INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION

  You can’t possibly know where you are going until you know where you have been. - - - Ken Burns, Historian.

Story of a Wiseman is a family history of the surname Wiseman in America.  The purpose was to compile a history which would be beneficial to any person researching the Wiseman surname in early America, but is centered around my own genealogy, of course, which is believed to be 0101 Thomas Wiseman, origin unknown, who came to Germantown, Philadelphia Co., PA by 1706 and to his “unproven” son 0201 Isaac Wiseman, Sr. of Berks Co., PA. and Rowan Co., NC.  Isaac’s son, 030105 James Wiseman, is my 3rd Great Grandfather, a Revolutionary War soldier who served out of Rowan Co., NC. (all proven)

The interest in this surname Wiseman became incessant with me in 1982 when I was named president of my local Wiseman family reunion for the first time.  My wife, Betty’s family, had just completed a genealogy and I decided that it would be exciting and educational to learn a few facts about my own lineage and present it to the family at the reunion that summer.  Instead of the usual gifts for youngest, oldest, fartherest traveled, etc., I purchased Family Group Sheets and Lineage Charts to pass out to the family members.  A questionaire was prepared to learn what the members knew of their ancestry.  The results were fractional compared with what was later to come.  No one knew a single person beyond the oldest generation’s grandfather.

Before the reunion took place I had traced the Wiseman family back to Wabash Co., IN., the birthplace of my grandfather, 060105050105 Norman Walter “Walt” Wiseman. There I found records to prove my great grandparents, 0501050501 James “Squire” Wiseman and wife 0501050551 Elizabeth (Burns) Wiseman, and James’ father 04010505 Andrew Wiseman and his wife 04010555 Jerusha (Keller) Wiseman.  I also found there Elizabeth’s father 0501050571 John Burns.  It took nearly three years to prove the father of Andrew to be 030105 James Wiseman and his mother 030155 Lydia “Lyde” (?) Wiseman.  (The question mark in parenthesis indicates Lyde’s maiden name is unknown)  James was found to be a veteran of the Revolutionary War, serving out of Salisbury, Rowan Co., NC., and buried at Reyburn cemetery, Peru, Miami Co., IN. (The IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS, preceding the name, will be explained later.)

Thus I was able to present the family reunion with information that no one alive in our family had realized to be a part of their Wiseman ancestry.  After the reunion the facts were too incomplete to just put it down.  I then began an extensive study which is included in this book.

But the “Story” will continue!  This is only the beginning - - - 

Volume I 

  It is a never-ending story which will not end until God removes man  from this earth!    

0101 Thomas Wiseman and his wife 0151 Elizabeth (?) Wiseman will have descendants on every corner of this nation.  The book, Story of a Wiseman, leaves several unanswered questions.  It will be some other Wiseman descendant who will pick up this story, add to it, correct it, and generally rewrite its contents.  More facts will be found, but it is now time to get into print, what known facts and conclusions we have.

It is important to point out that some material contained in these pages is speculation so that some other person might be able to pick up on these aspects and possibly come up with citings to prove them right or wrong.  To identify these unknown facts a question mark in parenthesis (?) has been used to identify them as unknown.  The other question mark used behind information, but with no parenthesis is information which is speculation, or guesses, to differentiate them from actual citings, or fact.  This is not in good genealogy taste but I did not want these possible ties to go unnoticed by future generations and by readers of this history. This created a major problem in my family history, that is, some researchers have dropped the question mark and made my statements of questionable sequence, into fact!

These question marks might be described as “theory,” or a “hypothesis” of what could be fact. One of these speculations was the possibility that 0101 Thomas Wiseman? and his wife 0151 Elizabeth (?) Wiseman? were the parents of 0201 Isaac Wiseman, Sr.

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Caley Gredig, P.O. Box 709, Basalt, CO 81621. [Tel.: 1 (970) 927-3575], informed us she had found proof that Thomas and Elizabeth (Quadling) Wiseman came to America with William Penn on the ship Canterbury in DEC 1699, from Norwich, County  Norfolk, England, but she could not sent us proof of her citing. She also claims to  have  found proof that Isaac, Abraham, Sarah, Jacob and Thomas, Jr. were the children of  Thomas and Elizabeth; and that Isaac was b-1699 in America. Caley has been informed  that we cannot accept her research until she sends us the source of her information.  There  is a “Family Traditional Story” that Thomas came to America in 1706 (possibly closer to 1699) and that Isaac, Sr. was born ”aboard ship”! Over 80 years of searching by the WISEMAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION  has not revealed any proof of the connection and it is the biggest  mystery in this  genealogy. The story of Caley’s find began with a telephone call on 05 JAN 1995 from Wayne Wiseman, 2787 South Lansing Way, Aurora, CO 80014.  [Tel.: 1 (303) 751-9626]. Wayne informed me that he had made contact on ComPuServe,  an internet computer service, with Donald Wiseman, 8171 Storm King Peak, Littleton, CO  80127. [Tel.: 1 (303) 972-8529,  who informed Wayne of Caley’s find.

 UPDATE: On 22 OCT 1995 we received message from <TAllen2091@aol.com>(Tom Allen of Colorado) that Caley Gredig informed him that her source is, The William Penn Diaries, (On microfilm at the FHC/LDS, Salt Lake) A search was made to find the microfilm Number(s)  of these diaries and we found there is no such diaries!  We have no proof that,“Isaac Wiseman, Sr. was born 26 FEB 1700 aboard the ship “Canterbury”. (This date was arrived at by translating the double-dating system & Penn’s arrival date!) - - - R.D.W.

Several family genealogists have committed themselves to one or the other of several origins of 0101 Thomas Wiseman, but I refuse to rule out any possibility.  England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Germany and even the Maryland Colony seem to be open possibilities.

The family IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS assigned in this book are my own design and although these numbers get bulky and cumbersome, they do allow each descendant, their spouse, and the parents of the spouse to be identified by an i.d. number for each person. To get the reader started in reading the meaning of these numbers the following explanation should help:

0101 Thomas Wiseman (Possible progenitor of this family in America and in this genealogy, which have been assigned numbers; See Chapter 1.)

1) The “01” at the left is called the GENERATION NUMBER, he is believed to be the first to step on American soil.
2) The “01” at the right is called the BIRTH POSITION NUMBER, he being the only family member known.

0151  Elizabeth (?), wife of 0101 Thomas Wiseman.

Note: The first two digits  on the left  of each i.d. number  always indicate the generation of that person  in America, that is “01” is first generation. The two digits on the right of each number of a descendant  indicates his birth position among his siblings.  A spouse will always end with a number in the 50’s, unless there are 10 or more children, in which case it will  end 510, 511, etc., thus Elizabeth (above) is “51”. (If there is more than on spouse, an “A” follows the first spouse and a “B” follows the second spouse, etc. The father of a spouse, that is will  end in  the  70’s,  and a  mother  of a spouse will  end in the 80’s. That is, Elizabeth’s father, if found, will be “0171” and her mother would be “0181”.

  0201 Isaac Wiseman, Sr. (Second generation in America, son of 0101 Thomas and 0151 Elizabeth (?)                            

  Wiseman; See Chapter 2.) and his wife, 0251 Mary (Marshall?) Wiseman. Mary’s given name is cited, but her surname is unproven.  The question mark behind her name in the  parenthesis indicates that the information is heresay, a guess, or hypothesis, whereas when it is inside parenthesis,  it is unknown information (?). In either case, the fact is either unknown, or unproven information.

 A citing means that some legal document has been found to prove the statement to be a fact.   030101 Isaac Wiseman I,   (Third generation in America), is the son of 0201 Isaac Wiseman, Sr.  and  0251 Mary (Marshall?) Wiseman.  03” at left is third generation,  01” at center is the previous family number and parent, and “01” at the right end of the number is this persons family birth position number.

To follow a line one must simply locate a known ancestor or descendant, then to find this ancestors Wiseman parent, lower the generation number (at left) by one, and remove the two-digit birth position number. (at right)

Example: If the known ancestor is 04010505 Andrew Wiseman:  Lower “04  (at left) to “03” and remove “05” at right. Thus, Andrew’s father is 030105 James Wiseman. To find Andrew’s  children, add one number to left pair of  numbers “05” and add the childs family number, “01”,“02”, etc. to the right. “0501050501” would be the first child of    

04010505 Andrew Wiseman.  0501050502 would be the  second child, etc.

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The first citing of a Wiseman on American soil is in “The Records of the Virginia Company of London,”  edited with an introduction and bibliography by Susan Myra Kingsbury, A.M., Ph.D., instructor in history and economics, Simmons College.  Mr. Richard Wiseman is present at a “Quarter Court held for Virginia at St. Thomas Smith’s house in Philpott Lane 28,” dated 28 APR 1619.

Note: Researched  by  Karen Mazock,  825-202  Waterview Drive, Virginia Beach, VA. 23452, who abstracted all the pages from these volumes which mention the Wiseman surname. (1989)

“The Flowering of the Maryland Paltinate,”  by Harry Wright Newman, Washington, D.C., 1961, is a history of the Province of Maryland and the overthrow to “Proprietary Rule in 1654,” and presents the accounts of Lord Cornelius Calvert, the first Lord Baltimore.  The book relates the story about passengers aboard the “Ark,”  who arrived in St. Mary’s County, MD. in 1634.  Among these passengers Governed by Lord Baltimore’s brother, Leonard Calvert, was Robert (aka Henry) Wiseman, son of Sir Thomas Wiseman, Knight.  Robert was probably a kin to Penelope (Wiseman) Cornwaleys, her husband Esq., Commissioner for the new colony.  This is the second Wiseman family known to have set foot on American soil. It is possible that 0101 Thomas Wiseman descends from this Wiseman family.

It is important to point this history out even though no tie can be made to the “gentleman adventurer” Robert (aka Henry) Wiseman, who apparently used both christian names, and to Thomas Wiseman, who first appears in Philadelphia Co., PA. in 1706.  The possibility does exist that there is a connection.  A photo duplication received from the Maryland Hall of Records is of a land office patent 4, page 5,  which lists a Thomas Wiseman and is dated “1659 May the Second.” (2 MAY 1659)  It reads, “William Wilkinson, Clerk demands land for transporting Thomas Watkins, Francis Gleson, Francis Hill, Thomas Wiseman, John Dodson, Thomas Tisbery, John Poor, Robert Davis, Thomas Cranfoot, Lidia Hoborne, Elizabeth Allen, all since the year 1652. -- Warrant inde to lay out 1100 acres on the eastern shore ret. (returned) 25th December: next.”  Thomas Wiseman of Philadelphia Co., PA. was deceased by 1716. Could he be this same Thomas Wiseman? To me it is unlikely they were one and the same person.

Other land office patents in Maryland, besides Thomas Wiseman in 1659, patent 4, page 5, mentioning the surname Wiseman include:

  1662 - Richard Wiseman (Patent 15, p. 359, 487) 
 1664 - William Wiseman (Patent 6, p. 294)
  1667 - John Wiseman (Patent 10, p. 507)
  1678 - Elizabeth Wiseman (Patent 15, p. 504, 726)
  1679 - John Wiseman (Patent WC 2, p. 108)

A thorough search of records in Wales, covering the period from 1680 to 1710, turned up no Wiseman surnames whatsoever!  This would lead us to believe that if Thomas Wiseman sailed from Wales to America in 1706 (or 1699), he must have first moved there from some other location. Two good possibilities that recently turned up in the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints’ IGI (International Genealogical Index) Files, which we thought might lead us to the place from which Thomas Wiseman originated, were proven to be impossible.  They are the marriage record of one Thomas Wiseman, of Long Melford, County Suffolk, England, to Elizabeth Simson, dated 1691; (The IGI has this wrong!) and   the other is a Thomas Wiseman, of All Saints, Norwich, County Norfolk, England, who married there to Elizabeth Quadling, 15 AUG 1696. (Some researchers have made this Thomas and Elizabeth the parents or our proven ancestor, Isaac Wiseman, Sr.)

Note: Diana Spelman, B.A., 118 Stafford Street, Norwich, NR2 3BQ, England, a professional researcher, reported 28 APR 1994 that, “Thomas  Wiseman & Elizabeth Qadling can be eliminated as a possibility, because proof has been found that they lived and died in Whepstead Parish, Norwich, England.”  On 25  MAY 1994 Diana reported that Thomas Wiseman of Long Melford did not marry  Elizabeth Simson and that the IGI record is in error. The marriage of Elizabeth Simson to John Bell is directly above a Thomas Wiseman marriage to Susanna Evered.  So, these two marriages were eliminated.  If the citing of Caley Gredig is ever proven, then Diana was wrong in her finding at Norwich.

Diana also researched the book, Boyd’s Marriage Index, 1650-1700, and found no other Thomas to Elizabeth marriage in Suffolk.

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Other possibilities in the 1988 IGI were:

Wiseman, Thomas - Christened 10 JAN 1666 at Saint Martin in the Fields, Westminster, London, England. Father: Guilielmi Wiseman; Mother: Arabellae (?).
Wiseman, Thomas - Christened 2 DEC 1666 at Orston, County Nottingham, England.  Father: Thomas Wiseman.
Wiseman, Thomas - Christened 19 MAY 1672 at Saint Michael At Thorn, Norwich, County Norfolk, England. Father: Thomas Wiseman.
Note:  Diana Spelman, above, presents a problem, that the registers were destroyed during the War. A few are intact, but they relate nothing. However, we assume from the marriage record that this could be our Thomas Wiseman.

This is the christening of the Thomas Wiseman believed by Gredig, and others, to be the father of our Isaac Wiseman, Sr.

Wiseman, Thomas - Married 1674 to Elizabeth Warner, at Great Yarmouth, County Norfolk, England.

Note: Diana Spelman, above, checked a 10-year period of the baptismal register, 1675-1684 and found two children of Thomas & Elizabeth, named John & Elizabeth.  She found no son Thomas Wiseman  She researched the burial records, 1721-1754 and found Thomas, buried 5 JUN 1678, thus eliminating him as a possibilty of being our Thomas Wiseman. (1994)

Wiseman, Thomas - Christened 20 FEB 1677 at Fordyce, County Banff, Scotland.  Father: Peter Wiseman. (Not researched)
Wiseman, Thomas - Christened 15 APR 1677 at Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, County Midlothian, Scotland.Father: George WISEMAN; Mother: Jonet Muir. (Not researched)

Wisman, Thomas -  Christened 8 JAN 1678 at Saint Margaret, Durham, County Northumberland, England.  Father: William Wisman. (No “e”.)

Note: Diana Spelman informed me 17 SEP 1994  that she, “commissioned a search of the Durham registers for Thomas Wiseman 1678”.  Geoff Nicholson, commissioned to do the search for Thomas Wisman reports the possibility of Thomas being “our Thomas”  from the following citings:   (1)  24 MAY 1668,  marriage  at  St. Margaret’s,  Durham of William Wiseman (With “e”.) to Elizabeth Renton;  (2) 8 JAN 1677/78, baptism of Thomas, son of William Wisman; (3)  Other baptismals:  At St. Nicholas, Durham, (1) 24 FEB 1669, Henry and (2) 13 NOV 1673, Barbara; At  St. Margaret’s,  Durham, (3) 14 SEP 1679, Cutberd/Cuthbert?, (4) 18 APR 1680, Margaratt;  (5)  2 MAR 1682, Mary .  The last three  were all of  William  Wisman.  (No “e”.)  Found no Thomas Wisman/Wiseman  burial from 1677 to 1706,  however, two  marriages for Thomas Wiseman, (1) 29 MAY 1711 to Eliz. Wood; and  (2) 11 FEB  1726 to Mary Marley.) If  this  is  the  same Thomas of Durham,  then  obviously  he  is not  our  Thomas  of  Philadelphia Co., PA, 1706.

Wiseman, Thomas - Christened 6 JAN 1678 at Newbiggin By Appleby, County Westmorland, England.  Father: Christopher Wiseman. (Not researched)

Wiseman, Thomas - Christened 3 JUN 1683 at St. Mary Whitechapel, Stepney, London, England. Father: Edward Wiseman; Mother: Isabell (?). (Not reserched)

Note:  These were the most practical possibilities, although some twenty-six (26)  Thomas’ are included between the years 1660 and 1700 in Great Britain. Funding and time are the reasons some of these possibilities have not  been searched.

Another good possibility for the origin of Thomas Wiseman is Ireland!  The IGI, 1982, listed the Given names Thomas, Elizabeth, James, Jane, John, Jonathan, Margaret, Mary, Robert and William Wiseman, several times over, all prominent names in our line.  The Given names Isaac and Jacob are not found in these records, but it is possible that these names came out of the region where 0101 Thomas Wiseman lived, first settling in Pennsylvania, namely Germantown, Bebber’s Township and Roxborough, Philadelphia Co., PA. Isaac and Jacob Isaacs were promenent leaders of the Germantown settlement and the names can be found among several families of that place.  Also, Mathias VanBebber was the son of Jacob Isaacs VanBebber, of Crefeld (now Krefeld), Germany.  This led some researchers to believe that 0101 Thomas Wiseman was of German descent.

In conclusion, although some genealogists believe that Thomas Wiseman came from Germany and others were sure it was England, nothing had been found which points to any one place.  The statements made by Samuel Whitaker Pennypacker, LL.D., in “The Pennsylvania Magazine,” 1880, Vol. IV, No. 1 and again by William I. Hull, Ph.D., author of the “Dutch Quaker Migration To Pennsylvania,” 1935, were misleading.  One would presume that Hull’s assumption that Thomas Wiseman, and others, came “VI.  FROM UNSTATED PLACES IN HOLLAND OR GERMANY,” seems to come from the works of Pennypacker.

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It is also assumed that Pennypacker made his analysis from the land records of that area, which include the land of Thomas Wiseman.  But why would Hull assume that all residents (pioneers) of Bebber’s Township were from “Holland or Germany”?  We have since been assured that these settlers were not all Dutch and German in origin!  So the possibility still existed that Thomas Wiseman could have been from Maryland, Germany, or the Great Britain countries of England, Scotland, Ireland, or Wales.

Much research needs to be done through the records of Philadelphia Co., PA., especially that period of time which includes 1680 to 1720. The Thomas Wiseman Letter of Administration mentions the “Orphan’s Court of Philadelphia County,” but the document uses a date before the Orphan’s Court records’ beginning dates.  Do we assume that early records were not filed, or was the earliest book of these records lost, stolen or destroyed?  Or is this record stored in the pages of some other early book such as we have found in other courthouses?  (Paper was scarce and sometimes a Clerk, or Recorder would use this procedure to make record)  A thorough search of the early Philadelphia County records might turn up a document which would prove the children of 0101 Thomas and Elizabeth (?) Wiseman.

The prominent dates for records found of our earliest ancestors in America are: 1706, 1708, 1712, 1715/16, then a gap exists to 1727 for the earliest record of 0201 Isaac Wiseman, Sr.  This is explainable by his estimated birthdate of 1706 (or 1699).  Next comes the 1737 date of a Sarah Wiseman who some researchers recorded as being the name of Thomas Wiseman’s wife.  The land record of 1708 mentions, “wife Elizabeth.”

Then a long time passes before Isaac appears on a record again in 1744, a petition for a new Township called Amity, in Berks Co., PA. After this date his name begins to appear at regular intervals on several Berks Co., PA Tax Lists.

The first record of Isaac in Rowan Co., NC. is the 21 JAN 1773 Marriage Bond of his daughter 030103 Mary Wiseman to John Merrill.  There is the possibility that he spent some time in the Rockingham Co., VA. area where his son, Isaac Wiseman I,  later settled, before moving on to Monroe Co., VA. (now WV.)  The official documents leave little doubt that 0201 Isaac Wiseman, Sr. was the father of 030101 Isaac Wiseman I, as well as 030102 Jacob Wiseman of Rowan Co., NC., 030103 Mary (Wiseman) Merrill, 030104 William Wiseman, my line of 030105 James WISEMAN, 030106 Rachel (Wiseman) Merrill, and 030107 Jonathan Wiseman?, all residents of Rowan Co., NC., but born in PA.  So this is where our Story of a Wiseman officially begins.

