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2001 William was living in Montezuma, Iowa in 1917. Fenner, William Price (I6801)
2002 William was living with his brother, Robert, in 1850 and 1870. Hardesty, William (I6496)
2003 William was living with his mother in 1910 and 1917. He was living in Milo, California in 1917. The family lived in Porterville in 1930. Lee, William Edmond (I7275)
2004 William's wife died before he did. Willett, William W. (I751)
2005 Wilma's obituary was published in the "News-Times" (Newport, Oregon) on December 20, 2006:e

Wilma Henshaw

Wilma Louise Henshaw, 81, of South Beach, died Dec. 15, 2006, in Newport.

She was born June 20, 1925, in Reeds, Mo., to Anna and Arthur Stroup.

She settled in the Albany area in 1941.

She was director of the Simpson Employees Credit Union, and served as treasurer for the Albany First Assembly of God for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Olaf Randolph, on Aug. 4, 1969.

She settled in South Beach in 1983.

Her second husband, Raleigh Bryce "Jack" Henshaw, preceded her in death on Aug. 28, 1991.

She enjoyed quilting and spending time with her family.

Survivors include three sons, Bill Randolph of Kirkland, Wash., Roger Randolph of Salem, and Gary Randolph of El Paso, Texas; a daughter, Beverly (Randolph) Hill of Lebanon; a sister, Doris Speer of Springfield, Mo.; a brother, William Phipps of St. Louis, Mo.; three stepdaughters, Sandy of Scio, Kathy of Lebanon, and Mickie of Camas, Wash.; a stepson, Raleigh Henshaw of Lebanon; 19 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Viewing will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home, 805 Ellsworth St. SW, Albany. Interment will follow at Willamette Memorial Park.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Samaritan's Purse International Christian Relief, PO Box 3000, Boone, N.C. 28607; or Northwest University, 5520 108th Ave. NE, Kirkland, Wash. 98033.

Another obituary was published in the "Albany Democrat-Herald" (Albany, Oregon) on Monday, December 18, 2006:f

Wilma Louise (Randolph) Henshaw
June 20, 1925 -- Dec. 15, 2006

Wilma Louise (Randolph) Henshaw, 81, of South Beach died Friday in Newport.

Wilma was born in Reeds, Mo., the daughter of Arthur and Anna Stroup.

She moved to the Albany area in 1941, living there until moving to South Beach Oregon in 1983.

Wilma was married to James Olaf Randolph, who preceded her in death on Aug. 4, 1969.

She later married Raleigh Bryce "Jack" Henshaw, who preceded her in death Aug. 28, 1991.

Wilma served many years as treasurer of Albany First Assembly of God and as director of the Simpson Employees Credit Union. Her love for people made her successful in both. Wilma loved her Lord, her church, her family and making beautiful quilts.

She is survived by sister Doris Speer of Springfield, Mo.; brother William Phipps of St. Louis, Mo.; sons Bill of Kirkland, Wash., Roger of Salem and Gary of El Paso, Texas; daughter Beverly Hill of Lebanon; Jack“s children, Sandy of Scio, Kathy of Lebanon, Mickie of Camas, Wash., and Raleigh of Lebanon; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow at Willamette Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Samaritan“s Purse International Christian Relief or Northwest University in Kirkland in care of AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home ( 
Stroup, Wilma Louise (I5045)
2006 Wilmington New-Journal, 10 Nov 1960, Thu, Page 11

Mr. and Mrs. Norval Floyd of Wilmington accompanied by his mother, Mrs. Blanche Floyd, called Sunday on the following: Mrs. Gladys Lupp, who is confined to her bed at her home in Dayton; Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Floyd in Springfield and Mrs. Harley Marshall of Xenia. 
Moore, Blanche (I7148)
2007 Wilmington News-Journal (Wilmington, Ohio) - Wed, Oct 29, 1879


A little boy by the name of Page fell off a load of pumpkins at the residence of the late Robt. Hardesty, one day last week, and before the horses could be checked, a wheel passed over his head killing him instantly.”

According to Miram Whitehead, Maria and family lived in Clinton Co., OH after James died in the Civil War. She had property in Greene Twp., which she sold in 1870 and moved to Grant Co., IN. She is in the Census there in 1880 (ill of fever). 
Hardesty, Maria (I9921)
2008 Winterset Madisonian-Winterset, Iowa
June 15, 1933

Mary A. Bishir

Mary A. McKibban, daughter of Gideon and Ruth McKibban was born October 9, 1851 in Pike county, Ohio. She came to Iowa with her parents, when a small girl and has spent most of her life in and near Winterset.

She was married to H. L. Bishir November 8, 1875 and to this union one son was born, William C. Bishar, who died in Yakima, Washington in 1923. She united with the Baptist church at an early age. Her home meant more to her than the outside activities of life.

