Elizabeth Spickard

Female Abt 1814 - 1877  (~ 63 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Spickard  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1814  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Female 
    Also Known As Betsy  [4
    Alternate Name Elizabeth Spickart  [1
    Birth 1817  Ohio or Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6, 7
    Died 1877  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Buried 1877  Lynchburg, Ohio (Masonic Cemetery) Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    FindAGrave memorial for Elizabeth (Spickard) Bishir
    FindAGrave memorial for Elizabeth (Spickard) Bishir
    Person ID I1640  Bishir Family | Jonathan & Elizabeth Bishir
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2013 

    Father William Warren Spickard,   b. 1784, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1868, Hillsboro, Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Jane Knox,   b. May 1782, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1876, Hillsboro, Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 94 years) 
    Married 8 Nov 1810  Monroe, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    Alternate Marriage Date Abt 1819  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Family ID F4891  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 29 Mar 1838  Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Children 
    +1. 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)
    +2. James Bishir,   b. Abt 1840, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1905, Clinton Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
    +3. William Bishir,   b. 19 Aug 1840, Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1934, Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    +4. Jane Bishir,   b. Abt 1840, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1909, Cincinnati, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
     5. Amanda Bishir,   b. 7 Feb 1850, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1916, Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +6. Rebecca Ann Bishir,   b. 2 Aug 1853, Highland Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1891  (Age 38 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F804  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    BISHIR, plot maps of the old Masonic Cemetery, Lynchburg, Ohio provided by Harold Braley
    BISHIR, plot maps of the old Masonic Cemetery, Lynchburg, Ohio provided by Harold Braley
    Contributed by Celtic Giraffe Research

    Headstones
    BISHIR, Elizabeth - area of her headstone
    BISHIR, Elizabeth - area of her headstone
    Contributed by Celtic Giraffe Research
    BISHIR, Elizabeth S., Masonic Cemetery, Lynchburg, Ohio
    BISHIR, Elizabeth S., Masonic Cemetery, Lynchburg, Ohio
    Contributed by Celtic Giraffe Research

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH:
      Elizabeth's maiden name appears both as Spickart and Spickard. William lists his mother’s name as Rebecca in his pension application, and Jane’s death certificate lists her as Mary (Jane’s son, Clifford, was the informant). She is buried as Elizabeth Bishir, however. It is odd that her children didn’t seem to know her first name!

      Looking at the Spickard families in Highland Co. in the early to mid 1800s, we came to the conclusion that Elizabeth PROBABLY belonged to William Warren by process of elimination.

      George Spickard Sr.’s will clearly defines his sons, who are potential fathers for Elizabeth. It didn't seem likely she could be the daughter of any of the younger boys since they weren't married and having children until the 1820s (George Jr., John Smith and Alexander) and Elizabeth's birth year hovers around 1814ish. That pretty much leaves only Thomas and William Warren Spickard as likely candidates.

      According to the 1830 census, Thomas Spickard doesn't have a daughter at that time (one appears with Thomas by 1840, but Elizabeth is married by then). William Warren, however, has 2 girls between 10 and 15 and 3 between 15 and 20 in 1830. Other than Mary Ann and Margaret who appear in later censues, the three older girls are unaccounted for (we do not have names for them.) Elizabeth and Caroline could be among these older girls.

      Other evidence suggests that Elizabeth belongs to William Warren. Caroline Gibler clearly is his daughter since William's widow, Jane Spickard, lived with her after William's death (1870 census), and Elizabeth Bishir and Caroline Gibler lived side by side in the 1850 census, with William and Jane just 2 doors away.

  • Sources 
    1. [S383] "Highland County Ohio Vital Records", David N. McBride, David N. McBride, (EF#224, SN#398, 14 Mar 1981).

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

    3. [S180] Census 1870 Jonathan & Elizabeth Bishir.

    4. [S1140] Death certificate for Amanda Shaffer.

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

    6. [S219] Death certificate for William Bisher, (EF#233, SN#408, 10 Feb 1984).

    7. [S359] Headstone, Lynchburg Masonic Cemetery, Highland Co., Ohio.

    8. [S1159] FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File: Jane Knox, Peter A. CHARLES.

    9. [S694] Highland Pioneer Sketches and Family Genealogies, Ayres, Elsie Johnson, (1971).

    10. [S1531] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971.

    11. [S1160] IGI marriage record for Wm & Jane Spickard.

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