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OATMAN

CENSUS

1850

Bart township
in home of George Hiedlebourgh 37
Susan & kids
Oatman, Christiana 60 F born Pa
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Oatman, George 36 m land value 450 all born Pa
Susan 31 f
Violett 8 f
James? 5
Isaac 3
Jerimiah 1 ??f
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Oatman, Sheridon 30 all born Pa
Julia 32
John 12
Mary 10
Samuel 8
Daniel 6
Elias 1
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1880

Bart township
Oatman, Elias 30
Mary 22
Mary 2

1900

Bart township pg 1
(misindexed as Oatmon)
Home of Adam Walton
Oatman, Phares 19 born Sept 1880 born Pa father born Pa mother born Pa

Research Notes

----The following notes compiled and contributed by Pam Hagen - email-snikliw@mindspring.com
SOME Southern LANCASTER COUNTY OATMANS
INTRODUCTION:

In the mid 1980s I realized my ancestor Joseph OATMAN had been in Lancaster Co. briefly before moving on to Kentucky and Indiana. I began researching the other OATMAN men who did not leave Lancaster Co. in the hopes of finding the origins and parents of Joseph OATMAN. In that effort, I have not been successful. However, I did accumulate a lot of information on the Lancaster Co. OATMANs, none of whom are my direct ancestors or relatives.

My database was compiled back when there were no genealogy programs, or at least I didn't have one [ now I have 3]. What follows were my working NOTES made while researching the OATMAN's in southern Lancaster Co., PA in the late 1980's. I never intended for anyone else to look at them; consequently, I organized them in various ways to help me sort out the different people and families I found. These notes DO NOT include any of the information I have on Joseph OATMAN and his brothers' families, even though some of those records are in Lancaster Co. The following notes are all from primary sources except where noted; thus, there is a record located in Lancaster Co. for whatever is shown below. Just lately a few people have contacted me expressing interest in these OATMANs. Since there is an interest, I've decided to make these notes available in the logical location of the Southern Lancaster County Historical Society. I hope the following information will help others doing research on this or related Lancaster Co. families.

This information is not to be sold or used in any profitable manner without contacting me for permission. Should you choose to copy some of the information, please cite where you found it and who compiled it. Please double check all sources. Do not accept anything here as fact until you see the original document; we all make mistakes.

ABOUT THE SOURCES:
The deeds are from filmed deeds in the Lancaster Co. Historical Society [LCHS]. Other information came from boxes and files at the Lancaster Co. Mennonite Historical Society [LMHS]. TLC = Church of the Holy Trinity, Lutheran Church in Lancaster City. I have used brackets [ ] to indicate any additional comments or notes I added at the time. These notes may have been conclusions or assumptions but were not actually found in the primary source listed and consequently are suspect. The accuracy of any of this information is not guaranteed and must be verified by the researcher before accepting it as authentic documentation. Compiled in 1989 by Pamela W. Hagen, Lancaster, PA. Any questions may be addressed to hagenpam@hotmail.com. Updated: 8/30/01
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From Lancaster County, PA Deeds:
1. Ann Oatman and ---- Oatman of Bart Twp. to Zachariah Oatman June 17,1848 Index
2. Zachariah & Fannie Oatman to Suzanne Oatman -1860 Index
3. George Oatman to Stephan Herd, Bart Twp. 1824 M 5 308
4. George Oatman to Zachariah Oatman Bart Twp. 1848 K 7 373
5. George E. Oatman to George Whitson, 1876 Release X 10 342
6. George E. Oatman to Rachel Jane Hall, Sadsbury X 12 139, 1882
7. Elizabeth Ann Oatman to Martin Oatman, Transfer 1885, M 13 278
8. Elizabeth Ann Oatman to James B. Kennedy 1882 Christiana T 11 557
9. Jacob Oatman to Daniel Epler 1867 Eden Twp. 0 9 67
10. Eliza Oatman to Wm Borbaud 1872 Sadsbury Twp. H 13 250
11. Martin Oatman to Penna R.R. Co. Christiana 1890 - M 13 279
12. Sheridan Oatman to Jacob Oatman 1843 Bart Twp. Y 6 340
13. Sarah Oatman to Benjamin T. Cox Transfer 1875 - S 10 316
14. Sarah Oatman to Benjamin T. Cox Release W 10 367 - 1876
15. Samuel Oatman to Annie Brackbill Eden Twp. 1874 - N 10 287
16. Susanna Oatman to Rachel J. Hall 1884 - O 13 126
17. George Oatman & Rebecca McCarty to Warrick & Levi Coates Colerain Twp. 1834
Notes:
#1 & #4 are the same deeds. Ann aka Susanna on deed.
#7 Mother to son
#4 father to son??
#16 Susanna, wife of George #4, to Rachel Jane Hall #16 & #6 daughter of # 7 & #8 Elizabeth
Ann & # 9 Jacob
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Deaths: from Index at LMHS
1. Francis Oatman d. 9 Jan. 1878 near "9 Points" age 9 (Note: 8/31/01: LCHS death file shows she was 19.) (mother - Elizabeth Ann)
2.John W. Oatman 1874-1934 buried Mellinger Cemetery AA {LMHS}
3. Elizabeth Ann Oatman d. Dec 20,1898, Christiana {LMHS}
[Children: 1. Mary 2. Francis 3. Sarah 4. Rachel m Benjamin Hall]
4. C. Ray Oatman - Lititz 1916 (Moravian){LMHS}
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Orphan Court Records at LCHS: 8/31/01
1. Rebecca Oatman: Inquest 1856 p. 174 - Zechariah Oatman, petitioner.
1858 p. 740-742
2. Jacob Oatman: 1867 p. 48-50, 739
1872 p. 178
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Lancaster County Directory 1869-70 at LCHS
In Eden Twp.:
Daniel, miner, Camargo
Elias, laborer, Quarryville
George, May
Isaac, laborer, May
Sheridan, farming & jobbing, Quarryville
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In Strasburg:
Samuel Oatman, laborer,Strasburg
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In Sadsbury Twp:
Mrs. Oatman, widow Jacob, Steelville [Sadsbury] Chester Co.
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Lancaster County Directory 1909
Daniel, laborere, Quarryville
Elias, Farm, Quarryville
H.S. , mason Quarryville
Robert, farm, Quarryville
Walter, laborer, Quarryville
John, laborer, Kirkwood
Phares, farm, Strasburg
Samuel, farm, Strasburg
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VITALS by birth YEAR:
George Oatman b 1775 d January 25, 1857 Middle Octorara Cemetery (file "Faith & Work" at L.M.H.S.)
George Oatman, Sr. b 1775 m Rebecca McCARTY/NEY (deed 1828/1834, her father's will dated 1792) Colerain Twp. file
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George Oatman m Christiana? d before 1824 Bart Twp.(Release 1824)
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Andrew Ottman b? in Sadsbury 1809 (Tax) m 1819 Leah LEFEVER b. 1788 (F. Daniel LEFEVER)
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d.Strasburg Twp). TLC Marriage Book 4 Joseph Oatman b 1800-1810 Bart Twp. 1850 Fed.Census
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George Oatman b 1814 (1850 Census) mother ? Christina b @ 1790)in Colerain Twp. 1837-42 m Susanna Bart Twp.
