The information on this page was provided by Robert D. Wiseman, and Robert N. Wiseman, Family Historians for The Wiseman Family Association. It is here for the reason of showing where the Stinchcomb-Wiseman Family line joins, and to show that we are proud of both our Stinchcomb, and Wiseman ancestors. I hope to offend no-one by putting this on my site. The copyright for most of this material is owned by the Wiseman Family Assoc. As for the notes for Judge Joseph Wiseman, I have
provided the name of the transcriber, and a link to his work is on the bottom of the James William Stinchcomb page.
John S. Stinchcomb
Descendants of Isaac Wiseman
Generation No. 1
1. ISAAC1 WISEMAN was born August 18, 1738 in Amity twp., Berks co., Pennsylvania, and died May 03, 1818 in union twp., Monroe co., Va. He married ELIZABETH DAVIS 1758 in Berks co.
co., Pa. She was born August 26, 1738 in Berks co.,Pa, and died July 19, 1807 in Monroe county, Va.
Children of ISAAC WISEMAN and ELIZABETH DAVIS are:
2. i. JOHN2 WISEMAN, b. August 18, 1760, Berks co.,Pennsylvania; d.
January 22, 1842, New Salem, Perry co.,Ohio.
ii Joseph Wiseman, b. March 29, 1759
iii Sarah Wiseman b. June 19, 1762
iv Isaac Wiseman, b. June 19, 1764
v Jacob Wiseman, b. January 12, 1767
vi Rachael Wiseman, b. March 1, 1769
vii Samuel Wiseman, b. February 15, 1771
viii Abner Wiseman, b. 1772
ix Betsey Wiseman, b. 1774
x Peggy Wiseman, b. 1777
xi William Wiseman b. 1779
Generation No. 2
2. JOHN2 WISEMAN (ISAAC1) was born August 18, 1760 in Berks co.,Pennsylvania, and died January 22, 1842 in New Salem, Perry co.,Ohio. He married SARAH GREEN May 10, 1786 in
Rockingham co,Virginia, daughter of JAMES GREEN and MARY MCGARY. She was born February 28, 1763, and died August 12, 1847 in New Salem, Perry co.,Ohio.
Notes for JOHN WISEMAN:
Rev. John Wiseman; b. 18 AUG 1760 at Berks Co., PA; d-22 JAN 1842 near New Salem,
Perry Co., OH; Buried at Mound Methodist Episcopal cemetery, New Salem, Fairfield
Co., OH; Married on 10 MAY 1786 at Rockingham Co., VA. to Sarah Green, who was
b-28 FEB 1763 at Rockingham Co., VA, d/o James & Mary (McGary) Green; Sarah
d-12 AUG 1847 at New Salem, Fairfield Co., OH and is buried with John at Mound
cemetery; John served in Continental line and Westmoreland Co., PA militia during
the American Revolutionary War; Served with General George Washington at Valley
Forge, PA; Was at Monmouth, Cherry Valley, Stony Point and Yorktown;
John Wiseman was a Farmer and Methodist Preacher;
Dr. B.W.S. Wiseman, M.D., wrote the following in his book,
Wiseman Genealogy and Biography, 1910, Pp. 26 and 27:
The early career of Isaac Wisemans second son is closely identified with our countrys
struggle for national independence. History tells of Trenton and Princeton, of
Brandywine and Germantown.
In the darkest period of the Revolution we see a young man of seventeen years
among the ragged and starving, but still defiant and determined patriots, within the
environments of an historic winter camp - where heroes were tracked from place to
place by bloody footprints left behind - amid scenes of suffering and privation
which, continued throughout a long and severe winter, made the name Valley Forge
synonymous with patriotic devotion and ever of interest in the annals of our
Then follow Monmouth; the march into the wilderness to prevent the recurrence of
such scenes as were enacted by the hand of the merciless savage at Cherry Valley and
Wyoming; the storming of Stony Point; and - Yorktown.
