From Duval County Florida Archives: Biographies
A soldier in the Union army who, looking upon the South. pronounced it good, and has made his home in Florida since the war, is Horatio Bisbee, of Jacksonville. Mr. Bisbee has met with conspicuous success in the practice of his profession, and is recognized as one of the leading practitioners of the bar in his adopted State. As a member of Congress during four terms, he rendered inestimable and lasting service to the people of a greatly extended section by his energetic and successful advocacy of ample appropriations for the improvement of the St. Johns river.
Mr. Bisbee is a native of Maine, and originally a thorough "down Easterner."
He comes of Pilgrim ancestry, his first known ancestor in America coming from
the northern part of England, and landing at Plymouth Rock in 1634. This
ancestor had two sons, one of whom settled in Massachusetts, and the other going
into the more distant colony which afterward became the State of Maine. Mr.
Bisbee is a descendant of the son who settled in Maine. Mr. Bisbee was named for
his father, Horatio Bisbee, who was a farmer. His mother's maiden name was Sarah