There are so many genealogists, friends and relatives to thank for their contributions to this work.  I have compiled a list of names and addresses of correspondants and will publish them in a separate booklet, Correspondence of Robert D. Wiseman, 1982/199-.

                                                                    - - - Robert D. Wiseman, 1999.

More On How To Read Identification Numbers:

Please don’t let the IDENTIFICATION NUMBER in front of the name confuse you!  When you find your name, write down the number in front of it and follow these steps:

#1  Drop the double-digit on left to one number lower to find your parents.  (This is your GENERATION NUMBER in America.)
#2  Remove the double-digit number on the right end and you now have the number of your Wiseman parent.  (This is the BIRTH POSITION NUMBER in the family.)
#3  Reverse the procedure to find your descendants;  Add a number to the double-digit on the left and add the double digit on the right that represents their order-of-birth.
#4  If there is more than one marriage of the parents, children born to the first marriage have an i.d. number followed by letter “A”; children by a second spouse have an i.d. number followed by a “B”, etc.

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Example: My i.d. number is 0801050501050207 Robert Dean Wiseman. By dropping the “08” at left to “07”, and by removing the birth position number “07” at the right, I now have my father’s number, 07010505010502 Walter Frederick Wiseman.  My grandfather is 060105050105 Norman Walter Wiseman, and my Great Grandfather is 0501050501 James Wiseman, etc. Reversing the procedure to find my children, increase the double-digit number on the left to “09” and add their birth position number to the right. 090105050105020701 Thomas Eugene Wiseman is my first-born child and first son; 090105050105020702 Karla Joan Wiseman Bronicki is my second-born child and first daughter, etc. It is just that easy!

Note: All names with a number in Chapter 8 are descended from 030105 James Wiseman, a Revolutionary War Soldier out of Rowan Co., NC (1777-1781) and are eligible for Daughters of the American Revolution and/or Sons of the American Revolution respectively to sex. Anyone interested in joining can contact me. There are two question marks used in this book; One is in  parenthesis (?) and represents Unknown and the other is without parenthesis and represents Unproven, or “an educated guess”.  NFI is No Further Information. An (FGS/08E), or similar number, behind a name indicates a Family Group Sheet with more detail is in the computer data file on this individual and is available from me by sending a query and SASE with name and FGS number.

Example: 030105 James Wiseman is on floppy disk (FGS/03B).

                                                                                                - - - Bob Wiseman.

Note:  A statement needs to be included here that some researchers have already declared that 0101 Thomas & 0151 Elizabeth (Qadling - s.i.c.: Quadling) Wiseman are the parents of 0201 Isaac Wiseman, Sr., below.  This is too important of a step in our Wiseman Family Genealogy to do without evidence of a source, or citing and I will not accept it without some proof!  Our professional researcher in Norwich, County Norfolk, England stated that she “does not beleive that Thomas & Elizabeth Wiseman (of Norwich) ever left County Norfolk”.

What we are getting is this:

0201 Isaac Wiseman, Sr. (s/o Thomas and Elizabeth (Wadling) Wiseman and that he was born 26 FEB 1700, on board ship “Canterbury” and that he m-(?) Mary Marshall.)

Note: Elizabeth’s surname is “Quadling” on her marriage record and her family surname appears to be this spelling in other records of the region where they lived. I don’t know where the Wadling spelling is from. - - - R.D.W.

0101 Thomas Wiseman (b-1672 at Norfolk, England, s/o Thomas & Mary (Murton) Wiseman; d-14 JUL 1716 at Lancaster Co., PA; m-15 AUG 1696 at All Saints, Norwich, England to Elizabeth Wadling [s.i.c. - Quadling].)

  - 0201 Thomas Wiseman, father of 0101 Thomas Wiseman (b-(?), s/o - 0301 Edmond Wiseman; d-(?);  m-26 JUN 1670 at South Wooten, Norfolk, England to Mary Murton.)

    - 0301 Edmond Wiseman, father of - 0201 Thomas Wiseman (b-c1622 at Wymondham, Norfolk, England, s/o - 0401 Robert Wiseman; m-(?) to (?).

      - 0401 Robert Wiseman, father unknown (b-(?); d-(?); m-16 JUL 1620 at (?) to Jane (Cooker, or Coper?).

All of the above is correct (See LDS/FHL, IGI file on surname Wiseman), excepting one thing, we have no “proof” that the Thomas and Elizabeth Wiseman, of Philadelphia Co., PA are one and the same as Thomas and Elizabeth (Quadling) Wiseman of Norwich, County Norfolk, England, or that Thomas and Elizabeth Wiseman of Philadelphia Co., PA are the parents of our known ancestor, 0201 Isaac Wiseman, Sr.

I have also researched this line in Norwich, County Norfolk, England and if we can prove them to be our ancestors, then I will add more citings to the above four generations in England.  - - - R.D.W. (1999)

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  CHAPTER 1

  0101 THOMAS WISEMAN?  “UNPROVEN”

0101 Thomas Wiseman?* is possibly the father of 0201 Isaac Wiseman, Sr, but it remains unproven. It is likely that he was born about 1672 at England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany or Maryland. A family traditional story states, “Isaac was born aboard ship as the family sailed to America”, some say “from Wales,”  but exhaustive research of Wales from the period of 1680 to 1710 gives no indication of a Thomas Wiseman in Wales, nor was any other Wiseman to be located there in this time-frame! He might have sailed from Wales when he ventured to America in the 1700’s, this we have not yet determined.  We also must not rule out the possibility that he descended from the Wiseman families of Maryland, who settled there as early as 1634.

*Note:  The question mark ? with no parenthesis used in this book indicates unproven or questionable information and a question mark in parenthesis (?) indicates unknown information. Although this is not in good taste in genealogical research, we include it in this family history to help our Wiseman surname researchers in their quest for the answers to our unproven and unknown information.  Do not accept it as being proven, or true!

The first citing of Thomas in America comes from a land purchase in Philadelphia Co., PA., dated 12 OCT 1706. Matthias Van Bebber recorded the Patent in the Rolls Office at Philadelphia in Patent Book E-3, Volume 6, pages 24-28, for the sum of thirty-eight pounds “Current Money of Pensilvania,” paid to him by Thomas Wiseman of Germantown, Philadelphia Co., PA., “Husbandman.” The purchased land contained One hundred & Ninty acres. It appears that Thomas did settle in Germantown after his arrival about 1706 (or 1699?), before moving to Bebber’s Township.

The unexplainable part of the above transaction is that the sale is made back to VanBebber from Thomas on 12 OCT 1706 and was recorded on 14 OCT 1706. Thomas Wiseman appeared and the following was recorded 10 DEC 1706:

                This  Indenture  made the  Tenth day  of  December  In the  Year of our Lord  One thousand  Seven
                hundred  & Six   Between Thomas Wiseman   of  Germantown   in the County  of  Philadelphia in
                the Province of Pensilvania  Husbandman of the one part And Matthias Van Bebber  of the County
                of Cecill  in the Province of Maryland  Merchant of the other part Witnesseth that the  Sd. Thomas
                Wiseman   for  &  in  Consideration  of  the  Sum  of   Thirty eight  pounds   Currant  money  of 
                Pensilvania   to  him  in hand paid   by the   Sd. MatthiasVan Bebber   The Receipt  wherof he the
                Sd.  Thomas  Doth  hereby  Acknowledge  &  thereof  Doth  Acquitt  &  forever Discharge the Sd.
                Matthias Van Bebber his Heirs and Assigns by these presents Hath Granted - - -.  

The parcel of land contains the same acreage as the first transaction, One hundred & Ninty acres. This transaction is signed with his mark, Thomas MT  Wiseman. Why would Thomas be selling this land back to Van Bebber immediately after purchase? I asked Lee Stanley, Archivist I, in the Department of Records at Philadelphia, and his reply was, I have no idea why Thomas Wiseman would buy 190 acres from Mathias Van Bebber one day and then resell it the next day. This type of transaction does occur frequently. The only explanation regarding the Thomas Wiseman mark is that maybe a neighbor used the TW  initials for a mark and Thomas Wiseman wanted to use a mark which was unique and his own. 

William I. Hull,  while a professor at Swarthmore College, wrote that “Thomas Wiseman of Bebber’s Township” and all his neighbors who lived near Germantown, Philadelphia Co., PA., came from unstated places in Holland or Germany.  Why would Hull make this assumption in 1934 unless he took it as truth from the writings of Samuel W. Pennypacker in the Pennsylvania Archives?  Most of these settlers were from the mainland of Europe but some came from England and other Great Britain areas.

On 13 APR 1708 we find another land transaction being recorded, that of Matthias Van Bebber To Thomas Wiseman, which occurred on the Twelfth day of the sd. Month, and reads:

                This  Indenture   Made the  Twelfth day  of June  Anno Domini  one Thousand  Seven hundred
                and Eight (1708)  Between Matthias Van Bebber  of Cecil County in the Province of Maryland
                Merchant  of the one part and Thomas Wiseman of the County of Philadelphia in the Province
                of Pennsylvania  Yeoman of the other part Witnesseth that the Sd Matthias Van Bebber for and
                in Consideration of the Sum of  Eighteen Pounds Current Money of Pennsylvania to him paid
                by the Sd. Thomas Wiseman  the receipt whereof he the Sd. Matthias doth hereby acknowledge
                & thereof doth acquit  and forever discharge the  Sd. Thomas Wiseman  his heirs & assigns by
                these  presents  as  also for the Rent hereafter reserved  Hath  granted  Bargained  Sold  Aliened
                Enfeoffed & Confirmed and by these presents Doth grant Bargain Sell Alien Enfeoff & Confirm
                unto the said Thomas Wiseman  A certain Tract or parcel of Land Situate in Bebbers Township
                in the Sd. County of Philadelphia Beginning - - - Containing Ninty Acres - - -.

Yeoman is an English word for Farmer. The acreage of this parcel has been reduced substantially from the original transaction.  Sealed with the signature of Matthias Van Bebber.  

On 17 MAR 1712 it was recorded that, Thomas Wiseman of Roxberry Township in the County of Philadelphia Yeoman & Elizabeth his wife, sold their land in Bebber’s Township,  Philadelphia Co., PA., to Jacob Christopher Zimmerman Carpenter on 14 FEB 1712. This parcel of land was sold for, - - - the sum of Twenty Two Pounds & Ten Shillings current Money of Pennsylvania - - - Ninety Acres of land - - -.  

This transaction would make it appear that Thomas Wiseman was giving up his land in Bebber’s Township and would remain, with residence, in Roxberry Township.  On the re-written copy of this transaction, Thomas signs with his mark, m , different from the first mark we found. Elizabeth also signs this time, with her mark, (e).  

William Detweiler has spent many years researching this area of Pennsylvania and suggested that, Thomas may have been selling the parcel of land that he purchased in Bebber’s Township, possibly as an investment.  There is no evidence that Thomas ever lived out in Bebber’s Township.  We know that he did live on the Roxberry Twp. property.  

The next evidence we find of Thomas Wiseman is from the Index of Wills and Administration Records of Philadelphia, PA., dated 14 JUL 1716.    Mathew Holgate is appointed Administrator for the Estate of Thomas Wiseman, deceased and is ordered to make a just account on or before 14 AUG 1716. The photocopy of this document is very difficult to read and, although it mentions the Orphan’s Court of Philadelphia, nothing of significance can be read from the letter. Research of the Orphan’s Court Records in 1984, by Veda Jones, 239 E. S. Temple, #307, Salt Lake City, UT. 84111, verify that no Orphan’s Court records exist at this early date, with the first records being dated 19 APR 1719. (Film #0021843)  The Letter of Administration signed by Mathew Hogate also mentions the date that his administration is to be final, 14 JUL 1717.  Figure 1 is a copy of a letter from Peter Evans, Register General at Philadelphia, to Mathew Holgate, “of Ye County of Philada. Greeting.”  This letter affirms that Thomas Wiseman died intestate and that Mathew Holgate is duly appointed Administrator on 14 JUL 1716.  

We found a Thomas Wiseman, Christened 16 MAY 1672 at St. Michael At Thorn, Norwich, County Norfolk, England, s/o Thomas & Mary (Murton) Wiseman; This might be the same Thomas who d-c1716 at Philadelphia Co., PA; Thomas of Norwich m-15 AUG 1696 at All Saints, Norwich, to Elizabeth (Qadling, sic, Quadling) at Norwich, County Norfolk,England.  It is said that 0201 Isaac Wiseman, Sr., was born about 1699-1706, aboard ship as the family traveled to America, and no indication has ever been found to indicate that he had older brothers or sisters. The land records of Philadelphia Co., PA., prove Thomas’ wife at that time to be Elizabeth, but her maiden name is unproven. Elizabeth Quadling was Baptized 15 OCT 1676 at Tharston, County Norfolk, England, d/o Simonus & Maria (?) Quadling. Their other children were Edwardus, Baptized 25 JUL 1675 at Tharston & m-10 MAY 1702 at Norwich, to Mary Leaman, and Maria, Baptized 11 APR 1678 at Tharston & buried 23 MAY 1680 at Tharston.

Note: It was Beverly Kirby-McDonough (Beverly7@AOL.com) who contributed the names of parents & siblings for Elizabeth Quadling. (1996)

It is possible that Thomas married more than one time but nothing has been found to indicate this is fact. Some family genealogists had his wife as Sarah, but no evidence has been found to substantiate a wife named Sarah. It is possible that Elizabeth was Elizabeth Sarah, or Sarah Elizabeth, but again no evidence of support. Elizabeth and Thomas most likely died and were buried in Bebber’s Twp., Philadelphia Co., PA., as the land records found there would indicate.

Note: Bebber’s Twp., Philadelphia Co., PA is currently located in Montgomery Co., PA. Caley Gredig reported that a tombstone exists in a Montgomery Co., PA cemetery and it has  Thomas’ death date as 14 JUL 1716.  This would confirm William Detweiler’s report that  Bebber’s Twp., later called Skippack Twp., became a part of Montgomery Co., PA in later years. It seems likely that they would be buried in the Bebber’s (Skippack) Township area since that is where they last resided.  However, the date 14 JUL 1716 is the date of the Letter of Administration and it is doubtful his deathdate would be the same.  It would be assumed that if such a stone does exist, that it was placed well after Thomas died, using the only date available to the informant.  

Thomas and Elizabeth both signed when they sold their land to Jacob C. Zimmerman in 1712, and it is possible that the Wisemans moved into Philadelphia,  where the Letter of  Administration  was written in 1716.  Mathew Holgate was named Administrater and this would lead us to believe that Thomas had no sons old enough to take that responsibility, that is, they were too young to assume this responsibility. Who was Mathew Holgate? Possibly a son-in-law? Or maybe he was from Elizabeth’s family. Little research has been done to locate the Holgate family of this time period.

0101 Thomas and Elizabeth (?) WISEMAN CHRONOLOGY:

1672 - Approximate birthdate of Thomas WISEMAN.  (Unproven)
1675 - Approximate birthdate of Elizabeth (?) WISEMAN.  (Unproven)
1700 - Approximate Marriage date of Thomas WISEMAN to Elizabeth (?).  (Unproven)  
12 OCT  1706 - Mathias Van Bebber appears before Thomas Masters, Justice of the Peace in Philadelphia and records that he  sold 190 acres of land, for 38 Pounds, located in Bebber’s Township, Philadelphia Co., PA, to Thomas WISEMAN,“ of Germantown, Husbandman.”
12 OCT  1706 - Thomas WISEMAN, “of Germantown,” sold 190 acres of land for 38 Pounds, located in Germantown, Philadelphia Co., PA, back to Mathias Van Bebber.  (Bk.E-3, Vol.6, Page 26-28)
13 OCT 1706 - Thomas Masters, Justice of the Peace, City of Philadelphia, records Deed of 12 OCT 1706 with Thomas Story, Recorder, Philadelphia Co., PA.
14 OCT 1706 - Thomas Masters, Justice of the Peace, City of Philadelphia, records Deed of 12 OCT 1706 with Thomas Story, Recorder, Philadelphia Co., PA.
09 DEC 1706 - Mathias Van Bebber signed the Deed for 9 OCT 1706 land transaction over to Thomas WISEMAN, “of Germantown, Philadelphia Co., PA,” for 190 acres. (Bk.E-3, Vol.6, Page 24-25)
10 DEC 1706 - Thomas WISEMAN, “of Germantown, Philadelphia Co., PA,” signs indenture for same 190 acres of land back to Mathias Van Bebber, for 38 Pounds.
12 APR 1708 - Thomas WISEMAN, “of Philadelphia Co., PA, Yeoman,” buys 90 acres of land, “for 18 Pounds,” in Bebber’s Twp., Philadelphia Co., PA.  (Bk. E4, Vol. 7, Pages 142-43)
14 FEB 1712 - Thomas and Elizabeth WISEMAN, “of Roxberry Twp., Philadelphia Co., PA, Yeoman,”  sell their 90 acres of land in Bebber’s Township, “for 22 Pounds 10 Shillings,” to Jacob Christopher Zimmerman.  (Yeomen, is an English term, meaning Farmers.)
1712 - to 1716 Approximate time of Elizabeth WISEMAN death.
1716 - Year of death of Thomas WISEMAN. (1672-1716, aged about 44 years.)
14 JUL 1716 - Letter of Administration for Thomas WISEMAN, Philadelphia Co., PA, signed by Mathew Holgate and Anthony Moore. (Children apparently left as orphans)

Research leads us to believe that Thomas and his wife possibly had four children, but nothing has been found to verify this as fact. A family tradition relates the story that Thomas was the father of Isaac, but no proof has been found. The Wisemans we suspect to be the orphaned children of Thomas are:  

  0201 Isaac Wiseman, Sr. Born about 1706? (or 1699?) aboard ship as the family traveled to America?, according to an old family traditional story (which stated the year 1706). Isaac died sometime before 07 JAN 1779, the date his will was probated in Old Rowan Co., NC (Aged about 73 years?). He married 0251 Mary (MARSHALL?), whose maiden name  is unproven,  although some family genealogists report it to be MARSHALL.  Nothing has been cited to verify this name. They probably married about 1736/37 in Philadelphia Co., PA., but no record of this marriage has been found. Their oldest known son, 030101 Isaac Wiseman I, was born 18 AUG 1738, probably in that part of Philadelphia Co. that was later to become Berks Co., PA. (See Chapter 2)

 0202 Sarah Wiseman?  Born about 1708; probably in Roxberry Township, Philadelphia Co., in the Germantown area of PA. Her name was found in a 1737 St. Gabriel’s Church record as a Baptismal of a bastard child named Elizabeth on 17 APR 1737.  No record found  of what might have happened to Sarah or Elizabeth. (END)

  0203 Abraham Wiseman   Born about 1710-15, probably in Roxberry Township, Philadelphia Co.,  PA. and died about 1755/56 in Frederick Co., VA.  Abraham married 0253 Susannah Hite. Susannah apparently died before Abraham as some of their children were left orphaned at his death. Known children are 030301 Anna Christiana, 030302 Isaac, 030303 Thomas and possibly 030304 John WISEMAN?. Isaac and Thomas were the orphans.     (See Chapter 3)

There may have been other children and those appearing here are only speculation of what might be possible, namely because they were all known to have ties with the areas near Germantown, PA. The descendants of 0101 Thomas Wiseman are unproven! Other possibilities are: Thomas and Jacob Wiseman.

0101 THOMAS WISEMAN RESEARCH FUND

(Revised 01 OCT 1996)

INTRODUCTION:

At the Sunday, June 9, 1991 WISEMAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION REUNION, held at Rio Grande, Gallia Co., OH, acting as President,  I made a plea for contributions to the above-named fund, to be used for  researching  the origin of 0101 Thomas Wiseman.  As one of the Historians, I renewed this plea at the 13 JUN 1993 reunion. Following is a financial  statement and progress report.

Note:  Contributions can be mailed  to Robert D. Wiseman, 22962 Lakeshore Drive, Elkhart, IN 46514-9572.  Tel.: 1 (219) 264-4534.  (Past President of the Indiana Genealogical Society;  Historian of the Wiseman Family Association; and past genealogist of the  Indiana Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.  Currently holds more WISEMAN genealogy than any other known person, including all WISEMAN families in early America,  [1618 - 1900].

