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6. ABRAHAM "ABRAM" WISHARD16,21,27,36,37 was born on 23 March 1779 in Pennsylvania.27 He served in the military in 1812 at 4th Regt (Pogue's), KY Volunteers. in War of 1812. He died on 10 May 1843 at the age of 64 in Mt. Auburn, Shelby County, Indiana.27 ABRAHAM was buried in Eberhart Cemetery, Shelby County, Indiana.38

Family records of Karen Glasser indicate that the Wishards settled in Deleware, about 17 miles south of Philadelphia PA when they arrived in America. During this time Abram Wishard was born. Probably several of his siblings, Samuel, Annis, Jane, were also born here. Also possibly Henry and Nancy. The family moved to Western PA, near the Old Red Stone Fort near the end of the Revolution, but it's not known which year this was, possibly about 1783.

The 1850 census records do not agree with Karen Glasser's summation. Nancy is the only child that ever gives her birthplace as Delaware. Samuel and Jane both stated they were born in Pennsylvania.

The date shown as the marriage of Abram and Sally is the date of the license.

1810 Census, Fleming Co KY
1m -10 [John], 1m 26-45 [Abram age 31], 1f -10 [Elizabeth], 1f 16-26 [Sally]

War of 1812 Veteran. Online Database shows Abram Wishard in the 4th Regt (Pogue's) of the KY Volunteers.

1820 Census, Fleming Co KY
1m -10 [William], 1m 10-16 [John], 1m 26-45 [Abram]; 3f -10 [Sally, Frances & Alvira], 1f 10-16 [Elizabeth], 1f 26-45 [Sally]

By Dec of 1825, Abram and Sarah had moved to Shelby County, IN. It is believed the Wishards moved from Kentucky to escape the enviroment of slavery.

Land Patent "Abraham Wishard of Decatur County IN" for 80 acres for sale at Indianapolis. Dated 10 Jul 1826. J.Q.Adams was President. Description of property: East 1/2 of the SouthEast Quarter of Section 4, Township 11, Range 6 in Shelby County.

1830 Census for Shelby Co IN, Jackson Twp lists Abram Wishard as head of family, age 50-60, 1 male 20-30 [John], 1 male 10-15 [William], 1 male 5-10 [Stewart], 1 male under 5 (Robert T.); 1 female between 40-50 (Sarah); 1 female 15-20 [Elizabeth, only Alvira was married by 1830], 2 females 10-15 [Frances & Sally], 2 females under 5 [Mary & Susannah, but they were actualy 5-10 - several of the ages of the girls are incorrect]

Abraham Wishard is also shown has having a patent for another 40 acres - the NW quarter of the NW quarter of Section 10, Twp 11 N, R 6 E

1840 Census for Shelby Co IN, Jackson Twp Lists Abraham Wishard as head of family, age 60-70; two males between 10 and 15 (Stewart and Robert T.); 1 female age 50-60 (Sarah); 2 females between 15-20 (Mary and Susannah).

Shelby Co Court Records show Abraham's estate appraised Dec 15 1846 by John Eberhart and S. T. R. Hill. Total amount was $323.08. A number of items marked as "selected by widow". William Van Benthuson was Administrator. A later exhibit of the condition of the estate of Abraham Wishard was filed in May 1851 by James Clarke, Administrator de bonis non. This exhibit showed interest paid on notes by both R. Wishard [presumably Robert] and Stewart Wishard.

The birthdates of the children of Abram & Sally were obtained by Peggy Snyder from a Mr. Frank E. Boles of Kansas in the early 1980's. Mr. Boles is deceased. It would appear that these exact birthdates were perhaps recorded in a family Bible. Among the last effects of Sally Reynolds Wishard was a Bible.

Abram and Sarah are buried in the James D. Eberhart Cemetery north of Mt. Auburn.

ABRAHAM "ABRAM" WISHARD and SARAH "SALLY" REYNOLDS were married on 22 March 1806 in Fairfield County, Ohio.12 SARAH "SALLY" REYNOLDS27,39, daughter of JOHN REYNOLDS and SARAH THOMPSON, was born about 1783 in Pennsylvania.27 She died on 13 January 1848 at the age of 65 in Mt. Auburn, Jackson Twp, Shelby County, Indiana.27 She was buried in Eberhart Cemetery, Shelby County, Indiana.40

DAR Lineage #160486 gives her name as Sarah Reynolds Stewart - this is probably incorrect unless she had a brief early marriage. Her father was John Reynolds who married Sarah Thompson. I have nothing to indicate Sarah was a young widow when she married Abraham Wishard.

