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227. John O. WISHARD203,209 was born on 2 March 1857.119,207,210 He died in 1929 at the age of 72 in Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa.111

Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992,
John O. Wishard married Clara N. Martin, 2 Jan 1880, Davis Co, Iowa.
He was 24, born 1856 in Iowa. Parents: Wm. Wishard & Margaret Breeding
clara was 22, born 1858 in Iowa. Parents: Caleb Martin & Phebe Clinton

30 Dec 1887
A copy of this letter was found in the pension file of John's father. To John O. Wishard, Bloomfield, Iowa. Notice of Issue, Department of the Interior, Pension Office:
Sir, You are hereby notified that Certificate #239502 for Pension has this day been issued in favor of the minor children of William Wishard, John O., Claimant and that the pension is payable by the Pension AGent at DesMoines who will also pay to A. H. Hill of Bloomfield, Iowa, Attorney fee of $25 or any other sum previously paid.
Rate of pension $8 per from Jan 21 1886 and $2 per month from Jul 25 1866 addl for each child. Very Respectfully, John C. Black, Commissioner
[Note: the pension paid only until each child reached age 16. The document for all five of the children phrases the payment differently. John was to receive $8 per month beginning 21 Jan 1866 with $2 per month additional beginning 25 Jul 1866 and up to Mar 1, 1873 in John's case. The above dates were copied from the original document with the erroneous date of Jan 21 1886.]

John was Administrator of his brother George's estate. George had not cashed his pension voucher before his untimely death which caused considerably difficulty. See George's notes for details.

John O. Wishard was also guardian of Flora D. Wishard, youngest daughter of his brother Abraham, and helped her apply for her minor's benefits, after the death of her mother and father. His application for Flora, 30 Dec 1893, stated he was then age 37 and she was born 9 May 1880.

1900 Census. Cleveland Twp, Davis Co. Iowa
John O. Wishard b. Mar 1857, age 43, married 19 years. b. IA, father b. KY, mother b. IN. Clara N. b. Aug 1861, age 39, Three children, all living. b. Iowa, father b. PA & mother b. Ohio. Fred C., son, b. Nov 1881, William B., son b. Sep 1883, Phebe E., daughter, b. Sep 1885.

John & Clara found in Cleveland Twp, Davis Co, Iowa in the 1920 Census. Next to William A. & Alice Wishard.

Buried IOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield.

John O. WISHARD and Clara Nellie MARTIN were married on 2 January 1880 in Davis County, Iowa.202,209 Clara Nellie MARTIN211 was born in August 1861 in Iowa.111,209 She died in 1934 at the age of 73 in Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa.111

In 1880, Clara was found still living at home with her parents. Her father was C. G. Martin age 56, b.PA as were his parents. Her mother Phebe was age 48, b. Ohio and her parents also born in PA. Clara was age 20, b. in Iowa and she had a brother, Clay age 16. The Martins were found on the same page with Abraham Wishard, John Wishard's older half-brother, and John's sister Sarah J. living with the Jacob DeVault family. One of the DeVault daughters was Dora that would marry their brother Henry Wishard.

Buried IOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield.
FindAGrave has her parents:
Caleb G. Martin, b. 19 Dec 1824, Chester co PA, died 3 Dec 1880, Bloomfield, Iowa. Buried West Grove Cemetery
Phoebe Clinton Martin, b. 10 Aug 1832, Carroll Co, Ohio; died 24 Jun 1898, Ringgold Co, Iowa. Buried West Grove Cemetery. Phoebe married again, in 1884, to widower John Davis Carter, who had been married to Phoebe's sister Priscilla. Carter is buried next to his first wife, Ringgold Co.

John O. WISHARD and Clara Nellie MARTIN had the following children:



Fred C. WISHARD (private).209



William B. WISHARD (private).209



Phebe E. WISHARD (private).209