Miles Bishir

Male 1830 - 1898  (67 years)


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  • Name Miles Bishir  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Birth 1830  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Born 11 Jan 1830  Highland, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alternate Name Miles /Bisher/  [1
    Birth 11 Jan 1830  Highland Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Death 1898  Jasper Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation BET 1871 AND 1882, Justice of the peace  [6
    Died 1898  Jasper, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried UNKNOWN  Independence Cemetery, Gillam Twp, Jasper, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I4044  Bishir Family | Jeremiah & Esther/Malinda Bishir
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2013 

    Father Jeremiah M Bishir,   b. 13 Jun 1800, York, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1875, Monticello, White, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Ester Millet,   b. 1803, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1843, White, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 1 Nov 1827  Warren, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F1577  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lavina Gillam,   b. 16 May 1832, Carroll, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1913, Jasper, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 11 Jul 1852  Jasper, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Alternate Marriage Date 11 Jul 1852  Jasper co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Bisher,   b. 2 Apr 1854,   d. 15 Jul 1854, Jasper, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. John G Bisher,   b. 14 Jul 1855, Gillam Twp, Jasper, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1906, Gillam Twp, Jasper, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    +3. Jeremiah Bisher,   b. 24 Aug 1857, Jasper, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1931, Jasper, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     4. Stephen A Bishir,   b. 24 Feb 1860, Jasper, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1864, Jasper, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     5. Martha Ellen Bisher,   b. 14 Dec 1862, Medaryville, Jasper, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1935  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F1605  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    BISHIR, Miles, 1837 Land Patent
    BISHIR, Miles, 1837 Land Patent

    Headstones
    BISHIR, Miles & Lavina (Gillam)
    BISHIR, Miles & Lavina (Gillam)
    Contributed by Rob Bishir

  • Notes 
    • From: Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana : historical and biographical.
      Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co., 1883, 799 pgs. Page 571

      GILLAM TOWNSHIP
      MILES BISHIR, farmer and stock-raiser is a native of Highland County, Ohio, born January 11, 1830, and is a son of Jeremiah and Esther (Millet) Bishir, of German and Welsh descent. They were married in Ohio, were farmers, and about 1833 moved, among the first settlers, to White County, Ind., where Mr. Bishir followed his trade of cooper. He died in 1875, aged seventy-five years; he was a strong Democrat and a good citizen; his wife died a few years previous. Miles Bishir passed his boyhood in White County, going to school and assisting his father on the farm until his majority. In 1852, he located in this township on 160 acres of land secured by a Mexican land warrant. July 11, 1852, he wedded Mis Lovina Gillam, born May 16, 1831, daughter of John M. Gillam. To this marriage were born five children, three of whom are living -- John G., Jeremiah, and Martha E. Mr. Bishir continued to farm until 1859, when he moved to the Gillam farm, where he has since resided, which is a highly improved piece of land. Mr. Bishir is an active politician of the Democratic school, and served as Justice of the Peace from 1871 to 1882. He is a member of the Masonic order, and brought the first “separator” to this township. He and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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      Land Patentee on 5/15/1837. He paid cash for 80 acres in White county (Jasper was still part of White at that time). BLM GLO records online, it is document #27877, Accession # IN1830_.032

      1860 IN Census, Jasper Co., Gillam Twp. Enumerated 27 Jun 1860
      Dwelling #643/Family#631
      (Last Name, First Name, Age, Sex, color, Occupation, value of real estate, person estate value, Place of birth,)
      Miles Bisher30 m wfarmer1400 350 b.OH
      Lavina28 f w IN
      Jonathan4 m w IN
      Jeremiah2 m wIN
      unreadable 3/12 m wIN (*note, would be Stephan)
      Mary Gillam35 f w INIdiot
      Christopher Bisher 18 m w IN

      1870 Census Jasper Co, Gillam Twp. res#29 fam#30
      Last name, first name, age last birthday, sex, color, occupation, real estate, personal, place of birth, block 15 is attend school, 19 is male citizens over 21 yrs of age
      Bisher, Miles40farmer1600 365OH (block19 as well)
      Lavina38keeping houseIN
      Jonathan15IN (block 15)
      Jeremiah18IN (block 15)
      Martha E.7IN (block 15)
      Gillam, Mary43IN (insane)

      1880 Census, Jasper Co., Gillam Twp. res# 91 fam#91
      Last name, first name, color, sex, age as of 1 June 1880, relationship to head, single, married, widowed, married during year, place of birth, father's place of birth, mothers place of birth
      Bishir, Miles, w,m,50, farmer, married, b.OH, father b.PA, mother b.CT
      Lavina w,f,48. keeping house, marriedIN,IN,SC
      John G. w,m24,son,laborer, singleIN,OH, IN
      Martha E. w,f17, dau.,at home, singleIN,OH,IN
      Gillam, Mary w,f, sister in law, at home, IN,IN, SC (cannot read or write)

      There is no census available for IN in 1890.

  • Sources 
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    6. [S626] Lori Myers.

    7. [S427] 1850 Census, White Co., District 130, IN, 407B.

    8. [S733] History of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton Counties, IN.

    9. [S615] Gravestone.

    10. [S308] Warren County, OH Marriage Index.