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Christopher (or Christian) BISHIR

Male Abt 1759 - 1847  (~ 87 years)


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  • Name Christopher (or Christian) BISHIR 
    Born Abt 25 Dec 1759  Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania, USA or Alsace Lorraine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 02 Apr 1847  Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I699  Family Connections
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2012 

    Children 
     1. Samuel BISHIR,   b. 1796  [Natural]
     2. Jacob BISHIR,   b. 17 Oct 1796, Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania, USA or Alsace Lorraine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1868, Dodson Twp., Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [Natural]
     3. John BISHIR,   b. 17 Jul 1798, Pensylvannia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860, Warren Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [Natural]
     4. Major Christopher BISHIR,   b. 1805, Pensylvannia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1883, Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [Natural]
     5. Jonathan BISHIR,   b. Abt 1811, Newport, Campbell Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1887, Lynchburg, Highland, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)  [Natural]
     6. Jeremiah M BISHIR,   b. 13 Jun 1800, York, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1875, Montecello, White, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [Natural]
     7. Elizabeth BISHIR  [Natural]
    Family ID F186  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Bishir & Spickard - Excerpt from Elsie Johnson Ayres book pertaining to Bishirs and Spickards

      BISHIR, Mary Ann's recollections of her Genealogy as told to Mabel Cooper in the early 1900s, page 1 Contributed by Karron Miller

      BISHIR, Mary Ann's recollections of her Genealogy as told to Mabel Cooper in the early 1900s, Page 2 Contributed by Karron Miller

      The County of Highland, by Rev. J. W. Klise, A. E. Hough, Editor, Northwestern Historical Society, Madison, Wis, 1902.

      Bishir research in York Co., PA and at the state archives.



      Histories Bishir - Christly Bysher and his Highland County, Ohio Descendents  A narrative of the migration of Christopher Bishir Sr. from Pennsylvania to Ohio and his family's time in Highland Co., Ohio



      Notes With his wife and several small children, Christopher Bishir set out from Westmoreland Co., PA in 1805 for Ohio. They stopped around 1810 in Campbell Co., Kentucky, where their youngest son, Jonathan, was born and then stayed for a time at the mouth of the Crawfish River, near present-day Cincinnati, and Warren Co., Ohio before moving to Highland Co. in the early 1820s. In 1833, they moved into a wilderness cabin on the east side of the road of Allensburg. Their home on the Bradford Survey was No. 917 and was one mile south of Lynchburg. It has come down in the family (from several directions) that Christopher's ancestry is of Alsace-Lorraine. Also, a family bible indicates that he (more likely, his father) served in the War of 1812, although no military record has been found to corroborate this. Research: A Jno Bisher (Besher?) appears in the 1790 census for Cadoris Twp., York Co., Pennsylvania with a wife and no children. Christly Byshir appears in the 1810 census for Campbell Co., Kentucky with a wife, 5 small boys, and 5 small girls. He appears again as Crisby Byshaw in the property tax rolls for 1811 in Campbell Co. and again as Chrisley Byshere in Four Mile in 1812. Jerimiah Bishir may have been another son of Christopher. He was born in Pennsylvania 13 June 1800 and had his first two children in Highland Co., Ohio before moving on to Indiana. Also, Jacob, Jerimiah and a John Bishir appear together in Warren Co., Ohio in the 1820s, where Jacob and John marry Coddington sisters. We believe all the Bishirs in Warren Co. were children of the elder Christopher Bishir. A Zachariah Bysher appears in 1811 in the Campbell Co. Tax Lists but does not appear in 1810. Could he have been another son of Christopher who died young? And a Frederick Bishir appears on the tax lists for Warren Co., Ohio with the other Bishirs. Frederick also appears in the 1830 census for Warren Co., Ohio with a much younger wife and four daughters. He is between 60 and 70 at that time, so perhaps he was Christopher Sr?s brother. We can?t find him in 1840, so he may have died and his wife remarried. RESEARCH: There is a Hans Jacob Basehore (or Boeshaar) naturalized in New York 31 Jan 1716. There is no direct evidence that he is connected with the family, but we may find a connection at some point. He was a cooper (maker or repairer of barrels and casks). Hans Jacob B?shaar is also called Jacob B?shaar (Hunter List Nbr 72) and John Jacob B?shaar (Hunter List 73). Born 1647 in Zweibr?cken, Rheinland-Pfalz. In NY, the Palatines were expected to work for the British authorities, producing naval stores (tar and pitch) for the navy in return for their passage to NY. They were also expected to act as a buffer between the French and Natives on the northern frontier and the English colonies to the south and east. He died before 6 Dec 1719 in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY. A Christopher Bisher (note spelling) is listed as a patron of Dill?s Tavern in 1796, in Monaghan Twp., York Co., Pennsylvania. A Christian Bisher also appears in the 1800 census for that township. A Jacob Bisher (note spelling) is listed as having taken the Oath Of Allegiance to the State of Pennsylvania in Cocalico Twp., Lancaster Co., on November 3rd, 1778. [7, 8]



      Sources: S694 Highland Pioneer Sketches and Family Genealogies, Ayres, Elsie Johnson, (1971). S468 Property Tax rolls for Campbell Co., Kentucky 1811 & 1812. S6 Census 1810 Christly Byshir. S879 Correspondence with Randy Wilson. S861 Correspondence with Karron Miller. S405 Pedigree chart from Mary Ann Garman. S1144 RootsWeb WorldConnect Project: Steffxx Families of PA and Europe. S1174 (E. K. Meyers, State Printers, 1887.).