Lyman (Eliakim, George, George, John, Johannes), son of Eliakim and Lucy (Stoddard) Oatman, was born 8 January 1813 in Rutland County, Vermont, and died 9 April 1881 in Medina, Ohio. He married Sallie Bean 24 April 1837 in Medina; she was born 5 July 1822 in Strafford, Orange County, Vermont, and died 20 February 1905 in Medina, Ohio. Lyman and Sallie are buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina, Ohio.
Sallie Bean's father Ira Bean left Strafford, Vermont, with his wife Betsey (Richardson) Bean and their children in 1829 and settled in Abbeyville, Medina County, Ohio. Around 1835 the Beans settled in Medina Township. Lyman, who had grown up in New York State, settled in Montville, Ohio, around 1835, and a few years later in Medina Township.
So far it has been impossible to trace Sallie Bean's ancestry very far. Her grandfather, Chandler Bean (Ira's father), was obviously a member of the Bean family that was founded by one John Bean in Exeter, New Hampshire, around 1660. John was from Scotland, and legend has it that his Scottish wife died on the ship to America, whereupon he married an Irish girl whom he met on the crossing. Her name is unknown. They ultimately had seven sons and two daughters, all of them settling in the vicinity of Exeter. A huge genealogical book on John's descendants has been compiled by a man named Bernie Bean, the title of the book being, "The Life & Family of John Bean of Exeter & His Cousins", published in 1970. Chandler Bean is included in the book, although neither Bernie Bean nor anyone else has been able to discover the identity of Chandler's parents. However, he lived in Gilmanton, New Hampshire, not too far from Exeter, and there were no other Bean families in the vicinity.
Chandler was born 9 September 1771 in New Hampshire (no town listed in the New Hampshire vital records), and married Polly Johnson in Epping, New Hampshire, on 2 September 1798; Polly was born 24 February 1777 at Epping. They had three children while living at Gilmanton: Ira (Sallie's father), born 14 April 1800; Elmira, born 9 October 1802; and Polly, born 8 January 1805. Nothing is known about Elmira except the fact of her birth. Nothing was known about Ira except his birth date until Barbara Hawthorne contacted Bernie Bean. Much is known about Polly who has living descendants, one of whom corresponds with Barbara.
Chandler left Gilmanton around 1819 and for one year owned property in Vershire, Vermont. After that he disappeared from the records. Ira, however, met and married a girl from Vershire, Betsey Richardson. She had been born there on 29 December 1800, and was the third child of John and Lidia (Foster) "Ritchardson". Ira and Betsey were married in Strafford (the town next to Vershire) in July of 1821.
Sallie Bean had brothers and sisters in Medina: Charles who was born around 1823 and who had descendants around Medina until well into the 20th century (their genealogy was compiled by Marcella Fisher); Robert, about whom nothing is known; Matilda, who married Elijah Gile in Medina on 4 March 1848 as his third wife; and Jerome, who was a doctor in Medina in the 1870's.
Children of Lyman and Sallie (Bean) Oatman:
1528, Orlin b. 1839, Montville, OH; d. 17 Mar 1915, Medina, Medina Co., OH; m. Emily Lemon, 19 Jul 1856
1529 Simeon, b. 11 Dec 1842, Montville, OH; d. 19 Dec 1929, Medina, Medina Co., OH; m. Mary Floretta "Flora" Lemon, 5 Aug 1868
1530 Aurilla, b. 27 Aug 1843, Medina, Medina Co., OH; d. 10 May 1910; m. Frank Bowman, 18 Oct 1865, Medina, Medina Co., OH. Frank was b. 3 Jun 1837 and d. 21 Mar 1901. After Aurilla and Frank were married, they lived in Lodi, OH. Frank's parents and grandparents were written up in the Baskin & Bettey History of Medina County and Ohio, an article found recently. According to the article, Frank was apparently born in either Youngstown or Garrettsville, OH. It is not yet known where Aurilla is buried; Frank is buried in Medina, OH. Children, surname Bowman:
A Nellie, b. 1869; d. 1954; m. Franklin Howard Lemmon. He was b. in 1861 and d. 25 Oct 1924. After marriage, they lived in West Salem, OH, where Frank was a clothier. Their first two children were twin boys who died either at birth or soon thereafter. Frank and Nellie are buried in West Salem. Children, surname Lemmon:
I Eleanor, b. 26 Aug 1895; d. 20 Apr 1980; m. Robert Henry Martin; he b. 1889, d. 1941; she began career as a nurse at age 50; they lived in Vermilion, OH; both are buried in West Salem, Wayne Co., OH. Children, surname Martin:
.. a Robert Howard, b. 5 May 1921; m. Metta Virginia Hines, 2 Feb 1946; she b. 5 Mar 1921. Living in Vermilion, OH. Children, surname Martin:
.... i Patricia Ann, b. 27 Mar 1950; changed name in 1978 to Armira Roelle; m. Richard Lennox 1973; div. 1975. Living S. California. Children:
...... aa Joshua Roelle, b. 14 Jun 1977
.... ii Robert Henry, b. 31 Dec 1951; an industrial designer living in Columbus, OH. Unmarried.
