According to the History of the Ohio Falls Cities and their counties, Joseph Oatman was not the claim jumper, it was his son John.Joseph Oatman was a ferryman who had a ferry at the mouth of Fall Creek in 1807.The Nance memorial covers only the descendants of John Oatman and Nancy Nance on the Oatman line.Joseph Oatman m. Christiana Pope in Lincoln Co., KY. in 1786. Their children were Elizabeth Oatman who m. Beverly Hurst, John Oatman who m. Nancy Nance, George Oatman who m. Rachel Baird, Jesse Oatman m. 1)Rebekah Grant 2)Martha "Patsy" Watson 3)Abigail Drew; Susan Oatman m John Pitman Margaret "Peggy" Oatman m Jacob Snider Julia Ann Oatman m Isaac Snider
I have the children for John and Jesse, but cannot find those of George and Rachel. On the 1840 census of Floyd Co., there are 5 children 10 yrs. and under in the household of George Oatman.