen.  I, JAMES WILLIAMS, Esq., Captain of one of his Majesty's Independent Companies of New York, being in perfect health.  I leave to my daughter Isabelle, wife of John Outman, 20 shillings, in bar of all claims to my estate as sole heir and daughter.  I leave to my wife, Elizabeth, my old and new house lots of lands and premises where I now live, and all my estate, and make her executor.

 

                        Dated April 11, 1719  Witnesses:  Rip Van Dam

                                                                                                Teunis Van Wort

                        Proved 10 May 1723                          May Bickley"

           

In September 1719, John Outman of Stratford, formerly of New York, sued his wife Isabella for divorce, charging desertion for three years.  The Connecticut Court found that “she never having lived in this colony, it falls not under the jurisdiction of this Court.”  Before 1725, she probably died or a divorce was obtained in New York State. 

 

John married:  2) on 31 December 1725, Elizabeth, daughter of William and Deborah (Peacoke) Janes, born 5 November 1695.  (In Early Connecticut Marriages as Found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800 (Ed. Frederic W. Bailey, 1968), a marriage is listed in Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, on 20 August 1747 between Elisabeth Bennet and John Oatman.  History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, p. 574, states that William Smith, whose will was proven 30 January 1748/9, named a daughter Elizabeth, wife of John Oatman, Jr.

 

John was the only surviving son of Johannes, and appears to have been somewhat unstable in his youth.  On 8 February 1715/1716, John Outman, late of New York, now of Stratford, was tried before the County Court of Fairfield for forcing his attentions on Abigail, wife of Nathaniel Benedict, of Danbury, and also for his “profane cursing” of Philip Judd of Danbury.  The husbands of his sisters, not himself, were the trustees of his father’s estate.

 

Will of John Oatman  

 

 

Children of John and 1) Isabelle (Williams) Outman:

 

6          John, bp. 27 May 1722; d. 1749; m. Elizabeth Smith; no children

 

7          Elizabeth, bp. 27 May 1722; d. prior to 1753 (per Will of John Outman); m. Enos Hurd, b. 12 Mar 1713, son of John and Abigail (Wallis) Hurd, of "Hurd Place", Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT; Children, surname Hurd:

 

                        A         Judiah

 

                        B         Elizabeth (See Will of John Outman)

 

8          George, bp. 16 Sep 1722; d. 17 Jul 1793; m. Ruth Wooster, ca 1745

 

 

Children of John and 2) Elizabeth (Janes) Outman:

 

9          Phebe, bp. 25 Dec 1726, Stratford, CT; d. 15 Jan 1803, Woodbridge, CT; m. 1)     Phineas Terrill, 7 Jul 1747, Milford, CT, son of Samuel and Mary (Smith) Terrill;  2) Andrew Baldwin.  Children, surname Terrill:

 

                        A         Phineas, b. 15 May 1748; d. 27 Nov 1822, Oxford, CT; m. 1) Mary, daughter of Eliphalet and Mary (Lines) Johnson, bp. 6 Oct 1751, d. 7 Apr 1799 age 48;  2) 9 Dec 1801, Oxford, CT, Ruth, daughter of Zachariah and Mary (Tomlinson) Hawkins, widow of Ebenezer Wooster, b. 22 Jun 1754, Derby, CT.

 

                        B         Phebe, b. ca 1752, New Haven, CT; m. Jacob Parks

 

                        C         Anne, b. ca 1756; m. George Outman (see #24)

 

                        D         Eliakim, b. 10 Feb 1760; d. 15 Mar 1807; m. Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Tomlinson) Twitchell, b. 10 Feb 1760, Derby.