After an illness of five weeks at her home in Winterset, Mrs. Bishir passed away early Wednesday morning, June 7th at the age of 82 years. She leaves to mourn her absence two nieces, Mrs. Harry Frey of Earlham and Mrs. Rex Kibbe of Poplar, Montana and five nephews, Ralph and Gideon Cook of Des Moines, Arthur Cook of Earlham, Lloyd McKibban of Cedar Falls and Milo McKibban of California and a cousin, Mrs. Abner Black of Winterset and a number of neighbors and friends.

The services were conducted Thursday at 2 o'clock at the Tidrick Funeral home by the Rev. Fred Madson, pastor of the Winterset Baptist church. 
McKibbon, Mary Ann (I2438)
2009 With his wife and several small children, Christopher Bishir set out from Westmoreland Co., PA in 1805 for Ohio. They stopped around 1810 in Campbell Co., Kentucky, where their youngest son, Jonathan, was born and then stayed for a time at the mouth of the Crawfish River, near present-day Cincinnati, and Warren Co., Ohio in the early 1820s before moving to Highland Co. in the late 1820s. In 1833, they moved into a wilderness cabin on the east side of the road to Allensburg. Their home on the Bradford Survey was No. 917 and was one mile south of Lynchburg.

It has come down in the family (from several directions) that Christopher's ancestry is of Alsace-Lorraine. Also, a family bible indicates that he served in the War of 1812, although no military record has been found to corroborate this.

Our list of Chrisopher’s children is somewhat conjectural, however only John, Simeon and Jeremiah are not specifically mentioned either in a family bible or the Ayers and Klise biographies. Because Jacob and John married sisters (Elizabeth and Angelina Coddington), John’s connection to the family seems probable. Jacob sold land to Jeremiah in 1826 and Jeremiah appears in the Warren Co. tax rolls, along with John (and a Frederick Bysher) as late as 1832. (We infer from this that Jeremiah continued to own property in Ohio subsequent to his move to Indiana.) Y-DNA tests have also proved that descendants of Jeremiah, Simeon and Jonathan share a common paternal ancestor. Based on these considerations, it seems highly likely that all of the Bishirs in the Warren Co. records during the 1820s were closely related as was Simeon, and probably all are Christopher’s children.


We have found the following information on people who may be connected to our Christopher Bishir. (Arranged chronologically):

--- 1710 ---
Johan Beyscher, 1710, New York, New York, Wife & 4 children. From Some Residents of Canajoharie, Montgomery Co., N.Y., 1816-1823, by Gail Breitbard, 1985.

--- 1716 ---
There is a Hans Jacob Basehore (or Boeshaar) naturalized in New York 31 Jan 1716. He was a cooper (maker or repairer of barrels and casks). Hans Jacob Böshaar is also called Jacob Böshaar (Hunter List Nbr 72) and John Jacob Böshaar (Hunter List 73). Born 1647 in Zweibrücken, Rheinland-Pfalz. In NY, the Palatines were expected to work for the British authorities, producing naval stores (tar and pitch) for the navy in return for their passage to NY. They were also expected to act as a buffer between the French and Natives on the northern frontier and the English colonies to the south and east. He died before 6 Dec 1719 in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY.

--- 1720 ---
There is a family of French Huegenots whose earliest ancestor was Jacque Milne La Baisseuir. They immigrated to Pennsylvania about 1720. More about them in our database.

--- 1732, 1733 ---
From: Joan Benton
Copied from a passenger list of immigrants from the Palatinates:

Christophel Beser arr U.S. 11 Oct 1732. Palatines imported in ship "Pleasant" from Rotterdam. J. Morris, master.

Christian Bausser, 29 Sep 1733 from Palatines. Left on ship "Pink Mary" of Dublin. Boarded in Rotterdam. James Benn, ship's master.

--- 1735 ---
Jacob Beshar appears in Pennsylvania Foreign Oaths of Allegiance as follows:
Name: Jacob Beshar,
Date: MAY 29, 1735

--- 1739 ---
Benedict Bisser arr 3 Sep 1739 on ship "Friendship." Wm. Vittery, master.

--- 1709 ---
In the 1709 Landschreibereirechnun (LA Speyer, B 3, 449) it was noted that "the cooper Boshaar of this place (Zweibrucken) who has moved to America has to pay (the 10% tax on exported goods) according to ths specification approved by the Court (2fl-10bz-8d).

--- 1710-1713, 1723, 1739, 1749 ---
From Israel Rupp’s “A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and other Immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776, with a Statement of the Names of Ships, Whence they Sailed….”.

p. 467: “Names of Early settlers in Tulpehocken, Berks and Lebanon Counties: As early as 1723, 33 families of Germans, who came to New York in 1710, settled in Schoharie 1713, left there and located on Tulpehocken Creek; among these were:” Christoph Besher.

p. 135: “Sept 3, 1739 - Palatines imported in the ship Robert and Alice, Walter Goodman, Commander, from Rotterdam, last from Deal - 78 men, 57 women, and 88 children - in all 213” including Benedict Bisser.

p. 205: “Sept 15, 1749 - foreigners from Zweibrucken, Nassau, Wirtemberg, and Palatinate - Ship Phoenix, John Mason, Master, from Rotterdam, last from Cowes - 550 passengers” including Sebastian Bissahr.

--- 1748 ---
A ship’s manefest includes Sigfried Matthes Bescher: Arrived 15 Sep 1748 in Philadelphia, Ship’s name Judith, Captain James Talt, From Rotterdam by way of Cowes.

--- 1759 ---
According to various family records (bible etc.) Christopher Bishir was born 25 December 1759. His birth location is not always given. Mary Ann Garman’s genealogy and the Christopher Bishir Jr. bible lists Alsace-Lorraine.

--- 1761 ---
A Matthias Bysher was naturalized in Pennsylvania 10 Sep. 1761. He was from York County.

--- 1768 ---
From First Reformed Church of Easton, PA church records: 1768. January 31. A child was baptized named Christian. Born Dec. 26, 1767. Parents, Jacob Beisher and his wife Anna Elizabetha. Sponsors, Christian Best and Mrs. Elizabeth Brotzman. [from “Some First Settlers of the Forks of the Delaware and Their ...”

--- 1778 ---
A Jacob Bisher is listed as having taken the Oath Of Allegiance to the State of Pennsylvania in Cocalico Twp., Lancaster Co., on November 3rd, 1778.

--- 1785 ---
Catherine Mickley is born, who later marries a Jacob Beisher. She died in Bedminster, Bucks Co., PA in 1864. (

--- 1786 ---
Came into court Frederick Jacob Beisher aged Sixteen Years and upwards one of the orphaned minor children of Jacob Beisher late of Warrington Township [York Co.] deceased, and prayed to be permitted to choose a Guardian to take care of his person and Estate and being asked by the court choses John Nitchman of the Township aforesaid to be his guardian. [York Co. PA Orphans Court records, Book F, 22 March 1786]

--- 1789 ---
There is a Christian Pysher listed in 1789 in the Monaghan Twp., York Co., Pennsylvania Tax and Exoneration records (1768-1801).

--- 1790 ---
A Jno Bisher (Besher?) appears in the 1790 census for Cadoris Twp., York Co., Pennsylvania with a wife and no children.

A daughter of Johannes Bentz (1744-1804) of West Manchester & Dover Twps., York Co., PA married ______ Beisher, probably around 1790. Johannes’s daughters were Mary, Elizabeth, Susan and Caty. [Early German Settlers of York County Pennsylvania, Keith A. Dull, VCGS Library]

--- 1793 ---
On the 7th day of August 1798 Christian Beusher was duly affirmed before me deposing that about February in the year 1778 he saw John Nitchman pay unto George Schweyer of Northumberland County the Sum of Twenty four pounds of Money in discharge of a Note given by Nitchman to Shweyer for an horse purchased of Schweyer. Coram Jno. Moris Noty Publick. [Notary Docket of John Morris, Esquire of Borough of York, York County, PA 1792-1809, Family History Library] Note reference to John Nitchman in 1786 above with the Beisher spelling.

--- 1795 ---
Christian Bisher is listed in 1795 tax records, Monaghan Twp., York Co., 25 acres, 1 horned cattle, 1 horse, value 12 pounds, tax 1 pound, 2 shillings. [from index card in Bisher Family File at York Co. PA Heritage Center, York, PA]

--- Oct 1796 --- Jacob Bishir born

--- 1796 ---
A Christopher Bisher is listed as a patron of Dill’s Tavern in 1796, in Monaghan Twp., York Co., Pennsylvania.

--- JUL 1798 --- John Bishir born

--- 1798 ---
Christian Buysher appears in the Pennsylvania, U.S. Direct Tax Lists, October 1798, Monaughan Twp., York Co as leasing land to Nicholas F. Shittow. He is also listed as owning land on which he lives there in the same year under the name Christ’n Buysher.

Christopher Beysher and Hannah Beysher are each listed in the York Co, Pennsylvania Clerk of Courts Quarter Session Dockets for September 1798 with criminal cases and a charge of Larceny. Book 1794-1799, Page 233, 236, 238. Christopher is listed along with Sebastian Hounshell - both posted a bond.

John Besher is listed in Straban, York Co., Pennsylvania in the U.S. Direct Tax Lists, 1798.

--- JUN 1800 --- Jeremiah born, York Co., PA

--- 1800 ---
A Christian Bisher also appears in the 1800 census for Monaughan, York, Pennsylvania. There are 3 males under 10 (Jacob 4, John 2 and Jeremiah 0?), a male 26 to 44 (Christopher would be about 41), 3 females under 10, and a female 45 and over (wife?).

He is also in the Pennyslvania, Septennial Census 1779-1863 as Christian Bishar.

