Rebecca Ann Bishir

Female 1853 - 1891  (38 years)


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  • Name Rebecca Ann Bishir  [1
    Born 2 Aug 1853  Highland Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Nov 1891 
    Buried Stroup Cemetery, Dodson Twp., Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I1501  Bishir Family | Jonathan & Elizabeth Bishir
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2014 

    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  [3
    Family ID F804  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Franklin Pierce Stroup,   b. 4 Jan 1853, Dodson Twp., Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1921, Lynchburg, Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 3 May 1879  Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Infant Stroup,   b. 1871,   d. 1871  (Age 0 years)
     2. Infant Stroup,   b. 1872,   d. 1872  (Age 0 years)
     3. John Edgar Stroup,   b. 1874,   d. 1875  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F811  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    STROUP, Rebecca Ann (Bishir)
    STROUP, Rebecca Ann (Bishir)
    Contributed by Mark Lemon

  • Notes 
    • Although the IGI record that has the marriage for Rebecca lists her parents as William and Mary Jane Bishir, there is no such couple in any of the censuses. By process of elimination, Rebecca must be Jonathan and Elizabeth's daughter. She appears in the 1870 census, single, working as a clerk in a dry goods store in Highland Co. All around her on the census page are Stroups - Franklin P. Stroup is 4 pages away from her entry.

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      Two Rebecca Ann Bishirs of Highland County, Ohio.

      Which one married Franklin Pierce Stroup and which one married James H. Turner? They were first cousins born in Dodson Twp. five years apart.

      Rebecca, the daughter of Major Christopher Bishir and his 2nd wife Rebecca Abernathy was b abt. 1848, Dodson Twp, Highland Co. OH and died 7 Dec 1887 in Clermont Co. OH. She is buried in Greenberry (Formerly Hutchinson) Cemetery, Jackson Twp, Clermont Co. OH.
      She married James H. Turner (b. 1859 OH) 10 Mar 1882 in Highland Co. OH
      She is shown with her parents in the following census:

      1850 Highland Co. Dodson, OH called Rebecca A. Age 5
      1860 Highland Co. Dodson, OH called Ann age 15
      1870 Highland Co. OH, called Rebecca A. age 22, single
      1880 Clermont Co. OH, called Rebecca Beshire, age 32 single

      Rebecca’s first cousin also named Rebecca Ann Bishir was b. 2 Aug 1853 Highland Co. OH, d. 12 Nov 1891 Buried Stroup Cemetery, Dodson Twp, Highland Co., OH
      She is the dau of Jonathan Bishir and his wife Elizabeth Spickard—Jonathan is the younger brother of Major Christopher Bishir. .
      She married Franklin Pierce Stroup b. 4 Jan 1853, Highland Co. OH, married on 3 May 1879 Highland Co. OH

      There is much confusion between the two Rebecca Ann Bishirs…..but the best proof that Rebecca Ann, daughter of Jonathan Bishir was the one that married FP Stroup, is the fact that Major Christopher’s Rebecca was still single, living with her parents in Clermont Co. in the 1880 census, while F.P. Stroup married Rebecca A. Bishir in Highland Co., in 1879 and they are listed as husband and wife in the 1880 census in Dodson, Highland Co., as Frank P. and Ann Stroup.

      There is an additional record on the Stroup family website listing the wife of F.P. Stroup as Rebecca Bishir daughter of William and Mary Jane Bishir. We have no record for that couple. Although there are numerous William Bishirs, none is married to a Mary Jane with a daughter Rebecca that we can document so far…..

      The Highland Weekly News, May 15, 1879, Image 3:

      LYNCHBURG
      Frank Stroup and Miss Rebecca Bishir were married at the M.E. parsonage on the 3d inst., Rev. J. H. Middleton officiating.

      DODSONVILLE
      Two more have gone to try the “sad realities” of married life. Mr. Frank Stroup and Miss Annie Bishir concluded to henceforth “trot in double harness” and on the 3d had the necessary ceremony performed. After their marriage they drove to Uncle Charles Stroup’s, where “Aunt Lizzie” had in waiting an elegant and tempting supper. After supper the assembled guests repaired to the parlor and spent the evening pleasantly, in singing, and in social chat. The bride received from friends.

      During the evening they were favored with a musical (?) serenade. One of the serenaders left his musical instrument which he can have calling, etc.

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

    2. [S1] Cemetery Inscriptions of Highland County, Ohio, McBride, David & Jane, (1954).

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