Isaac Henry Oatman (512)

Isaac Henry (Elisha, Isaac, George, John, Johannes), son of Elisha and Lucy (Imus) Oatman, was born in the town of Locke, Cayuga County, New York, 17 May 1825 and died in Salem, New York, 30 January 1910 at the age of 85 years. (DAR records indicate that Isaac died at Belcher rather than Salem, New York.)

He married 22 October 1848 Charlotte, daughter of George and Jane (Dixon) Chapman, born 22 December 1828, Belcher, New York, and died 20 April 1894 at Belcher or Salem, New York.

The family resided at Argyle, Hartford and Salem, New York. Isaac was a farmer, blacksmith and marble dealer. His farms were in Belcher, New York, of which one is now owned by Ross Williamson, and the other by Joseph Eagle who purchased it from Isaac Benjamin's estate. His blacksmith shop stands at the top of the hill above the Eagle farm, and his marble shop, which he ran with his brother Mortimer Dudley Oatman, is the home now occupied by the Farley family on Thomas Street in Salem, New York.

Children of Isaac Henry and Charlotte (Chapman) Oatman:

1641 George H., b. 22 Dec 1851; d. 13 Dec 1854

1642 Orlin Elisha, b. 10 Feb 1853; d. 28 Mar 1935; m. Emma Case

1643 Isaac Benjamin, b. 2 Oct 1855; d. 4 Oct 1918; m. 1) Hattie Wilson; 2) Christine Smith

1644 Walter Fred, b. 26 Oct 1857; d. 20 Aug 1877. No issue.

1645 Lucy Jane, b. 23 Dec 1859; d. 24 Mar 1882; m. William Martin

1646 Elijah Chapman, b. 31 Dec 1863; m. Elizabeth Irwin

1647 Charlotte "Lottie", b. 26 Dec 1865; m. Aden C. Gales, M.D.

1648 Lewis Ryan, b. 31 Oct 1867; m. Agnes Emeline Morris

1649 Lydia Lodice, b. 10 Apr 1870; m. Archie McEachron


Oatman Family Bible and other records
1850, 1870 census, Hebron, Washington Co., NY
1860 census, Hartford, Washington Co., NY
1880 soundex, Hebron, Washington Co., NY


In the Chapman line, Charlotte's great-grandfather Elijah and her grandfather Ebineezer both served in the War of the American Revolution, Ebineezer taking his father's place when the latter became ill. He was with Washington's Army at Valley Forge.

The following data is found on gravestones in Belcher Cemetery, New York:

George Chapman, b. 20 August 1806; d. 12 January 1895
Jane Dixon (wife of George), died 21 November 1865
Leander, son of George and Jane Chapman, d. 22 February 1858, aged 22 yrs. 3 mo 29 da.
George, Jr., son of George and Jane Chapman, d. 31 Oct 1852, aged 3 yrs. 3 mo.
Ebineezer Chapman, d. 9 December 1850, aged 87 years, 12 days
Lydia, his wife, d. 3 October 1834, aged 70 years.

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