This is the obituary ofNapoleon R. Wishart the son of James and Mary A. Wishart. I am looking for information on James and Mary A. Napoleon was in the Civil War and do have his records. The Obituary is quit ineresting.
From the Washington Reportin Washington Co. Pa January 4, 1910
CAPTAIN N. R. WISHART
Grove City, Jan 4-Death has again visited the I. O. O. P. home at this place, and claimed as his own CaptN . R. Wishart. Capt. Wishart was born in Millsboro, Washington county. PA. In December, 1839. His father was born in Scotland came to country in 1837 and served in the Mexican War under General Sam Houston. His Great grandfather was one of the 1200 Hessians captured by General Washington at Trenton during the Revolutionary War.Captain Wishart’s father went to California in 1862 and died there. As he was the oldest of five children it fell to his lot to help maintain his mother and the rest of the family in the year 1855 he adopted river life as a means of earning more money, beginning in the capacity of cook and bring gradually promoted till finally became a mate. He worked three year on the Mississippi and Ohio river. In 1864 he enlisted and served in the Civil War. After the war was over he again took up his work of the river, working for William Stone, W.H. Brown and many prominent coal firms of Pittsburgh. He married Miss Martha Sharpnack of Rices Landing and to them three children were born. Mrs Jasper Christopher of Clarksville; Mrs Harry Donaldson of Rices Landing and Mrs Frank Miller of Pittsbrugh all of whom are still living. His wife died in 1884.Captain Wishart was again married in 1891 to Miss Sarah Rodecker, of Middleport, Ohio.She also died about four years ago. Capt Wishart’s health was badly broken by asthma and bronchitls and as a last resort he came to the home for the aged and infirmed Odd Fellows at this place. March 13 1909.He was well known all along the Monongahela river, having worked in that section so long.His death on New Years day caused great sorrow among the remaining residents of the home, they realizing that death may claim any one of them at any minute.There are now in the home 23 residents and under the superintendenceof Mr and Mrs Correll they are being well cared for and have a home one might well be proud of.
American Biographical Library:
Wishart, Thomas (Va). 1st Lieutenant 15th Virginia, 17th March, 1777; resigned 20th April 1778; seems to have served subsequently in some capacity, as he was taken prisoner at Osborne’s, 27th April 1781, and was a prisoner until the surrender of Yorktown, and was considered by Court of Claims as having retired 15th October, 1781, and was so paid.
Do you think Thomas was N.R. Wishart’s Great Grandfather??????