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Jacob Bishir

Male 1796 - 1868  (71 years)


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  • Name Jacob Bishir  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 17 Oct 1796  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Farmer 
    Died 30 Jan 1868  Dodson Twp., Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8, 9
    Buried Hillsboro, Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I665  Carley Bisher's Ancestry
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2014 

    Father Christopher Bishir,   b. 25 Dec 1759, Alsace Lorraine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1847, Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Hanora Laman 
    Family ID F370  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Coddington,   b. 13 Nov 1797, Warren Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1875, near Hillsboro, Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1 Mar 1821  Warren Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Children 
    +1. Samuel Bishir,   b. 15 Sep 1822, Hillsboro, Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1900, East Danville, Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. ? Bishir,   b. 15 Sep 1822,   d. Abt 1822
    +3. Sarah Bishir,   b. 27 Jun 1824, Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1882  (Age 58 years)
    +4. Louisa A. Bishir,   b. 9 Jan 1826, Hillsboro, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1868, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     5. Jane Bishir,   b. 10 Dec 1827, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1828, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. Jacob Bishir,   b. 20 Jul 1830, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1861  (Age 31 years)
    +7. Lewis Bishir,   b. 30 Mar 1832, Hillsboro, Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1902, Hillsboro, Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     8. Allen Trimble Bishir,   b. 20 Sep 1834,   d. 12 Mar 1844  (Age 9 years)
    +9. Elizabeth Bishir,   b. 11 Jul 1837,   d. 28 Feb 1885, Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    +10. Mary Ann Bishir,   b. 4 Jul 1839, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1911, Hillsboro, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 13 Jun 2011 
    Family ID F197  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jan 1868 - Dodson Twp., Highland Co., Ohio Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Jacob appears on the tax roles for Highland Co. in Union Twp. from 1830-1834, then in Liberty Twp. from 1835-1860. The family was living in Hillsboro, Highland Co., Ohio in 1850 and 1860.

      HIGHLAND WEEKLY NEWS - 6 Feb 1868
      MR. JACOB BISHIR, and old and well known citizen of this township, died on Thursday last, at his residence on Rocky Fork, one mile southeast of Hillsboro. -- He was about 70 years of age, and had lived on the place where he died for upwards of 30 years.

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      Research: Have Jacob's will. An elderly man (in his 60s) is living with Jacob and Elizabeth in 1830. This may be Jacob's father, Christopher. (Elizabeth's father is still in Warren Co.) Ayres indicates Jacob was buried in Olive Branch cemetery in Hillsboro in December, 1864. However, his grave was found in Hillsboro Cemetery.

      An article in the Hillsboro Press-Gazette on 7 May 1965 indicates that Jacob may have owned a mill and ice house “about 50 yards or so down Rocky Ford Creek from the private bridge.” Nothing remains but a few scattered timbers, but it is thought that Jacob owned the area of the Girl Scout camp there at one time.

      An article in the Highland Weekly News., July 21, 1859, Image 3:
      “New Bridges to be Built.
      ...
      Across the same stream [Rocky Fork of Paint Creek] near Bisher’s Mill, in Liberty township.”

      A form of dolomitic limestone that underlies much of southern Ohio is named after the Bishirs. [11, 12]

  • Sources 
    1. [S48] Census 1850 Jacob and Elizabeth Bishir.

    2. [S691] Highland County Tax Lists, David McBride.

    3. [S11] Census 1830 Jacob Bishir.

    4. [S31] Census 1840 Jacob Bishir.

    5. [S109] Census 1860 Jacob Bishir Hillsboro Highland OH.

    6. [S861] Correspondence with Karron Miller.

    7. [S405] Pedigree chart from Mary Ann Garman.

    8. [S879] Correspondence with Randy Wilson, Family Bible.

    9. [S1429] Letter and family group sheet from Mary Anna Garman to J. Benson Bishir.

    10. [S794] Marriage record for Jacob Bysow & Elisabeth Codington.

    11. [S1093] Balanced Rock - Letters from our readers.

    12. [S1094] History of Stone - Letters from our readers.