16. Robert Courtney WISHARD17,21,22,50,67,68,69,70 was born on 29 August 1803 in Fleming County, Kentucky.71 He died on 8 August 1893 at the age of 89 in Johnson County, Indiana.13
1830, Johnson Co IN
Robert Wishard. 1m under 5 [Milton], 1m age 15-20 [??], 1m age 20-30 [Robert age 27]
1f under 5 [Caroline], 1f age 20-30 [wife, Rebecca], 1f age 60-70 [probably his mother Elizabeth Rhodes Wishard]
Land Patents in Johnson Co IN. 20 Oct 1824, 16 Apr 1835, 30 Sep 1835, 16 Oct 1835 - last three close together.
Historical Sketch of Johnson County by Banta: He was a Constable under Archibald Glenn, his brother-in-law and elected Captain of a company of Militia.
1840 Census, Johnson Co IN
1m under 5 [John], 1m 5-10 [Milton], 1m 30-40 [Robert]
1f under 5 [Mary], 1 f 5-10 [Emily], 1f 10-15 [Caroline], 1f 30-40 [Rebecca]
1850 Johnson Co IN Census. Robert, farmer, age 47, born in KY, with wife Rebecca and all the children except Caroline who had married. All the children born in IN.
1860 Census, Johnson Co IN, Pleasant.
Robt C. Wishard age 56, b. KY. Rebecca 52, b. KY.
Emily 28, John M. 24, Robert W. 16, Andrew 14, Harriet L. 11, all children born in IN
Washington Smithe, age 40, b. KY "Idiotic" lived with the family.
1870 Census, Johnson Co IN, Pleasant
Robert Wishard age 66, Farmer, b. KY Rebecca age 62, b. KY
Emily age 32, b. KY. Ann Green, age 18, domestic Servant, b. Louisiana
1880 Census, Johnson Co IN, Pleasant, Dist #150
Robt. C. Wishard age 76. Born KY. Father b. Ireland, mother b. Pennsylvania
Rebecca C. age 75, wife, b. KY, father b. KY, mother b. PA
Katie Burton, age 14, "Raising" b. IN as were her parents.
Banta, D.D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888.
CAPT. ROBERT C. WISHARD, a pioneer of Johnson County, was born in Fleming County, Ky., August 29, 1803, and was the son of William and Elizabeth (Furlow) Wishard, the former of whom was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, and the latter was born in the city of Philadelphia. At twenty years of age, he accompanied his widowed mother to Johnson County, and located in White River Township, where he pursued the vocation of a farmer until the spring of 1848. At that time he removed to Pleasant Township, and he has ever since occupied the farm where he now resides. The chief occupation of his life has been farming. His farm contains 120 acres, about seventy of which are in cultivation. While he has devoted almost his entire attention to farming, he has also been identified with the county's military and political history. As early as 1831 or 1832, he was made captain of a military company organized in White River Township, and it is for this reason that he is so familiarly known as Capt. Wishard. In politics, Mr. Wishard was formerly a whig. He was made the candidate of his party for the state legislature, but though he failed to be elected, he received every vote in his township but three. He served as constable in White River Township for five years. Since 1856, Mr. Wishard has been identified with the republican party. He was married May 22, 1826, to Rebecca C. Smith. She was born in Mason County, Ky., October 29, 1805, and was the daughter of Samuel and Mary (Martin) Smith, who also were natives of Kentucky. Their marriage resulted in the birth of eight children, as follows: Caroline H., born August 10, 1827; Milton M., December 12, 1829, deceased; Emily F., June 18, 1832; John M., November 24, 1835; Mary W., October 31, 1839; Robert W. May 10, 1842, deceased; James A., July 25, 1844, deceased, and Hattie L., July 26, 1849, deceased. The wife of Mr. Wishard died August 23, 1882, aged seventy-seven. Though in the eighty-fifth year of his age, Mr. Wishard still enjoys good health. He was the youngest of a family of fifteen children, ten sons and five daughters, all of whom, except himself, are now deceased. He is one of Johnson County's oldest pioneers, having resided here continuously for sixty-five years.
Buried Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson Co, IN, with Rebecca.
Robert Courtney WISHARD and Rebecca SMITH were married on 21 May 1826 in Marion County, Indiana.64 Rebecca SMITH, daughter of Robert SMITH, was born on 29 October 1805 in Mason County, Kentucky.13 She died on 23 August 1882 at the age of 76 in Johnson County, Indiana.13
Franklin Democrat, September 1, 1882
Mrs. Rebecca C. Wishard, wife of Robert Wishard, of Pleasant township, died at her residence west of Greenwood on the 23rd.inst. (sic) She was a native of Kentucky and moved with her parents to this state in 1817, settling in Marion County. In May, 1826, she was married to Robert Wishard and proved a loving, devoted wife during their long and happy union. She was a consistent member of the Methodist church for 57 year, being a firm believer in God and his holy attributes and lived,
a she died, and exemplary Christian woman, exercising an abiding faith in His justice, His mercy and His love. She was in every sense of the terms, a kind, loving wife, an affectionate mother and good neighbor.
Robert Courtney WISHARD and Rebecca SMITH had the following children: