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31. Joseph H. WISHARD was born in 1814 in Nicholas County, Kentucky.13 He died on 10 April 1888 at the age of 74 in Washington County, Iowa.80,81

1850 Census. Helt Twp, Vermillion Co, IN, Hh 481
Joseph H. Wishard, age 35, b. KY
Margaret, 32, b. KY
Margaret A., age 6, b. IN
William H., age 1, b. IN
Mary J. Mills, 12, b. IN
John Mills, 8, b. Missoura

Land Patents, Washington Co IA.
1 Nov 1853, Certificates 5813 and 5814; Cash Entry
NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Section 14, T77N, R9W, 40 acres
W 1/2, SW 1/4, Section 13, T77N, R9W, 80 acres

1860 Census. LimeCreek Twp, Washington Co, Iowa, P.O. Wassonville, Hh 54
J. H. Wishard, age 45, Farmer, b. KY
Margaret, 43, b. KY
John Miles 17, b. MO [probably stepson]
Margaret Wishard, 16, b. IN
William H, 9, b. IN
Olliver L, 7, b. IN
Samuel J., age 4, b. Iowa

1870 Census. Lime Creek Twp, Washington Co, Iowa P.O. Lexington, Hh 167
J. H. Wishard, 55, b. KY
Maggie, 52, b. KY
bottom of p.21 - next page is 25, Hh 191
Found missing pages on Heritage Quest
W. H. Wishard, age 20, at school, b. IN
Olliver, 18, at school, b. IN
Samuel J., age 14, at school, b. Iowa

1880 Census. Lime Creek Twp, Washington Co, Iowa, Hh 29
J. H. Wishard, 65, b. KY, father b. PA, mother b. KY
Margaret 62, wife, b. KY, parents, b. KY
W. H. 30, son, James S. 24, son.


WPA Iowa Cemetery Records have the grave of Joseph H. Wishard in Wassonville Cemetery, Washington Co IA. Death Date 10 Apr 1888, age 73.

A Margaret Wishard is buried in the same Cemetery, but the data is all wrong based on the above census records, etc. as place on FindAGrave. I suspect either an unreadable marker or simply a transcription error.
FindAGrave lists her date of death as 7 Sep 1886, not 1890.
Wife of Joseph W. Wishard
Aged 47 ys 7 ms 10 ds [born 28 January 1839]

Joseph H. WISHARD and Rebecca VAN DUYN were married on 1 October 1840 in Vermillion County, Indiana.64 Rebecca VAN DUYN died on 8 April 1849 in Vermillion County, Indiana.13

Joseph H. WISHARD and Rebecca VAN DUYN had the following children:

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Margaret A. WISHARD was born on 7 May 1844 in Indiana.82 She died on 26 October 1861 at the age of 17 in Washington County, Iowa.

Margaret A. Wishard
Dau of J.H. & R. Wishard
Aged 17 yrs 5 ms 19 ds [birth date calculated]
Buried Wassonville Cemetery, Washington Co, Iowa, along with her father and stepmother.

Joseph H. WISHARD and Margaret MCDOWELL were married on 17 April 1849 in Vermillion County, Indiana.64 Margaret MCDOWELL was born in 1817 in Kentucky.32 She died on 20 November 1890 at the age of 73 in Washington County, Iowa.83,84

Margaret Miles was likely a widow. Her son appears to be with them in the 1860 census.

The marriage record is Miles - the children are listed as Mills in both 1850 and 1860. There is a marriage record in Vermillion Co, 8 Dec 1836 for William Miles to Margaret McDowell - this fits very well with the daughter Mary born in 1838.

Joseph H. WISHARD and Margaret MCDOWELL had the following children:

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i.

William Henry WISHARD.

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ii.

Oliver L. WISHARD was born in 1853 in Indiana.

Buried Wassonville Cemetery, Daytonville, Washington Co, Iowa:
Athae Wishard, died 22 Feb 1879.
Daughter of O.L. and H. Wishard
Aged 1 mo, 9 ds. [b. 13 Jan 1879]

146

iii.

James Samuel WISHARD was born in 1856 in Iowa.