441      HENRY C.6     (Elias5Benjamin4, George3, John2, Johannes1), son of Elias and Eliza (Bunce) Oatman, was born 1 October 1825 in Adams, Jefferson County, New York, and died 11 March 1902 at the age of 76 years, 5 months, 10 days, at the home of his son Manford in Adams Center, Jefferson County, New York. 


Henry married Saphrona Phelps, who was born about 1826 in New York, and died Tuesday, 10 January 1882 at the age of 54; she is buried in the State Road (Honeyville) Cemetery, Adams Center, New York.  He and Saphrona were living in 1870 in Rodman, Jefferson County, New York, with their three children in the household of Jeremiah Phelps, 82, and his wife, Lucinda, 71.


Henry is listed as a farmer in the 1890 Adams Center Business Directory and owner of a farm, house and lot.


Children of Henry C. and Saphrona (Phelps) Oatman, b. Jefferson Co., NY:


1469    Corpus Almont, b. ca 1849; d. 18 Jan 1874, Adams Center, NY; bur. State Road (Honeyville) Cem., Adams Center, NY


1470    Manford E. (Edward M. per 1865 state census), b. Nov 1851; d. 31 Dec 1908; bur. State Road (Honeyville) Cem., Adams Center, NY; m. 1875, Alice Elizabeth Vinaca, b. 1852 in North Adams, d. 28 Feb 1932 at Adams Center, and is bur. with her husband in State Road (Honeyville) Cem.  She was the daughter of Calvin Vinaca and Emaline Miner.  Children, surname Oatman:


A         Mary E., b. 24 Jul 1875, NY; m. Arthur D. Scidmore (he b. 1876); both bur. State Road (Honeyville) Cem., Adams Center, NY.  Mary joined First Baptist Church of Adams in 1888.  Another item in the church records indicates a Calista (Pettit Freeman) Oatman, also b. 24 Jul 1875, Adams, who m. an A. Scidmore.  This is possibly Mary.


B         Bertha, b. Oct 1884, NY; d. ca 1922; m.       Sheldon.  Son, Clyde Sheldon, liv. Adams Center, NY, 1932.


1471    Alfred, b. ca 1855; d. 1894.  Fred joined the Honeyville Baptist Church in 1876.  The 1860 census listed him as Alford, and in 1870 as Fred.  In ca 1882, he m. Florence _____, b. Dec 1860, who in 1900 had borne four children, with only one living, surname Oatman:


A         Ernest, b. Apr 1887, NY




Sources:           Family records;  Register of Deaths, Town of Adams, NY

1850, 1870, 1860 census, Adams, Jefferson Co., NY

1880 soundex and 1880 census, Adams, Jefferson Co., NY

1890 Business Directory of Adams Center, NY

Records of State Road (Honeyville) Cemetery, Adams Center, NY

Church records, Adams Center, NY

1865 census, New York State

Record from Jefferson County Home <www.rootsweb.com/~nyjeffer/cohome.htm>

                        Death notice of Mrs. Henry Oatman, 8 Jan 1882

                        Death notice of Henry Oatman, 11 Mar 1902, Adams Centre, NY

                        Obituary of Mrs. Alice E. [Vinaca] Oatman, 12 Mar 1932



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