John Birchard36 was born on 6 June 1705. He died on 19 November 1778 in Granby, Hampshire Co., MA.37 Parents: Samuel Birchard and Ann Calkins.

Spouse: Mary baldwin. Children were: Elias Birchard.


L. Olive Birchard was born on 6 August 1826. She died on 2 March 1888. Parents: Horace Birchard and Lucy R. Ball.

Spouse: John Howell. Children were: Lucy Howell.


Lorenzo Birchard was born about 1802 in Wilmington, Windham Co., VT. He died on 8 August 1811 in Wilmington, Windham Co., VT. He was buried after 8 August 1811 in Wilmington, Windham Co., VT. "There was no record of the birth of Brother Lorenzo nor of the deaths of all of them, by visiting the old grave yard in Wilmington, can be ascertained..."
Austin Birchard to his brother, Sardis Birchard, dated Fayetteville, VT. Feb. 21, 1869
Parents: Roger BIRCHARD and Drusilla Austin.


Louisa Olive Birchard was born on 3 April 1801. She died in May 1875 in Montrose, Susquehanna Co., PA. Parents: Israel Birchard and Lydia Birchard.


Lucius W. Birchard (private). Parents: Israel Birchard and Lydia Birchard.


Lydia Birchard died in June 1868 in Birchardsville, Susquehanna Co., PA.. Cousin to Israel Birchard. Parents: Jesse Birchard.

Spouse: Israel Birchard. Lydia Birchard and Israel Birchard were married on 25 December 1788 in Mansfield, Tolland Co., CT.. Children were: Lydia Birchard, Pliny Birchard, Harry Austin Birchard, Jesse Anson Birchard, Horace Birchard, Louisa Olive Birchard, Elias Lyman Birchard, Emily Birchard, Ralph S. Birchard, Lucius W. Birchard.


Lydia Birchard was born on 19 March 1790. She died in June 1868 in Birchardsville, Susquehanna Co., PA.. Parents: Israel Birchard and Lydia Birchard.


Martha "Polly"? Birchard was born on 13 March 1768 in Mansfield, Tolland Co., CT.. She lived in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. Parents: Elias Birchard and Sarah Jacobs.

Spouse: S Warren.


Mary (Patty?) Birchard (private). Parents: Elias Birchard and Sarah Jacobs.

Spouse: S Beckett.


Mary Amanda Birchard (private).

Spouse: Rollin Coleman Smith. Children were: Howard Burnham Smith.


Mary Roxana Birchard was born on 13 February 1827. She lived in Fayetteville, VT in 1872. She died in a train wreck on 29 December 1876 in Ashtabula, Ashtabula Co., OH. Her body was never recovered. "Mary Birchard is very handsome. She wants to go to Ohio very much"
RBH to Sardis Birchard, June 6, 1838

Mary Birchard was mentioned as a heir in Sardis Birchard's will dated Aug. 21, 1872, receiving $5000. Parents: Austin Birchard and Mary Adeline Putnam.


Milan Birchard was born on 7 September 1829. He died on 5 June 1878. He lived in Forest Lake Township, Susquehanna County, PA.. Milan was in a member of the Baptist Church. Was a farmer in Susquehanna County PA. Parents: Horace Birchard and Lucy R. Ball.

Spouse: Ruth Sherman. Ruth Sherman and Milan Birchard were married on 30 December 1849. Children were: Everett P. Birchard, Allison H. Birchard, Milton E. Birchard.


Milton E. Birchard was born on 16 December 1857 in Forest Lake Township, Susquehanna County, PA.. Milton Birchard graduated from Montrose High School. He taught school, but soon began his business as a farmer and creamery man in Forest Lake twp. . He ran one creamery for 17 years. Then he was elected Register and Recorder for Susquehanna Co., PA after which he was elected for three successive terms as Clerk of Orphans Court. On August 8, 1922, he was appointed Postmaster, Montrose, PA by President Calvin Coolidge, and served for four years. Parents: Milan Birchard and Ruth Sherman.

Spouse: Zaidae C. Dayton. Children were: Fred S. Birchard M.D., Essie May Birchard, Edward V. Birchard, Harry M. Birchard, Dr. Horace D. Birchard.


