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WISEMAN, JUDGE JOSEPH G., was born December 6, 1801, in
Monroe county, now West Virginia; post office Salem. By occupation in
early life a bricklayer and later, a farmer, also.
He is a son of Rev. John Wiseman, who came to section twenty-nine, Thorn township,
Perry county. Ohio, in 1818, and grandson of Isaac Wiseman, who died
in Virginia, at the age of ninety-two.The brothers of Judge Wiseman
were James G., John R., Isaac, Philip S. and Jacob G. Wiseman;
all gone. His sisters were Elizabeth, wife of John Brattin; Margaret,
wife of Aaron Morgan; and Ann, wife of George Stinchcomb;
His mother's maiden name was Sarah Green, a native of
Rockingham county, Virginia, and a niece of Hugh McGarey, an
Indian fighter, of Kentucky, a companion of Daniel Boone.The
memory of these brave men is preserved in a poem by Bryant.
The father of Judge Wiseman was with Washington at Valley Forge; died
in 1842, in his eighty-second year, and rests in the Methodist Episcopal
cemetery, at Salem. He was a local preacher, regularly ordained, and
solemnized marriages. Judge Wiseman was his Father's executor for his Estate.
Judge Wiseman was married in 1827 to Miss
Susan, daughter of John Manley.Four of her six children still survive.
In 1844, after the death of his wife, he was married to Mrs. Katharine
Parr. In 1855, after the death of his second wife, he was married to
Miss Nancy J. Melick, sister of Alexander Melick, of Madison
His children are: Louisa, wife of N. H. Crouch, of Newark;
Minta S., wife of H. F. Winders, Findlay, Ohio; J. Manly Wiseman,
married to Caroline Baker, sister of Andrew Baker, and Katharine,
wife of Charles Kelsey, post office Salem; one son and three
daughters. His son, Theodore, went into the Seventeenth Ohio Volunteer
Infantry at the beginning of the war, lost his health, and died at the age
Joseph G. Wiseman became Associate Justice on the
Common Pleas bench of Perry county and served six years.He was
a Filmore elector in 1856, and a Bell elector in 1860, and served six
years as Justice of the Peace. He supported the war policy of Lincoln
and has since voted with the Republicans. He has acquired a handsome
estate by plodding industry and honest labor, enjoys a pleasant
home, and the respect of his neighbors, and except Elijah Kemper and
Jonas Groves, has voted longer in Thorn township than any other man.
He always was a great reader and patronized literature.