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John Bisbee

Male 1839 - 1932  (93 years)


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  • Name John Bisbee  [1, 2
    Born 16 Apr 1839  West Peru, Oxford, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Census 2 Aug 1850  Peru, Oxford, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 6 Jun 1860  Wilton, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 6 Jul 1870  Wilton, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 10 Jun 1880  Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Census 30 Jun 1900  Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census 16 Apr 1910  Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Census 12 Jan 1920  Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Census 10 Apr 1930  Radnor, Delaware, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Died 7 Nov 1932  Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    John Bisbee, 1839-1932
    John Bisbee, 1839-1932
    Buried Riverside Cemetery, Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    John Bisbee
    John Bisbee
    Photograph by Karen Bisbee Ulrich
    John and Ardelia Frances Small Bisbee Family Plot
    John and Ardelia Frances Small Bisbee Family Plot
    Photograph by Karen Bisbee Ulrich
    Person ID I1829  Bisbee
    Last Modified 2 May 2010 

    Father Jones Bisbee,   b. 2 Feb 1809, Sumner, Oxford, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1874, Sumner, Oxford, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Rebekah Robinson,   b. 3 Dec 1812, East Sumner, Oxford, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1889, Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 6 Jun 1838  [1, 2
    Family ID F994  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ardelia Frances Small,   b. 26 Jun 1843, Wilton, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1939, Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 23 May 1863  Wilton, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Married by Rev. Badger. [13]
    Children 
    +1. Melvina Frances Bisbee,   b. 9 Jun 1864, Wilton, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1953, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. John Oscar Bisbee,   b. 18 Jul 1866, Garden City, Blue Earth, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1943, Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Samuel Sylvester Bisbee,   b. 11 Nov 1868, Garden City, Blue Earth, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1950, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +4. Edgar Charles Bisbee,   b. 15 Mar 1871, Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. Albert Jerimiah Bisbee,   b. 30 Jul 1873, Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1956, , Carver, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +6. Mabel Abigail Bisbee,   b. 29 Jun 1875, Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1954, Beloit, Rock, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +7. Arthur Leonard Bisbee,   b. 13 Apr 1877, Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1955, Abington, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +8. Frank Jones Bisbee,   b. 20 Oct 1879, Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1957, Stoddard, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     9. Maurice Small Bisbee,   b. 2 Sep 1881, Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1967  (Age 86 years)
     10. Elmer Bisbee,   b. 19 Apr 1883, Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1950, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     11. Everett Hall Bisbee,   b. 10 Mar 1885, Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1919, Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
    +12. Carroll Ellsworth Bisbee,   b. 4 Jul 1887, Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1975, Salem, Marion, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +13. Ardelia Rebecca Bisbee,   b. 8 Sep 1889, Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Histories
    The John Bisbee (I1829) Family As Told by Malvina Palmer, 1962
    The John Bisbee (I1829) Family As Told by Malvina Palmer, 1962
    A biography of the John Bisbee - Ardelia Small Family of Madelia, Minnesota. Shared by Eleanor Bisbee McCutcheon
    Albums
    John and Ardelia Small Bisbee Family Album
    John and Ardelia Small Bisbee Family Album (24)
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2009 
    Family ID F996  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Apr 1839 - West Peru, Oxford, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 2 Aug 1850 - Peru, Oxford, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 6 Jun 1860 - Wilton, Franklin, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 May 1863 - Wilton, Franklin, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 6 Jul 1870 - Wilton, Franklin, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 10 Jun 1880 - Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 30 Jun 1900 - Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 16 Apr 1910 - Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 12 Jan 1920 - Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 10 Apr 1930 - Radnor, Delaware, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Nov 1932 - Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Riverside Cemetery, Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Albums
    John Bisbee (1839-1932)
    John Bisbee (1839-1932) (3)
    Son of Jones and Rebekah Robinson Bisbee of Sumner, Maine

  • Notes 
    • When John Bisbee was 19 years old he worked in a Massachusetts shoe factory where he remained for about one year before going to sea for the summer on a cod fishing vessel in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Following these experiences he attended Auburn Academy in Maine. His former employer in Massachusetts having recommended him to Messrs. Patten, Lane and Merriam, shoe manufacturers and wholesalers, John took a position in the shoe business and remained with the firm in New York City for over two years. The firm failed during the Civil War because many of their customers were in the South.

      John Bisbee volunteered for military service in April 1861 but was not accepted. He later returned to Maine and taught school and farmed at Wilton.

      John left Maine on March 20, 1865 with his wife and infant daughter for the West, staying in Sparta, Wisconsin for a while. He next set out for Minnesota by team in company with his cousin, Benjamin Frank Thompson, who settled in Kasota, Minn. on a farm.