--- 1804 ---
A will was proven in Washington Twp., York Co., PA for John Pentz. His granddaughter is listed at Betsy Beisher. [York County, Penn. Wills, 1749-1819, Ancestry] John Pentz was buried in the Asper Buring Ground, Dillsburg, York Co., PA (Monaghan Twp.) [Early German Settlers of York County, pp. 177-178, thanks Bob Signaigo!] gives more details. Bentz, Johannes, b. 14 Jan 1744. Married Philibina, daughter of Andreas Palli, 10 Jan 1769 at STR. Will written 4 Aug 1804 and probated 20 Oct 1804. One daughter married Beisher, Mary, John, George, Elizabeth, Henry, Jacob, Susan, Caty, David.

--- 1805 --- Christopher Bishir, Jr. born, Westmoreland Co., PA

--- 1806 ---
Francis Bitner, born 24 Dec 1806, baptised 17 May 1807, York, York, PA. Father: Joh Bisher, Mother: Elis Bisher. Trinity United Church of Christ.

--- 1808 ---
Elizabeth Beisher (Betsy?) of Washington Twp., York Co., PA assigned to Abramham Smith of that township as her guardian.

--- 1809 ---
Orphan’s Court, York Co., PA, 14 Feb 1809, The petition of Elizabeth Besheir aged seventeen years daughter of Frederick Besheir deceased, was read praying to be permitted to choose a guardian in the room of Abraham Smith who diclined serving, and named John Nitchman. Whereupon the court appoint the said John Nitchman guardian of the person and estate of said Elizabeth, in the room of said Abraham Smith.

--- 1811 --- Jonathan Bishir born, Newport, Cambell Co., Kentucky

--- 1810, 1811, 1812, 1813 ---
Campbell Co., Kentucky
Cristly Bysher appears in the 1810 census in Campbell Co., Kentucky with 3 males under 10 (Christopher Jr 5, Jeremiah 10), 2 males 10-15 (John 12, Jacob 14), and one male 45 and over (Christopher was 51), 3 females under 10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 16-25 (Elizabeth?), and one female 45 and over (wife?).

Campbell Co., KY Tax Records
(No Bishirs found 1805-1809)
1810 (Tax Records missing)
1811 BYSHAW, Crisby, leasing on Ohio River, 2 males over 21, 4 horses
1811 BISHARE, Zachariah, leasing on 4 Mile Creek, 1 male over 21, 3 horses
1812 BYSHERE, Cristey owns 153 acres on 4 Mile Creek, 1 male over 21, 6 horses
1812 (Zachariah not found)
1813 BYSHERE, Crisley owns 153 acres on Licking Creek, 1 male over 21, 6 horses
1813 BASHEARE, Zacharia leasing on Bank Lick, 1 male over 21, 2 horses
(No Bishirs found 1814-1830)

There doesn’t appear to be a slot for Zachariah in Christopher’s household in the 1810 census, so he may have been a cousin, nephew or part of an unrelated family.

Other than these references, a professional genealogist we hired was unable to find any other records for the family in Campbell Co., Kentucky. She searched: Campbell County Deed Index, Campbell County Deed Books B – E, 1798-1821, Campbell County Will Abstracts, Bk. A, 1795-1822, Early Campbell County Land Patents & Boundaries, Campbell County Court Order Books A – B, 1791-1822, History of 4-Mile, Campbell, KY, KY Obituaries, 1787-1854, Family Files.

--- 1812 ---
A Jacob Beisher served as a private in the War of 1812, 1 Battalion Riflemen (Uhle’s), Pennsylvania Vols.

--- 1816 ---
Hamilton County, Ohio:
10 Sep 1816 - Bill of Sale in which Crisley Bisheer, of Springfield Twp., Hamilton Co. OH, sells “all and singular” his property to Jacob Bisher for $800. The agreement is signed “in Dutch” (probably old German script). Chrisley was leasing land from Ziba Stibbens.

--- 1818 ---
Simeon Jacob Beishir born (date approximate) - probably in or near Cincinnati, Ohio.

--- 1820 ---
We have not been able to locate Christopher Bishir in the 1820 census. In addition to using indicies, we searched the Warren County 1820 Census page by page for the following townships:

Ohio, Warren Co., Clear Creek (12 pages)
Ohio, Warren Co., Deerfield (9 pages)
B. Basore (p. 7)
Ohio, Warren Co., Franklin (13 pages)
Ohio, Warren Co., Hamilton (7 pages)
Ohio, Warren Co., Lebanon (6 pages)
Ohio, Warren Co., Salem (7 pages)
Ohio, Warren Co., Shakers (1)
Ohio, Warren Co., Springboro (2 pages)

Ohio, Hamilton Co., Columbiana (12 pages)
Ohio, Hamilton Co., Springfield Twp. (13 pages)
John Barshar

(There appear to be townships missing from the census images.)