Her place of birth is seen as Boone County KY, but she was born in Pennsylvania - her family did not move to KY until 1794.

14 Feb 1848 Shelby Co Court Records: Inventory of goods, chattels, and effects of Sarah Wishard taken by Joshua B. Lucas, administrator of the estate includes a 2 horse wagon, 5 head of sheep, 2 hogs, 1 cow & calf, lot of geese supposed to be 50 head, 2 guns in the barn, various households goods, looking glass, one Testament & Bible: total of $173. 01 1/4 cents. All goods sold on the 9th of Mar 1848 for $179.01.


Here is the data on Sarah's family.

GenForum posts suggests that John Reynolds married Sarah Thompson on 11 Oct 1782 in Frederick Co VA and that he died 20 Dec 1841 in Clear Creek Township, Fairfield Co OH.
DAR Application for Member #687383 states that his last pension payment was in March of 1834, which would certainly indicate that the above date of death is an error. Moreover, John Reynolds IS in the 1840 census, Clear Creek Twp and was listed as "Revolutionary Soldier age 89". He was apparently counted by both Stewart and Thompson in this census as aged 80-90 and does not seem to have his spouse living by this date. The same application gives no date for the marriage nor a surname for Sarah but does state that they were married in Winchester, VA [Frederick Co].

The above marriage as 11 Oct 1782 is also in the book VIRGINIA MARRIAGES TO 1800 in Frederick Co VA [Liahoma] and does give the couple as John Reynolds and Sarah Thompson. Also found listed in FREDERICK COUNTY MARRIAGES, 1738-1850 by John Vogt & T. William Kethley, Jr.:
John Reynolds & Sarah Thompson 11 Oct 1782; minister - John Montgomery

Possible Census entries for John Reynolds:
In Westmoreland Co PA in 1790 were two men named John Reynolds. One lived in Derry Twp and was still there in 1800 by which time I believe this John had gone to KY. The other John Reynolds lived in Washington Twp and enumerated as 1 male over 16, 1 male under 16 [should have been two, Stewart & William] and 4 white females [Sarah, daughters Sally & Polly, maybe Margaret]. Several of the locations of residences for John following the Revolution were located in Westmoreland Co PA.

There is a John Reynolds on the Clark Co KY tax list for 1800. He stated in his pension app that he had lived some 10 years in Clark & Boone Counties in Kentucky.

Since daughter Sally married Abraham Wishard in 1806 in Fairfield Co Ohio, the family would have been there in 1810. That census is lost.

1820, Fairfield Co, Ohio, Richland Twp, p.96 has John Reynolds:
1m -10; 1m 10-16; 1m 16-18 and 2m 16-26, one of whom would have been the same boy - these may be Thompson & Francis; 2m 26-45 [Stewart & William] and 2m over 45 [there is no son known to have been this old but one of these would be John who was about age 66 at this time.
1f -10, 1f 10-16, 1f 16-26, and 1f over 45 [Sarah], Daughters Sally & Mary long since married and living with their husbands. Daughter Margaret was still at home & likely 16-26.
The presence of several younger children in the household indicates there may have been some grandchildren living with John. There's the possibility that another couple was living with them - the female over 45 would not have to be Sarah, she could have been already deceased.]

1830, Fairfield Co, Ohio, Clear Creek Twp, p.272
Stewart "Runnels" with 1m 10-15, and himself 40-50 [he was abt 45]. A female age 40-50, presumably his first wife.
Enumerated on the next line is Thompson "Runnels". 1 m age 30-40 [Thomspon was about 34], 1m age 70-80 [his father John], 1 f age 30-40 [presumably Thompson's wife]