.. b David Bowman, b. 29 Apr 1923; m. Virginia Alice Black, 9 Aug 1947; she b. 13 Aug 1924. Children, surname Martin:
.... i Richard Wade, b. 24 Jan 1949; an economist living in Denver, CO. Unmarried.
.... ii Jean Alice, b. 2 Apr 1952; m. 15 Oct 1977 James D. Colner; he b. 2 Jul 1953; she an interior designer; he a criminal lawyer. Living in Columbus, OH. Children, surname Colner:
...... aa Robert Martin (Colner), b. 1 Jun 1982, Columbus, OH
.... iii David John (Martin), b. 24 Nov 1953; m. 9 May 1981, Randi Sproat, b. 5 Jun 1952; he is a title searcher, she an insurance claims adjuster.
.... iv Nancy Ann, b. 19 Aug 1959
.. c Frances Jane (Martin), b. 12 Jun 1926; m. 1) Albert Philip Seeds; 2) Robert Griffin. She is living in Parma Heights, OH. Children, surname Griffin:
.... i Jeffrey (son of Albert Seeds, adopted by Robert Griffin), b. 17 Aug 1950; m. Rae Ellen Aranson; she was b. 31 Aug 1950; living in the Cleveland, OH, area. Children, surname Griffin:
...... aa Adam Scott, b. 28 Jan 1970
...... bb Bethany Ruth, b. 10 Jun 1973
II Harriette (Lemmon), b. 29 Apr 1900; d. Sep 1975; m. Hanford Garver; he b. 1899, d. 1969. She was a teacher most of her life. Both buried in West Salem, OH. Children, surname Garver:
.. a Sara, m. Robert Bennett, living S. Lyon, MI. Children, surname Bennett:
.... i Dawn, b. 1949. Unmarried.
.... ii Sue, b. 1951; m. Russ Barrows of Canada. Children, surname Barrows:
...... aa Matthew, b. ca 1977
...... bb Rae, b. ca 1979
.... iii Robert, Jr., b. 1953; m. Renee _____. Children, surname Bennett:
...... aa Scott David, b. ca 1977
...... bb Martina, b. ca 1980
.... iv Bonnie, b. 1955; m. 1) Chris Porter; 2) Rob Krimmel; he has dau. Kelley Jean Krimmel. Living in MI. Children, surname Porter:
...... aa Ben, b. ca 1979
1531 Adelia Loretta, b. 29 May 1845, Medina, OH; d. 2 Feb 1935; m. Franklin Mark Burdoin, 9 May 1868, Medina, OH. Frank was b. 4 Jul 1841 and d. 8 Dec 1900 in Medina, OH. Both Adelia and Frank grew up in Medina and continued to live there after their marriage. After Franklin's death, Adelia left Medina to live with her children and grandchildren. However, she is buried in Spring Grove Cemetery in Medina with Franklin. Children, surname Burdoin:
A Alfred, b. 8 Apr 1873, Medina, OH; d. 17 Mar 1946; m. Juliet Howson, b. 21 Feb 1873, Brantford, ON, CN, d. 5 Dec 1963. He was a sales manager for Lowe Brothers Paints, Dayton, OH. Both are buried in Spring Grove Cem., Medina, OH. Children, surname Burdoin:
I Allen Jeffers, b. 23 May 1906; m. Bessie Valentine, she b. 22 Mar 1906. He an engineer, Metcalf & Eddy, Boston, MA; retired. Children, surname Burdoin:
.. a Nancy Valentine, b. 19 Nov 1928, Chicago, IL; m. Domenic Furino, b. 2 Apr 1926, in San Paolo, Italy. Children, b. Framingham, MA, surname Furino:
.... i Thomas Leonard, b. 10 Jun 1957
.... ii Elizabeth Valentine, b. 29 Apr 1959
.. b Elizabeth Valentine, b. 5 Jun 1932, Natick, MA; m. Thomas Lee Duggin, b. 16 Feb 1932; he a Captain for United Air Lines. Children, surname Duggin:
.... i Deborah Elizabeth (Lt., U.S.N.), b. 25 Feb 1954; m. Michael Hirsh in 1977, Reno, NV.