It seems likely that at least Jacob was still in Hamilton County in 1820 - see land purchase below.

--- 1820 ---
Mary BARSHEAR married Stephen WARD, 24 August 1820, Warren Co., Ohio. Could she be another daughter of Christopher Bishir?

--- 1822 ---
A Margaret Barshear married John Lakin on 31 January 1822 in Ohio Twp., Cleremont Co., Ohio. She and her husband appear together in the 1850 census in Monroe Twp., Cleremont Co., OH. She was born about 1790 in Pennsylvania, he was born about 1797 in Kentucky. This makes her 28 years old when married. She is a bit old to be Christly’s daughter (his oldest child was born in 1794). But she could be his or Frederick’s daugther or her age in 1860 could be a bit off.

--- 1824, 1827 ---
York Co., PA. [Poor Children on Tax Lists 1811-1844, 974.84 B4S No35, thanks Bob Signaigo!] p. 36, 1824, Frederick Beisher, George 11, Hanah 8, Harriet 6 (x-out); p. 37, 1827, Frederick Bisher, Hannah 11, Harriet 8.

--- 1821-1832 ---
Warren County, Ohio:
1 March 1821 Marriage of Jacob Bysow & Elisabeth Codington.
6 August 1821 Jacob Bishaw purchases land in Warren Co., OH
Jacob is listed as “of Hamilton County Ohio”
18 Oct 1821 Marriage of Elizabeth Byshear & Chas. Thompson
25 Feb 1826 Jacob sells land to Jeremiah
Jacob is listed as “of Highland County Ohio”
14 March 1826 Marriage of John Byshar & Angelina Coddington
1826 Jeremiah Byshear, duplicate tax rolls
1 Nov 1827 Marriage of Jeremiah Byshar & Hester Millet
1827 Jeremiah Bishir purchases land in Warren Co., OH
1827 Jeremiah Bysher/Bisher in Tax lists, Deerfield Twp.
1827 Jeremiah Bisher property tax rolls
1827 Jeremiah Bysher, duplicate tax rolls
1828 Jeremiah Bisher, duplicate tax rolls
1830 Jeremiah Byshar/Bisher tax rolls
1830 Jeremiah Bisher sells land in Warren Co., OH
1831 Frederick Bishir, duplicate tax rolls
1831 Jeremiah Bishir, duplicate tax rolls
1832 Jeremiah Bisher property tax rolls
1832 Frederick Bysher tax rolls
1832 John Bysher tax rolls

--- 1822-1830 ---
Highland County, Ohio:
1822 Crisly Bishar, Jacob Bishar, Union Twp. Tax Rolls
1823 Chrisly Bisher, Jacob Bisher, Union Twp., Tax Rolls
1824 Chrisly Bisher, Jacob Bishar, Union Twp., Tax Rolls
1826 Christopher Bisher Tax Rolls, Union Twp.
March 1827 Christopher Bishir Jr. m. Susannah Hart
29 Jan 1828 Christopher Bisher land purchase (Sr or Jr?)
1828 Jacob Bisher land purchase, 105A.

The Bishirs appear in the tax rolls from 1830 on.

Christopher (Sr?) appears 1830-1832 in Liberty Twp.
Chrisopher (Jr?) appears 1836-1860 in Dodson Twp.
Jacob appears 1835-1860 in Liberty Twp.
John appears 1834 and 1835 in Dodson Twp.

--- 1830 ---
1830 Census:

Christopher Bishire - Union Twp., Highland Co., OH. 2 males under 5 (Andrew James and John Henry), 1 male 15-19 (brother Jonathan?), 1 male 20-29 (Christopher Bishir Jr.), 1 female 20-29 (Susannah Hart Bishir).

Frederick Bershir - Deerfield Twp., Warren Co., OH. 1 male 60-69 Frederick), 1 female 5-9, 1 female 10-14, 1 female 10-14, 1 female 15-19, 1 female 40-49.

John Bishere - Liberty Twp., Highland Co., OH. 1 male under 5 (Joseph), 1 male 30-39 (John), 1 female under 5 (Hannah), 1 female 30-39 (Angelina Coddington Bishir).

Jacob Bishere - Union Twp., Highland Co., OH. 1 male 5-9 (Samuel), 1 male 30-39 (Jacob), 1 male 60-69 (Christopher Sr.?), 1 female under 5 (Louisa), 1 female 5-9 (Sarah), 1 female 30-39 (Elizabeth Coddington Bishir).

Jeremiah Bishere - Fairfield Twp., Tippecanoe Co., IN. 2 males under 5 (Miles and ???), 1 male 30-39 (Jeremiah), 1 female 30-39 (Ester).