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Jacob Oatman b. 1814 d 1867 (Octorara United Presbyterian Cemetery, Bart Twp. Box, p. 23, {LMHS}) m Elizabeth Ann (Colerain Twp. 1837 Tax) [ Orphan Court papers for him.]
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George Oatman, Jr. b ca 1814? son of Rebecca and George
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Jemimia Oatman b. ca 1816 d bef. 1856 m. George OATMAN their 2 children in Ohio or Illinois. Daughter of Rebecca and George
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Zechariah Oatman b. 1815 d. 1901 (Middle Octorora Presbyterian Cemetery, Bart Twp. Box, p.473 {LMHS} m Frances son of George and Rebecca
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Kezia Oatman b 1820 m Isaac MCCORD d 1887 George & Rebecca's daughter; MCCORD b 1813 d 1898 son of William?
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Sheridan Oatman b @ 1820 [ibid] (son of Christiana & George?) m 1838 Julia Hurst (TLC Marriage Book 4 Bart Twp.)
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Frances Oatman b 1822 d. 1875 m. Zachariah. {LMHS} church records, ( Box 23, Bart Twp. Oct. UP Church)
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Elizabeth Ann Oatman b Nov 4, 1823 d Dec 20, 1898 Christiana, [Middle Oct. Cem] Daughter of Jacob & Elizabeth
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Phares Oatman b. (Sheridan's son.)*
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Mary Oatman b. 1833 Lancaster, buried Octorora Cem. (Sheridan's dau.)*
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Mary Ann Oatman b. 1834 [when her mother died] or probably earlier. Single daughter of George & Rebecca in 1856
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Mary Oatman b. 1838 Lancaster d 8-7-1910 Octorara U.P. Cem. Bart Twp. Rev. Griffin [Southern Lancaster Co. file at LCHS] [ my note: probably the same person]
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John Oatman b 1838 Dauphin Co. (1850 Fed. Census - Lynch)
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John Oatman b. 1838 m. Lydia* (Sheridan's son)*
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Mary A. Oatman b. April 19, 1841 d August 7, 1910 buried next to Juliann Oatman, Sheridan's & Julia's daughter or wife of Martin? buried on other side.[Middle Oct. cemetery]
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Violette Oatman b 1842 d 1810 George & Susan
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Samuel Oatman b 1842 son of Sheridan & Julia d January 31, 1912, Vet. of Civil War. Strasburg Twp. Sons: Alvin from Gap, Newton from Pittsburgh. Dau: Mrs. Frederick Bruce, Strasburg. (Lancaster New Era, January March 1912.) New Providence Ref. Cem. Lanc. Co., Rev. Benjamin [Southern Lancaster Co. file at LCHS] Note: Southern Lancaster Co. file at LCHS shows birth 1843 in Strasburg Twp. d in Lanc. Co.
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Daniel Oatman b. 1844 (Sheridan's son)*
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Daniel Oatman b 1846 d 1921 m. Emma E. 1854-1916 (Quarryville Cem.) [ son is John M. Oatman ?]
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James D. Oatman b 1845 George & Susan
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Mary Elizabeth Oatman b. May 30,1846 d. Jan. 18, 1871 Daughter of Jacob & Elizabeth
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Isaac Oatman b1848 George * Susan
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Elias Oatman b 1849 Sheridan & Julia's son [8/31/01: LCHS Southern Lancaster file shows: b 1848 Eden Twp. d 2/4/1932, Lanc. Co. Middle Octorara Presbyterian Cem. Bart Twp. Rev. SHEA m. Mary L. b. 1851 Strasburg d. 5-23-1941 Lanc. Co. ibid. MOPC
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Margaret Oatman b. (Sheridan's dau.)*
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Elias Oatman b. 1848 Lancaster (Sheridan's son)* m. Mary L.
Elizabeth or Eliza Oatman b. 1849 Mt. Eden d. 4-18-1914 Eden Twp/ from: Octorora, U.P. Cemetery, Bart Twp., Rev. Elias Groff- (Sheridan's dau.)*
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Jeminah Oatman b 1849 George & Susan's daughter
