75        ELISHA5     (Samuel4, George3, John2, Johannes1), son of Samuel and Hannah (Wooster), Oatman, was born 16 March 1774, at Southford, Connecticut, was baptized at St. James Church, Derby, New Haven County, Connecticut, 5 June 1774, and died at Oxford, New Haven County, Connecticut, 10 March 1865, at age 91.


He married:  1) Sarah, daughter of Elisha and Hannah (Andrus) Bates who died 9 July 1834 at the age of 57 years;  2) on 7 January 1836, Damaris Smith, born 25 March 1772, died 26 June 1866, at the age of 84 years.


Elisha was a shoemaker.  This family settled and lived at Derby, Connecticut, during their lifetime and are buried in the replaced old Squatic Cemetery in the town of Oxford, on the Derby River Road. 


Children of Elisha and 1) Sarah (Bates) Oatman:


262      Mary "Polly", b. 25 Jan 1794; m. Burr Nash “of New Haven,” 9 Mar 1811.  Burr was b. 16 Jan 1791, son of Thomas and Grace (Cable) Nash.  Burr was a Captain who settled in New Haven, CT.  He lived for 20 years in New York City and was a blacksmith.  Children, surname Nash:


A         Mary Ann, b. 8 Sep 1813, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT; m. Leonard Merritt


                        B         Jane Delilah, b. 13 May 1815, Bridgeport, CT; d. there 1816


                        C         Henry Burr, b. 3 Mar 1818, New York, NY; d. 1823


D         Hester Jane, b. 11 Oct 1820, New York, NY; m. Elihu Meyers


E          Harriet Louisa, b. 7 May 1823, New York, NY; m. George Beers


F          Albert Cone, b. 10 Dec 1825, New York, NY; m. Henrietta Tucker


G         Charles Henry, b. 23 May 1828, New York, NY; d. 1829


H         Charity Elizabeth, b. 21 Jan 1831, New York, NY


263      David, b. 19 Jan 1797; d. 31 May 1879; m. Olive Lum


264      Charles, b. 4 Nov 1799; d. 1849; m. 1) Sally Stoddard, 14 Jan 1821; 2) Abagail Spencer, 20 Dec 1840


265      Horace, b. 1805; d. 10 Dec 1887; m. Polly Russell, 5 Oct 1825


266      Henry B., b. 1813; d. 18 Aug 1895; m. 1) Lavinia Curtis, 6 Dec 1840; 2) Maria Curtis, 21 Jan 1846


267      Caroline, m. Stephen Mansfield, 4 Mar 1830


268      Jane, m.       Smith


269      Sally, b. ca 1802, CT; d. after 1880; m. Riggs Nichols, 9 Sep 1826.  He was b. between 1790-1800, and d. between 1840-1850.  By 1860 their daughters were grown and Sally was living with her father Elisha who was blind, and Elisha’s second wife Damaris.  She was living alone in 1870, and in 1880 was in the household of her daughter Harriet Tyler.  Children, surname Nichols:

A         Mary E., b. ca 1831, CT


                        B         Harriet O., b. ca 1838, CT; m. Arnie? Tyler, who was b. ca 1819 in CT.  Children, surname Tyler:


                                      I         Mary W., b. ca 1866, CT











Sources:           Oatman family/Bible records

                        Gravestones, Squatic Cemetery, Derby, CT

Vermont State Library, Montpelier, VT

International Genealogical Index

1840, 1850, 1860, 1870 census, Oxford, New Haven Co., CT

                        1880 census, East Haven, New Haven Co., CT

                        Internet site: dav4is.8m.com/Families



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