1794 - 1829 (34 years) Submit Photo / Document
||John Bisbee  |
||12 May 1794
||Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA 
||8 Mar 1829
||Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA 
||18 Mar 2013 |
||John Bisbee, b. 15 Sep 1755, Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA , d. 24 Jun 1842, Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA (Age 86 years) |
||Lydia Soule, b. 13 Nov 1760, d. 13 Oct 1826 (Age 65 years) |
||13 Nov 1791 
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Mercy Ruggles, b. 17 Sep 1802, d. 13 Dec 1877 (Age 75 years) |
||15 May 1823
||9 Jun 1823 
- Mercy Ruggles was from Hardwick, Mass. Int. published 15 May 1823. 
| ||1. Laurelia Ruggles Bisbee, b. 31 May 1824, d. Yes, date unknown|
|+||2. Lydia Laurelia Bisbee, b. 10 Aug 1826, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||3. Charlotte Ruggles Bisbee, b. 6 Jun 1828, d. 29 Nov 1832, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA (Age 4 years)|
||31 Jul 2009 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- John Bisbee Jr. went to school in Kingston, Mass. under Rev. Martin Parris and was a classmate of Rev. W. A. Drew of Augusta. He graduated at Brown University and studied law with Marcus Morton in Taunton. He embraced Universalism and began to preach in Brookfield, Mass. He was ordained Nov. 14, 1821. On October 19, 1824 he went to Hartford and succeeded Rev. Russell Streetor of Portland, Maine in July 1827. While in Portland he was known as a talented and eloquent speaker.
There is a probability that Rev. John's influence resulted in a petition for incorporation of a Universalist Society which was presented to the General Court and granted on October 122, 1824. Rev. John Bisbee had three children. He died after eight days illness in Portland, Maine March 8, 1829. The Bisbee fraternity in Portland perpetuated his memory.
He delivered an oration at Southbridge, Mass. on the Fourth of July 1821, the 45th anniversary of that memorable day. He was noted for the purity and quality of his diction.
Rev. Bisbee had some striking physical peculiarities; his hair and beard on one side were white while the other side was dark; one eye was hazel and the other pale blue. He generally contrived to dye both sides of his hair and beard the same. He also had some interesting mental peculiarities.
His wife had been a student at his private school before their marriage and after Rev. Bisbee's death she taught school. She later married Capt. Daniel Jackson in 1833; she was graduated from medical school in 1861 and practiced medicine for 18 years.
John d. "of pneumonia."
NEH&GR vol 144, p. 122: John Dean "married at Hartford (CT), 4 December 1826, Saloma Jones, the Rev. John Bisbe officiating (Hartford VRs, 1:52)." 
- [S2291] Genealogy of the Bisbee Family, Frank Jones Bisbee, (1956; reprint, Decatur, MI: Johnson Graphics, 1992), p. 79.
- [S2291] Genealogy of the Bisbee Family, Frank Jones Bisbee, (1956; reprint, Decatur, MI: Johnson Graphics, 1992), p. 164.
- [S2291] Genealogy of the Bisbee Family, Frank Jones Bisbee, (1956; reprint, Decatur, MI: Johnson Graphics, 1992), p. 165.
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