James Dishman1

ID #850, (before 1751 - 16 October 1820)

Parents:

Father: Peter Dishman2 b. c 1718, d. c Nov 1763
Mother: Sarah (?)3 b. s 1730, d. a Jun 1773

Key Events

EventDateDescription
Birthbefore 1751He was born before 1751 in Essex County, Virginia.2
Marriage25 Jul 1788He married Jane Gunn on 25 Jul 1788 in Botetourt County, Virginia.4,5
Death16 Oct 1820He died on 16 Oct 1820 in Warren County, Kentucky.6

Children with Jane Gunn:

Samuel Dishman14 ( - c 1821)
Rachel Dishman15 (10 Jan 1788 - 14 Sep 1863)
Jane Dishman16 (bt 1795 - 1804 - )
Nancy Dishman14 (b 1800 - )
James L. Dishman+15 (c 1800 - )
Elizabeth Dishman17 (bt 1800 - 1807 - )
Jeremiah Dishman17 (bt 1800 - 1807 - )
John Dishman15 (1803 - c 18 Aug 1827)
Daniel G. Dishman+18 (c 1813 - b Jun 1880)

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Other Events

EventDateDescription
Militaryfrom 1776 to 1781He served throughout the Revolutionary War from 1776 to 1781. He volunteered at the start of the war along with his brothers. He went aboard the brig "Mosquito" and sailed from Hampton Roads for the West Indies. They were 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 William and John until January 1778. James 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 he and one of his brothers planned to move to Kentucky but were persuaded to remain by some friends. He and his brother started raising a crop in Botetourt Count, Virginia, but orders were issued for a draft and rather than serve as a draftee he re-enlisted under Captain William Barrett and served in Colonel William Washington's regiment for the remainder of the war. He initially served as a light horseman, and then became an infantryman.7,8
Tax List1787He appeared on the Tax List of 1787 in Botetourt County, Virginia.9
OccupationHe was a minister.10
Tax List1794He appeared on the Tax List of 1794 in Botetourt County, Virginia.11
Will8 Apr 1807He was mentioned in the will of Samuel Dishman dated 8 Apr 1807 in Essex County, Virginia.12
Census18106 Aug 1810He was listed as the head of a family on the 1810 census in Pulaski County, Kentucky.13

 

Other information

Relationships:
Grandson of Samuel Duchemin
1st cousin 4 times removed of James Samuel Dishman
Last Edited: 13 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 "James Dishman another son of full age."
  3. [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 "James Dishman another son of full age."
  4. [S190] John Vogt and T. William Kethley Jr., Botetourt County Marriages, 1770-1853, p. 100, James Dishman entry, married 25 Jul 1788.
  5. [S260] James Dishman, Pension File, W9409, micropublication M805, Jane Dishman states in a sworn affidavit dated 6 Nov 1851 that she married James Dishman "about the last day of July 1788 in Botetourt Co. Virginia".
  6. [S260] James Dishman, Pension File, W9409, micropublication M805, Jane Dishman states in a sworn affidavit dated 6 Nov 1851 that her husband died on 16 Oct 1820.
  7. [S188] Robert Armistead Stewart, The History of Virginia's Navy of the Revolution, p.181.
  8. [S260] James Dishman, Pension File, W9409, micropublication M805, Sworn affidavit of Nancy Dishman (wife of Jeremiah Dishman) dated 8 Nov 1851.
  9. [S118] Netti Schreiner-Yantis and Florene Speakman Love, 1787 Virginia Census, p. 224.
  10. [S188] Robert Armistead Stewart, The History of Virginia's Navy of the Revolution, p.181, James Dishman entry.
  11. [S119] 1794 Botetourt Tax List, online www.ls.net/~newriver/va/bot1794.htm.
  12. [S221] Will - Samuel Dishman (1807), Will Book 17 (1806-1814), pp. 18-19.
  13. [S87] 1810 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Pulaski County, Kentucky, line 2, James Dishman household (Online: Ancestry.com, Inc.), image 16 of 35.
  14. [S163] Dishman Family Genealogy Forum, online http://genforum.genealogy.com/dishman/all.html. Kathy Near, Simpson County, KY - 2 more daughters.
  15. [S114] Web Site, Genealogy of the Mayes Family, online at http://members.aol.com/jgmayes2/, downloaded 29 Dec 2001.
  16. [S163] Dishman Family Genealogy Forum, online http://genforum.genealogy.com/dishman/all.html. Kathy Near, Simpson County, KY - James Dishman's Family.
  17. [S163] Dishman Family Genealogy Forum, online http://genforum.genealogy.com/dishman/all.html. Kathy Near, Two more orphans of James Dishman.
  18. [S163] Dishman Family Genealogy Forum, online http://genforum.genealogy.com/dishman/all.html. Kathy Near, Daniel Dishman - Simpson County, KY.
 

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