Perry C. Birchard was born on 6 January 1821. He died in February 1842. Parents: Horace Birchard and Lucy R. Ball.


Pliny Birchard was born on 8 March 1792. He died in October 1851 in Dimock, Susquehanna Co., PA. Parents: Israel Birchard and Lydia Birchard.


Ralph S. Birchard (private). Parents: Israel Birchard and Lydia Birchard.


Robert Milton Birchard (private). Parents: Edward V. Birchard and Amy Ball.


Roger BIRCHARD was born on 25 December 1757 in Mansfield Center, Tolland Co., CT..38 Anderson states that the Barbour Index of Vital Records (of CT) states that in Mansfield was born, "Roger, illegitimate son of Sarah Jacobs, b. December 25, 1756"

Also, that First Congregational Church of Mansfield's records state that, on April 17, 1775, "Roger Cornwall, (son of) Sarah Jacobs, alias Birchard" was baptized, along with 7 children of Elias and Sarah Birchard.

However, Anderson also found that when Elias Birchard died intestate in 1778, three years later, administration was granted to Sarah Birchard and Roger Birchard of Stafford and in the distribution, Roger is designated as the eldest son and given a double share.

Since separate primary sources give different accounts, we will follow President Hayes' lead and use Elias Birchard as the father of Roger Birchard. Hayes did research into earlier Birchard generations with no reference to any illegitimacy. It is possible that Elias was the father of Roger, before Sarah married him, and that the church baptism record, written 19 years later, is inaccurate re: his Cornwall name.

Austin Birchard states his father (Roger) was buried in a little burying-ground near High Rock Spring. He died on 22 August 1805 in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Co., NY.34 He was buried in Sadler Cemetery, Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Co., NY. Ruth Ann Messick, a genealogist and historical researcher in Saratoga Springs, NY, e-mailed corrections to James Holcombe's web page re: Roger's death and burial from Vermont to Saratoga Springs, NY:

Roger Birchard actually died in Saratoga Springs, NY and was buried here in the First or Sadler Cemetery. That cemetery has been removed and I have been tracking the people who were known to have been buried there. Roger Birchard came to Saratoga with a son to seek the healing of the springs here but after a stay of over a month, died at what is now the Waterbury home at the corner of Clinton and Van Dam.

Nathaniel Waterbury, in a story published in the Saratoga Springs newspaper in the early 1880s, told about the family home had previously been a boarding house and Roger Birchard died their. He related in the story that this was the grandfather of the future president, Rutherfor Birchard Hayes whose middle name was his mother's maiden name.

Records also show that Cornelius Durkee, who copied all the cemeteries in Saratoga County in 1876 and 1877, having recorded Roger Birchard as buried in First or Sadler Cemetery.

Also, on the Internet is a copy of DIARY AND LETTERS OF RUTHERFORD B. HAYES at The Ohio Historical Society

In chapter 1 page 1, Rutherford, visited his grandfather's grave in Saratoga with his mother.

They left home in June 1834 on an extensive trip, using various forms of transportation arrived in Saratoga Springs from Schenectady on Monday via the train. The railroad station was not far from the Waterbury House (which still stands) and several blocks from the cemetery. The next day, Tuesday, they took a stage to Bennington and on to Wilmington on Thursday. Roger was buried after 22 August 1805 in Wilmington, Windham Co., VT. "I am led to believe on information received here that the dust of ancestor Roger Birchard was removed to Brattleboro. Is this not the fact?"
Rutherford H. Platt, Clarendon Hotel, Saratoga Springs, NY to uncle, RBH, Aug. 10, 1888.

The New York genealogical and biographical record, Volume 44, pg. 391 By New York Genealogical and Biographical Society lists names copied in 1876 including Roger Birchard; Sadler Cemetery later closed and bodies reinterred Anderson states that the Barbour Index of Vital Records (of CT) states that in Mansfield was born, "Roger, illegitimate son of Sarah Jacobs, b. December 25, 1756"

Also, that First Congregational Church of Mansfield's records state that, on April 17, 1775, "Roger Cornwall, (son of) Sarah Jacobs, alias Birchard" was baptized, along with 7 children of Elias and Sarah Birchard.