Checks should be made out to Robert D. Wiseman.)

                                                                                                                 TOTALS:

CONTRIBUTOR/RESEARCHER:                               DATE:                      PAID IN: PAID OUT:                  BALANCE:        

  1. Anonymous donation  made  in the name of Ernest Newton Wiseman, dec’d (Historian).   13 JUN 1991  +$100.00    - - - - - - - - - - -                $100.00
  2. Robert D. Wiseman, in the name of his late brother Howard.                                                      13 JUN 1991  +$100.00    - - - - - - - - - - -                $200.00
**    Raymond V. Foster, Middlesex, England                                                                                   4 MAY 1991        - - - - - - - - -           -$10.00                $190.00
**   Raymond V. Foster, Middlesex, England                                                                                   13 JUN 1991       - - - - - - - - -         -$100.00                $90.00
Note: Mr. Foster turned $100. over to Peter Burnard, B.Sc., of Surrey, England, to do the research.
   3. Dr. C. Marvin Wiseman, PH.D., Marion, IN.                13 JUN 1991        +$20.00       - - - - - - - - - - -                $110.00
   4. Claude Wiseman, Charleston, WV.                      1 JUL 1991        +$10.00       - - - - - - - - - - -                $120.00
   5. Sharon Clark, Ft. Worth, TX.                                      18 JUL 1991        +$15.00       - - - - - - - - - - -                $135.00
**    Peter Burnard, Surrey, England                                1 SEP 1991       - - - - - - - - -           -$68.00                $67.00    
   6. Mary “Beatrice” Vermillion, Springfield, OH.   12 OCT 1991                +$10.00       - - - - - - - - - - -                $77.00
   7. Jean M. Douglas, Cozad, NE.                                            1 JUN 1993        +$25.00       - - - - - - - - - - -                $102.00
   8. Muriel (Wiseman) Larson, Canton, OH.         13 JUN 1993          +$5.00       - - - - - - - - - - -                $107.00
   9. Earl H. Wiseman, Massillon, OH.                     13 JUN 1993        +$25.00       - - - - - - - - - - -                $132.00
10. Paul Wiseman, McArthur, OH.                                     13 JUN 1993          +$5.00       - - - - - - - - - - -                $137.00
11.  Claude Wiseman, Charleston, WV.                   13 JUN 1993        +$20.00       - - - - - - - - - - -            $157.00
12. Sue Ellen Whitaker, Cape Coral, FL.                               13 JUN 1993        +$20.00       - - - - - - - - - - -            $177.00
13. Tom Harrell & Sylvia Wiseman, Salisbury, NC.                13 JUN 1993        +$20.00       - - - - - - - - - - -            $197.00
14. Dr. Diane M. DeCenso, Zanesville, OH               14 JUN 1993     +$20.00       - - - - - - - - - - -        $217.00
15. Eva Wiseman, Burlington, NC.                                    29 JUN 1993        +$25.00       - - - - - - - - - - -            $242.00
16. Eunice Wiseman Morton, Odenton, MD.         7 FEB 1994                +$10.00       - - - - - - - - - - -            $252.00
17. B.E.S. Manning, Greenville, MS.                     19 FEB 1994        +$10.00       - - - - - - - - - - -            $262.00
18. Thomas L. Slattery, Campbell, CA.                       22 FEB 1994        +$20.00       - - - - - - - - - - -            $282.00
**    Diana Spelman, Norwich, England                           31 MAR 1994                - - - - - - - -            -$167.00       $115.00
19. Thomas L. Slattery, Campbell, CA.                       14 JUL 1994        +$20.00       - - - - - - - - - - -            $135.00
20. Mina M. Bickerstaff, Fort Worth, TX.                            22 JUL 1994        +$15.00       - - - - - - - - - - -            $150.00
21. John D. Roberson, Charlotte, NC.                       25 JUL 1994        +$25.00       - - - - - - - - - - -            $175.00
22. Earl H. Wiseman, Massillon, OH.                     2 AUG 1994        +$25.00       - - - - - - - - - - -            $200.00
23. Jean M. Douglas, NE                                                          15 AUG 1994        +$25.00       - - - - - - - - - - -            $225.00
24. Eva Wiseman, Burlington, NC.                    4 OCT 1994      +$25.00       - - - - - - - - - - -            $250.00
25. Mary “Beatrice” Vermillion, Springfield, OH       6 OCT 1994       +$10.00       - - - - - - - - - - -                        $260.00
26. Barbara Edmisten S. Manning, Greenville, MS 4 NOV 1994                +$10.00      - - - - - - - - - - -            $270.00
27. Eunice Wiseman Morton, Odenton, MD.        20 NOV 1994                +$10.00       - - - - - - - - - - -            $280.00
28. Wayne Lewis Wiseman, Aurora, CO.                 26 NOV 1994                +$25.00      - - - - - - - - - - -            $305.00
29. Calvin M. Wiseman, Clarksville, IN.                1 JAN  1995       +$10.00      - - - - - - - - - - -               $315.00
30. Claude Wiseman, Charleston, WV.                    1 JAN  1995       +$10.00      - - - - - - - - - - -       $325.00
31. Kelli (Wiseman)  Gottlich, Ormond Beach, FL 10 JAN 1995        +$30.00      - - - - - - - - - - -            $355.00
32. Dee Ann Wheaton, Columbus, GA.                  17 JAN 1995       +$30.00      - - - - - - - - - - -              $385.00
••    Pauline Cooper, Witham, England                          23 FEB 1995                - - - - - - - -             -$75.00         $310.00
**    Mariners Museum, research Ship Wm. Penn    24 FEB 1995                - - - - - - - -              -$5.00          $305.00
33. Doris M. Harman Kiser, Napa, CA.                    24 FEB 1995      +$20.00     - - - - - - - - - - -               $325.00
34. Dee Ann Wheaton, Columbus, GA.                    1 APR 1995       +$20.00     - - - - - - - - - - -               $345.00
35. Sara S. Reilly                                                9 APR 1995       +$20.00     - - - - - - - - - - -               $365.00
36. Jean Baker Markham, Milton, FL                           20 JUN 1995        +$25.00     - - - - - - - - - - -            $390.00
37. Eva Wiseman, Burlington, NC.                                    20 JUN 1995        +$25.00     - - - - - - - - - - -            $415.00
38. Dee Ann Wheaton, Columbus, GA.                   19 JUL 1995       +$25.00     - - - - - - - - - - -              $440.00
39. Linda M. Duffy, Richmond, VA.                        13 SEP1995       +$25.00     - - - - - - - - - - -              $465.00
40. Thomas B. Allen, Loveland, CO.                       9 OCT 1995       +$25.00     - - - - - - - - - - -              $490.00
••    Heather Shelton, Bountiful, UT                        06 NOV 1995       - - - - - - - -           -$50.00           $440.00
41. Wayne Carl Wiseman, Sioux Falls, SD                 06 NOV 1995  +$100.00      - - - - - - - - - - -        $540.00
42. Dr. Diane M. DeCenso, Zanesville, OH               12 FEB 1996      +$20.00       - - - - - - - - - - -        $560.00
43. William E. Wise, Ravenna, KY                               2 JUL 1996                +$25.00      - - - - - - - - - - -            $585.00
44. Nancy Grieve                                                                30 AUG 1996                +$20.00      - - - - - - - - - - -            $605.00
45. Peggy Thomas Villanueva                                             12 AUG 1996        +$25.00      - - - - - - - - - - -            $630.00
46. Jimmy Wiseman, Hendersonville, TN                          18 FEB 1997        +$25.00      - - - - - - - - - - -            $655.00
47. Anna Sue Butler, Sanford, NC                                      18 NOV 1997                +$20.00      - - - - - - - - - - -            $675.00
    David L. Wiseman (Hist. Soc. of PA)                            06 NOV 1997       - - - - - - - -            -$40.00                $635.00  
                                                                                BALANCE:        +$1150.00         -$515.00         $635.00

SUMMARY TO DATE:    (6 NOV 1995)

Note:  The Hearth Tax Records cover Wales in the period of time I considered Thomas and Elizabeth Wiseman to be living there. (1680-1710)  I wrote to Mr. Foster, address below and sent him what information we knew re: Thomas and asked for his fee statement and to see if he would do the research.

  4 MAY 1991 - $10.00 retainer sent to Raymond V. Foster, 39 Flamborough Road, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 0DN, England, his consultation fee.
13 JUN 1991-$100.00 paid to  Mr. Foster. He determined he would not be able to research the Hearth Tax  records in Wales and asked to turn the $100.00 &  research over to Mr. Burnard, which I agreed too.  (See below)
  1 SEP 1991-$68.00 additional fee paid to Mr. Peter Burnard, B.Sc., 46 Anglers Reach, Surbiton, Surrey, England, KT64EX, to complete the Hearth Tax Records for Wales.  Mr. Burnard later informed me that not only did he not find a Thomas & Elizabeth Wiseman on the Hearth Tax Records, but that he didn’t find one surname Wiseman in Wales from 1680 to 1710. Total cost for Hearth Tax Record research in Wales:  $178.00.
  5 JAN 1994 - I learned of a researcher named J.B. LeBoutillier, 13 the Redlands, Beckenhan, Kent, BR3 2LD, UK and wrote to him explaining in detail the information we have compiled on Thomas and Elizabeth Wiseman. I asked if he would research England for a marriage and he replied with a refusal, but did suggest that I write to The Association of Genealogists and Record Agents, 29 Badgers Close, Horsham, West Sussex, England RH12 5RU, which I did 20 JAN 1994. (Cost of book, $6.00, which I did not charge to the fund.  Let me know if you would like a copy.)
25 MAY 1994-$167.00 paid to hire  Miss Diana Spelman, B.A., 118 Stafford Street, Norwich, NR2 3BQ U.K., to research England for the marriages of Thomas Wiseman to Elizabeth (Surname Unknown). I sent her what information we have on Thomas, including the IGI marriages found at Salt Lake:
19 MAY 1672 - Thomas WISEMAN Christened at Saint Michael At Thorn, Norwich, County  Norfolk, England. Father:  Thomas WISEMAN.  Miss Spelman reported 17 SEP 1994 that she found a burial record  at “Great Yarmouth” (located on the east coast of County Norfolk) of Thomas Wiseman, buried 5 JUN 1678.  A notation behind his name is unreadable.  My question to Miss Spelman is, is this burial Thomas, Sr., or Thomas, Jr.?  If it is Sr. (more likely) then what happened to Jr.?  Also, she read the date “5 JUN 1678”.  It appears to me it is, “5 JUN 16701!  What am I doing wrong?  If it is “1670”, then this must be yet another Thomas Wiseman!  
26 NOV 1691 - Thomas WISEMAN to Elizabeth SIMSON of Long Melford, County Suffolk,England.  Miss Spelman found this marriage to be wrong in the IGS marriage records!  Elizabeth SIMSON  m. John BELL 5 NOV 1691 and Thomas Wiseman m. Susanna EVERED 26 NOV 1691, directly below the SIMSON                 marriage.  This information thus eliminates this marriage as a possibility of being our Thomas WISEMAN.
15 AUG 1696 - Thomas WISEMAN to Elizabeth QADLING at All Saints,Norwich, County Norfolk, England.  Miss Spelman found this family at Whepstead Parish, where they  lived, had family and died, from the Parish records she found.  Thus, Thomas and Elizabeth (QUADLING) WISEMAN are eliminated as a possibility to be our Thomas WISEMAN.  (Researched 1994)
Note:  Miss Spelman did inform me that the IGI Marriage Records represent only a fraction of the Parishes of England and she is currently researching for other possibilities.  A  letter from her explained  this in detail.

If any contributor has  ideas on what needs to be researched, please let me know.  We need to take a look toward Amsterdam and Germany.  Thomas lived among families whom we know came from these localities. Even though his name is “very English”, the possibility still exists that he may have “sailed from Wales”, but became a stopping-off place for his emigration from Amsterdam, or Germany.  With no objection, after our funds with Miss Spelman are exhausted, I will look into the possibility of researching “the Mainland.”  We currently have enough funding available to take the next step in this research. One contributor reacted with the thought that maybe we should hire an extensive research of the Philadelphia county records and make sure something has not been overlooked by past researchers.

He may have a point!  One of the biggest errors made in genealogy is skipping beyond a generation before it has been thoroughly researched.  Diane DeCenso just turned up some new findings on Isaac Wiseman, Sr. this summer and maybe we should invest in a search of Philadelphia county from 1700 to 1720 for any findings on Thomas Wiseman.  I am open for suggestions. 

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28 SEP 1994 - Miss Spelman made her final report and informed me that our funds are depleted for her search.  She reports hiring Geoffrey Nicholson, 57 Manor Park, Concord, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE37 2BU England @ L25 (25 pound) for 2 hours research for Thomas Wisman/Wiseman, who was baptised 1678 at Durham, St. Margaret, County Northumberland, England.  In summary, he found a marriage for William Wiseman and Elizabeth Renton on 24 MAY 1668, believed to be the parents of Thomas.  He also found baptisms for  Henry Wiseman (24 FEB 1669) and Barbara Wiseman (13 NOV 1673), at Durham, St. Nicholas; and from Durham, St. Margaret:  Thomas, son of William Wisman (8 JAN 1677/78), above; Margaratt, daughter of William Wisman (18 APR 1680); Mary, daughter of William Wisman (2 MAR 1682); and Cutberd (Cuthbert?), son of William Wisman (14 SEP 1679). Under St. Margaret burials he found: “No Thomas Wisman entry from 1677 to 1706, inclusive”. No infant burial for a Thomas and no marriage for a Thomas until 1711. Miss Spelman also asked for a search of a will for William, but apparently there was no time left for this search. Miss Spelman thinks it a good possibility that a marriage found 29 MAY 1711 by Geoff, “Thomas Wiseman & Eliz. Wood, 29 MAY 1711”, could be this Thomas Wisman. He would be aged c34 years and that is not unusual for this period of time.  In conclusion, if this 1711 marriage is Thomas of Durham, then he is eliminated as a possibility for our Thomas of Philadelphia Co., PA (1706).

As for the remark by Miss Spelman in her recent letter dated 28 SEP 1994, regarding the Thomas Wiseman “mark”, we must keep in mind that the land transaction is a copy of the land record, made by the County Clerk, who was probably English! We do not know the accuracy of his hand-made copy of the signature by Thomas Wiseman and will probably never know, since the original copy of the document went into the hands of the Grantee and is probably lost to posterity.

We have now completed the use of Miss Spelman as a researcher and can now make a choice of either reseaching Philadelphia Co., PA from 1700-1720; or hiring Miss Spelman to continue the search in England; or look into the possibility of researching the areas of Amsterdam and Germany.

 (Balance:  $325.00)

 5 JAN 1995 - HAPPY NEW YEAR! And what are year it may be for the descendants of 0101 Thomas Wiseman!

On 5 JAN 1995 I received a telephone call from Wayne L. Wiseman (address below), one of our newest members of the Thomas Wiseman Research Fund  of the Wiseman Family Association.  Wayne has informed me that through his membership on CompuServe, “the world’s most comrehensive computer information service”, he met up with Donald Wiseman, 8171 Storm King Peak, Littleton, CO 80127. (Tel.: 1 (970) 972-8529)  Don told Wayne about another CompuServe subscriber, Caley Gredig, P.O. Box 709, Basalt, CO 81621. (Tel.: 1 (970) 927-3575), who has found a passenger list for the ship William Penn (actually the ship Canterbury), which left England in 1698 (actually 1699 ) with passengers including Thomas Wiseman and wife Elizabeth Quadling.  I called Caley this same day and she informed me that, yes, she did indeed find such a passenger list!  However, she did not photocopy the list, nor did she remember the source. Caley also informed me that through further researh she learned that Thomas and Elizabeth (Qadling) Wiseman were married 15 AUG 1696 at All Saints, Norwich, County Norfolk, England and that Thomas was Christened 19 MAY 1672 at St. Michael At Thorn, located at Norwich and that his father was Thomas & Mary (Murton) Wiseman, and he was Christened 20 OCT 1653 at St. Thomas, Wymondham, County Norfolk, which is located about five miles west-by-southwest of Norwich and that he was the son of Edmond Wiseman.  She has also learned that Edmond was the son of Robert Wiseman!  Caley also informed me that Thomas and Elizabeth had five children, Isaac, Sarah, Abraham, Jacob and Thomas, Jr.  She is in the process of retracing her research to find the proof we need of these new discoveries and we will record them here as soon as they are received.

My sincere congratulations go out to Wayne, Donald and especially Caley, for bringing us these good tidings for the new year, 1995!  Thank you sincerely, but we still need proof!  - - -  R.D.W.

23 FEB 1995 - Paid stipend of $75.00 to Pauline Cooper, 12, Walter Way, Silver End, Witham, Essex CM8 3 RJ, England. Pauline will research Thomas and Elizabeth (Quadling) Wiseman for cost only. This will save time and money compared to hiring a professional researcher. Pauline has already abstracted photocopies of Thomas’ marriage to Elizabeth and the Christening of Thomas’ father, Thomas Wiseman.
24 FEB 1995 - Mailed $5. to Mariners Museum, 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606-3759. For $5 they will search their records for Ship William Penn, make maximum of 8 photocopies and pay postage. Requested passenger list, photograph of portrait of ship, owner and history of voyages. Result: No such ship!
Note:  Caley Gredig later informed one of our members that the name of the ship was not the William Penn, but was the ship  Canterbury.
03 APR 1995 - Received first package from Pauline Cooper with the following enclosures: 1) Book entitled: Memories of Old Wymondham, by Philip Yaxley; 2) Book entitled: The Old Churches of Norwich, by Noel Spencer & Arnold Kent; 3) Photocopy of Marriage of Robert Wiseman and Jane Cooker alias Coger; 4) Photocopy of Christening of Edmunde Wiseman former of Robert Wiseman; 5) Photocopy of page 116 from book, Norfolk Parish Registers by Thomas M. Blagg, Editor; 6) Two maps, one in color, of County Norfolk, England. Now, if we only had proof that Thomas & Elizabeth came to America!
17 JUN 1995 - Received letter from Pauline Cooper, with enclosed letter from Maritime Information Centre in Greenwich, London. Pauline is confident that we are getting closer to finding a passenger list for Thomas and Elizabeth Wiseman and their voyage to America. She also mentions the name of a book she is checking, but I am sure we have already searched it:  The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1661-1699, by Peter Wilson Coldham.
Note: Tom Allen informed me that Caley Gredig told him that her citing of Thomas Wiseman and wife Elizabeth Quadling coming to America with William Penn on the ship Canterbury, on 3 DEC 1699, was found at the LDS/FHL at Salt Lake, under the topic, William Penn Diaries. I hired a professional researcher at Salt Lake to read these microfilm and she found that, they do not exist!  (See below)
06 NOV 1995 - Received an estimate from Heather Shelton, 4289 South Highway 89, #7, Bountiful, UT 84010, Tel.: (801) 296-2730, for cost of researching the LDS/FHL at Salt Lake City for William Penn Diaries and/or any mention of them which might be located on microfilm at Salt Lake. Heather informed me that her fee is $10./Hour, plus costs of photocopies and mailing. Heather also informed me that William Penn Diaries are  not  listed in the FHL catalog and they do not exist! I have decided to have her research William Penn records at the library which include the years 1699-1700. Sent $50. See:  RESEARCH REPORT #9501!
23 FEB 1996 - Received a letter with photocopy enclosure from Jean Markham, 5408 Shore Lane, Milton, FL 32570. Tel.: (904) 626-5778.  The enclosure was in regards to a book entitled, Letters From Our Palatine Ancestors, 1644-1689, compiled by Chevalier and Groff. Page 107 lists a Mennonite, on the lands of the electoral Palatinate, found in the (Jurisdiction) of the main office of Alzey.  From Reyheim, listed is one Jakob Wismann. Jean thought that Jakob Wismann possibly  came to America in the 1680’s, but on further research I learned that these names were more of a Census, or Inventory of all Mennonites and Quakers known to have lived in the area of the Palatine!  It did not mean they necessarily came to America!  And since we have found no record of a Jacob Wiseman in the Pennsylvania area at this time-period, we can only assume this Jakob Wismann did not come over!  It is interesting to know that the surname did exist in Germany during the time-period of William Penn and that it is possible our subject (Thomas Wiseman) maybe did come to America from Germany, or from the mainland.
29 MAY 1996 - A New Direction In Thomas Wiseman Research!   Received a letter with a

