90        BENJAMIN D.5     (Benjamin4, George3, John2, Johannes1), son of Benjamin and  Bethia (Smith) Oatman, was born at Oxford, New Haven County, Connecticut, in 1776, and died at Hartford, Washington County, New York, on 18 March 1825.


He married Lodice "Sadie" Wilson, who was born 1781 in Belchertown, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, daughter of Guild and Ruth (Ward) Wilson, and died 14 March 1853 at Hartford, New York.  Both are buried in Old Hartford Cemetery, Hartford, New York. 


In 1830, Lodice, a widow by then, was living with five of her children in Hartford; by 1850, at age 69, she was living with her son John, a farmer, and her daughter Ruth, both of whom were unmarried.


The correct birth order of the children is not known due to lack of birth dates.


Children of Benjamin D. and Lodice (Wilson) Oatman:


351      Martha, b. 1800; d. 13 Dec 1875; m. Fredus A. Ryan.  In 1830 Fredus and Martha had one son, aged 5-10.  By 1870 she was a widow and living in Cambridge in Washington Co., NY, with William C. Ryan, age 45, a farmer and probably her son; Lewis Ryan, age 39, a farmer and likely another son; and Lydia A. Ryan, age 32, who may have been either her daughter or the wife of William or Lewis.  Also living with them was Martha's sister, Ruth (#357), age 49.


352      Electa, b. 1802; d. 20 Aug 1820, probably Hartford, Washington Co., NY; unm.; bur. Old Hartford Cem., Hartford, NY


353      Clarissa, m. Sidney Rose and settled in Virginia


354      Orra, b. ca 1808, NY; bur. Old Hartford Cem., Hartford, NY; m. Selden Oatman (#113)


355      John, b. ca 1823, NY.  The 1870 census of Hebron, Washington Co., NY, lists John Oatman, b. NY, age 53, a harness maker, with his wife Hester, age 41, b. NY, and a son William, age 12, b. NY. 


356      Giles W., b. 1810, NY; d. 14 Jan 1871, Hartford, Washington Co., NY; m. Lucinda Durham


357      Ruth Ann, b. ca 1821, NY; unmarried


358      Seldon M., b. 1814, NY; d. 4 Jan 1848; bur. S. Hartford Cem., Hartford, NY; no issue


359      Benjamin D., b. 25 Jan 1805, NY; d. 17 Mar 1905; m. 1) Delia Hall, b. ca 1821, VT, d. 1859, NY;  2) Sarah Bullock, b. ca 1835, d. 7 Apr 1879;  3) Phebe Bradford, b. 1827, d. 1908.  Benjamin is listed as a "waggonmaker" and blacksmith in Hartford and Hebron, Washington Co., NY.  He was married to Delia Hall in 1850; in 1860, his wife is listed as Ruth A., age 34, not Sarah.  In 1900, he and "Phebe" were living in Hebron, NY.  Also, the Hartford cemetery records indicate that he married Mary      , who may have been Phebe. 



Sources:           Oatman Bible records; Gravestones, Hartford, NY; Info from various Oatman family records; Carol Oatman Eddy Ward, Middlebury, VT; 1800, 1850, 1860, 1870 census, Washington Co., NY; 1900 census, Hebron, Washington Co., NY



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