William Bishir

William Bishir

Male 1840 - 1934  (93 years)

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  • Name William Bishir  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 19 Aug 1840  Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Cooper & Co. I, 24th OVI during Civil War  [8
    Died 17 Jan 1934  Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 9
    Buried 20 Jan 1934  Masonic Cem. (F&AM), Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I1642  Bishir Family | Jonathan & Elizabeth Bishir
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2011 

    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  [11
    Family ID F804  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Judith “Judia” Boyland,   b. 5 Apr 1849, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1938, Clark Twp., Clinton Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 29 Oct 1866  Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Children 
     1. George A. Bishir,   b. 25 Aug 1867, Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1872, Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
     2. Charles E. Bishir,   b. 28 Aug 1869, Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1872, Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     3. Nettie Bishir,   b. 1 Aug 1872, Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1873, Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     4. Jonathan Bishir,   b. 10 Jun 1874, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1922  (Age 47 years)
    +5. Izella Bishir,   b. 30 Dec 1876, Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1966, Clinton Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     6. William Lee Bishir,   b. 24 Mar 1879, Lynchburg, Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1956, Springfield, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     7. Harry Bishir,   b. 16 Sep 1881, Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1882, Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. Elizabeth “Bessie” M. Bishir,   b. 11 Jan 1883, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1963, St. Petersburg, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     9. Frederich W. Bishir,   b. 9 Aug 1885, Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1889, Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
    +10. Joseph Benson Bishir,   b. 11 Feb 1888, Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1978, Lake Worth, Palm Beach, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +11. Hazel M. Bishir,   b. 28 Jan 1890, Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1969, Oceanside, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     12. Louis Bishir,   b. 11 Jun 1893, Lynchburg, Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1956, VA Hospital, Dayton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F49  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Aug 1840 - Lynchburg, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Jan 1934 - Lynchburg, Ohio Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    BISHIR, William, age 17 as he entered the army during the Civil War
    BISHIR, William, age 17 as he entered the army during the Civil War
    Contributed by Kathy Kearney. Copy of photo was sent to Kathy's father, Lundy Bishir, by Zella Shaper.
    (If you use this image, please credit the contributor and link to the Bishir web site)
    BISHIR group on the occasion of the 66th Wedding Anniversary of William and Judia Bishir, Highland Co., Ohio, October 1932
    BISHIR group on the occasion of the 66th Wedding Anniversary of William and Judia Bishir, Highland Co., Ohio, October 1932
    Courtesy of the Mark Sebastian Archive - please do not republish this photo in any form including to anywhere else on the Internet without specific permission
    BISHIR, William - labeled 'Jane's Grandfather's medals'. Probably William Bishir's GAR and Sons of Union Veterans badges.
    BISHIR, William - labeled "Jane's Grandfather's medals". Probably William Bishir's GAR and Sons of Union Veterans badges.
    Courtesy of the Mark Sebastian Archive - please do not republish this photo in any form including to anywhere else on the Internet without specific permission
    BISHIR, Bill & Judia, married 66 years (1932)
    BISHIR, Bill & Judia, married 66 years (1932)
    Contributed by John Sebastian

    Documents
    Excerpt from the Journal of Hershel N. Henderson of Lynchburg, Ohio, in the late 1800s. (Troth, Hugh: Lynchburg, Ohio II)
    Excerpt from the Journal of Hershel N. Henderson of Lynchburg, Ohio, in the late 1800s. (Troth, Hugh: Lynchburg, Ohio II)
    Includes an informal census of everyone living in the town in May, 1885. (Very large download - over 1MB)
    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
    BISHIR, William & Judia family bible
    BISHIR, William & Judia family bible
    Courtesy of the Mark Sebastian Archive - please do not republish this document in any form including to anywhere else on the Internet without specific permission
    BISHIR, Judia - 1934 pension approval
    BISHIR, Judia - 1934 pension approval
    Courtesy of the Mark Sebastian Archive - please do not republish this photo in any form including to anywhere else on the Internet without specific permission
    BISHIR, William, excerpts from his Civil War pension file
    BISHIR, William, excerpts from his Civil War pension file