 

                        E          Susanna, b. ca 1762; d. 3 Jul 1841, age 79; m. Abel Smith

 

                        F          John, b. ca 1764; d. 1812; m. 12 Feb 1786, Polly Curtis.  Children, surname Terrill:

 

                                      I         John

 

                                     II        Susan, m. Orange Bosworth

 

                                    III        Lyman

 

                                     IV       (Unknown)

 

10        William, b. 1728; bp. 1736; m. Phebe Elmore, 26 May 1756, Trumbull, CT

 

11        Anna, bp. 4 Apr 1731, Ripton, CT

 

12        Sarah, b. 17 Aug 1732, Ripton, CT; bp. 29 Oct 1732; d. 21 Dec 1805; m. George Clark, son of George and Abigail (Law) Clark, b. 4 May 1727, d. 12 Mar 1799, age 72.  Children, surname Clark:

 

                        A         George, b. 13 Jun 1752; d. 21 Nov 1841, age 90; m. in Oxford Congregational Church, 9 Jan 1783, Lydia, daughter of Daniel and Obedience (Smith) Osborn, b. 27 Feb 1757 in New Haven Co., CT, d. 22 Jul 1841, age 85.  Children, surname Clark, including:

 

  I         Jonathan, b. 14 Oct 1783; chr. 16 Mar 1788, Oxford, New Haven Co., CT; d. 30 Mar 1848; m. Amelia, daughter of Elisha and Elizabeth (Peck) Osborn, b. 12 Mar 1787, d. 29 Nov 1885, age 98 yr, 8 mo, 16 da.  Children, surname Clark:

 

                                                a          Elizur, b. 1809; d. 1867

 

                                                b          William Clemson

 

                                     II        Jaheel, b. 14 Dec 1785; chr. 16 Mar 1788, Oxford Congregational Church; d. 16 Aug 1851; bur. Milton Bur. Ground, Litchfield, CT; m. Susan Tomlinson on 12 Jan 1817, New Haven Co., CT; she was b. 6 Sep 1786.  Children, surname Clark:

                                                a          Henry Osborn, b. 18 Oct 1818

 

                                                b          Lydia Ann, b. 8 Feb 1920, E. Cornwall, CT

 

                                                c          Mary Jane, b. 25 Jan 1823

 

                                                d          Caroline Alvira, b. 27 May 1825

 

                                    III        Leman (Clark) (twin), b. 15 Apr 1789; chr. 19 Jul 1789, Oxford Congregational Church; d. 29 May 1859, Oxford, New Haven Co., CT; bur. Riverside Cem., Oxford, New Haven Co., CT.  He m. 1) Polly Hine, 2) Matilda Sherwood

 

                                     IV       Lyman (twin), b. 15 Apr 1789; chr. 19 Jul 1789, Oxford Congregational Church; d. 27 Jun 1873, Cornwall, CT; m. Alvira Merwin, 26 Jan 1814, Cornwall, CT; she was b. 4 Jan 1786.  Children, surname Clark:

 

                                                a          Joseph, b. 25 Dec 1814, Cornwall, CT

 

                                                b          Laura Ann, b. 18 May 1817

 

                                                c          Nelson, b. 17 Apr 1819, Cornwall, CT

 

                                                d          Sheldon, b. 8 Jan 1822, E. Cornwall, CT

 

                                                e          Betsey Delaina, b. 4 May 1827

 

                                      V       Rosetta, chr. 8 Apr 1792, Oxford Congregational Church; d. 9 Dec 1794, Oxford, New Haven Co., CT

 

                                     VI       Laura, b. 8 Oct 1794; d. 18 May 1863; m. Jeremiah Guild, 1 Sep 1813, who was b. 15 Aug 1792, d. 18 Aug 1859.

 

                                    VII      Andrew, b. 1 Aug 1796, Woodbridge, CT; d. 14 Nov 1876, Monroe Co., CT; m. Eliza Peck, 14 Feb 1829, Monroe Co., CT.  She was b. 12 Oct 1808, Monroe Co., CT.  Children, surname Clark:

 

                                                a          Frances Eliza, b. ca 1831

 

                                                b          Andrew Webster, b. 26 Aug 1835, Oxford, CT

 

                                                c          Wilbur Henry, b. 29 Jul 1838

 

                                                d          Isabelle, b. 19 May 1839

 

                                                e          Adelaide Peck, b. 25 Feb 1844

 

