411      DELOS W.6     (Truman5Benjamin4, George3, John2, Johannes1), son of Truman and Orra (Perry) Oatman, was born ca 1820 in Jefferson County, New York, and died in Oxford County, Ontario, probably in South Norwich Township or Springford where he had resided.  He married Autha      , who was born ca 1825 in Ontario.


Delos moved to South Norwich Township, where he was married and his children were born.  According to the 1851 census of Ontario, he was a shoemaker, but sometime after that, he became one of a rapid succession of proprietors of the Exchange Hotel in Springford in 1857.  In 1878 he sold the hotel to Thomas McMehan, who converted it into a private dwelling.


Delos and Autha were members of the First Regular Baptist Church of Christ in Norwich.  Autha was evidently excluded from the church at one time, as indicated in the list of church members, where her name is followed by "Ex."


Children of Delos W. and Autha Oatman:


1460    Alonzo, b. 1851


1461    Marshall, b. 1859; m. Jessie Pace


1462    Eugenia, b. ca 1866/67 (per 1871 census)






Sources:           South Norwich Historical Society, South of Sodom - The History of South Norwich, Society, May 1983

1851, 1861, 1871, 1881 census, South Norwich Twp., Oxford Co., ON




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