Delilah Morsman

Female 1850 - 1922  (72 years)


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  • Name Delilah Morsman  [1, 2, 3
    Birth Abt 1849  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Born 7 Mar 1850  Clinton Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Also Known As Lyda  [7
    Died 7 Mar 1922  Hamilton Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 8
    Buried 11 Mar 1922  Lynchburg, Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I1634  Bishir Family | Jonathan & Elizabeth Bishir
    Last Modified 19 May 2013 

    Father Levi Morsman,   b. 1805, Pittsford, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860  (Age < 54 years) 
    Mother Rachael Fox,   b. 1806, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1870  (Age < 63 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1825  Brown Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Family ID F330  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family George W. Bishir,   b. Jan 1839, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1906, Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 16 Nov 1867  Lynchburg, Ohio (just outside) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8
    Children 
    +1. Walter P. Bishir,   b. 28 Jan 1869, Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1919, Cincinnati, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    +2. Albert Burton Bishir,   b. 8 Nov 1872, Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1928, Cynthiana, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     3. Frank Bishir,   b. 18 Mar 1877, Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880  (Age < 2 years)
    +4. Dolla Blanche Bishir,   b. 23 May 1879, Dodson Twp., Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1938, Dayton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    +5. Lillie Elva Bishir,   b. 17 Apr 1886, Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1954, New Vienna, Clinton Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F802  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 11 Mar 1922 - Lynchburg, Highland Co., Ohio Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    BISHIR George and MORSMAN Delilah, newspaper marriage announcement, Highland Weekly News, 28 Nov 1867
    BISHIR George and MORSMAN Delilah, newspaper marriage announcement, Highland Weekly News, 28 Nov 1867

  • Notes 
    • George & Delilah live next door to Jonathan and Molly Ruse (who run a hotel in Lynchburg) in 1880. (Molly is Delilah's sister) Delilah lives with her youngest daughter, Elva, in New Vienna from 1910 and then in Cincinnati until her death.

      Research:

      Delilah almost certainly belongs to Levi and Rachael Morseman. There are no other likely candidates in the US in the 1850 and 1860 censuses. Her brother, Jonathan, vouched for her at her marriage (although, perhaps it may have been her brother-IN-LAW, Jonathan Ruse). No Jonathan Morseman is listed in the censuses for Levi’s family - but, then, there are no Jonathan Morsmans to be found in the censuses anyway.

      Her death certificate lists her father's name as "Sylvester Morsman". There is only one Sylvester Morseman in the 1850 and 1860 censuses, and he has no children named Delilah. He lived near Levi in 1850 and moved to Illinois shortly thereafter. A newspaper story in the 1886 Highland Weekly News reports “Mr. Mossman and wife, who went to Illinois forty years ago, returned on Saturday on a visit to his sisters, Mrs. J. Ruse [Mollie Morsman Ruse] and Mrs. George Bishir [Delilah Morsman Bishir].”

      Brown Co. is quite close to Highland Co. and in 1860, in Brown Co., there is a Delilah Morsman (age 11) living with Levi’s widow, Rachael (age 54), and Mary (age 8). This would appear to clinch it.

      Alternate spellings: Morseman, Mossman.

  • Sources 
    1. [S783] Marriage record for George Bisher and Delilah Morsman, (EF#202, SN#352, 25 Apr 1979).

    2. [S504] Census 1910 Delilah Bishir.

    3. [S85] Census 1850 Levi Morseman.

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

    5. [S742] Censuses (1850, 1860, 1870, 1900) for Bishers, Taylors, and Pitzers, (EF#172, SN#268, 7 Dec 1977).

    6. [S83] Death certificate for Delilah Bishir.

    7. [S1473] Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958.

    8. [S773] Civil War military records for Jonathan Bishare and George Bishir, (EF#230, SN#404, 23 Feb 1984).

    9. [S707] Susan Jurado.

    10. [S767] IGI Marriage record for Levi & Rachael Morsman.