We see him years afterward, amid the peaceful avocations of life, with a purpose
determined and a zeal no less untiring than when following the standards of
Washington and Lafayette, proclaiming in a neighboring state the gospel of the meek
and lowly Nazarine.
This youthful soldier of the infant republic; this fearless herald of the Cross was John
Wiseman. He was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania, August 18, 1760, and served
both in the Continental line and with the militia of Westmoreland County in the
Revolutionary struggle. He is listed in the archives of Pennsylvania among the
Rangers on the Frontiers, 1778-1783, and accredited to the County before mentioned,
his earlier service being, obviously, from a previous enlistment in the Continental line.
Note: --- Referring to the military record of Rev. John Wiseman, the
reader is cited to the Archives of Pennsylvania, 5th series, Vol. IV, page 760;
3rd series, Vol. XXIII, page 282 - - - and page 314.
The last reference cited (page 314) shows his name among the members of a
Company of Rangers on the Frontiers commanded by Captain John Van Meeter
--- Ensign, Hugh McGill.
Referring to bibliography, Dr. Wiseman states: [Authorities consulted:
Pennsylvainia Archives. Pioneers of Fairfield County, by C.M.L. Wiseman,
1901, and History of Fairfield County, Ohio by Hervey Scott, 1877.]
Note: Johns father, Isaac Wiseman I, was b-AUG 1738 and he had a brother
James b-JAN 1759. John, who was b-AUG 1760, had a brother Joseph, b-MAR
1759. Isaac is a Patriot through taking the Oath of Allegiance and his sons
1760. Joseph and John, along with their Uncle James, all served as Privates in
the American Revolution. One researcher has reported that Joseph
was also at Valley Forge but we have found nothing to support this as true.
Joseph did not mention Valley Forge in his pension application and it seems
he surely would have, if he was there. - - - R.D.W.
Rev. John Wiseman left Monroe Co., WV in 1818 and bought land in section
twenty-nine, Thorn Twp., Perry Co., OH where he continued to preach the
Children of JOHN WISEMAN and SARAH GREEN are:
3. i. ANN3 WISEMAN, b. December 09, 1791, Pennsylvania;
d. November 17, 1869, New Salem, Perry county,Ohio.
ii. MARY WISEMAN, b. October 05, 1788.
iii. ELIZABETH WISEMAN, b. July 10, 1789; d. Bef. 1893; m. JOHN BRATTIN;
b. Abt. 1785.
iv. MARGARET WISEMAN, b. June 13, 1790.
v. ISAAC WISEMAN, b. July 11, 1797; d. Bef. 1893; m. SARAH HULL; b. Abt.
vi. SARAH WISEMAN, b. June 03, 1799; m. THOMAS BRATTON; b. Abt. 1795.
d. May 05, 1885, Ohio.
vii. Joseph G. Wiseman
Notes for Joseph G. Wiseman: From the History of Perry county, transcribed by Timothy Fisher
WISEMAN, JUDGE JOSEPH G., was born December 6, 1801, in Monroe county, now West Virginia; post office Salem. By occupation in early life a
bricklayer and later, a farmer, also. He is a son of Rev. John Wiseman, who came to section twenty-nine, Thorn township, Perry county. Ohio, in 1818, and grandson
of Isaac Wiseman, who died in Virginia, at the age of ninety-two. The brothers of Judge Wiseman were James G., John R., Isaac, Philip S. and Jacob G.
Wiseman; all gone. His sisters were Elizabeth, wife of John Brattin; Margaret, wife of Aaron Morgan; and Ann, wife of George Stinchcomb; all gone. His mother's
maiden name was Sarah Green, a native of
Rockingham county, Virginia, and a niece of Hugh McGarey, an Indian fighter, of Kentucky, a companion of Daniel Boone. The memory of these brave men is
preserved in a poem by Bryant.