--- 1831 ---
A Jacob Bysher appears in the 1831 Cincinnati Directory, page 28: “Bysher, Jacob (Laborer) James Bryant, Board, Cincinnati, Ohio (Male)”

--- 1840 ---
Crisley does not appear in the households of Jacob, Chrisotpher Jr., or Jonathan in Highland Co., Ohio in the 1840 census, nor is he with Jeremiah. There are TWO Johns (Bisher and Bysher) in Hanover, Shelby Co., Indiana in 1840 (on the same census page with John and Ezra Coddington). Both have a 60-70 year old man living with them (Crisley would have been 81 by 1840). The man could not be John’s father-in-law since he died in 1833. One of the Johns is 30-40 and the other is 40-50 (John was 42 in 1840). Who is the other John? Where is Crisley? Is one of the elderly men Frederick and/or Chrisley?

--- 1847 ---
According to Mary Ann Garman and the Jacob Bishir family bible, Christopher Bishir died 2 April 1847 near Hillsboro, Highland Co., OH.


-------- LOOSE ENDS ----------

Frederick Bishir

A Frederick Bishir appears on the tax lists for Warren Co., Ohio with the other Bishirs. Frederick also appears in the 1830 census for Warren Co., Ohio with a much younger wife and four daughters. He is between 60 and 70 at that time, so perhaps he was Christopher Sr’s younger brother. We can’t find him in 1840 - he may have died and his wife remarried. Frederick last appears in the 1832 tax rolls and that is the year John and Jeremiah did as well - and moved to Indiana. Frederick probably moved to Indiana with them. It is interesting to note that Frederick appears with John and Jeremiah in Warren Co. records, but does not appear in Highland Co. records at all. Could he be the elderly fellow with John in Shelby Co., Indiana. Could Frederick be John and Jeremiah’s father, not Christly?

There is also a Frederick Bisher in Cocalico, Lancaster, Pa in the 1810 census. And there is the Jacob Frederick Beisher, age “16 and upwards” in Warrington Twp, York Co., PA in 1786 whose father, Jacob Beisher, had died and he was assigned to a guardian (see above). Could Jacob Beisher be the father of both Chrisly and Frederick?

Hannah Bisher and the Laman family

In a letter to J. Benson Bishir in 1953, Mary Anna (Bishir) Garman, the preeminent Bishir researcher of the mid-20th century, said she had a photo of “Aunt Hannah” and thought she might be another child of Christopher’s. As mentioned earlier, Christopher Beysher and Hannah Beysher are each listed in the York Co, Pennsylvania Clerk of Courts Quarter Session Dockets for September 1798 with criminal cases and a charge of Larceny. And there is a Hannah Bisher in the 1836-37 Cincinnati City Directory Page 20: “Bisher, Hannah, Mrs.) Race bw Canal and 12th, Cincinnati, Ohio (Female)”.

There is a marriage record in St. Louis, Missouri in 1879 for a Simeon Beishier and Margaret Stevens (nee Wilkerson) that lists Simeon’s parents as Christopher Beishier and Hanora Laman. Simeon was born 1818 in Ohio, appears in an 1840 Cincinnati city directory, and his descendents claim his family was from Alsace-Lorraine and that they were barrel makers. If the Hannah Beysher listed in the 1798 criminal case is the same person as Hanora in the 1879 marriage record, she could be the mother of all of Christopher’s children, including Simeon Beisheir. DNA (see below) has confirmed his connection to the family.

There is a Peter Laman on the tax lists of 1798 in Mongahan Twp., York Co., Pennsylvania. Also, C. Bishir appears as a witness on a will for Jacob Laman (d. 1852), proven in Highland Co., Ohio on Feb 19, 1858. Jacob Layman was a German Baptist preacher, who was active in Clinton, Brown, Highland and Clermont Counties in Ohio. He came from Tennessee to Ohio. (RootsWeb)

Grandma Luce

Also, “Grandma Luce” might be another daughter. This seemed likely since there were 5 female children living with Crisley’s family in 1810 and we have only been able to indentify one, Elizabeth. Further research indicates that Margaret Coddington (sister of Elizabeth and Angelina) had a daughter, Sarah (b. 1824, Warren Co. Ohio), who married Solon Luce. She may have been “Grandma Luce”.

Canadian Pyshers

There is a Zachariah Pysher living in Louth, Lincoln, Canada (near Buffalo, NY) who was born in 1791 in the US. Also, a Frederick Pysher, born in Pennsylvania, is listed on his daughter’s death certificate there. Could Frederick and Zachariah have moved to Canada in the 1830s? If so, how did Frederick have a daughter who was born in 1835 in Pennsylvania?

Christian Bisher and Nancy Martin

There is a marriage between Christian Bisher and Nancy Martin in Clinton County, Ohio on 26 January 1836. We have been able to trace three potential candidates for children of this union: James Barshear/Byshire/etc. - b. 1838 (who may, instead, be Jonathan Bishir’s son); Sarah E. Bysher - b. 1840 (married John D. Moon); Catherine - b. 1842. Could this be a late marriage for Christly? All three of these “children” are living with other familes in the 1850 and 1860 censuses, which might indicate that Christian and Nancy were both dead by then. We have scoured the Clinton County probate records but can find no sign of them or of Martins that are obviously related.