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Emma E. Oatman b. 1849 Quarryville d. 9/5/1915 Lanc. Co. Quarryville Cemetery, Rev. Crooks [Southern Lancaster Co. file at LCHS]
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Sarah Rebecca Oatman b April 24, 1853 d Dec. 22, 1891 daughter of Jacob & Elizabeth [Middle Oct. cemetery]
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Martin Oatman b. 1856 d. 1934 [Middle Oct. cemetery buried next to Mary A. and Juliann Oatman. ibid Julia Ann p.23.(Sheridan's son)* never married*, called Uncle Bud*
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John Francis Oatman b March 29, 1858 d Jan. 10, 1878 [ Middle Octarora cemetery] Son of Jacob & Elizabeth
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infant son of Frances & Zechariah d. 1860. ibid Zechariah
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Elizabeth B. Oatman McMinn b 1862 d 1943 ibid Zachariah, p. 492.
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Jemima Oatman b. d. May 6, 1863 daughter of Frances & Zechariah
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Fannie Oatman b. d. May 20, 1863 infant son of Frances & Zechariah. ibid Zechariah
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Martin Oatman b 1864 Colerain Twp. d 4-12-1934 Lancaster Co. Middle Octorara Presbyterian Cemetery, Bart Twp. Rev. Irwin [Southern Lancaster Co. file at LCHS] { my Note: probably the same Martin b. 1856.]
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Zechariah Grant Oatman b. d. May 21,1866 infant son of Frances & Zechariah. ibid Zechariah
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Howard S. Oatman b. 4/16/1867 d. 9/30/1949 - parents were John Oatman and Lydia SAUERS m. Emma E. REBMAN / Rebman* d. 1902* Mt. Eden Lutheran Cemetery, Eden Twp., Lanc. Co. Rev. Hans Jech [Southern Lancaster Co. file at LCHS]
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John Francis Oatman b 1868 d 1878 son of Jacob & Elizabeth Ann
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Francis Oatman b 1869 or 1859 d Jan 9, 1878 Ninepointsville, mother Elizabeth Ann - discrepancy with age at death
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Oatman, William H. 1870-1941 [Georgetown Methodist Cemetery] & wife Stella I. 1866-1903.
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Annie Oatman, Mrs. b. 1870 Quarryville d. 9 April 1928 Lanc. Co. Quarryville Cemetery. Rev. Groff
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Harry Oatman b 1871 Quarryville d 10/30/1927 Lanc. Co. Quarryville Cemetery, Rev Groff. [Southern Lancaster Co. file at LCHS]
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John W. Oatman b1874 d 1934 (Mellinger Cemetery AA. {LMHS}
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John M. Oatman b 12-17-1876 Quarryville d 3/25/1954 N. Lime St. Lancaster m. Suie LEFEVER Quarryville Cemetery, Rev. Snyder [Southern Lancaster Co. file at LCHS]
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John M. Oatman b 1876 d 1951 m. Effie D. EBERLY dau. of John M. EBERLY & Susan DISSINGER, 1. dau. 2. dau. ---RBE, #24, p.2 Eberly Gen. {LMHS
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Emma Oatman b 1877 Eden Twp. d. 3/23/1912 Lanc. Co. Mt Eden Lutheran Cemetery Lanc. Co. Rev. Benjamin. [Southern Lancaster Co. file at LCHS]
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Mary R. Oatman Benedict b 1877 d 1944 ibid Zachariah, p. 493.
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Susan C. Oatman b. 2 Oct.1878 d 6 July 1903 wife of Wm. Oatman - Georgetown M.E. Church, Bart Twp. micro #212 pt/2 p/77.
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Effie Oatman, Mrs. b 1880 Quarryville d. 10/5/1918 Lanc. Co. Quarryville Cemetery, Rev. Tomlinson [Southern Lancaster Co. file at LCHS] {My Note: John W. Oatman's wife?}
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Phares M. Oatman 1880-1941 [Georgetown Methodist Cem.] m Annie C. WOOD 1881-1956 [Georgetown Methodist Cem.] m. October 13, 1902 from Marriage License Docket 19808 in Oatman file at LCHS. At time of marriage Phares was 21 [b abt. 1881] b. Quarryville m Middle Octorora, Bart Twp. Annie Wood, living in Strasburg, Lanc. Co. [b abt. 1882] b. Paradise Twp., Lanc. Co. Her parent's names listed.
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Annie Wood Oatman, Mrs. b. 9-14-1882 d. 6-22-1956 147 Locust St. Lancaster, PA Husband: Phares Oatman, dec'd; father: William Wodd [sic] Mother: Emma Jane ??? [sic]; Sons: Phares, Charles, Frank all Lancaster, PA. Daughters: Clara, Lancaster; Myrtle Hawthorne, Hummelstown, PA; last of family. 20 grandchildren. 11 great grandchildren. Georgetown Methodist Cem. Bart Twp. Lancaster Co., PA [from Southern Lancaster Co. file at LCHS] From Ruth Ziegler, Annie Catherine Wood, appears in 1900 census with mother Emma Wood and g. mother Catherine Coover. Charles W. Oatman 1912-1962 m. Gladys B. 1916-2000 [ both in Georgetown Methodist Cem.]
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Charles C. Oatman b 1891- ? m. Elizabeth E. [Quarryville Cem.]
Clair Oatman b. 1896*
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Vivian Oatman RINEER b. 1898
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D. Amanda Oatman b. 1898 d. 1899 daughter of Susan C. & William Oatman - ibid Susan C. Oatman
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Alma Oatman b *
Oli Oatman b *
C. Ray Oatman d 1916 Lititz Moravian, son of John & Effie Eberle Oatman {LMHS}
Fred Oatman b. 1920s*
James M. Oatman b. 1940 - son of C. Ray & Rachel E. Neidigh Oatman {LMHS}
Jon Phillip Oatman b 1944 - son of C. Ray & Rachel E. Neidigh Oatman {LMHS}
Howard C. Oatman b 1946 {LMHS}
David Oatman --RBE, Eberly Gen. #5xxx p. 25 Index #2, p. 10 {LMHS}
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* Oral Information from Vivian Oatman Rineer (Mrs. Tom), Comargo, Eden Twp, Lancaster Co. born 1898. Following information also from Vivian Oatman Rineer:
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Sheridan Oatman worked ore mines - children listed above - lived in Eden Twp., came from England, date unknown.
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John Oatman and Lydia Oatman's son Howard S. [verified with Southern Lancaster Co. file at LCHS]
Howard S. Oatman & Emma Red/bman's children: Sons: Clair J. of Quarryville and Haines of New Holland.
Daughters all of Quarryville: Olive m. Roy Wimer
Vivian m. Paul Rineer
Alma m Maurice Lefever
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Clair Oatman's sons: Fred Oatman and Howard Oatman in Golden, CO
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from Jon Oatman:
John Oatman > Ray Oatman > Jon Oatman m. Shiela and Tim Oatman, Landisville (Jeanie Oatman Hillegas, a cousin)
Perhaps JOhn Oatman married a Harnish.....Hans Herr related in Quarryville.
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from William Oatman:
brothers: Eugene Edgar, Wm, John _- Luther -their cousin
Wm Oatman's sons: Jeffrey, Scott and Wm, Jr.
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William Oatman says he heard they were from the Devonshire Clan. Buried in Kirkwood Cemetery, Mellinger Church graveyard. Some went to Boston while others went to Pittsburgh.
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WIVES OF OATMANS by birth year:
Rebecca McCARTNEY b. abt.1780 m. bef. 1814 d 1836 [Orphan Court papers]
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Juliann HURSH b. September 14, 1816 d. August 2, 1877 m. 1838 Sheridan Oatman (Octorara United Presbyterian Cemetery, Bart Twp. Box, p. 23, {LMHS})
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Susanna nee? b @ 1819 wife of George Oatman in 1848, Bart Twp.
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Elizabeth Ann nee? b.1823 d.1898, m. Jacob Oatman ibid Frances
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Leah LEFEVER b.1788 father, Daniel Lefevre, d. Strasburg. (see file, THE PA LEFEVRES)
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Mary L. m. Elias Oatman b. 1851 Strasburg d. 5-23-1941 Lanc. Co. Middle Octorara Presbyterain Cem.
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MARRIAGES and Families [Note: 8/31/01 - Unless noted, this compiler does not recall where this information came from since it was copied at least 15 yrs. ago. Most of the information is from a file at the LMHS or from Octarora Cemetery records and tombstones. Must be double checked to cite exact source. ** indicates Southern Lancaster Co. file at LCHS]
