Cooper with his barrel, 1840-1860
Library of Congress

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The goal of this site is primarily to document the ancestors and descendants of Christopher Bishir (1759 - 1847) of Highland County, Ohio. Also included is research on the surname spellings Bishir, Bisher. Beishir, Byshire, Buysher, Bysheare and others.

Christopher Bishir, also known as "Chrisly" was an American pioneer. He and his descendants were part of the great westward migration. Our folks moved into unknown territory shortly after the land opened up for settlement and carved their farms out of the wilderness. They were skilled coopers, craftsmen who made wooden staved vessels, such as barrels, buckets, butter churns, and tubs, and they passed that skill down through the generations. The earliest language they spoke was German and they hailed from the area on the border of France and Germany called Alsace. So, how do we sum them up? They were part of and helped create the great American experience.

Our most important research objective is to find the homeland and parents of Christopher Bishir.

   
Feature Articles

feature 1 "Chrisly Byshere" and his descendents.

feature 2 DNA Project If you are a Bishir/Bisher descendant, please read this!

feature 3 Can you help? Please help us with these research challenges.

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FERDINAND BISHER (1837-1914): DNA matches. If you are a descendant of Ferdinand Bisher who lived in Scott County, Missouri and you have taken a DNA test please contact us.

MARY (BISHIR?) CHANEY (1767-1852): Evidence proving that the Mary who married Gabriel Chaney (1762-1822) who lived in Highland County, Ohio was born a Bishir.

 
Contact Us

email imageAre you related? If you think you may be, please contact us. We may be able to help you find the connection, and we love "talking" to cousins! If you have any questions, email us.

Carley Bisher Worth
carley.worth@ucla.edu

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Christopher Bishir (1759-1847) Descendants

Family Tree DNA Project:
www.familytreedna.com/public/bishir_bisher