97        TRUMAN5     (Benjamin4, George3, John2, Johannes1), son of Benjamin and Bethia (Smith) Oatman, was born in Jefferson or Washington County, New York, in 1787 and died 20 March 1843, Adams Center, Jefferson County, New York, at the age of 56.  He married Orra Perry, born 1790, died 22 November 1861 at the age of 71.  Both are buried in State Road (Honeyville) Cemetery, Adams Center, Jefferson County, New York.


Truman served in the War of 1812.  In 1810 he was living in Adams, New York, with two children under 10.  Since his oldest known child was Leonard, born in 1811, there may be two other children either unaccounted for or who died young.  In 1820 there were two males under 10, one male 10-15, and one male 26-44, one female under 10, one female 10-15, and one female 26-44; one person was listed in agriculture and one in manufacturing.  By 1830 he was the head of a family consisting of one male child under 5, one male 5-10, one male 15-20, one male 40-50, one male 70-80 (unknown), one female 30-40, one female 50-60, and one female 80-90 (unknown).  By 1850, Truman had died, and Orra and her youngest son Silas were living in the household of her daughter Lucy Chamberlain. 



Children of Truman and Orra (Perry) Oatman, all b. Adams Center, Jefferson Co., NY:


408      Leonard, b. 26 May 1811; d. 22 May 1903, Adams, Jefferson Co., NY; m. Huldah Cordelia Barnard.


409      Truman, Jr., b. ca 1814; m. Fannie Allis


410      Lucy, b. ca 1818; m. Silas Chamberlain, who was b. ca 1817.  He was a carpenter-joiner.  They had no children; both are buried in Union Cem., Adams Center, NY.


411      Delos W., b. ca 1820; m. Autha      ._____


412      Daniel D., b. 23 Jun 1823; d. 28 Oct 1846


413      Philinda, b. ca Mar 1826; d. 24 Oct 1895, Adams Center, NY; m. Zebe Buell.  Zebe's Will was dated 26 Jan 1889 and in it names his wife and daughter.  Children, surname Buell:


A         Emma Amelia, m.       Parker.  Children, surname Parker:


 I          Ella May


II         George B.


414      Ezra, b. 24 Oct 1828; d. 25 Jul 1893, Charleston, Kalamazoo Co., MI; m. 20 Nov 1848, Adams, Jefferson Co., NY, Amanda "Mandy" Sopher, daughter of Palmer L. and Eliza (Strong?) Soper.  Mandy was born 24 Apr 1829, NY, d. 15 May 1893, Charleston, Kalamazoo Co., MI.  They moved to MI between 1851 and 1853.  Both are buried in Oak Grove Cem., Comstock Twp., Kalamazoo Co., MI.  Ezra was listed as a shoemaker in 1850, 1860 and 1870 censuses, and listed as a carpenter-joiner in 1880.  Children, surname Oatman:


A         Annette, b. ca Jan 1850 (or 24 Nov 1849), Adams, Jefferson Co., NY; d. in the 1850's, bur. Old Galesburg Cem., Kalamazoo Co., MI


                        B         Emma, b. ca 1851, prob. Jefferson Co., NY.


                        C         Willis (Oatman), b. 3 Dec 1856, MI; d. 28 Apr 1934; m. 10 Jan 1881, Elnora L. Moyer (she b. 8 Jul 1862, d. 19 Feb 1950).  Both bur. Oak Grove Cem., Comstock Twp., Kalamazoo Co., MI.


                        D         Helen, b. ca 1859, MI


                        E          Grant, b. 12 Jun 1863, MI; d. 13 Aug 1950; m. 23 Dec 1890, Mary A. Milham (she b. 22 Sep 1865, d. 1 Aug 1940).  Both bur. Oak Grove Cem., Comstock Twp., Kalamazoo Co., MI.


                        F          Linnie/Pet, b. 27 Nov 1866, MI; d. 13 Apr 1963, CA; m. 5 Oct 1887, Eli R. Hallock (he b. 21 Feb 1865, Barry Co., MI; d. 28 Mar 1912, Plainwell, Allegan Co., MI.  Eli was bur. Oak Grove Cem., Comstock Twp., Kalamazoo Co., MI.  Children, surname Hallock:


                                        I       Cleopatra “Cleo,” m. Frank James Honeysett.  They had several children, including James Honeysett who was later adopted by Mike Brophy, becoming James Brophy.  James Brophy married Beverly Adrianson and had three children: Mark, Mike and Sherry Brophy.


415      Gaius, b. ca 1830; d. 16 Apr 1856, age 26; bur. State Road (Honeyville) Cem., Adams Center, Jefferson Co., NY; m. Eliza A. Rogers, 1 May 1849, NY.  This family was originally reported as having two children, Mary G. and Edgar B.  In the 1860 census, Eliza, 29, is a widow working as a milliner, with two daughters, Nettie, age 11, and Nellie, age 8, Edgar having died earlier.  It is unknown whether Nettie and Mary are the same.  Children, surname Oatman:


A         Mary G., b. May 1850, Jefferson Co., NY


B         Nellie, b. ca 1852, Jefferson Co., NY; m. Edmund B. Calkins, 13 Mar 1872, Brownville, Jefferson Co., NY; he was b. 28 Mar 1847 in Brownville.  Children, surname Calkins:


                                      I         Harlow W., b. Jan 1876


C         Edgar B., b. Jun 1853, Jefferson Co., NY; d. 1 Aug 1854; bur. State Road (Honeyville) Cem., Adams Center, NY


416      Silas, b. ca 1833.  Silas was listed as a carpenter-joiner in 1850, when he was living with his mother in the household of his sister Lucy.







Sources:           1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1880 Federal census, Adams,

Jefferson Co., NY

1825, 1835 State census, Adams, Jefferson Co., NY

1851, 1861, 1871 census, South Norwich, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada

Records of State Road (Honeyville) Cemetery, Adams Center, NY

Vital records of Adams, NY, 1847-1849; Will of Zebe Buell

                        Helen B. McDonald, Alexandria Bay, NY

                        James A. McKane <jim@mckane.waterloo.on.ca>

                        Death notice of Philinda “Felinda” Oatman, dated 29 Oct 1895

                        Alan Adrianson <Aadrianson@aol.com>, who cites: Vital records of Adams, NY;

                                    1860 census, Charleston Twp., Kalamazoo Co., MI, p. 235; Kalamazoo Gazette Newspaper archives 6 Jan 1854, letter at post office for Mrs. E. Oatman; Tombstone Inscriptions in Kalamazoo County, Michigan, A Bicentennial Project publ. by Kalamazoo Valley Gen. Soc., 1980; Oak Grove Cem. & Old City Cem., City of Galesburg, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan (Sydney Smith 1999); Allegan and Kalamazoo County, Michigan Vital Records; Vital Records Kalamazoo Co., by DAR



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