      John Bisbee bought land near Garden City as the outlying country was beset by fears resulting from the Sioux Indian massacre of settlers in the Minnesota Valley.

      John taught school and farmed for a time and then for the next four years worked in the T. N. Boynton and Company store in Garden City. The following four and one-half years he worked as a bookkeeper and salesman in Madalia, Minn.

      In 1874 John Bisbee formed a partnership with Matthias Olson in a merchandising, grain and produce business in Madelia. The firm, first as Bisbee and Olson, and later as Bisbee, Olson and Boynton, carried on successfully for 17 years at which time (1891) Bisbee sold out to Olson. For a number of years thereafter Bisbee engaged in the farming, stock raising and the grain business.

      John Bisbee was greatly interested in the development of the new country which in his youth had been described as "The Great American Desert." He always considered it one of the best agricultural regions of the world.

      John Bisbee made long and continued efforts for many years to develop a superior seedling apple adapted to the climate of Minnesota and the midwest. He always took an active interest in public affairs and during his long residence in Minnesota served the community in various ways.

      John Bisbee is buried at Riverside Cemetery, Madelia. [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2291] Genealogy of the Bisbee Family, Frank Jones Bisbee, (1956; reprint, Decatur, MI: Johnson Graphics, 1992), p. 185.

    2. [S2002] New England Genealogical and Historical Register, 1958, p. 312.

    3. [S2291] Genealogy of the Bisbee Family, Frank Jones Bisbee, (1956; reprint, Decatur, MI: Johnson Graphics, 1992), p. 301.

    4. [S3000] Gravestone, Riverside Cemetery, Madelia, Minnesota, Marker for John Bisbee.
      "Father / John Bisbee / Apr.16, 1839 / Nov. 7, 1932"

    5. [S2936] Bisbee, Jones (i1827): 1850 US Census, (www.ancestry.com (2005): National Archives and Records Administration micropublication M432, roll 435; page 141B, line 21, dwelling 125, family 136; image accessed 4/29/2010.), 1850.ME.Oxford.Peru.18.

    6. [S2937] Bisbee, Jones (i1827): 1860 US Census, (www.ancestry.com (2004): National Archives and Records Administration micropublication M653, roll 435; enumerated page 2, master page 948, line 26, dwelling 14, family 14; image accessed 4/29/2010.), 1860.ME.Franklin.Wilton.2.

    7. [S2939] Bisbee, John (i1829): 1870 US Census, (www.ancestry.com (2003): National Archives and Records Administration micropublication M593, roll 543; enumerated page 48, master page 247B, line 22, dwelling 6, family 6; image accessed 4/29/2010.), 1870.ME.Franklin.Wilton.48.

    8. [S2941] Bisbee, John (i1829): 1880 US Census, (www.ancestry.com (2005): National Archives and Records Administration micropublication T9, roll 637; enumeration district (ED) 264, enumerated page 10, master page 386B, line 6, dwelling 95, family 97; image accessed 4/29/2010.), 1880.MN.Watonwan.Madelia.264.10.

    9. [S2943] Bisbee, John (i1829): 1900 US Census, (www.ancestry.com (2004): National Archives and Records Administration micropublication T623, roll 796; enumeration district (ED) 264, sheet 13A, page 47A, line 9, dwelling 271, family 284; image downloaded 4/29/2010.), 1900.MN.Watonwan.Madelia.264.25.

    10. [S2949] Bisbee, John (i1829): 1910 US Census, (www.ancestry.com (2006): National Archives and Records Administration micropublication T624, roll 730; enumeration district (ED) 185, sheet 2B, page 212B, line 67, dwelling 45, family 47; image accessed 4/29/2010.), 1910.MN.Watonwan.Madelia.185.4.

    11. [S2959] Bisbee, John (i1829): 1920 US Census, (www.ancestry.com (2005): National Archives and Records Administration micropublication T625, roll 866; enumeration district (ED) 217, sheet 8A, page 219A, line 11, dwelling 179, family 186; image accessed 4/29/2010.), 1920.MN.Watonwan.Madelia.217.15.

    12. [S2976] Warner, Melvina Frances Bisbee (i6267): 1930 US Census, (www.ancestry.com (2002): National Archives and Records Administration micropublication T626, roll 2032; enumeration district (ED) 113, sheet 11B, page 58B, line 95, dwelling 205, family 205; image accessed 5/1/2010.), 1930.PA.Delaware.Radnor.113.22.

    13. [S2291] Genealogy of the Bisbee Family, Frank Jones Bisbee, (1956; reprint, Decatur, MI: Johnson Graphics, 1992), p. 419.