529      BENJAMIN D.6     (Selden5, Isaac4, George3, John2, Johannes1), son of Selden and Orra Oatman, was born at Hartford, Washington County, New York, in 1845 and died there in 1883. 


He married in 1874, Mary, daughter of George and Jane Wooddell; she was born in February 1848 and died 31 March 1925.  In 1900 a widowed Mary was living with her father in Hartford, New York.  By 1910, Mary was living in Hartford Township, Washington County, New York, in the household of her son Benjamin [D.], age 25, a farmer married to Emma, age 23, and her son Selden, age 29.  


Per the 1875 State census, Benjamin D. Oatman, a Belcher carriage and wagon maker, processed 3,000 lbs. of iron and timber; he made four wagons for $100 each, and ten carriages for $125 each. 


Children of Benjamin D. and Mary (Wooddell) Oatman:


1701    George B., b. 9 Jan 1876; m. Ida May Mitchell


1702    Seldon B., b. 5 Sep 1880 (1880 census says b. May 1880); d. 18 Apr 1954; m. Jane Conety


1703    Benjamin, b. 5 Sep 1883; d. 23 Mar 1974, Granville, Washington Co., NY; m. Emma Rogers.  Both are buried Morningside Cem., Hartford, NY.  No children.  In 1900, Benjamin, 16, was living with his grandfather, George Woodell, in Hartford, NY.  In 1910, Benjamin D. and his wife Emma were living in Hartford Twp, NY, with his brother Selden, a farmer, and their mother Mary, 62 and widowed.






Sources:           Oatman Bible and family records

Gravestones, Hartford, NY, cemetery

Social Security Death Index

1880, 1900 soundex, Hartford, Washington Co., NY

Hebron Preservation Society, Hebron, a Century in Review

                        1910 census, Hartford Twp., Washington Co., NY


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