3-page photocopy enclosure from Patty Greer, 63121 E. 202 Rd., Wyandotte, OK 74370-2606 (Tel.: [918] 678-2405). The photocopy is entitled simply, WISEMAN, Researched and Written by Edward L. Woodyard, 1 Spruce Hollow, Armonk, NY 10504. Tel.: (914) 273-3756. (Patty & Ed) both descend from 2A George Wiseman of Harrison Co., VA.  (now WV)

I immediately called Ed to inform him of the importance of his research on 0101 Thomas Wiseman. He has presented some new citings which need thorough documentation. Quoting Ed’s lead paragraph:

The immigrant was Thomas Wiseman, a Mennonite from England, who settled in Bebber Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1706.  Settling at Germantown, Pennsylvania, these Mennites were under the leadership of Jacob (Isaacs) VanBebber, head of the Dutch sect that colonized the area.  Thomas Wiseman was of Scottish ancestry and apparentlyemigrated as a young man at the urging of VanBebber during a trip to England, Holland and Germany to attract new settlers.  In 1707 at Germantown, Thomas Wiseman married Elizabeth Renberg who had emigrated from Holland with her two brothers, Dirck and William Renberg, settling at Germantown that year.                                                             

Thomas and Elizabeth (Renberg) Wiseman had two children at Germantown, Sarah born in 1708 and Abraham born 1712. They remained at Germantown where they are believed to have had seven more children and where they died  about 1760.  Their youngest child was George Wiseman who later settled in Harrison County,Virginia.
Note: New findings reported by Ed are underlined.  His sources, which we have a copy of, are:
1.  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 4, 1880; and
2.  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 31, 1907.
No mention is made of the underlined documentation as sources. Research not acceptable. - - - R.D.W.
08 DEC 1997 - Approval made by R.D. Wiseman for David Wiseman to use $40.00 of the “Thomas Wiseman Research Fund” for a two-hour research by  the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Lucust St., Philadelphia, PA 19107.  The purpose of this search is to locate William Penn papers, or a diary, which mentions the Wiseman family.
Note: David Wiseman never pursued this search and the $40.00 remains in the fund. - - - R.D.W.
10 JAN 1998 - Wayne Wiseman (wwiseman@ix.netcom.com) found five volumes of “The Papers of William Penn, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986.  He has read through these five volumes but finds no mention of Thomas Wiseman. Some items of interest found by Wayne are:
Vol. III, Page 566 - In late august, He (William PENN) came to Southampton, where he boarded the Canterbury;  he sailed from the Isle of Wight on 3 September.  A lengthy crossing delayed his arrival in Philadelphia until 3 December 1699.
Vol. IV, Page 181, note 3:  Henry Tregeny (d-1704), a Philadelphia merchant and master of the “Canterbury” had transported Wm. PENN to Pennsylvania in 1699.
, note 4: “Henry Child, also a Canterbury  passenger”.  (References Digests of Quaker Records, Bucks and Herts., GSP;PWP,2:60; MICRO, 10:354.  (There is a fair chance the passenger list is here!)
Page 438/439:  Mentions agreement to board  Canterbury on August 24th of 1699 at Portsmouth and sail directly to Pennsylvania.
Vol. V, Page 481:  Mentions rough voyage and states that the Canterbury did not head up the delaware river to Philadelphia until early December 1699.

CONTRIBUTOR MAILING ADDRESSES:

 1.  Anonymous. (C100)
 2.  Robert D. Wiseman, 22962 Lakeshore Drive, Elkhart, IN 46514-9572. (C100)
 3.  Dr. C. Marvin Wiseman, PH.D., 4025 N. Willow Drive, Marion, IN 46952. (C20)
 4.  Claude Wiseman, 1504 Dogwood Road, Charleston, WV 25314. (C10)
 5.  Sharon Clark, 3624 Swan Court, Fort Worth, TX 76117. (C15)
 6.  Mary “Beatrice” Vermillion, 828 E. Northern Avenue, Springfield, OH 45503. (C10)
 7.  Jean M. Douglas, Rt. 3, Cozad, NE 69130. (C25)
 8.  Muriel Wiseman Lorson, 3516 Norman Avenue, NW, Canton, OH 44709. (C5)
 9.  Earl H. Wiseman, 2940 Winrich Street, NW, Massillon, OH 44646. (C25)
10.  Paul Wiseman, Rt. 1, Box 197, McArthur, OH 45651. (C5)
11.  Claude Wiseman  (See 4  above; C20)
12.  Sue Ellen Whitaker, 212 S.E. 43rd Street, Cape Coral, FL 33904. (C20)
13.  Dr. Diane M. DeCenso, 1850 Aspen Drive, Zanesville, OH 43701. (C20)
14.  Tom Harrell & Sylvia Wiseman, 265 Bob White Run, Salisbury, NC 28144. (C20)
15.  Eva Wiseman, 2809 N. Fairway Drive, Burlington, NC 27215. (C25)
16.  Eunice Wiseman, 705 E. Orchard Overlook, No. 201, Odenton, MD 21113. (C10)
17.  B.E.S. Manning, 713 S. Main Street, Greenville, MS. 38701.  (C10)
18.  Thomas L. Slattery, P.O. Box 112410, Campbell, CA 95011. (C20)
19.  Thomas L. Slattery, See 18  above.  (C20)
20.  Mina M. Bickerstaff, 4328 Waits, Fort Worth, TX 76133. (C15)
21.  John D. Roberson, 3327 Mill Race Road, Charlotte, NC 28270. (C25)
22.  Earl H. Wiseman, See 9 above.  (C25)
23.  Jean M. Douglas, See 7  above.  (C25)
24.  Eva Wiseman, See 15  above.  (C25)
25.  Mary “Beatrice” Vermillion, See 6  above.  (C10)
26. Barbara Edmisten Sherman Manning, See 17  above.  (C10)
27. Eunice Wiseman, See 16  above.  (C10)
28. Wayne Lewis Wiseman, 2787 South Lansing Way, Aurora, CO 80014. (C25)
29. Calvin M. Wiseman, 220 Ettels Lane, Clarksville, IN 47129. (C10)
30. Claude Wiseman  (See 4 above.  C10)
31. Kelli Wiseman Gottlich, 8 Foxfords Chase, Ormond Beach, FL 32174. (C30)
32. Dee Ann Wheaton, 5962 Manassas Drive, Columbus, GA 31909. (C30)
33. Doris M. Harman Kizer, 1172 Walnut Street, Napa, CA    94558-2208.  (20)
34. Dee Ann Wheaton (See 32  above. C20)
35. Sara S. Reilly, 12310 Cobblestone Drive, P.O. Box 4381, Houston, TX 77024 (C20)
36. Jean Baker Markham, 5408 Shore Lane,  Milton, FL 32570.  (C25)
37. Eva Wiseman (See 15  above. C25)
38. Dee Ann Wheaton (See 32  above. C25)
39. Linda M. Duffy, P.O. Box 37188, Richmond, VA 23234-7188. (C25)
40. Thomas B. Allen, 4808 N. Harrison Avenue, Loveland, CO 80538-1744.  (C25)
41. Wayne Carl  Wiseman, 1505 S. Garfield, Sioux Falls, SD 57105.  (C100)
42.  Dr. Diane M. DeCenso (See 13  above. C20)
43. William E. Wise, 411 Elm Street, Ravenna, KY 40472. (C25)
44. Nancy Grieve, P.O. Box 30, Saint Augustine, IL 61474. (C20)
45. Peggy Thomas Villanueva, 259 Richneck Road, Newport News, VA 23608-1615. (C25)
46. Jimmy Wiseman, 110 Apache Court, Hendersonville, TN 37075. (C25)
(C1130)

“The purpose of the WISEMAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION developing the Thomas Wiseman Research Fund  is to reduce the cost to individual budgets in paying for professional researchers and to document the results of having any research done.”  - - - R.D.W.

The WISEMAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION Reunion is usually held the 2nd, or 3rd Sunday in June, 12 Noon, Bob Evans Farm Pavilion, Rio Grande, OH.  (In 1994,  it was postponed one month, so it is best to check the date.)                

                                Robert N. Wiseman, Historian                                Robert D. Wiseman, Historian
                                WISEMAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION                      WISEMAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION
                                Route 2, Box 234                                                     22962 Lakeshore Drive
                                Proctorville, OH 45669                                         Elkhart, IN  46514-9572
                                Tel.: (614) 886-5778                                              Tel.:  1 (219) 264-4534

Note:  This statement was mailed to all the above contributors 10 JUL 1994 and 10 NOV 1994. 

See The Sapit Journal, The WISEMAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION Newsletter, for future statements.

                                                                                The Sapit Journal
                                                                                David L. Wiseman, Editor
                                                                                320 Lynn Avenue
                                                                                Plymouth, IN   46563
                                                                                Tel.: (219) 936-2568
                                                                                $10./Yr. (Quarterly)

Carole, David quit publishing The Sapit Journal  this past year. I need to edit this page too. - - - Bob.

CHAPTER 2

0201 Isaac Wiseman, Sr., possibly the s/o 0101 Thomas Wiseman
 
0101 Thomas Wiseman?  “Unproven”
0201 Isaac Wiseman, Sr. was probably born about 1699 to 1706 (26 FEB 1700?) and an old family traditional story has it recorded that he was born aboard ship as his family traveled from abroad to their new home in America, the s/o 0101 Thomas Wiseman? and his wife 0151 Elizabeth (?) Wiseman. It is my understanding that, for this period  of time, Isaac would have been a citizen of England, if the family traditional story is indeed fact. Isaac’s will was probated 7 JAN 1779 and proved 3 FEB 1779, at Rowan Co., NC. (Will Book C, page 185)  I would  imagine that he died sometime in JAN 1779. He is probably buried in the Jersey Baptist Church cemetery at, or near the Jersey Settlement, Rowan Co., NC, which today lies near the town of Linwood, Davidson Co., NC.  His grave would be one of the several unmarked graves in this cemetery.

Isaac and Mary (Marshall?) Wiseman, Sr. Chronology:

SEP 1727 - The earliest citing of Isaac Wiseman, Sr. is on a document dated SEP 1727. Isaac was one of thirty-two (32) petitioners to sign a request for a new road, “Beginning at the Lutheran Meeting House at Tolpechocken to end in the high road at the Quaker Meeting House, near George Boone’s Mill in Oley.” (Berks Co., PA.) This was probably in the area that became Amity Township 3 MAR 1744.  Source: Reading and Berks County, Pennsylvania, A History, Vol. 1, Fox, Cyrus T., Lewis historiacal Publishing Company, NY, 1925, pp. 471-72.)
23 FEB 1731 - Tax List of 1731 for Amity Township, John Jacob Roads, Collector, listed among others: J. Wiseman *  (Asterisk “*” indicates “Accuracy Uncertain” and is probably “I. Wiseman.)  Source: AMITY  1719-1969 Berks Co., PA, Frank M. Brown, Editor. Researched by Robert D. Wiseman at the Allen County, IN Public Library in 1994.

The Tax List reads, A Tax of Two Pence in the pound six Shillings per head Laid on the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the City and County of Philada. for to pay Assemblymens Wages and the Quotes Due to the Lean office and for Destroying Wolves, Foxes and Crows and Defraying other Exigencies of the County the Ensuing Year Asses’d the 23 Day of February Ann: Domi. 1731. 

Note: At this time the Amity Collector was responsible for collecting county tax from adjoining areas as well as local townships. Therefore, this list contains names of people who resided beyond the boundaries of Amity.

Second source: The Philadelphia County Archives.  (Isaac Wiseman, Sr.)

12 MAY 1733 - Berks Co., PA Deed Book B, Vol. 1, page 68 & 69: Abstract: 12 MAY 1733; GRANTOR: Andrew Likin and Anne his wife of Amity Twp.; GRANTEE: Benjamin Boone of Oley Twp.; 200 acres in Amity Twp.; Witnesses: Geo. Boone, Isaac Wiseman; 17 JUN 1769: Isaac Wiseman affirmed the signatures.
Circa      1737 - Marriage of Isaac Wiseman, Sr. to Mary (MARSHALL?)  The surname MARSHALL for Mary is unproven and may be in error. This name is derived from a “Family Traditional Story” that remains a mystery to all of us researching this WISEMAN lineage.  This date is derived at from the 18 AUG 1738 birthdate of 030101 Isaac Wiseman I and could be earlier.
18 AUG 1738 - Birthdate of oldest known child and son Isaac Wiseman I.
  1738 - “The distance from Lancaster, the place where the Court for what is now Berks County was held, was so great that as early as 1738 the citizens of the region of the northeast side of the County of Lancaster petitioned the Lieutenant Governor of the province for a new county that was to be bounded as the map accopanying the petition indicated.  The principal reason stated for a new county was the distance from the court at Lancaster.  A copy of the petition, signed by 172 subscribers, is still in the possession of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia. - - - “The Governor referred these petitions to the Assembly, but the Assembly took no action.”  Source: The Story of Berks County, pp. 45-46, Goshen College, Goshen, IN, researched by Robert D. Wiseman.  This list of “172 subscribers”  has not been viewed to see if Isaac Wiseman appears on it.
03 MAR 1744 - A petition regarding the survey and erection of Amity Township, made by Geroge Boone, Esquire and signed (among others) by “Isaac Wiseman.” Source: Researched by Robert D. Wiseman at the Allen County, IN Library Genealogy Room in 1994, from the book, The Petitioners 18th-century Actions To Erect Present-day Berks County Townships, compiled by James M. Beidler, et. al., Page 4.  Also, AMITY 1719-1969 Berks Co., PA, no page numbers cited. (Isaac Wiseman, Sr.)                                July 19, 1998

Family, Received this date the Facsimile of Amity Township petition which most of it was wrote in GERMAN cursive script, along with a facsimile of the map of Amity Township draft. The petition shows clearly the signature of ISAAC WISEMAN, which tells me that our grandfather was literate and seeing this signature ran shivers up my spine. The petition starts like this:  “The honourable Justices of ye Peace at ye Court of Quarter Sessions held at Philada. March ye 3rd 1744. -----" My intentions are to have a number of copies printed on acid free paper send them to our Editor and President, THE Honorable David Wiseman. Let him determine the fee for mailing to interested family members. I think this is a wonderful addition to our archives and family history. By the way Daniel Boone's grandfather’s signature is on the petition as GEORGE BOON without the E.

Love to all, Jim (Kilburn).  <wtc00585@mail.wvnet.edu>

08 APR 1746- Researcher: <bstewart2@juno.com> Bob Stewart. On Wed, 3 Mar 1999 22:40:03 -0500 "James H. Kilburn" <wtc00585@mail.wvnet.edu> writes:

Hello, Most definetely did the family marry into the Millers and Boones the other name I'm not aware of. But would be most interested to have the info on the witness of Isaac Sr to the Will. The Wiseman Family Association would like to have it for their archives or the source to obtain it.  Would you please reply to the following Emails and mine:

Attached is a transcript of the will.  Can you provide me with any more particulars on the Miller and Boone links to the Wisemans?  We are especially searching for the Joane Miller maiden name.

The source is from an LDS microfilm #0021723 of the Wills and Administrations of Philadelphia county, PA,  Book F-H, book H, page 246.

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I, Stephen Miller of Amity, in the county of Philadelphia, being sick and weak in body but of a sound mind and memory, thanks be given to God for the same, and calling to mind the uncertainty of this life, and that it is appointed once for men to dye, I do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following hereby disannulling and making void all other and former wills by me made other in wording or in writing.

Imprimis, in the first place, my will is that my just debts that I owe to any person first be paid, and in the next place my mind and will is that the residue be divided in manner and form following. Viz. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary five shillings, having been already provided for.  I give and bequeath unto my son Stephen two horses, the bay one called Dick and the black stallion.

I give unto my daughter Sarah two cows at her own choise and five ewes. I give unto my son Henry the Hundred Acres of Lands more or less adjoining Harmon Richmas in Amity Township and to him his heirs and assigns forever upon.  These provisoes following:  First that my Joane enjoy the same until such time as he arrives unto the age of one and twenty years.  Secondly that he pay as a portion unto his sister Elizabeth the sume of thirty pounds, when she shall arrive at the age of eighteen years.  Thirdly, that he pay as a portion unto his sister Martha the sum of thirty pounds when she shall arrive to the age of eighteen years. 

I likewise order and appoint that all my moveables be sold in order to pay and discharge all my debts, the Legacies excepted, and what further I do hereby leave my beloved wife Joane.  I give unto my wife Joane all my pewter, two basins and one dish excepted, which I give to my daughter Sarah that hath her mother's mark.  I give likewise unto my wife my ruling horse and her side saddle and one feather bed, Linnen Tickin and its furniture I give also to my daughter Sarah.  I give unto my wife one feather bed with Holland Tickin and its furniture and one walnut chest.  But if my son Henry, Elizabeth or Martha should happen to dye before they arrive to their several ages, then the survivor or survivors shall have the same share equally divided between them.  But if my said three children Henry, Elizabeth and Martha should all dye before they arrive unto their several ages,  then I give and bequeath unto my wife Joane all their several legacies and portions to be enjoyed by her during her natural life and after her decease, it go to my other children or the survivors of them or the heirs of them to be equally divided. 

I likewise give  my best suit of cloaths unto my son Stephen and the next best suit unto my son Samuel.  I likewise nominate and appoint my wife Joana together with George Boone, Esq. to be my executors of this my last will and testament. 

                                                                                                                                                                                 His

                                                                                                                                                               Stephen # Miller

                                                                                                                                                                                mark

Be it remembered that on the 20th day of February, 1746 (Has to be Isaac, Sr.), the above named Stephen Miller published, pronounced, and declared the above or within written will to be  his last will and testament and signed and sealed the same in our presents.  Jacob Warren, Isaac Wiseman, Isaac Dilbeck Philadelphia, April 8, 1746  Then personally appeared Jacob Warren and Isaac Dilbeck, two of the witnesses to the foregoing will and on their solemn affirmation according to law, did declare and affirm they saw and heard Stephen Miller the Testator herein named sign, seal, publish, and declare the same will  for and as his last will and testament and that at the doing thereof he was of sound mind, memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge, and that Isaac Wiseman, the other witness, thereto did also subscribe his name as a witness on the presence of and at the request of the testator. 

                                                                                                                      Coram Wm Plumster, Reg. Genl.

Be it remembered that on the 8th day of April, 1746, the last will and testament of Stephen Miller, deceased, was proved in due form of law and probate and tres testament were granted to Joana Miller and George Boone, Esq.  Exorsen the said testament named being first legally sworn and solemnly affirmed well and truly to administer the said deceased's estate and to bring an inventory thereof into the Reg. Gen. Office at Philadelphia at or before the 8th day of May next and render a true account when thereunto lawfully required.  Given under the seal of the said office. 

William Plumster, Reg. Gen.

Thanks for any help you can give me on the Millers, Boones and Winters.

Bob Stewart <bstewart2@juno.com>

I saw your Genforum post on Isaac Wiseman.  He was a witness to the will of one of my ancestors,  Stephen Miller, in 1746 in Philadelphia county, PA.  After seeing that many times witnesses were kinfolk, too, I wanted to contact you to see if Isaac or other members of his family married Millers, Winters, or Boones?       

We think Stephen Miller married Sarah Waren in 1724 in Suffolk NY; after she died he married a Joane ______ and they lived in PA where he died . Joane may have married Cornelius Cokely after Stephen's death.  Stephen and Joane's son Henry Miller married Hannah Winter, daughter of William Winter and Anna Boone.

