Name: Isaac WISEMAN
Suffix: I 1
Birth: 26 Feb 1699/1700 in aboard ship
Note: ship Canterbury
Death: BEF 7 JAN 1779 in Jersey, Rowan Co., NC
Note: probably December 1778
Occupation: Farmer 1
Residence: Berks Co., PA., Jersey Settlement, Rowan Co., NC (Now Davidson Co.) 1
Change Date: 3 DEC 2005
It is a traditional story that a son Isaac WISEMAN was born to Thomas and Sarah WISEMAN as they travelled to America, aboard ship. It is believed there were other children. Sarah WISEMAN (b.-1708),(d.-31 Jul. 1737)?
The late Ernest N. Wiseman of Gallipolis, OH mentions in several of his letters, "Isaac Wiseman was born aboard ship while his family traveled from Wales to America in 1706". No citing has been made to substantiate this as being fact.
September 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, March 3, 1744.
March 3, 1744 - A petition regarding the survey and erection of Amity Township, made by George Boone, Esquire and signed (among others) by "Isaac Wiseman."
1752 - Isaac Wiseman was offering a reward for the capture of "Cornelius Smith, Irishman, who escaped the constable of Amity Township.
7 Jan 1779 - Isaac's will was probated January 7, 1779 and proved February 3, 1779 at Rowan Co., NC. ...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.
Robert D. Wiseman, Historian.
The Wiseman Family Association of Ohio on their, "Family Group Sheet", entitled, "Record of the descendants of Thomas Wiseman of the British Isles and Berks County, Pa." the following:
Born - about 1705, "On board ship enroute to the Colonies," to Thomas (and Sarah) WISEMAN.
Married - Mary "Marsy" (Marshall?), about 1737. Children - Isaac II (b.-18 Aug.1738), (m.-Elizabeth (Davis)-ca.-1758), (d.-3 May 1818). See WISEMAN GENEALOGY, by B.W.S. Wiseman, 1910. Jacob (b.-ca.-1745), (m.-Elizabeth (HENDERSON)-ca.- 1763), (d.-ca.1807 in Jersey Settlement "now Davidson County", NC), Mary (b.-ca.1753), (m.-John MERRELL-21 Jan.1773, Rowan Co. NC). William - (m.-Ann ?), James - (b.-Jan.1759), (m.- Lyde ? -ca.1785), proven children are Andrew (b.-1795), and John (b.-1800). Others! Rachel -(m.-Andrew MERRELL-?)
FROM THE GAPS ONE WOULD GATHER THAT THERE WERE SEVERAL OTHER CHILDREN!
Died - (about 1779), and Mary (about 1791), by dates that wills were
probated in Rowan Co., NC.
READING AND BERKS COUNTY HISTORY - Chapter II, "Frontier Life", page 472,
in a petition for a new road in Berks Co., Pa. (1727), list includes
Isaac WISEMAN as a signer. Daniel Boone's father George is also mentioned
in this petition.
Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd Series, Vol. 18, pages 44, 61, 125, 154, and
282, Tax Lists - 1767, 1768. Also 1763 and 1752
Abtracts from The Pennsylvania Gazette, published by Benjamin Franklin
from 1729 to 1766, "Cornelius Smith, Irishman, age c. 25, has escaped the
constable of Amity Twp., Phila. Co.; reward will be paid by Isaac
Wiseman and Samuel Seely (2 Apr.)"
L.D.S. Pennsylvania Index - lists Isaac Wiseman, Jr. (Batch #A170614)
WILLS - for Isaac (1779), and Mary (1791). Rowan Co., NC.
Isaac and Mary settled in Berks Co., PA (near Oley, PA). They lived in
the area of the TULPCHOCKEN CREEK - meaning "The Land of the Turtles".
The Reading and Berks County History, Chapter II, "Frontier Life".
PP.-468-72, gives the story about these pioneers petitioning for a new
road, "Beginning at the Lutheran meeting house at Tolpchocken to end in
the high road at the Quaker meeting house, near George Boone's mill in
Oley." George Boone was the father of Daniel, and thirty-two (32) total
names appeared on the petition.
The following items were taken from the , "Church Book for the
Congregation at St. Gabriel's Church," by Morkaton? This church was
located in Amity Township, Berks Co., PA :
APR 17 - Elizabeth, Bastard Child, Daughter of Sarah Wiseman.
JUL 31 - Sarah Wiseman, 29 years old
OCT 26 - Robert Marshall, about 64 yrs. (Born C.1689) Mary's
John and Rachel Marshall
Baptised: Mary B-21 Jul 1747
Susannah B-16 Sep 1749
Elizabeth B-15 Oct 1751
Rachel B-15 Jul 1755
Isaac & Mary moved to Rowan Co., NC about 1760, where it is supposed
their son Jacob had already settled (Jersey Settlement). James and
William followed the family in 1777. The first evidence of the family in
NC. is daughter Mary's marriage in 1773.
Copies of Isaac & Mary Wiseman's wills are available from Raleigh, NC. .
3 FEB 1779 is date will was proved. (Will Book C, Page 185) Will probated
7 JAN 1779 and Isaac died between these two dates. William Addison
WISEMAN, Rt.8, Box 99-A, Salisbury, NC. 28144, reported 8 OCT 1987 that
Isaac WISEMAN Sr. "died 7 JAN 1779 (?)," but no proof cited. This date does seem likely, being the will was Probated about one month later!
Thomas Wiseman of Shenandoah Co., VA is a possibility as a son of Isaac Sr., B- C.1740, M- Christena (Wiseman) C-1772.
Military Records: It has been said that he was a contributor to the
Revolution while living in PA. but no citing has been found. It is
believed that it was his son, 030101 Isaac WISEMAN I, who was the
contributor to the cause.
Father: Thomas WISEMAN b: ABT 1672 in England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, or MD. ?
Mother: Elizabeth QADLING b: ABT 1672 in Norfolk, England
Mary "Marsy" MARSHALL b: ABT 1721 in unknown
in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA 2
- Isaac WISEMAN b: 18 AUG 1738 in Oley(?), Berks Co, PA
- George WISEMAN b: 1740
- Jacob WISEMAN b: 12 JAN 1746/47 in Berks Co, PA
- Mary WISEMAN b: ABT 1753 in Oley, Berks Co., PA
- Rachel WISEMAN b: ABT 1755 in Berks Co, PA
- William WISEMAN b: 18 JAN 1758 in Berks Co., PA
- Jonathan WISEMAN b: BEF 1757 in Berks Co., PA
- James WISEMAN b: JAN 1759 in Berks Co., PA
- Type: CD ROM
Title: WFT, Vol. 14, Tree#3336
Publication: David Lee Wiseman
Repository: Family Archive CD
Location: Plymouth, IN 46563
Text: Customer pedigree.
- Type: E-Mail Message
Author: Robert Dean Wiseman
Location: BobWiseElk AT aol.com