    Headstones
    BISHIR, William & Judia, Lynchburg, Ohio
    BISHIR, William & Judia, Lynchburg, Ohio
    Contributed by Cathy Pitzer
    BISHIR, William & Judia (distance) and son William Lee Bishir and wife Anna (foreground)
    BISHIR, William & Judia (distance) and son William Lee Bishir and wife Anna (foreground)
    Contributed by Celtic Giraffe Research

  • Notes 
    • They lived in Clinton Co. in 1900. William served for 3 years in the 24th Ohio, Company I during the Civil War. William was a cooper and was still making barrels at age 75 or older.

      --------- (Provided by Mark Sebastian)
      OBITUARY OF WILLIAM BISHIR

      William Bishir was born Aug 19, 1841 at Lynchburg, Ohio. He was the son of Jonathan and Elizabeth Spigerd Bishir.

      During the Civil War, he served four years in the service of his country, and was honorably discharged. He was a member of Company 1, 24th Regiment, also a member of the Hancock Corp and was honorably discharged from same.

      William Bishir has spent his entire life in this community. In 1866 he was united in the bonds of Holy Matrimony to Judia Boyland. To this union there was born 12 children, five dying in early childhood. In 1922, John, a son, passed away.This son was also a soldier, having served thirty years in the service. His body is interred in the Phillipine Islands.

      Mr. Bishir was a member of the Disciples of Christ Church, having united with said church in his early years. He was a man who was deeply loved by his wife and children who will always cherish his memory and to his wife, his companion for 67 years there will be an emptiness which cannot be filled.

      Mr. Bishir leaves to mourn his passing Mrs. Zella Shaffer of Lynchburg, Mr. William Bishir of Springfield, Ohio, Mrs Bessie Keifer of Dayton, Ohio, Mr Ben Bishir of Dayton, Ohio, Mrs Hazel Fry of Lynchburg and Louis Bishir, a son, living at home. Louis is also a World War veteran.

      William Bishir passed away at his home in Lynchburg, Ohio on Wednesday morning, January 17, 1934 at the ripe age of 92 yrs. Services conducted at home by Rev. Walter W. Larson of the Lutheran Church. Interment at Masonic Cemetary, Lynchburg, Ohio.

      "Sunset and evening star,
      and one clear call for me!
      And may there be no moaning of the bar,
      when I put out to sea,
      but such a tide as moving seems asleep,
      too full for sound and foam,
      when that which drew from out the boundless dee
      turns agian home.
      Twilight and evening bell,
      and after that the dark!
      And may there be no sadness of farewell when I embark;

      For though from out our borne of time and place,
      The flood may bear me far,
      I hope to see my piolt face to face
      When I have crossed the bar.
      -----------------

      Research Notes: William is listed as 6 years old in 1850, and 16 in 1860, and 26 in 1870, and 34 in 1880. But his death cert lists his birth date as 19 Aug 1840 - not too likely.

  • Sources 
    1. [S256] Census 1880 William & Judia Bishir.

    2. [S391] William Bishir 1890 Veteran Census Schedule.

    3. [S645] Census 1920 Wm Juda and Louis Bishir.

    4. [S736] Census 1930 Wm Juda and Louis Bishir.

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

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

    7. [S449] Census 1900 Wm & Judith Bishir.

    8. [S459] Census 1900 Wm Bishir & Judith Clinton Co. OH.

    9. [S1435] William & Judia Bishir family bible.

    10. [S633] A History of the Early Settlement of Highland,Co., Ohio, Daniel Scott, (EF#232, SN#406).

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

    12. [S840] Marriage Records of Highland Co., Ohio (1805-1880), McBride, David & Jane, (1962).