442 WALTER OATMAN
442 WALTER6 (Elias5, Benjamin4, George3, John2, Johannes1), son of Elias and Eliza (Bunce) Oatman, was born 15 August 1827 in Jefferson County, New York, and died 31 October 1879, Adams Center, Jefferson County. He is buried in State Road (Honeyville) Cemetery at Adams Center.
On 19 August 1852, at Evans Mills, Walter married Martha Ann Parker, who was born 8 May 1831, Norwich, Oxford County, Ontario, and died 20 September 1926 at the home of her daughter, Maria, Adams Center, New York. She is buried with Walter at State Road (Honeyville) Cemetery. She was the daughter of Richard Carlton and Prudence (Smith) Parker.
Walter was a shoemaker. After he and Martha were married, they established a home where their three children were born. They were members of the Honeyville Baptist Church, the first Baptist church built in the town of Adams. After his death, Martha continued to live in the area of Honeyville, which is about one mile east of Adams Center, New York. An article from the local newspaper dated May 6, 1926, also lists a granddaughter, Mrs. D. B. Baxter of South Royalton, Vermont, who in turn had three daughters: Inez, Irene and May Baxter.
Children of Walter and Martha Ann (Parker) Oatman, b. Jefferson Co., NY:
1472 Maria D., b. 24 Aug 1854, Honeyville, NY. The 1860 census lists a 5-year-old female child, D.D., b. ca 1855, probably Maria. On 24 Aug 1873 at her parents' home she m. Robert D. Loveland, b. 1848, Adams, NY, son of David and Phebe (Seely) Loveland, d. Mar 1937, Honeyville. They lived first in Adams Center, moving to Watertown for 23 years where he was a machinist at Air Brake. They later purchased a farm near Honeyville, conducting a general merchandise and grocery story there for nine years until failing health forced his retirement. Robert was an early collector of Indian relics, whose collection was deemed to be the largest and most complete in New York. At his death he was considered the oldest archaeologist in New York State. His collection was finally sold to the state museum at Albany about 1924. Maria d. 3 Dec 1947 in Honeyville, NY, in the same house in which she was born. Both bur. State Road (Honeyville) Cem., Adams Center, NY. Children, surname Loveland:
A Maude, m. D. B. Baxter. Liv. Royalton, VT, 1926. Children, surname Baxter:
I Inez, m. Harold Flint
III Mae, m. Gerald Rider
1474 Inez D., b. 30 Oct 1863; d. 1943, Lady Lake, FL; m. O. R. Wright, 19 Oct 1891. Inez was listed as a dressmaker in 1890 in Adams Center. She is buried in the State Road (Honeyville) Cem., Adams Center, between Martha and Walter.
Children, surname Wright:
A Walter J., lived Rhinebeck, NY. Children, surname Wright:
I Martha, lived Fort Royal, VA
II Arthur, served in U. S. Navy in WWII.
Sources: Family records
Register of Deaths, Town of Adams, NY
Church records, Adams Center, NY
1890 Business Directory, Adams Center, NY
Records of State Road (Honeyville) Cemetery, Adams Center, NY
1860, 1870, 1880 census, Adams, Jefferson Co., NY
Donald E. Oatman, Carthage, NY
Obituary of R. D. Loveland
1920 census, Adams Twp., Jefferson Co., NY
Obituary of Mrs. Martha A. Oatman, 22 Sep 1926
Obituary of Mrs. R. D. Loveland, 10 Dec 1947