It is also possible (and perhaps more likely) that Christian was the father of Jacob Bisher of Madison Co., Ohio who could have been Sarah’s brother (they were in close proximity in the census). If so, Jacob’s being born in Bavaria in 1831 and Sarah in Ohio in 1840 would indicate that Christian emigrated from Germany in the early 1830s and married Nancy Martin in 1836.

DNA Analysis

Y-DNA analysis:

Thor Bisher, a descendant of Jonathan Bishir, and Rob Bishir, a descendant of Jeremiah Bishir, have tested Y-DNA 43 markers (at and match with a genetic distance of 2. Mike Beishir, a descendant of Simeon Beishir, has a Y-DNA 37 match (genetic distance 4) to Thor Bisher. This would prove that there is a paternal genetic connection between these three branches of the Bishir family.

Autosomal DNA analysis:

There is a DNA circle for Christopher Bishir Sr on that contains:

sherricow - descendant of Jacob Bishir
bkime421 - descendant of Jacob Bishir
rdhook1 - descendant of Jeremiah Bishir
B.W. (Bill Whirl) - descendant of Jacob Bishir
Carley Worth - descendant of Jonathan Bishir
JoanBe - descendant of Jeremiah Bishir
LGilmore - descendant of John Bishir
Kathleen Beishir Signiago - descendant of Simeon Bishir

Other Bishir descendants not yet in the circle (probably because of the lack of a public tree on Ancestry or differences in spelling or dates):

Diane Varela - descendant of Simeon Bishir
55Koi - descendant of Simeon Bishir
Martha Ninneman - descendant of Maj. Christopher Bishir, Jr.

Kathleen has a match to sherricow and to LGilmore. LGilmore matches Carley also. LGilmore and Kathleen both match 55Koi. Kathleen matches a cousin, Diane Varela, who shares a match with Kathleen and Carley named JoanBe.

This “web” of Bishir matches would seem to greatly strengthen the case that Simeon is the youngest son of Christopher Bishir Sr. and that his wife was Hannorah Laman.

Carley Bisher Worth ( 
Bishir, Christopher (I664)
2010 with Sarah and John Fradenburgh in 1920 Midland Michigan census. I have image copied. See John and Sarah Fradenburg.

With William and Zetta Fradenburg in 1930 Midland Co. Michigan Census. See them for info. 
Gillam, Thomas Eli (I4337)
2011 Worked in timber. Lived in Halfway, Oregon. Bisher, Alvia (I3639)
2012 Worked on power lines. Lost his right arm below the elbow. Attended Northwestern College of Law in Portland, Oregon, graduating in 1917/18. Later became an attorney in Los Angeles, California. His office was in the Spring Street Arcade building in downtown Los Angeles. He lived at 1651 Oakknoll Ave. in San Marino, California. He retired to Paradise, California. Bisher, Jr. John Lowell (I3807)
2013 World War I veteran. Mendenhall, Paul Robinson (I2339)
2014 WWII Veteran, survived German Prison. Taylor, Paul Sherman (I1987)
2015 WWII veteran, survived radiation poisoning after Hiroshima, died of cancer in 1977. Taylor, Earl Wendell (I2423)
2016 YOLO DEMOCRAT, Thursday, April 16, 1896

After a Lingering Illness, He Expired Wednesday Night.

William D. Campbell died at his residence, near Agricultural Park, Wednesday night. He had been ill with organic diseases of the heart and liver for about three years and was confined to his bed for several weeks.

The deceased was a native of Cooper county, Missouri, where he was born on July 28, 1845. He came to California in 1856, locating near Buckeye, and has since been a resident of Yolo county.

In 1870 he was married to Miss Cali¬fornia Spurgeon, and the fruit of that union has been four sons and two daughters. All the family survives the father.
The deceased also leaves three brothers and three sisters, as follows:
Jesse and .John, of this county, and Stonewall, of Fresno; Mrs. Maggie Bowers, of Oroville, Mrs. Alice Lam¬bert, of Fresno, and Mrs. Sarah Monroe, of Madison.
Mr. Campbell was a good citizen, a kind neighbor, an indulgent father and an affectionate husband. He was loyal to his friends and grateful to those who befriended him. 
Campbell, William D. (I8356)
2017 [mtDNA has proven that Elizabeth Stowell Brown is not our Mary Ann Brown’s mother. So Wm. Harrison Brown & Elizabeth are not her parents. So the conjecture that follows is not correct.]

The family was living in Lamar Co., Texas in 1850 and left on a wagon train of 100 wagons bound for California in April, 1853, arriving in El Monte in November of the same year. Other families in the wagon train included the Glass, Stark, and Balaam families who all ended up later in Tulare Co., CA. It would seem that Elizabeth’s mother, Margaret Stowell, was also on the train because she was married in El Monte in 1856 and may have raised young Mary Brown.