.... ii Gregory Allen, b. 9 Sep 1956
.. c Allen David, b. 2 Feb 1940; teaching at St. Paul's School, Concord, NH. Unmarried.
.. d Thomas Charles Jeffers, b. 8 Nov 1944; d. 2 Jul 1955
II Eleda, b. 23 Jul 1908; d. 14 May 1994, Bradenton, FL; m. Judge Ovila Joseph Gregoire, b. 4 Nov 1901, d. 17 Mar 1981. Eleda lived in Dover, NH. Children, surname Gregoire:
.. a Juliet, b. 28 Feb 1931; a psychiatric social worker, Los Angeles, CA. Unmarried.
B Ethel Sally, b. 6 Dec 1876, Medina, OH; d. 10 Jun 1955; m. Harwood Marsh Jones, 16 Sep 1910, Medina, OH, b. 23 Jun 1889, Oak Park, IL; d. 13 Dec 1955. Ethel (pronounced with a long E) was a teacher of English and Latin, also a high school principal; Harwood was Superintendent of Mills Central Iron & Steel Co., Harrisburg, PA. Both buried in Rolling Green Cemetery, Lemoyne, PA. Children, surname Jones:
I Patricia May (Jones), b. 21 Jul 1913, Saskatoon, SK; she m. Donald Madison Benjamin, b. 12 Jun 1908; div,; she a college guidance counselor, retired, Orange County Community College, Middletown, NY. She living Middletown, 1981. Children, surname Benjamin:
.. a Philip Madison, b. 4 Oct 1948; m. Grace Wang (Wang Yen-Fei), 22 Jul 1978, Taipei, Taiwan; she b. 17 Oct 1951, Tzu Chih Hsin Tsun, Taiwan; later changed her name to "Rebecca". He a mathematician and computer programmer, Bell Laboratories, Piscataway, NH; she attended Middlesex Community College. Children, b. Old Bridge, NJ, surname Benjamin:
.... i Daniel Abraham, b. 15 Dec 1986
.... ii Hannah Wang, b. 29 May 1991
.. b Thomas Harwood (twin), b. 16 Sep 1951; senior techni-cian for Xerox Corp., New York City. Living in Bloomfield, NJ, 1981. Unmarried.
.. c Jeffrey Herbert (twin), b. 16 Sep 1951; m. 14 Jul 1979 Susan Hammel, Madeline Island, WI; she b. 31 Jul 1951. She a fifth grade teacher; he an industrial engineer with Masland Carpets, Carlisle, PA. Living Carlisle, PA, 1981. Children, b. Carlisle, surname Benjamin:
.... i Kirby Ridgeway (dau.), b. 21 Aug 1988
.... ii Brin Hammel (dau.), b. 4 Feb 1991
II William Burdoin, b. 30 Jan 1918, Bessemer, AL; m. Nellie Potter (b. 13 Mar 1920). He production manager for Valk Snow Plows, Carlisle, PA. Living Marysville, PA, 1981. Children, surname Jones:
.. a Dion Marsh, b. 28 Apr 1942; d. 8 Jul 1944
.. b Nelson Burdoin, b. 22 Sep 1943; m. 1) Celia Van Lummel (she b. 8 May 1947); div.; 2) Julie Bolling (b. 21 Dec 1952). Children by first wife, surname Jones:
.... i Keith Matthew, b. 16 Dec 1968
.... ii Kevin Mark, b. 17 Oct 1971
.. c Bronwyn Sally, b. 30 Jul 1948; d. 22 May 1955
1532 Albert, b. 2 Jul 1948, Medina, OH; d. 29 Jul 1965, Nashville, TN; bur. in Nashville, TN. Unm. Albert grew up in Medina; in Feb 1865 he joined the Ohio Vol. Inf.; died of typhoid fever July 1865 while in army.
1533 Lyman, Jr., b. 17 Sep 1852, Medina, OH; d. 20 Feb 1913, Medina, OH; m. Alice S. Robinson, 22 Oct 1873, Medina Co., OH
1534 Edwin C. (or Charles Edwin), b. 6 Aug 1859, Medina, OH; d. 6 Sep 1925, Butte, MT. Edwin grew up in Medina, then went to Berea, OH, with his brother Simeon who was in the meat business. Edwin worked for him briefly, then headed west. In 1894 he was living in Kansas. In 1920 his Medina family heard from him for the first time in around 25 years. He was then in the County Hospital in Butte, MT. It is not known if he was ever married.
