Samuel Dishman Sr.

ID #249, (circa 1725 - 1796)


Father: John Dishman Sr.1 b. c 1700, d. c Nov 1739
Mother: Frances Sanford2 b. c 1703, d. c 1757

Key Events

Birthcirca 1725He was born circa 1725 in Westmoreland County, Virginia.3,4
Marriagebefore 31 Oct 1752He married Mary Butler, daughter of William Butler and Grace Price, before 31 Oct 1752 in Westmoreland County, Virginia.5,6
Marriage1760He married Mary Degges, daughter of (?) Degges, in 1760.2
Death1796He died in 1796 in King George County, Virginia.
Probate5 May 1796His estate was probated on 5 May 1796 in King George County, Virginia.

Children with Mary Butler:

Samuel Dishman Jr.+10 (26 Apr 1756 - 4 May 1817)
William Dishman10 (c 1758 - 1810)

Children with Mary Degges:

Sarah Dishman+10
Mary Dishman10
Anne Dishman11 (a 1760 - )
Frances Dishman10 (c 1763 - )
Elizabeth Dishman10 (s 1766 - b 16 Dec 1793)
James Diggs Dishman10,12 (bt 1766 - 1774 - 2 May 1813)

Note - Living persons are excluded from this website so not all marriages or children may be listed above.

Other Events

Will20 Mar 1738/39He was named an heir in the will of John Dishman Sr. dated 20 Mar 1738/39 in Westmoreland County, Virginia.7,8
GuardianChoose28 Apr 1741He chose Robert Harrison as his guardian on 28 Apr 1741 in Westmoreland County, Virginia.4
Tax List1787He appeared on the Tax List of 1787 in King George County, Virginia.9
Will26 Dec 1793He made a will on 26 Dec 1793 in King George County, Virginia.10


Other information

Grandson of Samuel Duchemin
2nd great-granduncle of James Samuel Dishman
Last Edited: 3 Jun 2015


  1. [S11] John Dishman will (1739) Deed Book 9, page 31a,, names his "two sons Samuel Dishman and John Dishman" as heirs.
  2. [S102] James Dallas Dishman, Dishman Descendants Chart.
  3. [S182] Dishman-Hagey Correspondence, 1985-1993 Personal papers of James Dallas Dishman, Family Group sheet of Frances Sanford prepared 15 Jun 1989 by W.A. Hagey.
  4. [S346] Genealogical papers of William Anderson Hagey, ca. 1940-1998, Virginia Historical Society, box 2, file 120, "Dishman, John (ca 1698-1739) and Francis Weedon, 2 of 3", copy of Westmoreland County Orders, 28 Apr 1741 (West Co Orders 1739-1743, p. 94) stating that "Samuel Dishman son of John Dishman dec'd came into court and made choice of his father-in-law Robert Harrison for his guardian", implying that John Dishman was born circa 1725 assuming guardian choice occurred at age 16.
  5. [S375] Robert K. Headley, Married Well and Often, p. 108, Dishman, Samuel and Butler, Mary.
  6. [S182] Dishman-Hagey Correspondence, 1985-1993 Personal papers of James Dallas Dishman, in 30 Dec 1986 letter WAH states "From lead supplied by you, I have proven positively that the first wife of Samuel Dishman (1723-1796), Mary Butler, was a daughter of William Butler (d. 1731) and Grace Price, and a granddaughter of Thomas Butler (d. 1714)..."
  7. [S11] John Dishman will (1739) Deed Book 9, page 31a.
  8. [S111] Augusta B. Fothergill, Westmoreland Co. Wills 1654-1800, p. 107.
  9. [S118] Netti Schreiner-Yantis and Florene Speakman Love, 1787 Virginia Census, p. 370.
  10. [S13] Dishman, Samuel - Will (1796), Will Book 2, page 198.
  11. [S4] Charles M. Marsteller, "The Dishman Family of Pine Hill."
  12. [S314] Ruffner Papers, online Bill of sale for slave signed by James Diggs Dishman on behalf of his father, Samuel Dishman.


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