Robert L. Dishman1,2

ID #734, (1833 - 7 May 1864)

Parents:

Father: William Jackson Dishman3,4 b. 1807, d. 3 Sep 1852
Mother: Elizabeth Coghill Miller5,4 b. 1807, d. 1897

Key Events

EventDateDescription
Birth1833He was born in 1833 in King George County, Virginia.1,6
Marriage15 Feb 1855He married Lucinda H. Sisson, daughter of William R. Sisson and Ann E. (?), on 15 Feb 1855 in Westmoreland County, Virginia.7,4
Death7 May 1864He died in battle on 7 May 1864 at the Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.8,3
BurialHe was buried in Confederate Cemetery, Spotsylvania Courthouse, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.9

Children with Lucinda H. Sisson:

Annabelle B. Dishman1,14 (c 1858 - )
Clarence W. Dishman3,14 (1862 - 10 Sep 1909)

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

Other Events

EventDateDescription
Census18401 Jun 1840He was probably one of the males, age 5 to 9, in William Jackson Dishman's household on the 1840 census in Westmoreland County, Virginia.10
Census18501 Jun 1850He was listed as a household member living with William Jackson Dishman on the 1850 census in King George County, Virginia.11
Census18601 Jun 1860He was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 census in King George County, Virginia.12
Militaryfrom 24 Dec 1861 to Mar 1862He served on the Confederate side as a private in Sanford's Company of the 9th Virginia Cavalry from 24 Dec 1861 to Mar 1862. His unit was reorganized in March 1862 as Company A of the 15th Battalion of Virginia Cavalry.13
Militaryfrom Mar 1862 to 7 May 1864He served on the Confederate side as a private in Company A (Northern Neck Rangers) of the 15th Regiment of Virginia Cavalry from Mar 1862 to 7 May 1864. He is listed a being killed in battle on 7 May 1864 (most likely at the Battle of the Wilderness where the 15th Virginia Cavalry served under Fitzhugh Lee's Division).8

 

Other information

Relationships:
3rd great-grandson of Samuel Duchemin
3rd cousin 1 time removed of James Samuel Dishman
Last Edited: 4 Jul 2017

Citations

  1. [S106] Dishman Family, Informal Genealogical Notes Personal papers of James Dallas Dishman, Chart 1.
  2. [S42] 1850 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), King George County, Virginia, p. 210, dwelling 60, family 60, William J. Dishman household (Online: Ancestry.com, Inc.), image 10 of 62. Robert Dishman, age 18.
  3. [S346] Genealogical papers of William Anderson Hagey, ca. 1940-1998, Virginia Historical Society, box 2, file 117, "Dishman, James (1712-1800) and Mary (Weedon), 5 of 5", letter from Clarence W. Dishman of Washington, D.C. to S. R. Dishman dated 21 Jan 1906 in which he states that his father was Robert L. Dishman and grandfather was William I. Dishman, and that his father was killed in Confederate Army when he was 2 years old.
  4. [S413] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, Robert S. Dishman and Susanna H. Sisson, married 14 Feb 1855, Westmoreland Co. VA, groom age 22, born King George Co. VA, son of William J. and Elizabeth Dishman, bride age 22, born Westmoreland Co. VA, daughter of William R. and Ann E. Sisson.
  5. [S346] Genealogical papers of William Anderson Hagey, ca. 1940-1998, Virginia Historical Society, box 2, file 117, "Dishman, James (1712-1800) and Mary (Weedon), 5 of 5", letter from R.G. Clarke of Fairfax, Va to S.R. Dishman dated 1 Feb 1916, states that she is the daughter of Fauntleroy Dishman, and that the Dishman family consisted of William J. Dishman and wife Elizabeth Miller Dishman, and their children Fauntleroy J. Dishman, James Dishman, Robert Dishman, William I. Dishman (all deceased), Miss Mary Dishman, and the "one who went west". He was somewhat deaf and went by the nickname of Toosh.
  6. [S140] Westmoreland Co. Marriage Bonds: Vol. 16 (1855-1859), p. 55-7.
  7. [S140] Westmoreland Co. Marriage Bonds: Vol. 16 (1855-1859), p. 55-7, Robert L. Dishman and Lucinda H. Sisson, bond 14 Feb 1855, married 15 Feb 1855.
  8. [S391] Compiled Service Records, Confederate, Virginia, Robert L. Dishman, appears on muster roll for Co. A of the 15th Battalion Virginia Cavalry May-Aug 1862, deserted from hospital on 10 May 1862, appears on muster roll for Co. A of the 15th Regiment of Virginia Cavalry from Mar 1863 to Apr 1864, listed as killed in battle on 7 May 1864.
  9. [S166] Confederate Cemetery, Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia, Virginia Square 1, row 6, grave 8.
  10. [S65] 1840 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Westmoreland County, Virginia, p. 284, line 4, Wm. J. Dishman household (Online: Ancestry.com, Inc.), image 15 of 57.
  11. [S42] 1850 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), King George County, Virginia, p. 210, dwelling 60, family 60, William J. Dishman household (Online: Ancestry.com, Inc.), image 10 of 62.
  12. [S43] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), King George County, Virginia, p. 49, line 30, dwelling 388, family 388, Robert Dishman household (Online: Ancestry.com, Inc.), image 49 of 73.
  13. [S391] Compiled Service Records, Confederate, Virginia, Robert L. Dishman, Sanford's Co., 9th Virginia Cavalry, private, age 28, joined 24 Dec 1861 at Montross, VA, appears on muster roll of 31 Mar 1862.
  14. [S346] Genealogical papers of William Anderson Hagey, ca. 1940-1998, Virginia Historical Society, box 2, file 117, "Dishman, James (1712-1800) and Mary (Weedon), 5 of 5", letter from Mrs Elizabeth F. Rollins of Colonial Beach, VA to S.R. Dishman dated 18 Feb 1916. States that Robert Dishman married a Miss Sisson and had 2 children, Clarence and Anabelle.
 

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