12 JAN 1747 - Birthdate of second known child and second son Jacob Wiseman.
Circa 1751 - Approximate birthdate of third known child and third son William Wiseman, based on the ages of his known  children and the Rowan Co., NC Tax List of 1772.
11 MAR 1752 - Amity Township became part of Berks Co., PA, which was passed on this date. Source: The Story of Berks County, Erection of county, page 46, Goshen College, Goshen, IN.
1752 - The late Ernest N. Wiseman and Florence Wright Gifford recorded that Isaac Wiseman appeared on the Tax Lists from Amity Twp., Berks Co., PA. Diane DeCenso found their source recorded in Rupp’s book, History of Berks and Lebanon Counties, PA, page 126. (Isaac Wiseman, Sr.)
02 APR 1752 - Isaac Wiseman was offering a reward for the capture of “Cornelius Smith, Irishman, who escaped the constable of Amity Township.”  Source: Abstracts From The Pennsylvania Gazette, Benjamin Franklin, Editor.
(Isaac Wiseman, Sr.)
1753 - No Tax List found for Berks County. Source:  Collections of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, Berks County Tax Lists, 1753-1758, researched by Diane DeCenso.)
Circa 1753 - Birthdate of fourth known child and first daughter Mary Wiseman. Her birthdate is approximated from the fact that she married 21 JAN 1773.
1754 - Isaac Weisman (s.i.c.-Wiseman) appears on the Tax List in Amity Township, Berks Co., PA, John Webb, Collector. (Value: 18 Pounds; 4 Shillings and 6 Pence Tax.) Source: Collections of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, Berks County Tax Lists, 1753-1758, researched for Diane DeCenso. (Isaac Wiseman, Sr.)
1755 - No Tax List found for Berks County. Source: Collections of the Genealogical Society of  Pennsylvania, Berks County Tax Lists, 1753-1758, researched for Diane DeCenso.
Circa 1755 - Birthdate of fifth known child and second daughter Rachel Wiseman. Her birthdate is approximated from the fact that she married about 1773.
1756 - No Tax List found for Berks County. Source: Collection of Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, Berks County Tax Lists 1753-1758; researched for Diane DeCenso.
Circa 1757 - Birthdate of seventh known child and fourth son Jonathan Wiseman. This birthdate is approximated from the fact that Jonathan had one son (John) when he died, sometime before 7 FEB 1779.
20 DEC 1757 - Isaac Wiseman of Amity Township taxed 6 Pence. Source: Collection of Genealogical Society of PA, Berks County Tax Lists 1753-1758; researched for Diane DeCenso.  (Isaac Wiseman, Sr.)
1758 - Isaac Wiseman appears on two Tax Lists for Amity Twp., Berks Co., PA, page 014: Isaac Wiseman (among others), Value: 6 Pounds; 1 Shilling and 6 Pence Tax, Destroying Wolves Tax, John Waren, Collector.”  (Isaac Wiseman, Sr.); and - - -
1758 - Tax List for Amity Twp., Berks Co., PA, page 007: “Isaac Wiseman (among others), Value: 3 Pounds; 4 Shillings and 6 Pence Tax, Provincial Tax, William Winters, Collector.” (Isaac Wiseman, Sr.) Source: Collection of Genealogical Society of PA, Berks County Tax Lists 1753-1758; researched for Diane DeCenso.  (Isaac Wiseman, Sr.)
1759 - Tax List for Amity Twp., Berks Co., PA. Source: Montgomery’s, History of Berks Co., PA, page 946: “Isaac Wiseman (among others), Value:12 Pounds, 19 Shillings and 6 Pence, 7 Taxables, John Horah, Collector.”  (Isaac Wiseman, Sr.); and -  -  -  -  -
1759 - Tax List for Amity Twp., Berks Co., PA. Source: Montgomery’s, History of Berks Co., PA, page 946: “Isaac Wiseman (among others), 1 Taxable, John Horah, Collector.” 1759. Source: Researched by Robert Davidson, *citing unknown. (Isaac Wiseman I)
JAN 1759 - Birthdate of seventh known child and fifth son James Wiseman. Source: Pension Application of James Wiseman on file at the National Archives.
  1760 - Tax List for Amity Twp., Berks Co., PA. Source: Researched by Robert Davidson,  *citing unknown.
  1760 - Tax List for Amity Twp., Berks Co., PA. Source: Researched by Robert Davidson, *citing unknown. (One is Isaac Wiseman, Sr. and the other Isaac Wiseman I.  Sr.  probably paid the larger Tax, but it is unknown to us.)
  1761 - No Tax List found for Amity Township.
  1762 - Tax List for Amity Twp., Berks Co., PA. Source: Researched by Robert Davidson, *citing unknown. (Isaac Wiseman, Sr.)
 1762 - Tax List for Union Twp., Berks Co., PA. Source: Researched by Robert Davidson, *citing unknown. (Isaac Wiseman I?)
06 JUN 1763 - Tax List for Amity Twp., Berks Co., PA, Nicholas Boyer, Collector, page 451: Isaac Wiseman - Value “8”, “2 Shillings Tax.” Source: AMITY  1719-1969 Berks Co., PA, Frank M. Brown, Editor. Researched by Robert D. Wiseman at the Allen County, IN Public Library in 1994. (Isaac Wiseman, Sr.)
 1763 - Tax List for Union Twp., Berks Co., PA, Israel Hughes, Collector: Isaac Wiseman - Value “4 Pounds”, “1 Shilling Tax”.  Source: AMITY 1719-1969 Berks Co., PA, Frank M. Brown, Editor. Researched by Robert D. Wiseman at the Allen County, IN Public Library in 1994. (Isaac Wiseman I)
 1764 - Tax List for Amity Twp., Berks Co., PA. Source: Researched by Robert Davidson, *citing unknown. (Isaac Wiseman, Sr.)
 1764 - Tax List for Union Twp., Berks Co., PA. Source: Researched by Robert Davidson, *citing unknown. (Isaac Wiseman I?)
 1765 - Tax List for Robeson Twp., Berks Co., PA, page 004, Christopher Yeiger, Collector: “Isaac Weisman (s.i.c. Wiseman), among others, Value: 2 Pounds; 3 Shillings Tax”, 8th 18 Pence Tax. Source: Researched by Diane DeCenso from  Collections of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvainia.  (Isaac Wiseman, Sr.)
 1765 - Tax List for Union Twp., Berks Co., PA, page 039, John Godfrey, Collector: “Isaac Wiseman, among others, Value: 2 Pounds; 3 Shillings and 6 Pence Tax”, 8th 8 Pence Tax.  Source: Researched by Diane DeCenso from Collections of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvainia.  (Isaac Wiseman I)
 1765 - Tax List for Union Twp., Berks Co., PA, page 017, Owen Hughes, Collector: “Isaac Weisman (s.i.c. Wiseman), among others, Value: 3 Pounds; 9 Pence Tax” (for the year).  Source: Researched by Diane DeCenso from Collections of the Genealogical  Society of Pennsylvainia. (Isaac Wiseman, Sr.?)
 1766 - Tax List for Robeson Twp., Berks Co., PA, page 035, Gavis Dickenson, Collector: “Isaac Weisman
(s.i.c. Wiseman), among others, Value: 1 Pound; 1 Shilling and 6 Pence Tax”, 9th 18 Pence Tax.  Source: Researched by Diane DeCenso from Collections of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvainia. (Isaac Wiseman, Sr.?)
 1766 - Tax List for Exeter Twp., Berks Co., PA, page 019, Collector, Henry Thompson: “Isaac Wiseman, among others, Value: 10 Pounds; 2 Shillings and 6 Pence Tax”, (for the year).  Source: Researched by Diane DeCenso from  Collections of the Genealogical  Society of Pennsylvainia. (Isaac Wiseman, Sr.?)
 1766 - Tax List for Union Twp., Berks Co., PA, page 043, Philip Wert, Collector: “Isaac Weisman
(s.i.c. Wiseman), among others, “Value: 2 Pounds; 6 Pence Tax”, (for the year). Source: Researched by Diane DeCenso from Collections of the Genealogical  Society of Pennsylvainia. (Isaac Wiseman I)
 1767 - Tax List for Exeter Twp., Berks Co., PA, Isaac Weisman (s.i.c. Wiseman): 0 Acres -  2 Horses - 5 Cattle - 2 Tax. Source: PA Archives, Series 3, Volume XVIII, Page 044. Researched at University of Notre Dame by Robert D. Wiseman. (Isaac Wiseman, Sr.?)
 1767 - Tax List for Union Twp., Berks Co., PA, page 61: “Isaac Weisman (s.i.c. Wiseman),.. 0 Acres..
0 Horses..1 Cattle..0 Sheep..1 Shilling Tax.         Source: PA Archives, Series 3, Volume XVIII, Page 061. Researched at University of Notre Dame by Robert D. Wiseman. (Isaac Wiseman I)
1768 - Tax List for Exeter Twp., Berks Co., PA, Isaac Weisman (s.i.c. Wiseman): 0 Acres -  2 Horses - 2 Cattle - 12 Sheep - 2 Tax. Source: PA Archives, Series 3, Volume XVIII,  Page 125. Researched at University of Notre Dame by Robert D. Wiseman. (Isaac Wiseman, Sr.)
 1768 - Tax List for Union Twp., Berks Co., PA, page 125: “Isaac Weisman (s.i.c. Wiseman).. 0 Acres..
2 Horses..2 Cattle..12 Sheep..2 Shilling Tax.” Source: PA Archives, Series 3, Volume XVIII, Page 154. (Isaac Wiseman I)
 1768 - The approximated date that Isaac Wiseman, Sr. left Berks Co., PA for a new home in Rowan Co., NC. This is based on the fact that Isaac Wiseman, Sr. did not appear on the 1769 Tax Lists of Berks Co., PA.
 1769 - Tax List for Union Twp., Berks Co., PA, page not given: “Isaac Wiseman.”  Source: Researched by Robert Davidson, *no source given. (Isaac Wiseman I)
17 JUN 1769 - Land Record, Book B, Vol. I, pp. 68-69, Andrew Likin and Anne his wife of Amity Twp., to Benjamin Boone of Oley Twp., 200 acres in Amity Twp. “Isaac Wiseman” is a witness, with George Boone. (Isaac Wiseman I)

Note: The following land record was copied and sent to me by James Kilburn 19 APR 1999. It proves that Isaac Wiseman was living in Berks Co., PA in 1769. The question is, is this Isaac, Sr., or his son Isaac I?

Andrew Liken to Benjamin Boone (2)=20
Posted by: Diana Lehman <dlehman@ix.netcom.com> on Mon, 01 Feb 1999.
Surnames: Liken, Boone, Wiseman, Hulins, Jones, Douglass, Reed.
Berks Co. Deeds: Book B, Vol. I, pp. 68-69.
Abstract: 13 May 1733.
Grantor: Andrew Likin and Anne his wife of Amity Twp.
Grantee: Benjamin Boone of Oley Twp.
Land/Location: 200 acres in Amity Twp.
Witnesses: Geo. Boone, Isaac Wiseman.
17 June 1769: Isaac Wiseman affirmed the signatures.
Transcription of Berks Co., PA Deed Book B, Vol. I, p. 68-69.

This indenture made the thirteenth day of May in the year of our Lord =one thousand seven hundred and thirty three between Andrew Likin and Anne = his wife of Amity in the county of Philada. in the Province of Pennsylvania = of the one part and Benjamin Boone of Oley in ye said county yeoman of the other part Witnesseth that the said Andrew Likin and Anne his wife forsaid in consideration of the sum of ten pounds currant money of Pennsylvania to them in hand paid at and before ye insealing and = delivery of these presents (as also for the performance of certain covenants = clauses articles and agreements certified and contained in a certain indenture = or instrument made between the parties to these presents and dated the = twelfth day of May instant) performed and done and to be performed and done by = ye said Benjamin Boone and his heirs execrs admrs as by the said indenture = may at large appear have given granted released aliened bargained and sold = and by these presents do fully clearly and absolutely give grant alien = release and sell unto the said Benjamin Boone his heirs and assigns forever all that plantation tract and piece of land situate in Amity aforesaid = bounded with Schulkill River on the west Marcus Hulins land on the north & on = the south and John Jones land on ye east containing two hundred acres part = of four hundred acres laid out by warrant from the Commissiones of = Propriety unto Moses Jones and by virtue of a deed or instrument from under ye = hand and seal of ye said Moses Jones was given or granted unto the said = Andrew Likin &c as by the said deed may appear With all and singular it rights members jurisdictions and appurtenances together with all houses = buildings orchards gardens meddows feedings pastures woods under woods ways waters = c=85 pastures profits commodities heraditaments and appurtenances whatsoever = to the said two hundred acres of land plantation and premises or to any = part of parcle thereof belonging or in any ways appertaining and all the = estate right title interest use possession claime and demand whatsoever of him = the said Andrew Likin and Ane his wife with all writings and evidences concerning ye same To have and to hold the said two hundred acres of = land and all and singular other the premises hereby granted sold and released = or mentioned to be granted =85or released with their and every of their = rights members and appurtenances whatsoever with the said Benjamin Boone his = heirs and assigns =85 the only proper use and behoof of the said Benjamin = Boone his heirs and assigns forever under the yearly quit rent due and to become = due for the same to the Chief Lord of the Fee thereof only and alone exceptd

In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals dated the = day and year first above written.

                                Andrew (the mark of) Likin (seal) Anne (the mark of) Likin (seal).

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us Geo. Boone Isaac =Wiseman (indented thus) Berks County on the seventeenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred sixty nine before me the = subscriber one of his Majesties Justices of the Peace for said County personally appeared Isaac Wiseman who upon his solemn affirmation according to law = did declare & say that he saw = 85 Andrew Likon & Anne Likon sign seal and as = their act and deed deliver the within instrument of writing & at the same time = he saw George Boone subscribe his name as a witness to the same and that = the name of Isaac Wiseman wrote as a subscribing witness was the affirmants = own hand writing in witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand & seal day = and date above wrote. George Douglass (seal).

Recorded and the original and this record diligently compared and found = to agree exactly word for word the 26th day of May Anno Domini 1772. James Reed Rec.

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 1770 - Tax List for Union Twp., Berks Co., PA, page not given: “Isaac Wiseman.”. Source: Researched by Robert Davidson, *no source given.  (Isaac Wiseman I)
 1771 - Tax List for Union Twp., Berks Co., PA, page not given: “Isaac Wiseman.” Source: Researched by Robert Davidson, *no source given.  (Isaac Wiseman I)
*  Diane DeCenso received the following explanation from Robert Davidson 11 OCT 1994, “My notes say that I found it (Tax Lists) in a folder marked WISEMAN FAMILY at the Pennsylvania Historical Society in Philadelphia. Someone else must have transcribed it from original records years ago, - - -”.  We include these Tax Lists here, with emphasis on the fact that they have not been cited.  - - - R.D.W.
 1772 - The first citing of Isaac Wiseman, Sr. in Rowan Co., NC, was on a 1772 Tax List, taken by James Smith District: “Wiseman, Isac” (sic Isaac) & “Wiseman, William” (s/o Isaac Wiseman, Sr.) It is this Tax List that leads us to believe that William Wiseman was born before 1752. (Isaac Wiseman, Sr.)
 1773 - Mary Wiseman, d/o Isaac & Mary (Marshall?) Wiseman, married 21 JAN 1773 at Rowa Co., NC to Jeremiah Green. (Rowan Co., NC Marriages)
 1777 - James and Jonathan Wiseman arrive in Rowan Co., NC.  Although nephew Joseph Wiseman did not mention the names of his “two uncles” in his  pension application, these are the only two who fit this time frame, unless William left after 1772 and came back in 1777 (See 1772, above.). One needs little imagination to see these three young                     men (boys?) going out against the British, not much differently from their experiences in deer, or bear hunting!  04010101 Joseph D. Wiseman, will be covered under the children of 030101 Isaac Wiseman I. Joseph was born in MAR 1759, just two months younger than his uncle, 030105 James Wiseman.  030107 Jonathan Wiseman, died a young man and we wonder if he might have died as a result of the Revolutionary War.  Jonathan was not mentioned in his father’s (7 JAN 1779) will and probably in 1778. (See below)
05 FEB 1778 - Elizabeth Denham, 640 acres of Land in Rowan County on both sides of Potts’ Creek adjacent Henry Sloan, William Denham, Thomas Willis, Isaac Wiseman and Henry Sloan.” Source: “Abstracts of Deeds of Rowan County, NC 1753-1785”.  (Isaac Wiseman, Sr.)
12 MAY 1778 - “Isaac Wiseman Enters 200 acres of Land in Rowan County beginning at Maxwell Chambers’ Line Running down Pott’s Creek, Henry Sloan’s Entry from thence to James Wilson’s and south, round to the beginning at Chamber’s Land.” Source: Abstracts of Deeds of Rowan County, NC, 1753-1785, 276 pp., by Jo White Linn.
(Isaac Wiseman, Sr.)
25 MAY 1778 - Isaac Wiseman  - - - Oath of Allegiance at Berks Co., PA,” taken before Joseph Weaver, Justice of the Peace. Source: “Berks Co., PA Court Records”, Book D, Volume 1, page 57; Also recorded in “The Pennsylvania Archives, 6th Series, Volume 2, page 152”.   (Isaac Wiseman I)
07 AUG 1778 - Rowan Co., NC Land Records, Isaac Wiseman purchases 200 acres. Although this Land Record has not been cited, it is mentioned in the “will of Isaac Wiseman” with this date, which is probably meant to be “12 MAY 1778”. (See above; Isaac Wiseman, Sr.)
17 AUG 1778 - Thomas White, 420 acres on waters of Pott’s Creek, adjacent to Maxwell Chambers, Isaac Wiseman & running upwards - - - .” Source: Abstracts of Deeds of Rowan County, NC, 1753-1785, 276 pp., by Jo White Linn.  (Isaac Wiseman, Sr.)
1779 - Tax List for Union Twp., Berks Co., PA, page 125: “Isaac Weisman (s.i.c. Wiseman)..0 Acres..
0 Negroes... 0 Horses..2 Cattle..40 Tax”  Researched by Diane DeCenso from The Pennsylvania Archives, Series 3, Volume XVIII, Page 282.  (Isaac Wiseman I)
1790 - U.S. Census For Salisbury District, Rowan Co., NC
                                                1 - Free white males, 16 and up, including Head of Household.
                                                2 - Free white males, Under 16.
                                                3 - Free white females, including Head of Household.
                                                4 - All other free persons.
                                                5 - Slaves.
                                Name: (Head of Household)
                                Wiseman, Isaac                  1-2-3-0-0  (04010201 Isaac, s/o Jacob)
                                Wiseman, Jacob, Jr.                  1-0-1-0-0  (04010202 Jacob, s/o Jacob)
                                Wiseman, Jacob                  2-3-2-0-0  (030102 Jacob, s/o Isaac, Sr.)
                                Wiseman, James                  1-1-3-0-0  (030105 James, s/o Isaac, Sr.)
                                Wiseman, William                  1-4-4-0-0  (030104 William, s/o Isaac, Sr.)

                LAST WILL & TESTAMENT OF ISAAC WISEMAN, SR.

07 JAN 1779 - The will of Isaac Wiseman; probated 7 JAN 1779 and proved 3 FEB 1779, in Rowan Co., NC and reads as follows:

In the name of God Amen, I Isaac Wiseman of Rowan County in the state of North Carolina, being through the abundant mercy of God, though weak in body yet of a sound and perfect understanding and memory, do constitute this my last will and testament and desire it may be received by all as such, I give unto my wife Mary , after my lawful debts and funeral expense is paid, all my household goods of every kind that I now own or possess, and all my stock of every kind, that I now own or possess.  Whereas I have given a bond bearing date the fourth of this instant, to my son William, to make him a deed for one half of a tract of and which I now hold by a warrant, containing 200 acres, dated August 7, 1778. (Should be 12 MAY 1778?)  My will is that the said bond be performed according to its true intent and meaning. I give to my son James the other half of the above mentioned tract of land which I now hold as aforesaid, but not to come into his possession until the death of my said wife, but shall be her property and remain in her possession during her lifetime, unless she pleases to give it to him sooner. 

And I do appoint my wife Mary, and my son Jacob, and make them Executors of this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 7th day of January anno domini 1779.

Sealed, published, and delivered  by    >
the above named Isaac Wiseman,     >              Isaac Wiseman, <SEAL>
for and as his last will and testament, >
in the presence of us.                              >
                                                Robert Moore
                                                Thomas White <his mark>
                                                Charity White <her mark>  

04 MAY 1779 - “Inventory of Isaac Wiseman Estate returned by Executor and filed.”  Source: Court of Common Pleas & Quarter Sessions, Rowan Co., NC, Volume 3, 1775-1789.