We have found no record of William’s death, but it appears he and Elizabeth may have been dead prior to the 1860 census because Mary’s grandmother is raising her by then. On the other hand, a William Harrison Brown appears in the Great Register of Voters for Kern County, California in 1866 and a W H Brown is listed as a miner in Mariposa County (Hornitos), California. His age is about right (45) and birthplace is North Carolina. Could Elizabeth have died and William H Brown struck out to find his fortune in the goldfields, leaving his children in Los Angeles with their maternal grandmother?

Autosomal DNA matches indicate that William’s family originally came from Blount Co., Alabama to Texas in the late 1830s. They were living in Wilkes Co., North Carolina in the late 1700s and early 1800s and in Pittsylvania, Virginia before that. However most of this is suggestive based on multiple triangulated DNA segment matches and could be incorrect.

We believe Mary Ann Brown was the daughter of William Harrison and Elizabeth Stowell Brown because:

1. There is a DNA match to a descendant of another Brown family also living in Lamar Co., Texas in 1850.
2. Mary’s first husband, George Balaam Sr., was on the 1853 wagon train that Wm. and Elizabeth took to California and his family was living near Mary and her grandmother in El Monte in the 1860 census.
3. Members of the family wound up in Tulare Co. by 1869 when Mary married George Balaam Sr. there.
4. A descendant of Mary (Carley Bisher Worth) has many autosomal matches to persons with the Stowell ancestry.

However, alternate scenarios are possible. At this point we guess that William and Elizabeth Stowell are 75% probable to be Mary’s parents. 
Brown, William Harrison (I9172)
2018 [per Terry Chaffee] Last known address for Mr.  Homer Righetti:                                                                         271 Birch St, Cayucos,Ca.
Children: 2 sons 1 daughter, now Mrs O'Conner. The one daughter, has a daughter Susan O'Conner Huntington who has 4 girls and 1 boy; location unknown.
This same daughter also has a son, Lawrence O'Conner. Location also unknown. 
Righetti, Homer (I10269)
2019 “Children” below are actually all other unidentified Lees in Howard Co. Missouri in the various censuses up to 1850. They are not (necessarily) siblings of Richard Lee.

Hancock Lee and Mary Willis are often given for the parents of Richard Lee but many researchers dispute this and DNA tests have shown it cannot be the case. 
Lee, Unconfirmed (I9156)
2020 “Joseph R. Yoakley is the fifth of the nine children born to his parents. The first seventeen years of his life were passed on the farm and the following three years were passed in a printing office. In 1876 he came to Texas, stopped in Tarrant county four years, and then settled in Shiloh, where for the past eight years he as been engaged in general merchandising. He received the appointment of postmaster in November, 1885, and has filled the postion until the present time to the entire satisfaction of the community. In March 1882, Mr. Yoakley married Miss Georgia Mills, daughter of Dr. Mills, of Alabama, and there have been born to this union two children -- W. Carlos and C. Wallace.”

“JR had a general store, a sawmill & was a blacksmith. Said to be a Scottsman. Member of "Woodmen of
the World". Had sons: Wallos, Carl, Berlos & Joseph & a daughter Wilma.”

The family was living in Denton Co., Texas in 1900.

“J. R. Yoakley Dead

Record-Chronicle, Special
WAKETON, June 26. -- J.R. Yoakley, a well known businessman of Yoakley’s Store near Shiloh, died at his home Saturday afternoon of heart failure, and was buried in Shiloh cemetery Sunday, several from here attending the services.

Mr. Yoakley was well known thruout his section of the county where he had lived for many years. He was postmaster at Shiloh a number of years before that office was discontinued.”

Yoakley opened his store in 1880 and operated it until his death in 1917. His wife ran the store thereafter at least until the 1930s. It was one of the oldest businesses continuously run in Denton Co. It was a general merchandise business in the 1880s, and for many years the Yoakleys had a large volume of trade, supplying the needs of the people over a wide area of the county. In the earlier days a large stock of merchandise, including dry goods and clothing, was carried, but with the advent of better roads and faster means of travel, more of the people in that section traded in larger communities, and by the 1930s a smaller stock of goods, consisting largely of groceries and various household articles, is carried. 
Yoakley, Joseph Richard (I7057)
2021 “Son Carl's children were JR, Adalaie, Carline, Ernestine,Monty & Donald.”

Carlos is living with his deceased wife’s parents, E & M.E. Newton, in Ochiltree, Texas in 1910. He and his wife, Curtis, are living as roomers in Fort Worth, Texas in 1930. 
Yoakley, Wilton Carlos (I2022)
2022 • EVENT: 12 SEP 1918, St. Mihiel, France?wounded during WWI at Battle of St. Mihiel, 1st Sgt. CO. C, 356 Inf., ?89 Division Lee, Wilfred Clay (I8024)

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