- Letter written to Tryphena Bisbee Crandall, Utah Territory:
"Dear Sister, I take this opportunity to inform you that I am well, and hope that these few lines will find you enjoying the same blessing. James arrived at home the 25th of May having been on the road a month. In two or three days after he arrived here he was taken sick and was sick about a week. He then commenced getting better; and he is now as well as he was before he went away. We have been up to the mineral springs once a week since he came home and feached 12 or 14 gallons of water at a time. I talk of going to the accadamy along with Hiram this fall; and think I shall take a school next winter. The canker rash and scarlet fever prevails to a considerable extent around here. I think that if I live I shall come out there and see you in 5 or 6 years. As I think of no more I must draw to a close by subscribing myself your affectionate brother until death. Bolivar Bisbee." -- Our Pioneer Heritage
Bolivar Bisbee, Ames, iowa, patented a concrete brick machine 2 March 1870, US Patent Number 87326; aslo a washing machine, East Pharsalia, NY, 14 August 1866, US Patent No. 57075.
Bolivar Bisbee granted deeds as follows: To Henry Baker; Vol., 94, p. 408, Norwich, 1853. To Hiram L. Bisbee; Vol. 94, p. 410, Norwich, 1852. To Edw. Ruddock; Vol. 129, p. 168, Norwich, 1862. To Eleanor Bisbee, Story Co., Iowa, 10 Jan. 1871
The will of Eleanor Bisbee, Ames, Iowa, 20 Nov. 1907, bequeathed to various persons as follows: A son, D. B. Bisbee, St. Louis, MO. A granddaughter, Bessie Mildred, Missouri Valley, IA. A grandson, Donald Fayette, Missouri Valley, IA. A granddaughter, Vera Adelaide, Missouri Valley, IA.
Bolivar was listed in the 1850 US Census, McDonough, Chenango County, NY, as 24 years old and born in NY state. (A recent attempt was made to learn more concerning Bolivar's parentage from Mrs. D. B. Bisbee in Chicago and from his stepdaughter, Mrs. Dawson. While extremely cooperative the ladies were unable to contribute any early data but the later material they furnished was most helpful.)
Bolivar Bisbee was a farmer in NY & IA. Moved to Ames, Iowa between 1864-1867. The Bolivar Bisbee family is from Shirley Bisbee Holt #12-1215 Cresbard, South Dakota. [4, 6]