LAST WILL & TESTAMENT OF MARY WISEMAN

28 DEC 1790 - The will of Mary Wiseman;   Probated 28 DEC 1790; Proved 10 NOV 1991 in Rowan Co., NC (Will Book B, page 179), and reads as follows:

In The name of God Amen,  I  Mary Wiseman of the state of North Carolina and County of Rowan, being sickly and weak in body but through Goods of God of Good and sound memory and in my senses and Considering my own mortality,

Do make this my last will and testament, and first I will that my body be buried after a Descent Christian  manner  after  my  Decease  at the Discretion of  my Executors  hear-after  named  and  my  soul  to God  that  give it  is the faith and

Certain hope of the Reserection  at the Last day,  and what  worldly goods it hath pleased  God  to  bless me with  I bestow  in the following  manner;  I give and bequeth to my beloved daughter Mary Marrell  (MERRILL)  my feather bed. I  give  and bequeth  to my beloved son  James Wiseman  my Cow and my big Bible  and  the  new  Coverlid.   I  give  and  bequeth  to Elizabeth Marrell  (MERRILL) my grand Daughter my pided hifer.   I give and bequeth to my son

James  above  named  my  big pott.  I  give and  bequeth  to  Ann Wiseman  my Daughter in law  (wife of William)  one of my big shifts.   I give and bequeth to Elizabeth Wiseman (daughter of James) the other one of my big Shifts.  I give  and bequeth to Elizabeth Marrell above named one of my smaller Shifts.  I give and bequeth to Lyde (Lydia) Wiseman my Daughter in law  (wife of James) the other  one  of  my  small  Shifts. I  give  and  bequeth  to  Rachel   Marrell (MERRILL) my beloved Daughter two Sheets, one blancket and one Coverlid and four pewter plates, one qurt (sic), one tea pott and tea kettle and one grid iron, one fier Shovel and tongs.  I give and bequeth to my son James above named one pewter Dish and one pair Stilliards. I give and bequeth to my beloved son William Wiseman  one iron trammel.  I give and bequeth to Jane Wiseman my grand Daughter one box iron and one cattery. I give and bequeth to my  son James above named one pine Chest and one bull and the big pillow and bolster to his wife Lyda and one striped petecot.  I give and bequeth  to my Daughter Rachel above named two petticoats, one Cloak and one silk bonnet. I give and bequeth to my son James one short gownd (sic), one pair specticles, and I hearby nominate and appoint my son James Wiseman and Andrew Marrell (Rachel’s husband Andrew MERRILL) my son in law, Executors of this my last will and testament and I Do hearby Deny all other wills and testaments whatsoever  in witness hear  I the Sd Mary Wiseman have set my hand and seal  this  twenty Eight day  of December in the year of our Lord one thousand  seven hundred and ninty.

                                                                                                       Her
                                                                                                 Mary X Wiseman
                                                                                                       Mark                      <Seal>
Signed, Sealed and
pronounced in presents of
Jacob Wiseman
       Her 
Mary X Paterson
      Mark”
 

09 FEB 1792 - Inventory of Mary Wiseman Estate. Source: Court of Common Pleas & Quarter Sessions, Rowan Co., NC, Rowan County Register, by Linn. 

February the 9th 1792                           a true inventory of Mary Wiseman’s Estate. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

one hachett                           two sheats & 1 blanket  one flower barrel                heater                    one box iron & one Cag?
one wheell                            two Coverlids                              one meat tub & one hammer  one tea kettle
one pillow                             one tea pot                          one pittch fork one steal                       one Chist
three plains Irons                                one fier tongs                      for a Cuting -----   -----  ?                              two knoves
two pales                               one grid iron                        one broad ax & one Square                   one pare of Stilyeards
one Earthan pot & pan    and -----   -----   ?                    two trammels & two Shovel    one iron wedge
five pewter plates &            one Cow                                one tea cup & Saucer                       one tray &
one bason four Spoons   one heffer                      one pare of Sheaves                             one funnel
three augers & two chisels                one bull                                 two small tubs                                              one feather bed
one hand Saw                      one bible                       one drawing nife                                         two boks
one foot -----   ?                    one bolster                   one grubing how                                         two pillows
two Cleavises and Link                two iron pots                        one table & bedsteds                 one pewter dish
one bottle & one jug

CHILDREN of 0201 Isaac WISEMAN, Sr. and Mary (MARSHALL?) WISEMAN:

030101             Isaac WISEMAN I   - (See Chapter 4)

  Isaac WISEMAN I was b-18 AUG 1738 in Amity Township, Berks Co., PA and d-3 MAY 1818 in Union Town, Monroe Co., VA; Isaac m-c1758 in Berks Co., PA   to 030151 Elizabeth DAVIS.

Note: With a large gap between the birth of Isaac Wiseman I and Jacob Wiseman (8-plus years) it is feasible that other children were born to Isaac and Mary (Marshall?) Wiseman.

Note: Alma Lee Hogge, 540 Sign Pine Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322, sent me a query on21 MAY 1996 requesting information on Mary “Mollie” Wiseman, who was b-c1746 at (?); m-c1766? at (?) to James Knight of Bath Co., VA, a Revolutionary War soldier, who d-c1794/96? (His appraisement was filed in 1796); Family  folklore says that “Mollie (Wiseman) Knight moved to Greenbrier Co., VA (WV) with two small children, James and Rebecca Knight.”  We have inserted this information here because of the possibility of Mollie being a d/o Isaac & Mary Wiseman.

030102             Jacob WISEMAN -  (See Chapter 5)

Jacob WISEMAN was b-12 JAN 1747 in Berks Co., PA and d-c1807 at Jersey Settlement, Rowan Co., NC; Jacob m-c1765 in Currituck Co., NC to 030152 Elizabeth HENDERSON.

030103             Mary (WISEMAN) MERRILL - (See Chapter 6)

Mary WISEMAN was b-c1753 in Berks Co., PA and d-probably in GA;  Mary m-21 JAN 1773 in Rowan Co., NC to 030153 John MERRILL, s/o Benjamin and Jemima (SMITH) MERRILL.

030104             William WISEMAN - (See Chapter 7)

William WISEMAN was b-Before 1757 in Berks Co., PA and d-17 SEP 1805; William m-c1780 in Rowan Co., NC to 030154 Ann (?).

030105             James WISEMAN - (See Chapter 8)

James WISEMAN was b-JAN 1759 in Berks Co., PA and d-c1837/38 near Peru, Miami Co., IN; James m-c1785 in Rowan Co., NC to 030155 Lydia (?).

030106             Rachel (WISEMAN) MERRILL - (See Chapter 9)

  Rachel WISEMAN was b-c1755 in Berks Co., PA and d-Unknown;  Rachel m-c1773 in Rowan Co., NC to 030156   Andrew MERRILL, brother of 030153 John MERRILL, Above.

030107             Jonathan WISEMAN - (See Chapter 10)

Jonathan WISEMAN was b-Before 1757 in Berks Co., PA and d-Before 7 FEB 1779 in Rowan Co., NC; Jonathan m-c1777 in Rowan Co., NC to 030157 Rachel WILLIS, d/o Thomas WILLIS.

030108 See- 2A George WISEMAN of Harrison Co., VA (Now WV) -

Note: See Chapter 14 for the continuation of this lineage. George WISEMAN was b-c1740-45, place unknown and d-Before 1820 in Harrison Co., VA (His will was made 11 MAY 1816); George m-c1758 to 2A1 Hannah Spader. It remains unproven that George was the s/o Isaac, Sr. and Mary. The gaps between the birthdates of their children would indicate the possibility of several other children. Letter identification is used for Wiseman families that are not, or have not been proven to be descendants of 0201 Isaac Wiseman. (See: Chapter 14) Andrew Liken to Benjamin Boone Posted by Diana Lehman<dlehman@ix.netcom.com> on Mon, 01 Feb 1999

Surname:  Liken, Boone, Wiseman, Hulins, Jones, Douglass, Reed erks Co. Deeds: Book B, Vol. I, p. 68 Abstract: 12 May 1733 Grantor: Andrew Likin and Anne his wife of Amity Twp.Grantee: Benjamin Boone of Oley Twp. 200 acres in Amity Twp. Witnesses: Geo. Boone, Isaac Wiseman 17 June 1769: Isaac Wiseman affirmed the signatures.

Transcription of Berks Co., PA Deed Book B, Vol. I, p. 68

This Indenture made the twelfth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty three between Andrew Likin and Anne his wife of Amity in the County of Philadelphia in the Province of Pennsylvania of the one part and Benjamin Boone of Oley in the said County yeoman of the other part Witnesseth that ye said Andrew Likin and Anne his wife for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings currant money of the said Province to whom in hand paid by the said Benjamin Boone the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge have bargained and sold and by these presents do bargain and sell unto the said Benjamin Boone all that two hundred acres of land situate in Amity bounded on the west with Schulkill River and on the north and south with Marcus Hulins land and on the east with John Jones land, together with all the woods under woods ways waters water courses meddows marshes cripples swamps rights liberties privaledges heraditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the said two hundred acres of land belonging or in any way appertaining and the reversions and reversions remainder and remainders rents issues and profits thereof to have and to hold the said tract and piece of land heraditaments and premisses hereby bargained and sold or mentioned to be bargained and sold with the appurtenances unto the said Benjamin Boone his Execrs administrators and assigns from the day of the date hereof for and during and unto the full end and term of one whole year from thence next ensuing and fully to be compleated and ended To intent and purpose that by virtue hereof and of the . . .made for transferring of titles into possession the said Benjamin Boone may be enabled to take and accept of a . . . and confirmation of the same to him and his heirs forever In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals dated ye day and year above written. Andrew (the mark of) Likin (Seal) Ann (the mark of) Likin (Seal). Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us Geo. Boone Isaac Wiseman (indorsed thus) Berks County on the seventeen day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty nine before me the subscriber one of his Majesties Justices of the Peace for said county personally appeared Isaac Wiseman who upon his solemn affirmation according to law did declare & say that he saw Andrew Licon and Anne Licon sign seal and deliver the within instrument of writing &. . .at the same time saw George Boone subscribe his name as a witness to the same and that the name of Isaac Wiseman wrote as a subscribing witness thereunto was of this affirmants own hand writing in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal day & date above mentioned. George Douglass (seal) Recorded and the original and this record diligently compared and found to agree exactly word for word this 26th day of May Anno Domini 1772. James Reed, Rec.

Berks Co. Deeds: Book B, Vol. I, pp. 68-69
Abstract: 13 May 1733
Grantor: Andrew Likin and Anne his wife of Amity Twp.
Grantee: Benjamin Boone of Oley Twp.
200 acres in Amity Twp.
Witnesses: Geo. Boone, Isaac Wiseman
17 June 1769: Isaac Wiseman affirmed the signatures.
Transcription of Berks Co., PA Deed Book B, Vol. I, p. 68-69

This indenture made the thirteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty three between Andrew Likin and Anne his wife of Amity in the county of Philada. in the Province of Pennsylvania of the one part and Benjamin Boone of Oley in ye said county yeoman of the other part Witnesseth that the said Andrew Likin and Anne his wife forsaid in consideration of the sum of ten pounds currant money of Pennsylvania to them in hand paid at and before ye insealing and delivery of these presents (as also for the performance of certain covenants clauses articles and agreements certified and contained in a certain indenture or instrument made between the parties to these presents and dated the twelfth day of May instant) performed and done and to be performed and done by ye said Benjamin Boone and his heirs execrs admrs as by the said indenture may at large appear have given granted released aliened bargained and sold and by these presents do fully clearly and absolutely give grant alien release and sell unto the said Benjamin Boone his heirs and assigns forever allthat plantation tract and piece of land situate in Amity aforesaid bounded with Schulkill River on the west Marcus Hulins land on the north &amp; on the south and John Jones land on ye east containing two hundred acres part of four hundred acres laid out by warrant from the Commissiones of Propriety unto Moses Jones and by virtue of a deed or instrument from under ye hand and seal of ye said Moses Jones was given or granted unto the said Andrew Likin & c as by the said deed may appear With all and singular it rights members jurisdictions and appurtenances together with all houses buildings orchards gardens meddows feedings pastures woods under woods ways waters c...pastures profits commodities heraditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the said two hundred acres of land plantation and premises or to any part of parcle thereof belonging or in any ways appertaining and all the estate right title interest use possession claime and demand whatsoever of him the said Andrew Likin and Ane his wife with all writings and evidences concerning ye same To have and to hold the said two hundred acres of land and all and singular other the premises hereby granted sold and released or mentioned to be granted . . .or released with their and every of their rights members and appurtenances whatsoever with the said Benjamin Boone his heirs and assigns . . .the only proper use and behoof of the said Benjamin Boone his hers and assigns forever under the yearly quit rent due and to become due for the same to the Chief Lord of the Fee thereof only and alone exceptd In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals dated the day and year first above written. Andrew (the mark of) Likin (seal) Anne (the mark of) Likin (seal). Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us Geo. Boone Isaac Wiseman (indented thus) Berks County on the seventeenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred sixty nine before me the subscriber one of his Majesties Justices of the Peace for said County personally appeared Isaac Wiseman who upon his solemn affirmation according to law did declare & say that he saw . . .Andrew Likon & Anne Likon sign seal and as their act and deed deliver the within instrument of writing & at the same time he saw George Boone subscribe his name as a witness to the same and that the name of Isaac Wiseman wrote as a subscribing witness was the affirmants own hand writing in witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand & seal day and date above wrote. George Douglass (seal). Recorded and the original and this record diligently compared and found to agree exactly word for word the 26th day of May Anno Domini 1772. James Reed Rec.

Addresses of Researchers working 0201 Isaac WISEMAN, Sr. line:  

