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27. John Oliver WISHARD8,17,22,24,75 was born on 28 February 1805 in Fleming County, Kentucky.13 He died on 8 August 1883 at the age of 78.13

Moved to Vermillion Co IN in 1824.

1830 Census. Vermillion Co IN. John Wishard, age 20-30. Wife of same age. Daughter under age 5.

1840 Census. Vermillion Co IN, Holt.
John O. Wishard: 1m age 10-15 [Samuel], John age 30-40.
2f under 5 [Annis & Mary], 1f 5-10 [Eliza], 1f 10-15 [Nancy], 1f 30-40.

1850 Vermillion Co Census. John O., farmer, and wife Margaret; children Samuel, Eliza, Mary, Annis, & John.

1870 Vermillion Co, Holt Twp.
John O. Wishard, age 64, b. KY. Abby C. age 47, b. New Hampshire. John G. age 25.
Gerrish, Hattie age 18, b. New Hampshire. Edward 16 & James 12, both born in IN, presumably Abby's children.

John Oliver WISHARD and Margaret [WISHARD] were married about 1828.13 Margaret [WISHARD] was born in 1803 in Virginia.22 Her age could be read as 67 which is unlikely; based on the writing of the enumerator, I believe her age to be 47. She died in 1864 at the age of 61 in Vermillion County, Indiana.13

John Oliver WISHARD and Margaret [WISHARD] had the following children:






Samuel A. WISHARD was born about 1831 in Indiana.32



Eliza J. WISHARD was born about 1834 in Indiana.32



Mary A. WISHARD was born about 1836 in Indiana.32



Annis WISHARD was born about 1840 in Indiana.32



John G. WISHARD was born in 1844.32

Notated in Census: "Blind" Middle initial could be a J rather than a G.

John Oliver WISHARD and Abigail C. COGGSWELL GERRISH were married on 21 April 1864 in Indiana.76 Abigail C. COGGSWELL GERRISH, daughter of John Cleveland COGGSWELL and Elizabeth Wilson KIMBALL, was born on 20 August 1822 in Boscawen, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.76,77 She died on 19 May 1878 at the age of 55 in St. Bernice, Vermillion County, Indiana.76

Abigail likely had other children by her first husband.

John Oliver WISHARD and Abigail C. COGGSWELL GERRISH had the following children:



Lucy WISHARD was born on 4 March 1865.76 She died in April 1865 at the age of 0.76

John Oliver WISHARD and Sarah MOORE were married after 1878.32 Sarah MOORE32 was born about 1819 in Ohio.32 She died about 1883 at the age of 64.