93     DARIUS OATMAN

 

 

93        DARIUS5     (Benjamin4, George3, John2, Johannes1), son of Benjamin and  Bethia (Smith) Oatman, was born in Adams Center, Jefferson County, New York, 14 February 1787, and died 27 May 1873 at Springford, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada.  He married ca 1820 Jerushia      , born 12 January 1795 in Connecticut, and died 3 October 1867.  They are both buried in Springford Cemetery. 

 

About 1833 the family removed to South Norwich, Oxford County, Ontario, from New York, where they resided during their lifetime.  Darius and Jerushia were Baptists and farmers.  After his wife's death, Darius lived with his son Oliver, where he is recorded in the 1871 census of Cornell, Ontario, age 83.

 

Children of Darius and Jerushia Oatman (First eight children born in Adams Center, Jefferson Co., NY:

 

373      Darius, Jr., b. 1821; d. 27 Apr 1910; m. Sarah "Sally" McCollow, 25 Sep 1841

 

374      Charles, b. 1822; d. 18 Aug 1902; m. Dorliska Hannah Bunce, 26 Jun 1843

 

375      Eli, b. 12 Jul 1825; d. 15 Apr 1886; m. Eltha McCollow, 1846

 

376      Celestine, b. 1828; d. Jun 1907; m. Francis Moore (yeoman), 13 May 1847, in Norwich, Oxford Co., ON.  Witnesses were James McCollow, William Moore.  Children, surname Moore:

 

A         Henry

 

B         James C., b. 1848; d. 1938; m. Lucinda E. Innes, who was b. 1848, d. 1932.  Children, surname Moore:

 

  I         Allie, b. 22 Dec 18  , age 4 yr.,    mo., 28 d.

 

 II        Edward A., d. 12 Sep 1894, age 1 yr., 3 mo.

 

C         Daniel, b. 1855

 

D         Francis, b. 1869

 

E          Adeline “Addie,” b. 1853; d. 1929

 

377      Elizabeth, b. 1830; d. 1864; m. Ira Woodard, 10 May 1849, Norwich, Oxford Co.,ON.  He was b. ca 1828 in NY.  Children, surname Woodard:

 

A         Edward, b. ca 1851

 

B         William, b. ca 1854

 

C         Albert, b. ca 1858 (listed as Alfred in census)

 

D         Eli, b. ca 1860

 

378      Behiah, b. 1831

 

379      Oliver A., b. Mar 1832; d. Dec 1903; m. Margaret K. Earle, 24 Mar 1857

 

380      Luther, b. ca 1833; d. 15 Oct 1918; m. Phoebe Emmeline Moore

 

381      Adeline J., b. 15 Jun 1835; d. 18 Dec 1901; bur. Springford Cem., Springford, Oxford Co., ON; m. Reuben Smith, 27 Sep 1857, b. ca 1831, d. 2 Dec 1894.  Children, surname Smith:

 

A         Etta, b. 30 Jun 1858; d. Jan 1935; m. Chas. Watkins.  One daughter

 

B         Barna D., b. 13 Nov 1871; d. 30 May 1942; m. Margaret Anstice, Sep 1899.  She was b. 1876, d. 1947.  Children, surname Smith:

 

  I         Florence, b. 1902; d. 1965

 

 II        Arthur R. H., b. 1905; d. 13 Sep 1929

 

III        Willard, b. 1906

 

 IV       Wallace A., b. 1906; d. 11 Sep 1920

 

  V       Agnes, b/d. 1912

 

 

 

 

Sources:           B. D. Smith, Springford, ON

1820 census, Brownville, Jefferson Co., NY

1851, 1861 census, South Norwich Twp., Oxford Co., ON

Cemetery records, Springford, Oxford Co., ON

Vital records, Oxford Co., ON

                        Marriage Registers, Talbot district 1837-1857 (ON)

 

 

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