The father of Judge Wiseman was with Washington at Valley Forge; died in 1842, in his eighty-second year, and rests in the Methodist Episcopal cemetery, at
Salem. He was a local preacher, regularly ordained, and solemnized marriages. Judge Wiseman was married in 1827 to Miss
Susan, daughter of John Manley. Four of her six children still survive. In 1844, after the death of his wife, he was married to Mrs. Katharine Parr. In 1855, after the
death of his second wife, he was married to Miss Nancy J. Melick, sister of Alexander Melick, of Madison township. His children are: Louisa, wife of N. H.
Crouch, of Newark; Minta S., wife of H. F. Winders, Findlay, Ohio; J. Manly Wiseman, married to Caroline Baker, sister of Andrew Baker, and Katharine, wife of
Charles Kelsey, post office Salem; one son and three daughters. His son, Theodore, went into the Seventeenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry at the beginning of the war,
lost his health, and died at the age of twenty-three. Joseph G. Wiseman became Associate Justice on the Common Pleas bench of Perry county and served six
years. He was a Filmore elector in 1856, and a Bell elector in 1860, and served six
years as Justice of the Peace. He supported the war policy of Lincoln and has since voted with the Republicans. He has acquired a handsome estate by plodding
industry and honest labor, enjoys a pleasant home, and the respect of his neighbors, and except Elijah Kemper and Jonas Groves, has voted longer in Thorn
township than any other man. He always was a great reader and patronized literature.
viii. ABNER WISEMAN, b. March 11, 1805.
ix. PHILLIP SMITH WISEMAN, b. June 10, 1806, Monroe county, Va;
d. January 28, 1862, Ohio.
x. JACOB GREEN WISEMAN, b. November 26, 1808; d. June 12, 1874,
Perry county, Ohio; m. REBECCA ?; b. September 01, 1812;
d. November 24, 1848, Ohio.
Generation No. 3
3. ANN3 WISEMAN (JOHN2, ISAAC1) (Source: Gateway to the West vol. 1 (FTW CD#175 ), Fairfield co.,Ohio newspaper death notices. May 1869 to May 1870.) was born December 09, 1791 in Pennsylvania, and died November 17, 1869 in New Salem, Perry county,Ohio. She married GEORGE JR. STINCHCOMB August 24, 1819, son of GEORGE STINCHCOMB and MARY HAMMOND. He was born Abt. 1793 in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, and died Aft. 1870 in New Salem, Perry county, Ohio ?.
Notes for ANN WISEMAN:
Record of death and burial dates found in Gateway to the West vol.1. Fairfield county,Ohio. Newspaper death notices. May 1869 to May 1870. Her burial was November 19, 1869, New
Salem M.E. Church cem. Perry county, Ohio
More About GEORGE JR. STINCHCOMB:
Burial: New Salem M.E. Church cem. Perry county, Ohio
Children of ANN WISEMAN and GEORGE STINCHCOMB are:
i. JAMES4 W.STINCHCOMB, b. February 1822, Perry county,Ohio; d. December 18, 1878, Juniata, Adams county, Nebraska; m. (1) SOPHRONIA LOUISA SHAW, Abt. 1847, Ohio; b. 1823, Ohio; m. (2) AMANDA MCKEE, April 25, 1875, Morrow county, Ohio; b. Abt. 1840, Ohio.
More About JAMES W.STINCHCOMB:
Burial: December 20, 1878, Kenesaw cemetery, Adams county, Nebraska
Children: 2 girls and four boys
Military service: April 15, 1861 to May 2, 1864, Captain, then Major U.S.A. 17th OVI. Co. B
Occupation: Newspaper editor/Writer, and Attorney. Ohio and Nebraska.
ii. FRANK STINCHCOMB, b. Perry county, Ohio, Near New Salem;
m. HETTIE ECKLEBERRY, January 19, 1882, Wyandot county, Ohio;
b. Abt. 1856, Ohio.