However, Anderson also found that when Elias Birchard died intestate in 1778, three years later, administration was granted to Sarah Birchard and Roger Birchard of Stafford and in the distribution, Roger is designated as the eldest son and given a double share.

Since separate primary sources give different accounts, we will follow President Hayes' lead and use Elias Birchard as the father of Roger Birchard. Hayes did research into earlier Birchard generations with no reference to any illegitimacy. It is possible that Elias was the father of Roger, before Sarah married him, and that the church baptism record, written 19 years later, is inaccurate re: his Cornwall name.

"This may certify whom it may concern, that Roger Birchard is a member of the Baptist Society in this place and likewise communicates to the support of the Gospel in said Society and is of the Baptist profession"
Moderator of the Baptist Society, Wilmington, VT. Dec. 26, 1792

"Our parents were natives of Connecticut. Father was born in Mansfield and Mother in Suffield. They both had a good education for those early days. Father (Roger Birchard) was full of life and animation - open, frank, honest and fearless. He possessed the rare faculty of rebuking men for their faults and shortcomings without giving great offense. He died in August 1805 aged 47 years 8 mos... Our parents were both believers in the Christian religion, though neither were united to any church, I believe..."
Austin Birchard to his brother, Sardis Birchard, Oct 24, 1868 in RBH's "Hayes Family Genealogy" (manuscript, pg. 80a).

"My father (Roger Birchard) was a well built man, not tall but straight, handsome. His hair was dark brown. He was a little bald, his eyes were blue... He was feeble in his youth from measles -- never able to go through hardship. He died of consumption at Saratoga Springs where he was in the habit of going for his health. He was buried in a little burying ground near High Rock Spring... He was of great ambition and life--no lazy blood in him. He often overdid himself. What he undertook to do he would do at all hazards and do it quick, too. He never stopped to consider the effect of anything on himself. Brother Sardis Birchard is more like him than any of us"
Austin Birchard in conversation with RBH, June 1871,RBH's "Hayes Family Genealogy" (manuscript, pg. 81).
Parents: Elias Birchard and Sarah Jacobs.

Spouse: Drusilla Austin. Drusilla Austin and Roger BIRCHARD were married on 2 December 1790 in Wilmington, Windham Co., VT. Watt Marchman notes have only 1789 as marriage date. Children were: Cynthia Birchard, Sophia Birchard, Austin Birchard, Arabella Birchard, Roger Birchard, Sardis Birchard, Lorenzo Birchard.


Roger Birchard was born on 2 August 1797 in Wilmington, Windham Co., VT. He died on 13 February 1870 in Dummerston, Windham Co., VT. Roger Birchard "was a unique character, and as a merchant in Dummerston, Vt., was reputed to carry everything under the sun in his store. This was in the days when goods had to be hauled from Boston by four and six horse team wagons. A practical joker once called at the Birchard store for a "second hand pulpit" and was surprised when Roger Birchard said he had one in the attic and produced it!"
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"I am truly sorry for Brother Roger's loss. He is so much of a philosopher that I suppose he will not allow it to trouble him much. It is always lamentable to have property destroyed by fire..."
Sophia Birchard Hayes to Sardis Birchard, July 5, 1841

"Tomorrow.. [I will] spend the night with my queer Uncle Roger [Birchard] in his queer store with his queer old goods. I shall try to buy an old-fashioned article as a specimen (say a goose yoke or a jew's harp) of his stock"
RBH to Lucy Webb Hayes, Aug. 27, 1858

"On the 5th of August [1868] last I visited Brother Roger [Birchard] with Charlotte [Birchard Dewitt] - we found him at his old store as usual but he looked very thin and feeble, though he was behind the counter waiting on customers. I had not seen him for more than two years and the change was very great. I doubt if his weight was much over 110 pounds, but he seemed active and glad to see us. His age is 71..."
Austin Birchard to Sardis Birchard, Oct. 24, 1868

Did not marry.

