76 ISAAC OATMAN
76 ISAAC5 (Samuel4, George3, John2, Johannes1), son of Samuel and Hannah (Wooster), Oatman, was born 11 April 1777, Derby, New Haven County, Connecticut, and was baptized 20 July 1777 at St. James Episcopal Church in Derby.
Isaac married 1) Mary Dayton, daughter of Richard and Patience (Geer) Otis who died 28 September 1831 at the age of 54 and is buried next to Isaac in the State Road (Honeyville) Cemetery, Adams Center, Jefferson County, New York. The 1810 census of Adams lists Isaac Oatman as head of a household containing one male under 10, one male 16-45, two females under 10, one female 10-16, and one female 26-45. He is also there in the 1820 census. By 1830, he is in a household consisting of one male 20-30, one male 50-60, one female 20-30, and one female 60-70. From these statistics, it appears that Isaac and Mary had at least two other daughters. Richard Oatman (#270), who previously had been listed as a son of Benjamin and Bethia (Smith) Oatman (#22), was a son of Isaac and Polly as noted in the "Register of Deaths of the Town of Adams, New York."
Isaac married 2) ca 1833 to Sinai/Sina Mills, who was born ca 1784 and died 22 October 1848 at Adams Center, eldest daughter of John and Lydia Mills. Sinai was the widow of Hezekiah Richards, and their daughter Lydia Richards married Elijah Oatman (#98). A son, Isaac Richards, married Isaac and Mary's daughter, Louica (see #271). Sinai's probate file contains a paper in which Isaac states: "I will not interfear with anyone takeing out letters of administration." Isaac and Mary lived next door to Sinai and Hezekiah in 1820.
The death register of Adams includes an Isaac, age 66, widowed, born in Connecticut, who died in May 1850. The age at his death, 66, is a few years short of what Isaac's would have been according to the birth date of 1777, but feel this is the same Isaac.
Children of Isaac and 1) Mary (Otis) Oatman:
270 Richard, b. 24 Jul 1806, Adams, Jefferson Co., NY; d. 8 Feb 1891, Adams, NY; bur. State Road (Honeyville) Cemetery, Adams Center, Jefferson Co., NY; m. Mary Havens
271 Louica, b. ca Jun 1808, Adams, Jefferson Co., NY; d. Sep 1886, Adams, NY; bur. State Road (Honeyville) Cemetery, Adams Center, NY; m. Isaac Richards. He was b. ca 1809 at Herkimer, Jefferson Co., NY, son of Hezekiah and Sinai (Mills) Richards. Children, surname Richards:
A Delos C., b. ca 1838, NY
B Austin, b. ca 1840, NY
C Laura, b. ca 1850, NY
272 Lucy, b. ca 1805, Adams, NY; m. Bates; she living with brother in 1880.
Sources: Register of Deaths of Town of Adams, NY
1890 Business Directory of Adams, NY
1810, 1820, 1830, 1850, 1860, 1870 1880 census, Adams, Jefferson Co., NY
Ullman, Helen, Descendants of Pieter Wouterse Vander Meulen, alias Peter
Mills, of Windsor, Connecticut (Acton, MA)