1840, Fairfield Co, Ohio, Clear Creek Twp, p.247
Stewart "Runnels" 1m age 15-20, 1m 50-60, 1m 80-90; 1f age 50-60. This matches the census from 1830 with the exception of Stewart counting his father.
Thompson "Runnels" 1m age 40-50, 1m 80-90; 1f 40-50. Again this is a match for 1830. Apparently both sons counted their father.
Then there is a William Runnels. This census has been listed in alphabetical sequence so that all Reynolds families appear together; they would not necessarily be neighbors. William, son of John had died about 1825, so this is not the son. There is other evidence there was another William Reynolds, a younger man, living in Fairfiled County. He was age 20-30 with a female of equal age, 1 male child 5-10 and 2 females under age 5. The possibility exists that he was a grandson of John - he could not have been a child of Stewart who didn't marry until 1825. However, the son William married in 1812 and could easily have fathered a William Jr who was approximately 25 years old in 1840; however such a connection is not known and is doubtful given the deed of sale when the heirs of John Reynolds made title to Thompson. This William listed in 1840 is apparently unrelated.

Also in 1840 in Clear Creek Township, p.251 is a notation concerning two Revolutionary Soldiers living in the Township. One was Peter Wotring, age 83, noted as insane & indigent. The second was John Runnels, Revolutionary, age 89.

In 1850, Stewart and Thompson were still living in Fairfield Co, Ohio. Both living with their wives and no one else in their households.

Here is the proof for the children of John Reynolds:
Fairfield Co Ohio, Deed Book P, p.227 (LDS #0295279)
Whereas John Reynolds of the county of Fairfield and State of Ohio did convey one hundred and thirty-eight acres of land to William Reynolds & Thompson Reynolds by deed bearing date the twentieth day of March one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four and the said Wm has since deceased and the legal heirs of the said dec'd being willing to convey their part of said land to Thompson Reynolds; therefore This Indenture made this sixth day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty six between Stewert L. Reynolds and Elizabeth his wife, Francis G. Reynolds and Jane his wife; Samuel Owen and Margaret his wife, Abraham Wishard and Sarah his wife, John Drury and Mary his wife of the first part and Thompson Reynolds of the second part. Witnesseth that the said parties of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of one dallar to them in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath bargained sold remised and quite claimed and by these presents doth bargain sell remise & quit claim unto the said party of the second part and to his heirs and assigns forever all our right to that parcel of land lying in the county of Fairfield and State of Ohio and is known and distinquished by being a part of the west half of section number twenty six, Township number twelve and Range number twenty containing one hundred and thirty eight acres be the same more or less (reference being had will more fully appear) Together with all and singular the hereditaments and apputinances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining and the reversions remainders & profits thereof and also all the Estate right title interest claim or demand whatsoever of them the said parties of the first part either in law or equity of in and to the above bargained premises and every part and Parcel thereof to the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns to the only use benefit and behoof of the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever.
In witness whereof the said parties of the first part hath hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written.
Signed: Francis G. Reynolds, Jane Reynolds, Stewert L. Reynolds, Elizabeth Reynolds.
Signed and delivered in the presence of Samuel Spangler, Barbara Spangler.
The words "willing" and the words "our right to" interlined before signed.
State of Ohio, Fairfield County
Before me the subscriber one of the acting Justices of the peace in and for said county personally appeared Francis Reynolds and Jane his wife and acknowledged the signing and sealing of the within written Indenture to be their act and deed and desired the same might be recorded as such She the said Jane being of lawful age seperately and apart from her said husband by me examined and she hereunto consenting In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixth day of September AD 1826. Samuel Spangler, JP
State of Ohio, Fairfield County
Before me the subscriber one of the acting justices of the peace in and for said county personally appeared Stuart L. Reynolds and Elizabeth his wife and acknowledged the signing and sealing of the within written Indenture to be their act and deed and desired the same might be recorded as such she the said Elizabeth being of lawful age seperately and apart from he said husband by me examined and she thereunto consenting. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eight day of February AD 1827. Nehemiah Coldren, J.P.
Rec'd & Recorded Feby 26th, 1827
Alten Hugh Boyle, RFC


ABRAHAM "ABRAM" WISHARD and SARAH "SALLY" REYNOLDS had the following children:

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i.

Elizabeth WISHARD.

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ii.

John R. WISHARD.

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iii.

Elvira WISHARD.

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iv.

Frances WISHARD.

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v.

William WISHARD.

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Sarah "Sally" WISHARD.

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vii.

Mary WISHARD.

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viii.

Susannah Lytle WISHARD.

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Stewart WISHARD.

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x.

ROBERT THOMAS WISHARD.