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1. George Oatman b 1775 d. Jan. 1857 m Rebecca McCARTY - Colerain Twp. (Andrew d. 1792 & Margaret McCarty, brother George) [Rebecca Oatman: Orphan court Record] Children: George Jr, Jacob, Jemimia [m a George OATMAN], Keziah [m.Isaac MCCORD] Zechariah, Mary Ann [According to Larry Oatman: Jemina Oatman b: 1818 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania d: August 9, 1841 in Licking County, Ohio)
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2. George Oatman, Jr. & Susanna - Bart Twp. in 1848 - deed to Zachariah of Colerain Twp. Son of George and Rebecca [Violette James D. Isaac Jeminah b1842 b1845 b1847 b1848]
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3. Zachariah Oatman b 1815 d 1901 m Sept. 8, 1859 Francis STEVENSON of Bart Twp. b 1822 d 1875 [son of Rebecca & George][Marriage in "Village Record", by Rev. W. E. Moore shows Zachariah of Colerain Twp.] [Jemima d1863 Fannie Zechariah Grant d 1860 infant son d 1863 d 1866]
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4. Jacob Oatman [son of George & Rebecca] b 1814 d 1867 m Elizabeth Ann b 1823 d 1898 [Orphan's Ct.1867, p. 620, 739] [Children: Sarah Rebecca/Martha Ann/George Ellis/John Francis /Susanna /Rachel Jane/ Jacob Martin b1853 d1891 b1868 d 1878 m Benjamin Hall Mary Elizabeth b1846 d1871
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5. Sheridan Oatman b 1820 m 1838 Julia Ann HURST b 1816 d 1877 [John /Mary A /Samuel /Daniel /Elias /Elizabeth or Eliza /Phares /Martin /Margaret b1838 b1841 b 1842 b1844 b1848 Eden twp. b1849 Mt. Eden** b1856 m Lydia d1912 m Mary A d 2/4/1932** d 4/18/1914** d 1934 Sauers** children: Alvin Newton Mrs. Bruce]
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6. Andrew Ottman m 1819 Leah LEFEVER
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7. John Oatman b 1838 & Lydia SAUERS [Southern Lancaster Co. file at LCHS]
[Howard S. b 1867 m Emma REBMAN d 1902]
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8. William Oatman m Susan C. b. 1878 d. 1903 D. Amanda b. 1898 d 1899
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9. Daniel Oatman ** m. Emma WIMER children: John M. b 1876 Walter, Lancaster Charles, Quarryville Mrs. Roxie Cochan Mrs. Anna Helfer, Lancaster
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10. John M. Oatman** b 1876 m. Suie LEFEVER children:
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Sons: Col. John R., Lancaster Dau: Grace m. Harry B. HARNISH, Willow St., PA Lanc Co. Robert J., Lancaster Ray, Lititz
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WHOSE CHILDREN ARE: Emma b 1849 Quarryville, Elizabeth B. b1862 ?
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PA FEDERAL CENSUS: Oatman
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1790: John Lancaster Co. Sadsbury Twp. 1800: George Lancaster Co. 1810:
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George Lancaster Co. Sadsbury Twp p 450
George Lancaster Co. Bart Twp. p 462
Jacob Mifflin Co. Wayne Twp. p 1002
John Mifflin Co. Wayne Twp. p 1000
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1820:
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George Lancaster CO. Bart twp. p 296
Jacob Mifflin Co. Wayne Twp. p 184
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1830:
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Andrew Cumberland Co. S. Middle Twp. p 033
George Lancaster Co. Colerain Twp. p 300
Joseph Lancaster Co. Bart Twp. p 495
Jacob Huntington Co. Henderson Twp. p 132
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1840:
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Joseph Huntington Co Williams Twp. p 170
Samuel Dauphin Co. Londonderry Twp. p 245
Stephan Potter Co. Harrison Twp. p 251
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1850:
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Christiana Lancaster Co. Bart Twp. p 051
George Lancaster Co. Bart Twp. p 051
Sheradon Lancaster Co. Bart Twp. p 054
John Lancaster Co. W Donegal Twp. p 048
Lester Bea Rochester Twp. p 009
Mary Dauphin Co. Londonderry Twp. p 211
Robert Huntington Co. Cass Twp. p. 209
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8/31/01 From Oatman File at LCHS, a letter from Ruth Zeigler concerning Phares Oatman. Shows the following.
Phares Mickel Oatman m 1902 [see marriage license info above] Annie Wood [see vital info. above] Their children:
1. Bud [my Note: probably Phares]
2. Clara
3. Charles
4. Myrtle
5. Frank
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