Alkek, Mrs. A.B. -  Rt. 1, Box 59, Bandera, TX 78003.
Armentrout, Russell S. -  Norman Towers Apts. #522, 810 W. Elm Avenue, Monroe, MI 48161.
Bailes, Okey L. - 13063 Aloha Circle, Punta Gorda, FL 33955. (0501010103/04010101/030101)
Baker, Esther B. - 376 Lindberg Avenue, Coolidge, AZ 85228. (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Barnett, Cheryl Jividen - 111 Woodbend Cove, Winfield, WV 25213. (0501011105/04010111/030101)
Basaldu, Gayle - 416 Andenwood, Everman, TX 76140. (0501020302A/04010203/030102)
Baty, Raymond L. - 1640 Ingalls, Denver, CO 80214. (0501010402/04010104/030101)
Bean, Jimmy & Elaine - 609 Anderson Lane, Madison, TN 37115. (060104020101/0501040201)
Beane, Fannie - 36 “B” Street, St. Albans, WV 25177. (0501010104/04010101/030101)
Beane, Phillip - 5916 Dickson Mill Road, Durham, NC 27705.  (0501010104/04010101/030101)
Benkoski, Lallie Jones - 139 McIntosh Drive, Leesburg, GA 31763. (04010303/030103)
Berry, Donna L. - 1707 Addington, Irving, TX 75062. (0501010409/04010104/030101)
Bickerstaff, Mina M. - 4328 Waits, Fort Worth, TX 76133-1139. (0501020302A/04010203/030102)
Black, Sandy - P.O. Box 1742, Burney, CA 96013. (0501010803/04010108/030101)
Blake, James S. - Box 85, Craigsville, VA 26205. (0501011108/04010111/030101)
Bolden, Reba - 204 25th Street, Dunbar, WV 25064. (04010110/030101)
Bonner, Wayne H. - 15619 Ogram Avenue, Gardena, CA 90349. (0501010801/04010108/030101)
Brinkley, Bryce - Route #2, Wartrace, TN 37183. (0501040203/04010402/030104)
Bronicki, Karla Wiseman - 584 Brush Trail, Niles, MI 49120. (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Brosh, Shirley Green - P.O. Box 157, Boardman, OR 97818. (04010106/030101)
Brown, Betty J. Wiseman - Rt. 4, Box 289, Lucasville, OH 45648. (0501010402/04010104/030101)
Brownback, Judy - 4720 Haskell, Kansas City, KS 66104. (0501010103/04010101/030101)
            New Address: 3935 Nearman, Kansas City, KS 66104. Tel.: (913) 287-4442.
Buchanan, Paul C. - 5504 GlenAllen Street, Springfield, VA 22151. (04010101/030101)
Burns, John V. - 4787 Dixie Highway, Drayton Plains, MI 48020. (0501040201/04010402/030104)
Butler, Anna Sue - 3216 Westchester Drive, Sanford, NC 27330-9163. (060101010203/0501010102/04010101)
Callaway, Bobbie L. - P.O. Box 326, Monett, MO 65708. (030106)
Clark, Evelyn & Lawrence - Rt. 1, Box 134, Culleoka, TN 38451. (04010201/030102)
Clark, Sharon - 3624 Swan Court, Fort Worth, TX 76117. (0501020302A/04010203/030102)
Coleman, Ruby - 1521 Sunset Drive, North Platte, NE 69101. (Johanna Green, sister of 0401020506)
Colson, Mary Frances Harley - 2801 Morningside Dr., New Braunfels, TX 78130. (04010206)
Collyer, Gladys C. - 416 Talley Street, Lakeland, FL 33801. (0501020103/ 04010201/030102)
Compton, Ruth Blanton - Route 4, Box 146, Bluefield, WV 24701. (0501010901/04010109/030101)
Constable, Nancy - 603 North Broadway, Princeton, MO 64673. (0501010803/04010108/030101)
Cook, Ann Merrill - 9403 Village Green Dr., Albuquerque, NM 87111. (030106)
Cooper, William G. - 102 Valley View Dr., Erwin, TN 37650. (0501020601/04010206/030102)
Davidson, Robert - 2900 Riverside Dr., Richmond, VA 23225. (0501030505/04010305/030103)
Davis, Linda S. - 9108 Woodbay Dr., Tampa, FL 33626. (050101010B/04010101/030101)
DeCenso, Dr. Diane - 1850 Aspen Drive, Zanesville, OH 43701. (0501010405/04010104/030101)
Detiege, Vivian  Jane Smith - [E-Mail: Duveyes@aol.com]   (0501010405/04010104/030101)
Donaldson, Ruth - P.O. Box 262, Oregon, IL 61061. (0501010405/04010104/030101)
DePauk, Nyla Creed - 2832 Andiron Lane, Vienna, VA 22180-7001. (0501010102/04010101/030101)
       (0501010106/04010101/030101)
Dodd, Miss Mae - 522 Summers St., Hinton, WV 25951. (0501010102/04010101/030101)
Douglas, Frances - The Pueblo, 201 E. Southern #19, Apache Junction, AZ 85219.
            (0501010301/04010103/030101)
Dove, Kit - Box 298, El Granada, CA 94018. (0501010408/04010104/030101)
Duer, Lynn - 25577 W. 215th St., Spring Hill, KS 66038. (0501020101/04010201/030102)
Duffy, Linda Mariani - P.O. Box 37188, Richmond, VA 23234-7188. (0501010411/04010104/030101)
Duncan, Mary S. - 216 Summerlee Ave., Oak Hill, WV 25901. (0501011111B/04010111/030101)
Duncan, Neal - 810 N. Spring, LaGrange Park, IL 60525. (0501010405/04010104/030101)
Dye, James S. - 3712 Gaston Dr., Midland, TX 79703. (0501020302A/04010203/030102)
Exeline, Phylis Harrington - 42 Verde Circle, Rohnert Park, CA 94428. (0501020601/04010206/030102)
Feimster, Rose Marie - 225 E. King St., Boone, NC 28607. (0501020603/04010206/030102)
Fitzner, Sug - 347 Troyer, Palisade, CO 81526-9749. (060101040505/0501010405/04010104/030101)
Folden, Pam - 14438 Nordhoff St., Panorama City, CA 91402. (04010608/030106)
Ford, Kathy - 10438 Hallah Rd., Orient, OH 43146. (0501010105/04010101/030101)
Fox, Bobbie Teague “B.T.” - 118 Mattiponi Tr., Williamsburg, VA 23185. (04010206/030102)
French, Helen M. - 843 Stovall Place, Atlanta, GA 30342. (030102/04010205/0501020503)
Frost, Jim - 1807 S.W. 4th St., Wagoner, OK 74467. (0501020108/04010201/030102)
Garrison, Melvin C. - 13006 Pokagon St., Mishawaka, IN 46546.  (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Gerdes, Orlie - 3241-36 Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98126. (0501050803/04010508/030105)
Gibson, Ramona M. - P.O. Box 665, Gig Harbor, WA 98335. (04010103/030101)
Gilbert, Martha Richards - 2228 Shady Creek Drive, Richardson, TX 75080. (Merrill Family/030106)
Good, Robert - P.O. Box 627, Circleville, OH 43113. (0501010105/04010101/030101)
Gorence, Sue - 2408 Stanolind, Midland, TX 79705. (0501020607/04010206/030102)
Gough, Helen Margaret Wiseman - 2913 Casa Del Norte, Albuquerque, NM 87112. (0501020103/04010201/030102)
Gray, Ed - P.O. Box 4008, Pensacola, FL 32507. (030106)
Gray, Mary Elma Wiseman - 1817 S. Willson, Bozeman, MT 59715. (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Gredig, Caley - P.O. Box 709, Basalt, CO 81621. (0501010101/04010101/030101)
Green, Carl R. - 4415 Gray Ave., Titusville, FL 32780. (0501020601/04010206/030102)
Green, Fannie - Box 517, Enka, NC 28728. (0501020601/04010206/030102)
Greene, Edwin - 8039 Old Reidsville Rd., Brown Summit, NC 27214. (04010206/030102)
Gregory, Esther E. - 4484 Pitch Pine Ct., Concord, CA 94521-4406. (04010110/0501011001)
Grim, Barbara Wiseman - Rt. #3, Box 3503, Nampa, ID 83651. (0501010402/04010104/030101)
Grimmett, Hazel - 418 W. Chicago St., Buchanan, MI 49107. (04010110/030101)
Hall, Mary F. - 1720 Lakewood Dr., SE, Cairo, GA 31728. (0501070101/04010701/030107)
Haller, Mary O. - 22315 6th Ave. #401, Des Moines, WA 98188. (0501050803/04010508/030105)
Hardesty, Sandra - 354 Buckeye Hills Road, Thurman, OH 45685. (0501010405/04010104/030101)
Harris, Lucille Wiseman - 883 Garland, Memphis, TN 38107. (030104)
Hartley, May - 931 N. Henry St., Coquille, OR 97423. (0501020603/04010206/030102)
Hawkins, John O. - Rt. 5, Box 430, Lenoir, NC 28645. (0501020603/04010206/030102)
Hazelton, James L. - 2912 Missouri Ave., Las Cruces, NM 88001. (04010207/030102)
Helmstettler, Jaymes - Box 53, Aurora, UT 54620. (04010403/030104)
Honaker, Keith J. - 8312 Landmark Dr., Knoxville, TN 37923. (0501010104/04010101/030101)
Hook, Charlene - 18556 E. Admiral Blvd., Tulsa, OK 74138. (030102?, or 030104?)
Hopkins, Alex S. - 56 Avery Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. (04010608/030106)
Hughes, Wanda R. - 329 E. LaDiosa, Tempe, AZ 85282. (04010404/030104)
Ihlenfeldt, Blanche F. - 6 Baja Court, Mariner Cove, Corte Madera, CA 94925.             (0501020105/04010201/030102)
Ingles, Jim - 2882 Cadmus Rd., Patriot, OH 45658. (0501010405/060101040509/07010104050903)
Janoski, Charlotte - 1283 Austin, Lincoln Park, MI 48146. (0501010103/04010101/030101)
Johnston, Marjorie Schultz - 1521 Norris, McCook, NE 69001. (0501010402/04010104/030101)
Jolliff, Marilee Meador - 2294 Washington St., Niles, MI 49120. (0501010102/04010101/030101)
Jones, Donna L. - 1707 Addington, Irving, TX 75062. (0501010409/04010104/030101)
Jones, Veda G. - 239 E. So. Temple #307, Salt Lake City, UT 84111. (0501010405/04010104/030101)
Julian, Wilbur C. - 2215 Westfield Ave., Winston-Salem, NC 27103. (04010608/030106)
Kegg, Ruth Wood Jackson - 378 Midland Rd., Chillicothe, OH 45601. (04010111)
Kilburn, James H. - HC86, Box 53, Kanawha, Falls, WV 25115. (0501011101/04010111/030101)
Kiser, Doris Harman - 1172 Walnut St., Napa, CA 94558. (0501010404/04010104/030101)
Kraemer, Nathiel - 13243 Clairmont Way, Oregon City, OR 97045. (0501050803/04010508/030105)
Lerdall, Verna - 6042 NW 48th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73122. (0501011102B/04010111/030101)
Lewis, Cindy Kay Wiseman - 5111 Shady Oak Dr. N., Lakeland, FL 33809.             (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Line, Dr. Felix G., M.D. - 7104 Shadyland Dr., Knoxville, TN 37919. (04010208/030102)
Little, Frances - 301 Gary Way, Grass Valley, CA 95949.  (0501050803/04010508/030105)
Looney, Louise, dec’d. - P.O. Box 101, Mountain View, AR 72560. (0501020603/04010206/030102)
Lurvey, A. Jean - 4477 E. Catalpa, Springfield, MO 65809. (0501020603/04010206/030102)
McBride, Mary F. - 5003 Sunset Bluff, Huntsville, AL 35803. (04010409/030104)
McBride, Ransom - 1113 Seabrook Ave., Cary, NC 27511. (04010409/030104)
McCrary, Mary Kirk - 209 Kingwood Dr., Murfreesboro, TN 37129. (0501040203/04010402/030104)
McManness, Bob - 219 W. Sandusky St., Findlay, OH 45840. (0501010209/04010102/030101)
Machos, Margaret Towell - 5424 78th St., Lubbock, TX 79424. (04010208/030102)
Manning, Barbara Edmisten - 713 S. Main St., Greenville, MS 38701. (030102)
Markham, Jean - 5408 Shore Lane, Milton, FL 32570. (04010410/030104)
Martin, Robert Henry Leon - Route #1, Box 176, Preston, MO 65732  (0501010405/04010104/030101)
Mayer, Violet - 11 Clark Dr., LaPorte, IN 46350. (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Mazock, Karen - 825-202 Waterview Place, Virginia Beach, VA 23452. (0501020101/04010201/030102)
Mendoza, Betty June Wiseman - 215 S. ElDorado St., San Mateo, CA 94401.            (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Mendoza, Connie Cooke - 413 N. 8th St., Humboldt, KS 66748. (0501010404/04010104/030101)
Middleton, Ruth E. - 6154 Meadow Lane Circle, Kansas City, MO 64118. (030104)
Miller, James W. Jr. - 3505 14th Ave. Dr. SW, Hickory, NC 28602. (0501020601/04010206/030102)
Millwood, June M. -  605 Western Dr., Memphis, TN 38122. (04010206/030102)
Mitchell, Ann - 1812 S. 6th St., Lamar, CO 81052. (0501010803/04010108/030101)
Moon, Judy - P.O. Box 24, Snellville, GA 30278. (030103)
Moore, Carol Jean Wiseman - 11812 7-B W. Rd., Plymouth, IN 46573. (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Morton, Eunice Wiseman - 705 Orchard Overlook, Odenton, MD 21113.             (0501010102/04010101/030101)
Murray, Lois - Rt. 2, Box 204, Wheatfield, IN 46392. (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Napier, Jane H. - 1955 Saratoga, Springfield, MO 65804. (0501020101/04010201/030102)
Nelson, Rubye - 409 Van Sickle, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. (0501020101/04010201/030102)
Newton, Mrs. William H. - P.O. Box  41, Hampton, AR 71744. (04010109/030101)
Null, Cynthia L. - 2158 Sinaloa, Altadena, CA 91001. (04010107/030101)
O’Connell, Erin K. (Mrs. Glenn H. Forman) - 3442 Michael Dr., Newbury Park, CA 91320.
      (0501010701/04010107/030101)
Pearl, Bernard H. - 69622 Parker St., Richmond, MI 48062. (0501050801/04010508/030105)
Pearl, Delman V. - 26966 Gap Rd., Brownsville, OR 97327.  (0501050803/04010508/030105)
Pearl, John J. - 640 W. Harrison #3, Roseburg, OR 97470. (0501050803/04010508/030105)
Perez, Shirley - 1857 N. Westwood, Porterville, CA 93257. (0501020101/04010201/030102)
Perkins, Louise M. - Box 103, Sunbury, NC 27979. (04010106/030101)
Perron, Margaret - 816 S. 6th St., Goshen, IN 46526. (0501010705/04010107/030101)
Pettet, Firman, Jr. - RR#2, Box 53, Goodland, IN 47948. (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Pettet, Gerald D. - RR#2, Box 65, Goodland, IN 47948. (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Porterfield, Misty - Rt. 1, Box 272, Peterstown, WV 24963. (0501010103/04010101/030101)
Pratt, George Dewey - 101 Woods Ave., Oak Hill, WV 25901.  (0501010109/04010101/030101)
Presley, Loretta Honaker - 2011 Chestnut St., Kenova, WV 25530. )0501010104/04010101/030101)
Pyles, Compatriot W. Roland - 307 Coronado Tr., Enon, OH 45323. (0501010404/04010104/030101)
Ray, Kathy - 1703 36th St., Parkersburg, WV 26104. (0501011005/04010110/030101)
Reece, Constance E. - 1653 Summerhill Dr., Lexington, KY 40515. (0501020109/04010201/030102)
Reese, Kate Crowell - 1660 Road 39, Chelsea, AL 35043. (0501020103/04010201/030102)
Retherford, Phillip L. - 516 Oakview Rd., High Point, NC 27260. (0501010803/04010108/030101)
Reuther, Sandra - 536 Birch St., Boulder City, NV 89005. (04010106/030101)
Rhodes, Gail - 1304 Miami Circle, Holly Hill, FL 32017. (0501040202/04010402/030104)
Riddle, Mary Wiseman - Lake Trail Road, Lakeville, IN 46536. (0501010705/04010107/030101)
Righi, Patricia - 11 Lake Shore Hills, Fowler, IL 62338. (0501060103/04010601/030106)
Roberson, John Davis - 3327 Mill Race Rd., Charlotte, NC 28270. (0501020103/04010201/030102)
Roscoe, Ivan H. - 2405 Chomor Ct., Antioch, CA 94509. (0501010406/04010104/030101)
Rose, Margaret S. - 1909 Thomas Ave., Apt. H, Portsmouth, OH 45662. (04010111/030101)
Rose, William Edward - 6125 Harrisburg Pike, Orient, OH 43146. (0501010404/04010104/030101)
Rowe, Sarah L. - P.O. Box 1574, Yuma, AZ 85366. (0501020609/04010206/030102)
Sandidge, Jewell H. - 2114 Woodledge Dr., Birmingham, AL 35226.  (0501010803/04010108/030101)
Scanlon, Stella “Pearl” Wiseman, deceased - 18339 Clairmont Dr., South Bend, IN 46637.
         (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Scruggs, Jane Tabor - 311 S. Main St., Box 341, Culver, IN 46511. (0501010705/04010107/030101)
Senger, Clyde M. - 1103 Yew St., Bellingham, WA 98226. (0501050801/04010508/030105)
Sherwood, Terry - 308 Loch Low Lane, Sandford, FL 32771. (030101)
Shough, Carol Gandee - 8702 Point West, Austin, TX 78759. (0501010108/04010101/030101)
Simon, Maxwell W. “Max” - P.O. Box 616, Carson City, MI 48811. (0501010205/04010102/030101)
Skelton, Dorothy A. - Rt. 1, Box 81, Conrad, MT 59425. (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Slattery, Thomas L. - P.O. Box 112410, Campbell, CA 95011. (04010102/030101)
Smith, Barbara J. - 16352 Old Hammond Hwy., Lot 214, Baton Rouge, LA 70816.
Smith, James David - [E-Mail: Wyodude@aol.com]   (0501010405/04010104/030101)            (04010206/030102)
Smith, Kimberly Ann - 2135 Old Oak Dr., West Lafayette, IN 47906. (0501010705/04010107/030101)
Smith, Merle I. - 1730 Cleveland, San Jose, CA 95126. (04010101/030101)
Spears, Beverly McKiddy - Rt. 4, Box 154, Chillicothe, MO 64601. (0501010803/04010108/030101)
Stephens, Gilley - Rt. 5, Shelbyville, TN 37160. (0501040202/04010402/030104)
Stevenson, Gloria Wheeler - 3331 Swanson Lane, Apt. 162, Portage, IN 46368. (04010404/030104)
Stidham, Moneka Cline - 1910 Madison, Amarillo, TX 79109. (04010101/030101)
Stradley, Coletta Irwin - 14017 S, E, Rhine, Portland, OR 97236. (0501010705/04010107/030101)
Stuart, Louise Wiseman - 8 Junkin Pl., Lexington, VA 24450. (04010104/030101)
Suggs, Patricia Lynn - Box 36, Pocahontas, VA 24635. (04010104/030101)
Sult, Mary Sue - Box 36, Pocahontas, VA 24635. (04010104/030101)
Summerell, Marcia - 354 Hawthorne Blvd., Leesburg, FL 32748. (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Sweet, Mrs. Dr. Jo G. - 869 Dorset Dr., Knoxville, TN 37923. (030104)
Templeton, Dwight - 707 8th Ave., Sweet Home, OR 97386. (0501050801/04010508/030105)
Tew, Christy Hoover - 4250 Escondido Cyn Rd., Acton, CA 93510. (0501010405/04010104/030101)
Thomas, Beverly - 486 E., 830 N., Beachwood Acres, Valparaiso, IN 46383.   (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Toombs, Lillian (Deceased) - 216 Antioch Pike, Nashville, TN 37211. (0501040203/04010402/030104)
Trask, Patsy - 26814-A S. Mooney, Visalia, CA 93277. (0501040203/04010402/030104)
Venable, Boyd W. - 2312 Branner Ave., Jefferson City, TN 37760. (0501010805/04010108/030101)
Vermillion, Beatrice Pyles - 828 E. Northern Ave., Springfield, OH 45503.            (0501010404/04010104/030101)
Villanueva, Peggy Thomas - 259 Richneck Rd., Newport News, VA 23608-1615 (060101040505/0501010405/04010104)
Wallace, Ressie Wommack - 1043 S. John Ave., Springfield, MO 65804-0626. (060102010806A/0501020108/4010201/030102)
Walton, Treva D. Wolford - P.O. Box 37, Homeland, CA 92348. (0501020603/04010206/030102)
Warren, Lahoma - 55 Allen Rd., Hiddenite, NC 28636. (0501011101A/04010111/030101)
Watson, James - 3300 Renuard Rd., Little Rock, AR 72210. (04010404/030104)
Webb, Frank - 1805 Sharon Walk Drive, Cumming, GA 30041. (0501010104/04010101/030101)
Weikle, Ellie - P.O. Box 175, Shawsville, VA 24162. (0501010106/04010101/030101)
Weikle, Joyce “Joy” - Rt. 1, Box 81, Union, WV 24983. (0501010106/04010101/030101)
Wetherbee, Lola Rosella Newton - 34265 S.W. T.V. Hwy., Hillsboro, OR 97123. (04010508/030105)
Wheaton, Dee Ann - 5962 Mamassas Dr., Columbus, GA 31909. (0501010102/04010101/030101)
Whitaker, Sue Ellen - 212 S.E. 43rd St., Cape Coral, FL 33904.  (0501010102/04010101/030101)
Wiley, James E. - 271 Hollywood Blvd., Xenia, OH 45385. (0501010405/04010104/030101)
Williams, Rita Louise - 1310 W. Seminary St., Bloomington, IL 61701. (0501020603/04010206/030102)
Williamson, Michele Merrill - Rd. 1, Box 551, Bloomingdale, OH 43910.             (0501030502/04010305/030103)
Wilson, Jeanette - 508 Cotton Grove Rd., Lexington, NC 27292. (0501020101/04010201/030102)
Wimmer, William K. - 2800 N.E. 21st Ave., Lighthouse Point, FL 33064.            (0501010102/04010101/030101)
Wise, William E. - 411 Elm St., Revenna, KY 40472. (0501010802/04010108/030101)
Wiseman, A. Raymond, dec’d. - 1348 Sixth Ave., Huntington, WV 25701.            (0501010405/04010104/030101)
Wiseman, Andrew and Sally - 1868E 3800N, Filer, ID 83328.             (0501010405/04010104/030101)
Wiseman, Anna Mae - 11410 Santa Gertudes #137, Whittier, CA 90604.            (0501010402/04010104/030101)
Wiseman, Carl David - 1300 Maberly Rd., Richmond, KY 40475. (0501010812/04010108/030101)
Wiseman, Cecil K. - 1011 Greenbrier Ave., Ronceverte, WV 24970. (0501010102/04010101/030101)
Wiseman, Charles Howard - 56629 Raider Dr., Elkhart, IN 46515.  (0501010102/04010101/030101)
Wiseman, Clarence Ira “C.I.” - 1824 Hillcrest Ave., Obetz, OH 43207. (0501010106/04010101/030101)
Wiseman, Claude F. - 104 Dogwood Rd., Charleston, WV 25314. (0501011101A/04010111/030101)
Wiseman, Dale and Carol - P.O. Box 44, St. Peters, MO 63376. (0501020108/04010201/030102)
Wiseman, David Lee - 320 Lynn Ave., Plymouth, IN 46563.  (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Wiseman, Dennis Robert - 54525 Gilman Rd., Mishawaka, IN 46545. (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Wiseman, Dorotha - 83 Powhatton Ave., Columbus, OH 43204.             (04010104/0501010405/060101040509)
Wiseman, Elna (Mrs. JohnBurton, Sr. - 2309 Second St., Sachse, TX 75048.             (0501020302A/04010203/030102)
Wiseman, Eva - 2809 N. Fairway Dr., Burlington, NC 27215. (0501020107/04010201/030102)
Wiseman, Harry Leo - 635 West State Road 10, Lake Village, IN 46349.             (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Wiseman, Harold Loraine - 1915 North Merrifield Dr., Mishawaka, IN 46545.            (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Wiseman, Howard Frederick, Sr., dec’d. - 143 N. Sheridan Ave., South Bend, IN 46619.            (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Wiseman, Howard Frederick, Jr. “Howie” - 67600 Redwood Rd., North Liberty, IN 46554.            (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Wiseman, Hubert C. - 327 Curtin Dr., Lexington, KY 40503. (04010108/030101)
Wiseman, James W. - 728 Jona Kay Terrace, Norman, OK 73069. (04010108/030101)
Wiseman, Jay, dec’d. - 19905 Park Ave., Lynwood, IL 60411. (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Wiseman, Jimmy - 110 Apache Court, Hendersonville,  TN 37075. (0501020302A/04010203/030102)
Wiseman, John Burton, Sr., dec’d. - 2309 Second St., Sachse, TX 75048.  (0501020302A/04010203/030102)
Wiseman, John Clifford - RFD 2, Box 914, Point Pleasant, WV 25550. (0501010405/04010104/030101)
Wiseman, John Douglas - 119 W. Woodbury, Garland, TX 75041. (0501020302A/04010203/030102)
Wiseman, John Stephen - 54525 Gilman Rd., Mishawaka, IN 46545. (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Wiseman, John W. - 1601 Carroll Dr., Garland, TX 75041. (0501020302A/04010203/030102)
Wiseman, Kenneth W., dec’d. - 415 Jackson, Rensselaer, IN 47978.  (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Wiseman, Kristen Rene - 1885 Driftwood St., Portage, IN 46368. (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Wiseman, Thomas “Lang” - 5411 Arlin Dr., Arlington, TN 38002. (0501041003/04010410/030104)
Wiseman, Col. Lee Verne, dec’d. - 176 Blythe Lane, Sunrise Beach, TX 78643.             (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Wiseman, Lester Elden - 13576 Esther Ave., Mishawaka, IN 46544. (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Wiseman, Dr. C. Marvin - 4025 N. Willow Dr., Marion, IN 46952. (0501010402/04010104/030101)
Wiseman, Mary M. - 735 Imperial, Valporaiso, IN 46383. (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Wiseman, Paul - Rt. 1, Box 197, McArthur, OH 45661. (0501010102/04010101/030101)
Wiseman, Renate (Mrs. Timothy Lee) - 1533 15th Ave., Texas City, TX 77590.            (0501010102/04010101/030101)
Wiseman, Robert D. - 22962 Lakeshore Drive, Elkhart, IN 46514. (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Wiseman, Robert N. - Rt. 2, Box 234, Proctorville, OH 45669.  (0501010405/04010104/030101)
Wiseman, Robert O. “Bob” - 437 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, OH 45631. (0501010405/04010104/030101)
Wiseman, Robert W. - Rt. 1, Box 38, Rensselaer, IN 47978.  (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Wiseman, Steven Carlton - 5709 University Park Dr., Mishawaka, IN 46545.             (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Wiseman, Sylvia - 265 Bob White Run, Salisbury, NC 28144. (0501020107/04010201/030102)
Wiseman, Thomas E. - 2105 Inwood Dr., Huntington, WV 25701. (0501010102/04010101/030101)
Wiseman, Thomas Eugene - P.O. Box 578, Filer, ID 83328. (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Wiseman, Thomas Reid I - 2575A Grouse Ridge, Wexford, PA 15090.             (0501010708/04010107/030101)
Wiseman, Violette,dec’d.(Mrs. Clinton “Mic” - R.R. 1, Box 35A, Morocco, IN 47963. (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Wiseman, Wilbur - 2320 Beatrice St., Springfield, OH 45503.             (0501010404/060101040404/07010104040415B)
Wiseman, William Addison - Rt. 8, Box 99A, Salisbury, NC 28144. (0501020107/04010201/030102)
Wiseman, Zelma - 8148 S.W. 61st St., Topeka, KS 66610. (0501010402/04010104/030101)
Womack, Pauline Hartman - 307 E. Monroe, Greenwood, MS 38930. (04010602/030106)
Wright, Betty L. - 1304 N. Custer, Miles City, MT 59301. (0501010406/04010104/030101)
Wright, Bobbie Lee - 2750 Branch Road, Loudon, TN 37774. (04010205/0501020501/060102050102)
Young, Jonalee - 510 Pittsburgh Ave., Fairmont, WV 26554. (0501011105B/04010111/030101)
Young, Ruth E. - 3352 W. 800 S., Union Mills, IN 46382. (0501010705/04010107/030101)
Zaebst, William C., Jr. - 507 Haskins Ave., Dayton, OH 45420. (0501010405/04010104/030101)
Zellers, Don W. - 510 S. Gladstone Ave., South Bend, IN 46619. (0501050501/04010505/030105)
Zellers, Dorothy - Rt. 1, Virgie, IN 47943. (0501050501/04010505/030105)  
Chapter 4
(030101 Isaac Wiseman I, s/o 0201 Isaac Wiseman, Sr. of Chapter 2)
 
