HARRISON B. OATMAN. – This gentleman, a pioneer of the early days, and at present one of the capitalists of Portland, was born at Cortland, New York, in 1826. As a child he moved with his parents to Ohio, and at the new home in Bellevue attended school, laying a good foundation for his later study and information. At twelve he removed with his parents to Rockford, Illinois, and was married there in 1847 to Miss Lucena K. Ross. In 1853 he made with his family the toilsome journey to Oregon, crossing the plains with ox-teams, and establishing his home
Location: Cortland County NY
The subject of this review has been long and conspicuously identified with the history of the great west, and in varied official positions has proved a wise and discriminating factor in the public life. He is at the present time the incumbent of the important office of judge of probate of Elmore County, retaining his residence at Mountain Home, the flourishing and attractive little city which is the capital of said County. Judge White is a native son of the old Empire state, and may look with satisfaction upon a lineage which traces back to the stanchest of old New
This honored citizen of Moscow has now attained the venerable age of seventy-seven years, yet largely possesses the vigor of a man in his prime. His life has been a busy, useful and honorable one, and has been crowned with a rich measure of success as the fitting reward of his labors and his well directed energies. He is still actively interested in business affairs and in all that is connected with the state’s prosperity and progress, and is one of the most valued citizens of Idaho. Old age is not necessarily a synonym of weakness or inactivity. It need
Joseph Edward Exner, now president of the Coffeyville Shale Products Company and especially identified with a number of other manufacturing and business concerns of Montgomery County, is a veteran railroad man, having retired from the hazardous and responsible position of locomotive engineer some thirteen years ago to take up a career as a manufacturer at Coffeyville. He is an Eastern man, though most of his experience in railroading and business has been gained in the West. His Exner ancestors had their original seat of residence in Germany. During colonial times two brothers of the name came to New York State,
Dan Todd5, (Charles4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Sept. 23, 1771, died Jan. 21, 1841, married Nov. 15, 1795, Sarah, daughter of Isaac and Sarah Foote, who was born June 20, 1779, died Oct. 7, 1845. She was from Windsor, N. Y. They settled in Homer, Cortland County, N. Y. Children: *469. William G., b. July 27, 1797. 470. Peninah, b. March 4, 1799, d. July 5, 1827, m. April 18, 1816, Quartus Noble. *471. Sophia or Philley, b. Oct. 30, 1800. *472. Charles, b. April 8, 1802. *473. Amos, b. Oct. 2, 1804. 474. Aurelia, b. Sept. 8, 1806, d.
Amos Todd5, (Charles4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Nov. 15, 1769, died Sept. 1830, married April 1794 at Great Bend, Penn., Lurana, daughter of Ozias and Susannah (West) Strong, who was born Dec. 4, 1777, in Lee, Mass., died Feb., 1851, in Sandusky, Ohio. Mr. Todd and his sister Rhoda were the first settlers in Cortland County, N. Y. Children: *458. Roxa Ann, b. March 12, 1795. 459. Mary Jones, b. Aug. 15, 1796, m. David Campbell, of Sandusky, Ohio. 460. Susan Strong, b. Mar. 13, 1798, m. William Rollo. 461. Lydia, b. Oct. 7, 1800, d. July, 1823, m. 1821,
Sylvester Hultz Todd6, (Dan5, Charles4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Jan. 11, 1815, died March 18, 1888, married at Homer, N. Y., Aug. 10, 1836, Clarissa D. Stephens, who was born May 24, 1818, died Jan. 22, 1909, at Batavia, Ill., where she was buried in the West Side Cemetery. They went to Ill. in 1837, where they bought a farm in Kane County. She was a kindly disposed woman, of a very bright mind, being a great reader, and the author of many beautiful poems of merit. In religious matters she was a “Free Thinker” at an early day, being
Miles Goodyear Todd6, (Dan5, Charles4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Aug. 14, 1821, at Homer, N. Y., died March 19, 1888, married first, in 1847, Margaret Williams; second, Sept. 12, 1862, Helen Mae Parker, who was born July 9, 1836, died June 28, 1906. He attended an Eastern College, and about 1840, he moved with his family to Geneva, Ill. He was ordained a universal clergyman and became one of Wisconsin’s pioneer ministers, filling different pastorates until the time of his death. He was a private in the 28th regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Militia during the civil war. Children by Margaret Williams:
BOIES, Roxa Ann Todd6, (Amos5, Charles4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born March 12, 1795, married April 21, 1813, Chester Boies, of Blanford, Mass., who was born Oct. 2, 1789, died Aug. 5, 1856; he was a farmer and lived at Homer, N. Y., then Oxford, Medina and Lyme, Ohio. Children: I. William Phelps, b. Aug. 8, 1815. II. Ann Maria, b. Nov. 1, 1816, d. Oct. 5, 1826. III. Caroline Eliza, b. June 6, 1818, d. Oct. 19, 1848, m. Ten Eyck Wells, who was a physician at one time at Litchfield, Conn. They had one son born in 1844, d.
Dewitt C. Todd7, (Harry6, Dan5, Charles4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Dec. 12, 1831, in Homer, N. Y., married in early life, who died without issue. He married second, Dec. 12, 1869, Rosette Salisbury. He lived in Cortland, N. Y. Children: 1760. Mabel S., b. May 30, 1871, m. Oct. 27, 1897, William H. Lee. No children. 1761. Harry E., b. April 6, 1876, unmarried and lived in Cortland, N. Y.