William Dishman1

ID #818, (26 September 1754 - 4 December 1833)

Parents:

Father: Peter Dishman2 b. c 1718, d. c Nov 1763
Mother: Sarah (?)2 b. s 1730, d. a Jun 1773

Key Events

EventDateDescription
Birth26 Sep 1754He was born on 26 Sep 1754 in Essex County, Virginia.3
Marriage15 Feb 1784He married Sally Salmon, daughter of John Salmon and Naomi Depriest, on 15 Feb 1784 in Bedford County, Virginia.4,5
Death4 Dec 1833He died on 4 Dec 1833 in Barren County, Kentucky, at age 79.6
Probatefrom Apr 1834 to Jul 1837His estate was probated from Apr 1834 to Jul 1837 in Barren County, Kentucky.7

Children with Sally Salmon:

Peter S. Dishman16 (1786 - bt 1845 - 1850)
John Dishman16 (c 1787 - a 1850)
William Samuel Dishman Jr.+17,16 (18 Mar 1790 - 2 Dec 1870)
Obediah Dishman+18 (1792 - 1824)
Polly Dishman16 (s 1793 - )
Elizabeth Dishman16 (bt 1795 - 1804 - bt 1841 - 1845)
Sally Dishman16 (bt 1795 - 1804 - )

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Other Events

EventDateDescription
Militaryfrom 1776 to 1778He was a marine in Virginia's Navy during the Revolutionary War from 1776 to 1778. In 1776 he enlisted for two years service at Essex County, Virginia in Capt. Alexander Dick's Virginia Company and was initially stationed at Tappahannock as a guard. After some time, he re-enlisted for three years under the same captain and was ordered to rendezvous in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He went aboard the brig "Mosquito" under Captain John Harris on 27 Feb 1777 and sailed from Hampton Roads for the West Indies. They captured a British merchant ship and took it to Point Peter, Guadeloupe. On 4 Jun 1777 the Mosquito was captured by the British warship "Ariadne" and all on board were made prisoners. He was taken to Barbados and held prisoner along with his brothers James and John until January 1778. William and his two brothers were then taken to Jamaica and released. They worked their passage to America aboard a British merchant ship bound for Philadelphia and with the help of a Scotchman named Buckannon were landed in Delaware near Wilmington about May 1778. They were issued passports by the local commander and made their way back to Virginia by the way of Baltimore. They arrived in Baltimore the night the city was illuminated on account of the news that the United States had signed a treaty with France. He returned to Virginia and after discovering that his regiment had been sent out of state to an unknown location, was stationed in Williamsburg for the remainder of his enlistment.8,3
Tax List1787He appeared on the Tax List of 1787 in Botetourt County, Virginia.9
Tax List1794He appeared on the Tax List of 1794 in Botetourt County, Virginia.10
Tax List1800He appeared on the Tax List of 1800 in Bedford County, Virginia.11
Will8 Apr 1807He was named an heir in the will of Samuel Dishman dated 8 Apr 1807 in Essex County, Virginia.12
Moved1810He and Sally Salmon moved from Virginia to Kentucky, in 1810.13
Census18207 Aug 1820He at age 65 was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 census in Barren County, Kentucky.14
Will5 Dec 1826He made a will on 5 Dec 1826 in Barren County, Kentucky.15
Will-Codicil19 Aug 1827He made a codicil to his will on 19 Aug 1827 in Barren County, Kentucky.15
Will-Codicil3 Oct 1828He made a codicil to his will on 3 Oct 1828 in Barren County, Kentucky.15
Will-Codicil1 Nov 1828He made a codicil to his will on 1 Nov 1828 in Barren County, Kentucky.15
Will-Codicil17 May 1831He made a codicil to his will on 17 May 1831 in Barren County, Kentucky.15
Will-Codicil4 Sep 1833He made a codicil to his will on 4 Sep 1833 in Barren County, Kentucky.15

 

Other information

Relationships:
Grandson of Samuel Duchemin
1st cousin 4 times removed of James Samuel Dishman
Last Edited: 12 Feb 2017

Citations

  1. [S300] Essex County Will Book, No. 12,, p. 533-534, 21 Jun 1773, division of the slaves belonging to Peter Dishman's estate, names wife Sarah, sons Samuel, Jeremiah, William, James, and John, daughter Sarah, and son-in-law Thomas Garnett Noell.
  2. [S305] Essex County Order Book, No. 28 (1770-1773), pp. 424-425, 21 Dec 1772, order regarding the division of Peter Dishman's estate, refers to "Sarah Dishman widow and relic of Peter Dishman dec'd" and "Jeremiah, William, John, and Sarah Dishman infants other children of the decedent."
  3. [S259] William Dishman, Pension File, R2965, micropublication M805, sworn affidavit of William Dishman dated 15 Jul 1833.
  4. [S55] Thomas Worth Marshall, Bedford County Marriage Bonds.
  5. [S259] William Dishman, Pension File, R2965, micropublication M805, Sally Dishman states in a sworn affidavit dated 16 May 1839 that she was married 15 Feb 1782; Nancy Dishman (wife of Jeremiah Dishman) states in a sworn affidavit dated 7 Aug 1857 that Sally and William were married a year or two after her marriage to Jeremiah Dishman in 1782; the Bedford County, VA marriage bond for Sally Salmon and William is dated 2 Feb 1784, and the marriage bond for Jeremiah Dishman and Nancy Miller is dated 6 Nov 1782.
  6. [S259] William Dishman, Pension File, R2965, micropublication M805, Sally Dishman states in a sworn affidavit dated 16 May 1839 that her husband William Dishman died in Barren Co., KY on 4 Dec 1833.
  7. [S958] William Dishman will, Will Book 3, pp. 117-122. Will initially presented to court in April 1834, but all codicils not proved until Jul 1837.
  8. [S188] Robert Armistead Stewart, The History of Virginia's Navy of the Revolution, p.181.
  9. [S118] Netti Schreiner-Yantis and Florene Speakman Love, 1787 Virginia Census, p. 224.
  10. [S119] 1794 Botetourt Tax List, online www.ls.net/~newriver/va/bot1794.htm.
  11. [S957] Bedford County, Virginia, Personal Property Tax List, 1800, William Dishman, Personal B, page 4.
  12. [S221] Will - Samuel Dishman (1807), Will Book 17 (1806-1814), pp. 18-19.
  13. [S259] William Dishman, Pension File, R2965, micropublication M805, Sally Dishman states in a sworn affidavit dated 16 May 1839 that she moved to Kentucky in 1810 with her husband William Dishman.
  14. [S88] 1820 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Barren County, Kentucky, p. 8, line 18, William Dishman household (Online: Ancestry.com, Inc.), image 8 of 32.
  15. [S958] William Dishman will, Will Book 3, pp. 117-122.
  16. [S958] William Dishman will, Will Book 3, pp. 117-122. Names sons Peter, John, and William, daughters Sally Savage, Elizabeth Radford, and Polly Martin.
  17. [S259] William Dishman, Pension File, R2965, micropublication M805, William Dishman states in a sworn affidavit dated 7 Oct 1857 that he was the son of William and Sally Dishman.
  18. [S106] Dishman Family, Informal Genealogical Notes Personal papers of James Dallas Dishman, Chart 4.
 

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