0101 Thomas Wiseman  (Unproven; See Chapter 1.)

  0201 Isaac Wiseman, Sr.  (Proven; See Chapter 2.)

  030101 Isaac Wiseman I  (FGS/03A; b-18 AUG 1738 in Amity Township, Philadelphia Co., PA; d-3 MAY 1818 in Union Town, Monroe Co., VA; Buried in Old Rehoboth churchyard, near Union; Isaac m-c1758  in Berks Co., PA to 030151 Elizabeth Davis, b-26 AUG 1738 at Berks Co., PA, d/o Samuel and (?) Davis;   Elizabeth d-19 JUL 1807 at Union Twp., Monroe Co., VA (now WV); They are buried in the Rehoboth  Churchyard, near Union, Monroe Co., WV; They were farmers and Baptist; Isaac became a Patriot by taking the Oath Of Allegiance on 25 MAY 1778, before Joseph Weaver, Justice of the Peace at Berks Co., PA; They lived in Berks Co. until 1784 when they moved to Rockingham Co., VA and by 1794 were in Monroe Co., VA (now WV).  (See: Book D, Volume 1, Page 057; Also, Pennsylvania Archives, 6th Series, Volume II, Page 152.)    Note:  Paul C. Buchanan, 5504 Glenallen Street, Springfield, VA 22151, reported that he found an Elizabeth Davis, b-12 DEC 1737 at Chester Co., PA, d/o Charles & Hannah (Matson) Davis.  Charles & Hannah were m-9 FEB 1732 at Chester Co.  Elizabeth Davis m-1758 at Berks Co., PA to Isaac Wiseman.  No citing, or source was given, however part of Chester Co. became Berks Co., PA. The name Samuel Davis is in the Joseph Wiseman family Bible and it would seem unlikely that  it is wrong. Because 030101 Isaac Wiseman I did take the Oath of Allegiance (25 MAY 1778) all of his direct  line descendants are then eligible for membership in he Daughters of the American Revolution, or Sons of the American Revolution.  It is proven that 0201 Isaac Wiseman, Sr. was in Rowan Co., NC before this date and that 04010104 Isaac Wiseman II was b-19 JUN 1764 in Berks Co., PA, too young  (age 14) to be the Isaac taking the Oath, thus it has to be 030101 Isaac Wiseman I who  was taking the Oath!   Phillip L. Rutherford reports that, In the state library at Columbus, OH, Isaac Wiseman is listed as an associate of Militia (Private 2nd Class), in Captain Peter Kidd’s Muster Roll, Part of the 4th Battalion, Col. John Marshall Commanding, on 1 MAY 1783, Washington, PA. It is possible that this is Isaac Wiseman I, but some genealogists feel it might be his son, Isaac Wiseman II, although he would have been quite young to be serving in the Revolution.   -  -  -  R.D.W.

According to the late Ernest Newton Wiseman, who at the time lived at 7 Glendale Drive, Gallipolis, OH, Some time about 1784, Isaac and his brood, both married and single, left Berks Co., (PA) and went up the Shenandoah Valley to Rockingham Co., VA. About ten years later they moved on to what is now Monroe Co., WV.

He continues, Here Isaac and Elizabeth spent the rest of their days and were buried in the Old Rehoboth Churchyard near Union, the county seat. Three of their children, Abner, Jacob and Elizabeth Blanton went to KY; Samuel, John and Isaac (II) went to OH; Joseph, William and Margaret, who married Bartholomew Ramsey, Sarah, who married James Barley and Rachel, who married Frederick Honaker, stayed in WV.

Dr. Benjamin Winfield Scott Wiseman, M.D., wrote in his book, Wiseman Genealogy and Biography , Culver, IN, 1910, 134 pp.: Isaac Wiseman with his wife Elizabeth, and a large family of sons and daughters, emigrated from Berks Co., PA, to Rockingham Co., VA, soon after the Revolution.

Dr. Wiseman continues, Tradition says that he, or his immediate progenitor (Possibly Thomas Wiseman), came to the colonies from Wales. The name, however, is not Welch, but decidedly English or Anglo-Saxon, and is probably of remote Saxon or German, “Weismann” favoring this assumption.

He continues, It seems to the writer not unlikely that the remote ancestor or ancestors of the family came into the British Isles at the time of, or soon after, the Saxon Invasion. Reliable authority states that the Wiseman family appears to have existed in (County) Essex, England, since the time of Edward IV, by one Sir John Wiseman, one of the auditors of the Exchequer in the time of Henry VIII. In the days of feudalism the tenure of ownership was vested largely in possession, with loyalty to the reigning sovereign or baron and the rendering of military service thereto, and the ability to hold the same by force may have had much to do with proprietorship in relation to the tract mentioned.

Dr. Wiseman continues, The wide dissemination of the name in England, Ireland and Scotland, evinced by letters received by the writer from some of the bearers who state that their ancestors, for generations, resided in those countries, gives rise to the belief that  it has existed there for centuries.

He continues, In “Longmore’s Biographical Study of Richard Wiseman” we read that there were three baronets by name of Wiseman in the time of the Stuarts and that the name was frequently met with among citizens of various occupations in London at that time.

Dr. Wiseman states that, Isaac Wiseman’s children were: Joseph, John, Sarah, Isaac (II), Jacob, Rachel, Samuel, Abner, Elizabeth, Margaret and William. (This remains accurate to the date of this writing! The above text was taken from pp. 9 & 10 of his book.) 

Note: See Chapter 3, 0201 Isaac Wiseman, Sr., for more information on the events in the life of

030101 Isaac Wiseman I.

The following Civil Court Dockets from Berks Co., PA were researched by Bernard “Bernie” Wiseman. (1996)

Note:  It is unknown if the following Isaac Wiseman is Sr., or Jr.  Isaac Wiseman, Jr. (aka 030101 Isaac Wiseman I), born 1738, would be age 36 at these first proceedings.  It is possible that John Marshall, in these proceedings, is the father, or brother of Mary (Wiseman) Marshall?, wife of Isaac Wiseman, Sr.  (Surname Marshall remains unproven)

August Term, 1764: 

Before Jacob LEVAN, Peter SPYCKER, John PATTON, Henry CHRIST, and James REED, Justices:

Parties and Proceedings

Pp. 21-22.  GIBSON, Mary, administratrix of Andrew GIBSON deceased, vs John MARSHALL.  Capias Debt:   (18 Pounds)

Page 22.  GIBSON, Mary, administratrix of Andrew GIBSON deceased, vs Isaac Wiseman.  Capias Debt: (6 Pounds)

May Term, 1765:

At a Court of Common Pleas held at Reading 14, 15, 16, 17, May 1765, before James REED, Peter SPYCKER, James DIEMER, and Henry CHRIST Esquires: Parties and Proceedings Pp. 21, 23.  PATTON, John, and Mark BIRD, vs Isaac Wiseman.  Capias Case. August Term, 1765: Pp. 21, 23.  BOONE, William, and others, executors of George BOONE, deceased, vs John MARSHALL.Capias Debt: (28 Pounds) PATTON, John, and Mark BIRD, vs Isaac Wiseman.  Alias Capias Case.

February Term, 1769:

Parties and Proceedings

Page 11. CHEW, Benjamin Esq,Register General vs Thomas JENKINS, Isaac Wiseman,& Ludwig HUIET.  Summons Debt:  (400 Pounds)

      Children of 030101 Isaac and Elizabeth (Davis) Wiseman I:
      04010101 Joseph Davis? Wiseman
      04010102 John Wiseman
      04010103 Sarah Wiseman Barley
      04010104 Isaac Wiseman II
      04010105 Jacob Wiseman
      04010106 Rachel Wiseman Honaker
      04010107 Samuel Wiseman
      04010108 Abner Wiseman
      04010109 Betsy Wiseman Blanton
      04010110 Margaret Wiseman Ramsey
      04010111 William Wiseman  

Note: The following e-mail was sent July 15, 1998 by Jim Kilburn <wtc00585@mail.wvnet.edu>:      

Ohio Bob & Indiana Bob,

When we were discussing some land purchases on Sat. Nite late concerning what I thought to be the land purchaseof Isaac Wiseman I, I apologize for making an error in assumption. I have have been searching in my records tostraighten out my error. But when we have so many Isaacs it is difficult to  tell who is who sometimes.

My error is thus: A Isaac Wiseman purchased on 5 APR 1797 land on Dropping Lick Creek in the Amount of 78 Acres from William and Elizabeth Rice. The land was then in Greebrier County, Va. and in 1799 Monroe County, Va. on 20 JUN 1863 Monroe County, West Virginia. The original Records are still in Greenbrier and I assume a copy or copies in Monroe. I didn't know at the time that I obtained them that they had been researched by (Uncle) Earnest Wiseman and cousin Ben Keller.

This portion of my records is thus; In Greenbrier Co. (I don't know which Book) BUT IS ON PAGE 317 It states, "ISAAC WISEMAN 94 ACRES ON SOUTH FORK, DROPPING LICK CREEK ADJ. WHEREON HE NOW LIVES BY WARRANT FOR 3104 ps, No. 840 asnee Jas. Ramsey being by cert. from the Surveyor of Bath County for 1000 acres dated 6 JAN 1795, 24 OCT 1798.

I have to go to Leesburg, Va. this Thurs. for four days concerning Prison Fellowship as I am on the Council for So. WV and Virginia. As soon as I get back I am going to Greenbrier and Monroe to get the hard copy of this land Deed. My theory on this matter is this; Since it is a warrant I am almost certain that it is land given to the Veterans of the Revolution and that Isaac I received it for that service usually the land was given in 100 acre parcels out of 1000 acres tract and since the officers received more land depending on rank that Isaac only received as a second class associator some where near the 100 acres.  Also I have a listing of 199 men eligible and voted in the election of 1800, both Isaacs are on the list and only landowners could vote at that time also my Third Great Grandfather is on the list Isaac Kilbourn- spelled the old way.

Keep in Touch

Jim

The following e-mail was sent 07 NOV, 1998 by Jim Kilburn <wtc00585@mail.wvnet.edu>:         

Bob,

You might already have this info but anyway in case you don't here goes. The James Christy who was a clegyman that signed the affaida. of Joseph Wiseman was a circuit rider with Rev. John Wiseman both being handpicked by Bishop Asbury. The Charles Keenan was the s/o Edward Keenan who gave the land for Rehoboth. Isaac I and Elizabeth (my third great grandparents and my wife's 4th and parents of Joseph & John, above) along with Joseph are buried right in front of the Keenans. Claude Keenan, the minister who signed my licence as a minister is a direct decendant of Edward Keenan.

A copy of a letter dated 21 OCT 1835 from J. L. Edwards, Commissioner of Pensions addressed to John Huchinson, Jr. Esq. Union, Monroe County, Va. reads as follows:

Department of War, Pension Offices

0ct. 21, 1835

Sir,

      You will have the goodness to inform J. D. Wiseman that his claim has been examined, and it appears clearly that he has been allowed too much; he will therefore, return his certificate of pension to ths office in order that the error may be corrected.

       He states-that he volunteered in Sept. 1778 in N.C. to go to the south-that he joined Gen. Ash in S.C the day of his defeat; that his term of service expired while in N. C. (?) AND HE RETURNED HOME HAVING SERVED NINE MONTHS. By this statement it would appear that Mr. Wiseman must have served six months before going to the south, as the Battle of River Creek where Gen. Ash was defeated took place on the 3rd of March 1779.

       This however, cannot be correct, as the Militia of N. C. was uniformly called out for three months service, and the time of service of those in S.C. in 1779 expired in April of that year.

                                                                                         Yours Respectfully,

                                                                        J. L Edwards

A subsequent letter:

Department of War

Pension Office,

Dec. 31, 1835

Sir;  I have this day instructed the Agent at Richmond to resume the payment of the pension of Joseph Wiseman a pensioner under the Act of June 7, 1832, at the rate of forty dollars per annum.I am respectfully Your obt. servt.

                                                                                            J.L. Edwards.

John Hutchison Esq.

Union Monroe Co. Va.

Transcribed from some old notes in Monroe County.    Will look for more.

Jim.

Monroe Co., Virginia Marriage Index, 1740-1850

Field              Search                        Matches

[Any]             WISEMAN                        122

122 Combined Matches

Groom                                 Groom                                 Bride Given name            Bride                                     Marriage                        County                        My I.D. Number

Given Name                        Surname                              Given name                        Surname                              Date

AARON                               MORGAN                           JANE                                     WISEMAN                        19 December 1816        Monroe                        0501010203

ALEXANDER                  WYKLE                               ELIZA H.                             WISEMAN                        22 January 1844              Monroe                        060101010603A

ARCHIBALD                   MILLER                               MARGARET                      WISEMAN                        14 August 1850              Monroe                        060101010704 and Unknown.

BUTLER                              WISEMAN                        NANCY                               STEEL                                  25 March 1834              Monroe                        060101010202

DANIEL                              RAMSEY                             BETSY                                  WISEMAN                        18 March 1817              Monroe                        0501010103B

DANIEL                              RAMSEY                             ELIZABETH                     WISEMAN                        18 March 1820              Monroe        

DAVID                                 WICKLINE                        PHEBE                                 WISEMAN                        23 February 1830              Monroe                        0501010411

ELI                                         WIKLE                                 ELLEN                                 WISEMAN                        28 February 1839              Monroe                        060101010601A

ELKHANAH                    WILSON                              ELIZABETH                     WISEMAN                        19 December 1849              Monroe                        060101020604A

HENRY                                WISEMAN                        NANCY                               WIKLE                                 12 February 1834              Monroe                        060101010201

ISAAC WARD                  WISEMAN                        MARY                                  NEAL                                   16 August 1821              Monroe                        0501011101A

ISAAC                                  WISEMAN                        MARGARET                      RAMSEY                             04 June 1806              Monroe                        0501010102B

ISAAC                                  WISEMAN                        SARAH                                RAMSEY                             31 March 1817              Monroe                        0501010405

ISAAC                                  WISEMAN                        SUSANNAH                     HULL                                   17 September 1817         Monroe                        0501010207

JACOB                                  CUNNINGHAM             JANE                                     WISEMAN                        26 April 1849              Monroe                        060101010208

JACOB                                  WICKLINE                       ANN                                      WISEMAN                        29 December 1819       Monroe                        0501010408

JAMES Jr.                             WISEMAN                        ELIZABETH                     SUMMERS                          27 April 1815              Monroe                        0501010205

JAMES                                  COOPER                             MARY                                  WISEMAN                        12 March 1808              Monroe                        0501010403

JAMES                                  RICE                                      RACHEL                             WISEMAN                        23 December 1816       Monroe                        0501010407

JAMES                                  WISEMAN                        POLLY                                ELLISON                            27 April 1837              Monroe                        060101010205

JLOYD                                 MANN                                  ELIZABETH                     WISEMAN                        30 October 1843              Monroe                        060101010502

JOHN B.                               HONAKER                        CHARLOTTE                   WISEMAN                        30 March 1844              Monroe                        060101010901

JOHN Jr.                               WISEMAN                        MARGARET                      MILLER                               20 April 1829              Monroe                        0501010110B

JOHN R.                               WISEMAN                        POLLY                                BOSTICK                             06 October 1825              Monroe                        0501010206

JOHN                                    SLAGLE                              ELIZABETH                     WISEMAN                        19 October 1818              Monroe                        060101010206

JOHN                                    WISEMAN                        AGNES                                NEAL                                   24 December 1812          Monroe                        0501010402

JOSEPH                               STOVER                               SUSAN M.                           WISEMAN                        28 July 1846              Monroe                        060101010503

JOSEPH                               WISEMAN                        CATHERINE                     SYDENSTRICKLER        28 November 1849              Monroe                        060101010203

OWEN                                  WISEMAN                        JANE                                     RAMSEY                             10 December 1817             Monroe                        0501010106B

RICHARD                           WISEMAN                        MARY A.                             LOWERY                            28 November 1848              Monroe                        060101010204

ROBERT H.                        WICKLE                              NANCY M.                         WISEMAN                        23 December 1844               Monroe                        060101010504

ROBERT                              WISEMAN                        MARGARET                      WIKLE                                 07 May 1838              Monroe                        060101010602A

SAMUEL                             STEEL                                  EDITH                                  WISEMAN                        18 February 1828              Monroe                        0501010108B

SAMUEL                             WISEMAN                        ANNA                                  SWOPE                                14 April 1814              Monroe                        0501010404

SAMUEL                             WISEMAN                        MARY                                  MILLER                               27 August 1815              Monroe                        0501010105B

SETH                                     BOGGESS                           EDITH                                  WISEMAN                        23 May 1803              Monroe                        (?)

THOMAS                             BRATTON                           SARAH                                WISEMAN                        07 September 1815        Monroe                        0501010208

THOMAS                             MILLER                               SARAH                                WISEMAN                        06 September 1817        Monroe                        0501010107B

THOMAS                             WISEMAN                        FRANCIS                             LONG                                   20 April 1832                Monroe                        0501010111B

WILLIAM M.                      STEELE                             ELIZABETH P.                WISEMAN                        20 March 1831                   Monroe                        (?)

WILLIAM               WISEMAN             PHEBE                    KILBURN              30 January 1804      Monroe                04010111