                                    VIII     Elisha, b. 22 Jan 1799, Oxford, New Haven Co., CT; chr. 31 Mar 1799, Oxford Congregational Church; d. 18 May 1867, bur. Milton Burying Ground, Litchfield, CT; m. Irene Bunnell.  Children, surname Clark:

 

                                                a          George O., b. 9 Apr 1823

 

                                                b          Hiram, b. 4 Aug 1828

 

                                                c          Leman Andrew, b. 1838

 

                        B         Richard (Clark), b. 13 Nov 1753; d. bef 1793; m. 25 Sep 1775 Jemima Pease, bp. as an adult 25 Sep 1783.  Children, surname Clark:

 

                                      I         Emily, b. 10 May 1777; m. Levi Pierson

 

                                     II        Anna, bp. 25 Sep 1783

 

                                    III        Richard, bp. 25 Sep 1783

 

                        C         Michael, b. 14 Feb 1755; m. 19 May 1776, Patience, daughter of Samuel and Phebe (Wooster) Harger, b. 20 May 1754.  Children, surname Clark, baptized in Derby:

 

                                      I         Naomi, bp. 5 Sep 1779

 

                                     II        Marinda, bp. 10 Nov 1782

 

                                    III        Samuel, bp. 6 Jun 1784

 

                                     IV       Joseph, bp. 4 Jun 1786

 

  V       Hannah, b. 26 Oct 1788

 

                                     VI       Daniel, bp. 31 Jul 1791

 

                                    VII      (Daughter), bp. Nov 1796

 

                        D         Sarah, b. 7 Aug 1756; res. Turin and Lee, NY; m. 1) James Riggs, 25 Feb 1778;  2)      Cleveland

 

                        E          Elijah, b. 28 Nov 1758; m. 1) 3 Apr 1783, Anna, daughter of Charles and Lydia (Sperry) Hine, b. 24 Jul 1761, d. 9 July 1788, age 26 yr, 11 mo, 16 da;  2) 27 Nov 1788, Betsey Murry.  Child by Anna Hine, surname Clark:

 

                                      I         Lucy, b. 14 Nov 1784

 

                        F          Abigail, b. 11 Jul 1760; liv. Camden, NY; m. 16 Sep 1784, Allen Sperry

 

                        G         Andrew, b. 6 Jun 1762; res. Norwich, CT; m. 1) 9 Oct 1783, Rebecca Jones;  2) 9 Aug 1813, Vasta Starlon

 

                        H         Elizabeth, b. 19 Jun 1766; d. 21 Sep 1842, Camden, NY; m. 9 Apr 1787, Henry Peck

 

                        I           Anna, b. 17 Dec 1767; m. Eli Baldwin

 

                        J           Deborah, b. 26 Jun 1770; res. Lee, NY; m. Philo Harger of Derby

 

                        K         Phebe, b. 28 Mar 1772; m. John Curtis

 

                        L          Elias, b. 7 Sep 1774; d. without issue on 24 Jul 1834, age 60; m. 27 Mar 1834, Huldah Burr

 

13        Deborah, bp. 26 Dec 1739, Ripton, CT; m. Timothy Paine, 31 Jan 1760, Woodbridge, CT

 

 

Sources:           Oatman Family Records; International Genealogical Index

                        Early Connecticut Records, Bk. VII; Wills of James Williams, John Outman

                        Bennett, Rolland, Foliage on Ontario Branches [1982]

                        Early Connecticut Marriages as Found on Ancient Church Records Prior

                          to 1800 (Ed. Frederic W. Bailey, 1968)

                        Orcutt, Rev. Samuel, History of the old town of Stratford and the City

  and the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut, Fairfield County Historical

  Society, 1886, Vol. 1, pp. 284, 319; Vol. 2, p 1261

                        Fairfield County [CT] Court Records, Vol. 1, pp. 69, 153

                        Fairfield [CT] Probate Records, Vol. 11, p. 34; Vol. 10, pp. 86, 87

                        New York Wills, Vol. 2, p. 268; Register of Christ’s Church, Stratford, CT

                        Gary Silverstein, entry submitted to Ancestry.com, 18 May 2004

 

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