Friday, September 21, 2018

52 Ancestors - Week 244: #369 Deliverance (--?--) Oatley (1700-1733) of Washington County, Rhode Island

Deliverance (--?--)  Oatley (about 1700 - about 1733) is #369 on my Ahnentafel List, my 6th great-grandmother, who married #368 Jonathan Oatley (1689-1755in about 1726 in Rhode Island.

I am descended through:

*  their son, #184 Benedict Oatley (1732-1821) who married #185 Elizabeth Ladd (1735-1814) in 1755.
*   their son #92 Joseph Oatley (1756 - 1815) who married #93 Mary Hazard (1765-1857)  in 1781.
*  their son #46 Jonathan Oatley (1791-1872), who married #47 Amy Champlin (1798-1865) in 1813.
*  their daughter #23 Amy Oatley (1826-1864), who married  #22 Henry Arnold White (1824-1885) in 1844.
*  their daughter #11 Julia E. White (1848-1913) who married #10 Thomas Richmond (1848-1917) in 1868.
*  their daughter #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) who married #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) in 1900.
*  their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
*  their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)


1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
*  Name:                 Deliverance --?-- [1]    

*  Sex:                    Female  

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Birth:                  about 1700, Rhode Island, United States    

*  Death:                about 1733 (about age 33), South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States[2]  

3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Spouse 1.             Jonathan Oatley (1689-1755)    

*  Marriage 1:          before 1726 (before about age 26), Rhode Island, United States[1]    

**  Child 1:             Samuel Oatley (1726-1794)    
**  Child 2:             Rebecca Oatley (1728-1806)    
**  Child 3:             Rhoda Oatley (1730-1757)    
**  Child 4:             Benedict Oatley (1732-1821)    

4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):   

The Oatley Family Association of Providence, Rhode Island published The Oatley Family in
America and their Descendants in 1969-70[1]. The sketch for Jonathan Oatley indicates his first wife's
name was Deliverance.[1] The birth date, birth place and parentage of Deliverance --?--, the first wife of Jonathan Oatley, is not
known. See the Research Notes below. Deliverance may have been born between 1685 and 1710, perhaps in England or in New England.  
She could have been born in England and migrated as a young wife with Jonathan before they had
children in Rhode Island. A birth date of about 1700 in Rhode Island is probable. She may have married Jonathan Oatley (1689-1755) before 1726, when her first recorded child was
born in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. Jonathan and Deliverance had four children: * Samuel Oatley (1726-1794), married 1771 Abigail Nichols (1737-1787). * Rebecca Oatley (1728-1806), married 1745 Michael Champlin (1723-1786). * Rhoda Oatley (1730-1757), married 1750 Ephraim Drake (1730-????). * Benedict Oatley (1732-1821), married 1755 Elizabeth Ladd (1735-1814). Deliverance Oatley died after the birth of Benedict in December 1732 and well before the birth of
Jonathan's first child, Jonathan, by his second wife in 1737. The death date is estimated to be 1733. No death date, death place, or burial place for Deliverance (--?--) Oatley are known. There are no
known probate records. Research Notes: Some family tree databases indicate that Deliverance, the wife of Jonathan Oatley of South
Kingstown, RI, was born 16 March 1703, the daughter of Deliverance and Mary (Bates) Cleveland,
who resided in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, for some time in the early 1700's. The source for
this is Family Group Sheets submitted by an LDS Member to the International Genealogical Index
after 1991 (no further source given). There is also an entry in the LDS Ancestral File with the same
information submitted by Geraldine Smith Wood (629 Dixie Lane, South Daytona FL 32119
(Submission: AF97-123112)
If this entry is correct, then the father Deliverance Cleveland was the son of Edward and  
Deliverance (Palmer) Cleveland who resided in North Kingstown and moved to Windham
County CT around 1709. Edward Cleveland was the son of Moses and Ann (Winn) Cleveland
of Woburn MA. He died in 1748 in Pomfret, Windham County, Connecticut. One online site that seems to have sourced information is the "Our Ancestors and Cousins" site
developed by Stephen Griffiths.  The page for Moses Cleveland (1619-1701) lists Edward
Cleveland (1664-1746) who married Deliverance Palmer (1665-1717);  Edward and Deliverance
Cleveland had a son Deliverance Cleveland (1684-1744), who married in about 1707 to Mary --?--
(about 1690 - ????), but there is no indication of a daughter named Deliverance. The book by James Butler Cleveland, A genealogical register of the descendants of Moses
Cleveland of Woburn, Mass., an immigrant in 1635 from England, with a sketch of the Clevelands
of Virginia and the Carolinas (Albany, N.Y., Munsell, Printer, 1881) (accessed on FamilySearch
Books), indicates that: The extract of the will of Edward Cleveland (1664-1748), written in 1744, lists the heirs of his son,
Deliverance Cleveland, as Josiah, Mary, Hannah, Enoch and Elizabeth. No daughter Deliverance is
mentioned nor are Oatley grandchildren listed, although she would have been dead when Edward
Cleveland wrote his will in 1744.
I reviewed the first four generations of the Cleveland book, and did not see another female
Deliverance who could be the spouse of Jonathan Oatley.   Based on all of the above, I have not added Deliverance Cleveland as the wife of Jonathan Oatley
(1689-1755) of South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

1. Harry J. Oatley, The Oatley Family in America and Their Descendants (Providence, R.I. : The Oatley Family Association, 1970), Pages 19-25, Jonathan Oatley sketch.


NOTE:  In 2014, Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  I have extended this theme in 2018 to 260 Ancestors in 260 Weeks.

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