Lieutenant, Co. B., 18th Virginia Cavalry
Enlisted - 20 Aug. 1862, Hardy Co., WV by G.W. Stump for period of war Robert Oates appears on a register containing rosters of Commissioned Officers, Provisional Army Confederate States. Date of Appointment September 2, 1862.
Took the Amnesty oath on May 8, 1865 at Winchester, VA. Description: Age - 27, Height 5' 8" Complex. - dark, Hair - dark, Eyes - grey.1
This Robert Oats was also shown as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 62nd Virginia Infantry and transferred as a 2nd Lt. to Company B. 18th Virginia Cavalry.2
OATS, ROBERT W., JR
Private Company H. 18th VA Cavalry
Enlisted 25 Aug. 1862 in Hampshire Co. Present as of 1 March 1863 and 31 Oct. 1864.
Paroled 8 May 1865 at Winchester, VA.
Florid complexion, gray eyes, 5' 8".
He died on 17 September 1921. Buried Ebenezer Lutheran Church Cemetery, Rio, WV.3
This Robert Oats was found in the 1870 census in Hampshire Co., WV:4
Wilson, Zachariah 36 farmer WV Rachel 28 Virginia C. 5 Mary M. 3 Oats, Robert 31 farm labor WV Brill, Paul W. 27 " " WVThe Robert Oats above was married in Hampshire Co., WV, on 24 September 1874 - Robert William Oates, 34, & Louiza Wilson, age 24.5 [Robert W. Oates born on 16 Feb. 1841.]
Death Certificate - ROBERT W. OATS
Hampshire Co., Sherman Dist., town - Rio
ROBERT W. OATS,
date of death - 17 Sept. 1921
white male, married
Born - 16 February 1841, Hampshire Co.
Age at death - 80 yrs, 7 mo. 1 day.
Occupation - Farmer
Father's name - William Oates
Mother's name - Mary Deberry
Informant - W.B. Hawse, Rio, W. VA. Burial: Rio Cemetery.
Robert W. Oats, Jr. was living with his parents, William and Mary A. (Deberry) Oates in the 1860 census of Hampshire County. He was listed as age 20 [born Feb. 1841] as follows:
The 1860 census of Hampshire Co., WV, North River Meeting House: 6
Oats, William 49 VA farmer $85 Mary A. 45 VA James F. 23 VA [m.Rebecca Wise, 24 Nov 1865] Robert W. 20 VA [m.Louiza Wilson, 24 Sep1874] Mary E. 18 John W. 15 Isaac 13 Peter 9 Benj. H. 7 Next house: Oats, Elias 26 VA farmer R.E. $200 Catherine 25 VA John W. 1 VA Linthicum,John W. 21 VA shoemakerThe 1850 census in Hampshire County shows the family of William and Mary Oates living in District 24. In this census this son is listed as Robert Wm. Oats, age 10 years. 7
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