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HUSBAND

Shelemiah Rensselaer Ostrander (22)
Parents Unknown
Born Jan. 16, 1803 (22)
Died Dec. 11, 1854, res. Springfield, OH (22)
Buried Unknown
WIFE Mary Andrews (22)
Parents Jason Andrews, Anna Whitlock (22)
Born Jan. 1, 1806, Milton, Saratoga Co., NY (22)
Died Mar 2, 1862, res. Vincennes, IN (22)
Buried Unknown
Married Feb. 22, 1828, Stillwater, Saratoga Co., NY (22)
CHILDREN Jason Andrews Ostrander (22)
  Frances Amelia Ostrander (22)
Guliemina Maria Ostrander (22)
James Sargent Ostrander (22)

 

PHOTO ALBUM
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Shelemiah and Mary Ostrander Shelemiah's page from the Ostrander Big Book    
RECORDS
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OCCUPATION
Chief Engineer  (22)
MILITARY
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KNOWN RESIDENCES
Springfield, OH  (22)
IN THE NEWS
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BIOGRAPHY
As chief engineer for the Springfield, Mount Vernon, and Pittsburgh Railroad, Shelemiah was responsible for the construction of railway lines in Ohio costing millions of dollars in pre-Civil War money.  Research by members of the Ostrander Family Association has established that the community of Ostrander in Delaware County, Ohio, was named for Shelemiah Ostrander, not as some suggested for Jacob Ostrander whose gravesite lies in Fairview Cemetery, Scioto Township, Delaware County, Ohio.  A genealogical memorial of the Andrews family written in 1872 states that Mary Andres, Shelemiah's wife, "excelled in writing, especially poetry.  She left an exquisite poem on the Resurrection, probably unequaled."  The picture of Shelemiah Ostrander and his wife, Elizabeth Andrews is an 1850 daguerreotype and was restored in 1989. (22)
RESEARCH CONCERNS & ISSUES
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