64. ROBERT THOMAS WISHARD112,151,152,153,154,155 was born on 12 November 1829 in Shelby County, Indiana.156,157 He served in the military in 1861–1864 at Company A, 3rd Iowa Cavalry in Civil War.157 He died on 7 April 1907 at the age of 77 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.156 ROBERT was a Farmer. He was buried in OakRidge Cemetery, Fannin, Texas.
Have seen one place in his Pension file that Robert was born Miami County, Ohio instead of Indiana. This may have meant to be Lavinia instead, since all other indications are that Robert was born in Indiana.
In 1850, Robert was living with his brother William in Bloomfield Twp, Davis Co IA. He must have gone back to Indiana to marry.
Robert and Lavinia were married by Rev. Alfred Phelps, Minister of the Gospel.
Land Patents, Davis Co, Iowa.
1860 Census. Davis Co Iowa, Bloomfield Twp., Hh 272
Robert T. moved his family from Indiana to Iowa between the births of John F. in 1856 and Edwin in 1859 according to their birth places in the 1860 Census. They lived in Bloomfield, Davis County, IA during the Civil War; from 1865 to 1870 they lived in Appanoose County IA; moved to Texas sometime after 1873 when Arthur was born.
1870 Census, Bloomfield Town, Davis Co Iowa.
The family was in the 1880 Census in Fannin Co, TX
Robert & Lavinia are found in the 1900 Census with Emma living at home with them. Lavinia states 9 children born, 7 living. John Fremont was deceased as were the twin baby boys back in Iowa.
Both are buried OakRidge Cemetery in Fannin County.
ROBERT THOMAS WISHARD and LAVINIA CARNEY were married on 16 October 1853 in Shelby County, Indiana.157,158,159 LAVINIA CARNEY, daughter of MICHAEL CARNEY and Eleanor MILLS, was born on 17 November 1830 in Ohio.9,153,156,160 She died on 20 September 1904 at the age of 73 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.156
In 1920, Etta listed her mother as born in Illinois! Or whoever talked to the census enumerator gave wrong information. That year Benjamin said she was born in Indiana. Belle, Emma, & Edwin all gave her place of birth as Ohio. Earlier censuses also say Ohio. 1880 gives father born in Indiana, mother born in Ohio.
In Robert T. Wishard's application for his Civil War Pension, Lavinia's name is spelled Kearney. Audrey White Haden, a granddaughter also spelled the name as Kearney. Laura Milton Wishard had listed two of the witnesses of their marriage as Mickle Carney (probably Michael) and Henrietta Mills. Seems a little strange that Henrietta would have written her maiden name. This family is being very elusive. Lavinia was born in Ohio, possibly Miami County from the Pension record, but more likely Butler County.
Butler Co OH records contain the marriage of Michael Carney to Henrietta Mills on the 7th day of March 1831. They were married by the Rev. Jacob Kemp. This date seems to be some 4 months after the birth of Lavinia. A Carney family researcher stated to me that Michael Carney was first married to Elizabeth Mills, an older sister of Henrietta. If this is true, than it is possible that Elizabeth was Lavinia's mother, not Henrietta, and Elizabeth died at the birth of Lavinia or soon thereafter, necessitating that Michael find a new wife to help care for an infant and his other small children. Butler Co personnel did not find the marriage record of Michael to Elizabeth. They did find in Marriage Book 1, p.99: 1818, July 3rd. Married on the 19th day of March 1818 by the Reverend Thomas Winters, Michael Karney to Eleanor Mills.
A Carney researcher I contacted [a descendant of Simeon] did not have much documentation for this family, but gave the following information. I have not yet confirmed any of this other than the marriages of Michael. Michael Carney was born 1785 in Maryland and died in Mar of 1871. He married first about 1805 to an unnamed wife and had a son Eli. He married 2nd on 19 Mar 1818 in Butler Co OH to Elizabeth Mills and had a daughter Elizabeth, born at 1820, a son Simeon born 1 Sep 1828, and Lavinia in 1830. [There were possibly other children given the eight year age gap between Elizabeth and Simeon.] Then Michael married Henrietta Mills and had a son John born abt 1832, daughters Mary Ann and Rachel and then twin daughters Malissa and Minerva born in 1844. The twins may have died as infants (they are in the 1850 census - see notes for Michael)
Michael Karney to Eleanor Mills, 19 Mar 1818 - married by the Rev. Thomas Winters. Son Simeon, b. 1828, and possibly Lavinia, b. 1830, were born to Eleanor. Likely there were other children born before Simeon.
only a single Carney found in Madison, Butler Co OH in 1830
Michael Carney & Henrietta Mills were married, 7 Mar 1831, by the Reverend Jacob Kemp. [According to a Carney researcher, Michael was first married to Elizabeth Mills - Elizabeth would have been Lavinia's mother unless there is an error in dates. Possibly Elizabeth died in childbirth, leaving Michael with a tiny baby to raise, in which case he would have remarried as soon as possible. Marriage records from Butler Co OH indicate that Michael was first married to Eleanor Mills.]
1840 Census. Madison Twp, Butler Co Ohio.
1850 Census. Madison, Butler Co Ohio, Hh 312
1860 Census. Flatrock, Bartholemew Co, Indiana. Family 406
I found Francis M. St. John in Curry Twp, Sullivan Co IN, in 1860. No spouse listed with him. He was age 25, b. Indiana. He had a child Frances, age 7, a girl, and Mathew, age 8 months.
1870 Census. Flatrock, Bartholemew Co, IN, Hh 11
ROBERT THOMAS WISHARD and LAVINIA CARNEY had the following children: