James Bishir

Male Abt 1840 - 1905  (~ 65 years)


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  • Name James Bishir  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Birth Abt 1835  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Born Abt 1840  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Jul 1905  Clinton Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Buried Sugar Grove Cem., Clinton Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I1490  Bishir Family | Jonathan & Elizabeth Bishir
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2015 

    Father Jonathan Bishir,   b. Abt 1811, Newport, Campbell Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1887, Lynchburg, Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Spickard,   b. Abt 1814, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1877, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married 29 Mar 1838  Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F804  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca Jane Luce,   b. Abt 1849, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 6 Nov 1881  Pulaski, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. George Bishir,   b. Abt 1882, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. James William Basher,   b. 2 Feb 1893, Wilmington, Clinton Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1960, Clinton, DeWitt Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F2540  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH:
      We only see James with his parents in the 1860 census listed as a cooper, like his father. We’ve wondered, since Jane is missing from the 1860 census and James is the same age as Jane, whether the census taker misunderstood the gender and name. This could be the case since William Bishir, in his pension application, lists all of his brothers and sisters, including Jane Bishir, but does not list a James Bishir.

      If, on the other hand, James really DID exist, there is a 13 year old James Byshier living in Union Twp., Clinton Co., Ohio with the Henry Hemelwright family in 1850. He is a bit old for our James, but if it is him, it would explain why he is missing from his family in 1850.

      There is a James Basher (and many other spellings of the last name) who lived in Clinton Co., Ohio and we think was probably Jonathan and Elizabeth Bishir’s son.

      Confusing the issue is that there is a James K. Barsheer living as a laborer with the John T. Early family in Liberty Twp., Clinton Co. in the 1860 census. Is James Barsheer the later James Barshear in Clinton Co. and a different person than our James? Or could our James have been double enumerated at his home and at his place of work?

      James Barshear served for 9 months during the Civil War in the 79th Ohio Infantry and was discharged for disability in March, 1863.

      James Barshere was living with the Darbyshire family in Liberty, Clinton Co., Ohio in 1870.

      James Bishiear of the 79th Ohio, Co. D is listed in the 1890 census veterans’ schedules in the Clinton Co., OH infirmary.

      James Basher was living in Union, Clinton Co., Ohio in 1900 with his wife and son, James Jr. He is listed at 75 years old.

      There is a veteran gravestone for James Barshear, Co. D, 79 Ohio Inf. in Sugar Grove Cem., Wilmington, Clinton Co., OH (b. 1839, d. 1905)

      RESEARCH: A James Bishir, b. abt 1844 in Ohio, is listed in Prescott, Arizona as a blacksmith in the 1870 census.

  • Sources 
    1. [S426] 1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005).

    2. [S446] 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004).

    3. [S482] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003).

    4. [S277] Census 1890 Veterans Schedule.

    5. [S576] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004).

    6. [S597] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005).

    7. [S401] FindAGrave.

    8. [S801] Marriage record for Jonathan Bishir and Elizabeth Spickart, (EF#227, SN#401, 25 Jan 1982).

    9. [S886] Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005).