Cooper with his barrel, 1840-1860
Library of Congress


This site is intended to be a clearinghouse for the benefit of all those who are researching the Bishir/Bisher family.

First the "Bishir" spelling we are using is just a placeholder for a lot of variations on the name. More so than most families, the Bishirs appear in records with a vast array of spellings: Bishir, Bisher, Byshire, Buysher, Bysheare... and the list goes on, although Bishir and Bisher are the most common today.

We started with Christopher Bishir's family who came to Highland County, Ohio from Pennsylvania in the 1830s and have since added lines in northern Ohio, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. We are happy to collect information about as many Bishir/Bishers as possible and put it up here so we can coordinate our research. This is your site - so help us out!

Feature Articles

feature 1 "Christly Bysher" and his Ohio and Indiana descendents.

feature 2 DNA Project If you are a male with the Bishir/Bisher last name, please read this!

feature 3 Can you help? Please help us with these research challenges.


PHOTOGRAPH OF JACOB BISHIR'S BARN: As of 1960 Jacob Bishir's barn was still in use near Hillsboro, Highland Co., Ohio.

CRISLEY BISHEER FOUND IN 1816 IN HAMILTON CO, OHIO: Crisley sells all his posessions to his son, Jacob. Read the transcription here.

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