This is my great-great-grandfather, Thomas D. Oviatt.
Thomas D. Oviatt
Thomas was born July 22, 1838 in the town of Jackson, New York. He was the second of two children born to Samuel and Lydia Loudon (McMillan) Oviatt. Thomas’ mother died when he was only three years old. His father remarried and had another child with his new wife.
Thomas married Isabelle R. (Arnott) on December 7, 1869. They had six children together—4 boys and 2 girls.
He was listed as a farmer in the census records. His daughter, Margaret, said that his chief occupation was going West very often and bringing back a carload of horses, farm horses, driving horses, etc.
Thomas did have his teaching certificate, but by the time he wrote his will (two days before his death) he could no longer even sign his name. He died October 6, 1887 and was laid to rest in Woodlands Cemetery at Cambridge, New York next to his beloved wife.
Feather pen, plaque and vellum from Blushbutter's Good Men Kit
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