John Dishman Sr.1

ID #204, (circa 1700 - circa November 1739)


Father: Samuel Duchemin2 b. c 1640, d. bt Nov 1726 - May 1727
Mother: Cornelia (?)3 d. c Feb 1729/30

Key Events

Birthcirca 1700He was born circa 1700 in Westmoreland County, Virginia.4
Marriagecirca 1723He married Frances Sanford, daughter of Richard Sanford and Susanna Franklin, circa 1723 in Virginia.5,6
Deathcirca Nov 1739He died circa Nov 1739 in Westmoreland County, Virginia.7

Children with Frances Sanford:

Samuel Dishman Sr.+ 13 (c 1725 - 1796)
Frances Dishman+14,6 (26 Jan 1727 - 26 Jan 1744/45)
John Dishman Jr.+ 13 (c 1730 - c Apr 1791)
Sarah Dishman+6 (5 Apr 1733 - 19 Apr 1812)

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Will15 Nov 1726He was named executor and an heir in the will of Samuel Duchemin dated 15 Nov 1726 in Westmoreland County, Virginia.8
Slave-Will31 May 1727He inherited slaves Judith, Giny and Tony from Samuel Duchemin on 31 May 1727 in Westmoreland County, Virginia.8
Will20 Mar 1738/39He made a will on 20 Mar 1738/39 in Westmoreland County, Virginia.9,10
Probate27 Nov 1739His estate was probated on 27 Nov 1739 in Westmoreland County, Virginia.9
Deposition13 Jun 1796He was mentioned in the deposition of James Dishman Sr. in an Essex County court case (Dishman et al vs. Fitzhugh) on 13 Jun 1796 in King George County, Virginia.11,12


Other information

Son of Samuel Duchemin
3rd great-grandfather of James Samuel Dishman
Last Edited: 20 Aug 2017


  1. [S10] Samuel Dishman will (1726) Deeds & Wills No. 8, 1723 - 1738, page 84, refers to "eldest son John Dishman."
  2. [S10] Samuel Dishman will (1726) Deeds & Wills No. 8, 1723 - 1738, page 84, names son John Dishman.
  3. [S51] Westmoreland Order Book 1721-1731, page 309, Court held 25 Feb 1729/30. Son John Dishman reported that his mother Cornelia died without a will and requested permission to obtain probate of her estate. John was second oldest child, so all his younger siblings are assumed to also be children of Samuel and Cornelia Dishman.
  4. [S33] Assumptions: John is named as the eldest son in Samuel's will. He was at least 21 years old when his father wrote his will in 1726, so he was born before 1705. He is assumed to have been born in Westmoreland County, VA where his father resided for his entire time in Virginia.
  5. [S11] John Dishman will (1739) Deed Book 9, page 31a, refers to his "loving wife Frances Dishman."
  6. [S102] James Dallas Dishman, Dishman Descendants Chart.
  7. [S11] John Dishman will (1739) Deed Book 9, page 31a, assume that death occurred close to probate date.
  8. [S10] Samuel Dishman will (1726) Deeds & Wills No. 8, 1723 - 1738, page 84.
  9. [S11] John Dishman will (1739) Deed Book 9, page 31a.
  10. [S111] Augusta B. Fothergill, Westmoreland Co. Wills 1654-1800, p. 107.
  11. [S122] George H. S. King Papers, ca. 1930-1985 Virginia Historical Society, typewritten transcript titled "Deposition of James Dishman of King George County", taken from Essex County, Virginia, Chancery Suit box 1774-1784, Folder 2D1-88, by G.H.S. King on 1-5-1957.
  12. [S313] Essex County, Virginia, Chancery Case File 1800-025, box 2-2, David Dishman et al v. Theodore Fitzhugh et al , deposition of James Dishman taken on 13 June 1796.
  13. [S11] John Dishman will (1739) Deed Book 9, page 31a,, names his "two sons Samuel Dishman and John Dishman" as heirs.
  14. [S346] Genealogical papers of William Anderson Hagey, ca. 1940-1998, Virginia Historical Society, box 2, file 119, "Dishman, John (ca 1698-1739) and Francis Weedon, 1 of 3", copy of Westmoreland County Orders, 30 Aug 1843 (West Co Orders 1743-1747, p. 3) ordering the appriasal of the estate of John Dishman and stating "On the petition of James Seaton who intermarried with Frances daughter of John Dishman late of this county deceased for his the said James Seatons part of the said decedent's estate in right of the said Frances which estate is now in the hands of Robert Harrison who intermarried with the relic of the said decedent…."


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