Oliver Waterman

1814–1892 (Age 77)
Savoy, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Oliver

When Oliver Waterman was born on 7 November 1814, in Savoy, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Oliver Waterman, was 27 and his mother, Mariam Jennings, was 26. He married Lydia Silsby on 18 June 1836. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United States in 1850 and Stockton, Chautauqua, New York, United States for about 25 years. He died on 14 January 1892, in Laona, Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Portland Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, Chautauqua, New York, United States.

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Oliver Waterman
Lydia Silsby
Marriage: 18 June 1836
Isaac Holden Waterman
Natalia Waterman
Hettie Waterman
Amanda Chloe Waterman
Hulda Eliza Waterman
Lavina Lydia Waterman
Fidelia Marium Waterman
Sarah Rosanna Waterman
Frank Jason Waterman
Charles Oliver Waterman

Spouse and Children

18 June 1836


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Oliver Waterman


    Mariam Jennings





    Alanson H. Waterman


    Rosanne Waterman



    Lorestus D Waterman


World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 13

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 22

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for the servant of a man called Wa(l)ter ( see Water 1).2 English and Dutch: occupational name for a boatman or a water carrier, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a stretch of water ( see Water 2).3 Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Wasserman(n), an occupational name for a watercarrier. Compare 2 above.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Oliver Wallerman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • O Waterman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Oliver Waterman, "United States Census, 1870"

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