1535 Nora, b. 26 Dec 1860, Medina, OH; d. 18 Feb 1915, Medina, OH; m. Frank Heath, 16 May 1880, Medina, OH. Frank was b. 5 Oct 1852, d. 21 Nov 1931. He married, after Nora's death in 1915, to Myrta Henry, ca 1919. Nora grew up in Medina. After she married Frank, the two of them and their two children lived in the Oatman house with Nora's mother, Sallie Oatman. After Sallie died in 1905, they built their own home at 115 Broadway in Medina and lived there until Nora's death in 1915. Frank was a lawyer in Medina. His real name was Franklin Pierce Heath, but he dropped the Franklin Pierce because he viewed the politics of President Pierce with disfavor, as Pierce was a Democrat. Both Nora and Frank are buried in Spring Grove Cemetery in Medina.
Frank's parents, Richard and Ann (Richards) Heath, may have come to Medina County from Pennsylvania. Richard was a farmer. After Frank was born they had one other child: Eva Heath, b. 1853/54, who m. 1) David Rickert, who was killed in a fall from a roof; 2) Abe Rickert (Dave's brother). She had two children from her marriage to Dave: 1) Dick Rickert, who moved to Washington State; 2) Nellie Rickert, born retarded and died young. From her second marriage to Abe Rickert was born 3) Rena Rickert, who m. _____ Thomas and had a child Donald Thomas.
Richard Heath had brothers Joe (and probably James), and a sister named Lydia who married _____ Moore. Lydia had a daughter named Della. Richard and Joe both owned farms in Medina.
Children, surname Heath:
A Lillian, b. 6 Dec 1887, Medina, OH; d. 19 Apr 1984, Denver, CO; m. Claude Arthur Kindig, 24 Sep 1913, Canton, OH; he b. 27 Mar 1882, Oberlin, KS; d. 17 Jan 1946, Denver, CO; buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Denver, as is Lillian. He was a railroad employee. Children, surname Kindig:
I Richard, b. 13 Feb 1916, Denver. Unmarried.
II Eugene, b. 2 Feb 1918, Denver; m. 2 Jul 1953 in Seattle, WA, to Maita Mayo Walter (birth name Lucille), b. 11 May 1916. Living Honolulu, HI, 1981. Her children by first husband, surname unknown:
.. a Tiara Marie _____, b. 30 Jul 1945; m. David Mitchell, 2 Jul 1964; div. Children, surname Mitchell:
.... i Clifford Bruce, b. 1 Mar 1965, Honolulu, HI
.. b Brian Michael _____, b. 3 Nov 1947; m. Jill Bowie who had daughter by former marriage named Holly Berry, b. 19 Jul 1966; div. Children:
.... i Wendy Malia _____, b. 23 Feb 1972.
III Norma Louise (Kindig), b. 14 Dec 1924, Denver, OH; m. Bert Holder, 8 Jun 1947, Denver; he b. 5 Nov 1922, Big Timber, MT; a chemist at Lawrence Livermore Lab, Livermore, CA, and now retired; living in Pleasanton, CA, 1981. Children, surname Holder:
.. a Robin, b. 14 Oct 1954, Livermore; m. David Herrera, 27 Nov 1976, Pleasanton; he b. 20 Jan 1951, Long Beach, CA; he a policeman in Long Beach and living there, 1981. Children, surname Herrera:
.... i Robert David, b. 25 Aug 1979, Long Beach, CA; d. 11 Sep 1979 (weighed 1 lb.)
.... ii Lauren, b. 27 Apr 1987, Long Beach, CA
.. b Russell, b. 13 Feb 1958, Walnut Creek, CA. Teacher of creative writing, Portland, OR. Unmarried.
B Harry Kline (Heath), b. 12 Mar 1892, Medina, OH; d. 17 Feb 1968; m. Caroline Simmons, 26 Sep 1915 (she b. 31 Jan 1893 near Medina; d. 19 Dec 1978, Columbus, OH, at home of niece, Suzanne Gouch. (Note: Social Security Death Index gives Harry's birth as 5 Jan 1892, and death date Jun 1966, Denver.) Children, surname Heath:
I James, b. 1916/17, d. 1959 (at age 42); m. Jane Ewing
Records in Medina County, OH, courthouse
1850 census, Tompkins Co., NY
1840, 1850 census, Medina, Medina Co., OH
Death certificates; Medina Gazette; Genesee County People (New York)
Records of Onondaga Co., NY; Bay City, MI; and Tompkins Co., NY
Cooley's Abandoned Cemeteries in Genesee County, New York
Paul, Hiland, History of Wells, Vermont, 1869 (Library of Congress)
Family records of Bernard Vail, Lillian Heath Kindig, Norma Kindig Holder; Ruch Hickox; Marcella Fisher
Research done by Barbara Hawthorne
International Genealogical Index