Re: Bisby/Bisbey - VT>NY>PA>IL>MN 1700-1900s
John Toms and Louisa J. Bishop met and married in N.Y 10/30/1846. He was from Cattaraugus Co. N.Y.
John and Louisa's dau. Clementine married William Dorathy....William and is family were also from Cattaraugus Co.
The Dorathy family is noted as relocating in Portland twp. Whiteside Co, Il. in 1854.
I am assuming, since the children married that the parents were contemporaries and that it is possible they traveled and settled together.
Make sense? I am currently checking my resources on the Besbeech information....