Article in Fremont Journal, March 18, 1870 regarding the fire that killed Birchard which was determined not to have involved foul play. Parents: Roger BIRCHARD and Drusilla Austin.


Roxana Birchard was born on 24 June 1820. She died on 6 July 1820. Parents: Austin Birchard and Roxana Plummer.


Ruth Arlena Birchard was born on 7 July 1907. She died on 9 March 1921. Died in Youth Parents: Edward V. Birchard and Amy Ball.


Samuel Birchard35,36 was born on 15 July 1663. Parents: John Birchard and Christian Andrews.

Spouse: Ann Calkins. Ann Calkins and Samuel Birchard were married in 1695.36 Children were: John Birchard.


Sarah "Sally" Birchard was born on 28 June 1761 in Mansfield, Tolland Co., CT.. Parents: Elias Birchard and Sarah Jacobs.

Spouse: Perkins.

Spouse: Rev. Shepherd.


Sardis Birchard was born on 15 January 1801 in Wilmington, Windham Co., VT. He died on 21 January 1874 in Fremont, Sandusky Co., OH. He was buried after 21 January 1874 in Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont, Sandusky Co., OH. Sardis Birchard was a pioneer merchant, bank and philanthropist at Lower Sandusky, later Fremont, Ohio.
Did not marry. Parents: Roger BIRCHARD and Drusilla Austin.


Sardis Birchard was born on 21 April 1842.15 served in Civil War until his capture and death in the prison camp, Andersonville, GA He served in the military 11th Regiment Vermont Volunteers between 1863 and 1865 in Civil War. He died on 20 August 1864 in Andersonville, Sumter Co., GA. Served in the Civil War until his capture and death in Andersonville Prison. Died in Andersonville Civil War Prison. Never married. Parents: Austin Birchard and Mary Adeline Putnam.


Sophia Birchard was born on 15 April 1792 in Wilmington, Windham Co., VT. She died on 30 October 1866 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. Funeral held at the residence of Wm. A. Platt She was buried in Delaware, Delaware Co., OH. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church was 50 years at the time of her death. Parents: Roger BIRCHARD and Drusilla Austin.

Spouse: Rutherford Hayes Jr.. Sophia Birchard and Rutherford Hayes Jr. were married on 13 September 1813 in Wilmington, Windham Co., VT. Married by Darius Hall, Justice of the Peace, in Wilmington. Children were: Son Hayes, Lorenzo Hayes, Sarah Sophia Hayes, Fanny Arabella Hayes, President Rutherford Birchard Hayes.


Thomas Birchard35 was born about 12 October 1595 in Fairstead, Essex Co., England.35 He lived Martha's Vineyard, MA between 1653 and 1673.35 He died after 9 May 1683.35 Parents: William Birchard and Catherine Finch.

Spouse: Mary Robinson. Mary Robinson and Thomas Birchard were married on 23 October 1620 in Fairstead, Essex Co., England.35 Children were: John Birchard.


Vesta Louise Birchard (private). Parents: Edward V. Birchard and Amy Ball.


William Birchard35 was born about 1575 in England.

Spouse: Catherine Finch. Catherine Finch and William Birchard were married about 1594 in England.35 Children were: Thomas Birchard.


Judith Birdsall (private).

Spouse: Henry Cook. Children were: Samuel Cook.


Alice Bisland24 was born about 1865 in MS. Parents: James Rucker Bisland and Frances Washington Fauntleroy.


James Rucker Bisland24 was born about 1821 in MS. He died before 1880.

Spouse: Frances Washington Fauntleroy. Frances Washington Fauntleroy and James Rucker Bisland were married on 11 May 1841. Children were: Levern M. Bisland, James W. Bisland, Robert W. Bisland, Josiah Bisland, William Bisland, Alice Bisland.


James W. Bisland24 was born about 1844 in MS. Parents: James Rucker Bisland and Frances Washington Fauntleroy.


Josiah Bisland24 was born about 1849 in MS. Parents: James Rucker Bisland and Frances Washington Fauntleroy.


Levern M. Bisland24 was born about 1840 in MS. Parents: James Rucker Bisland and Frances Washington Fauntleroy.


Robert W. Bisland24 was born about 1846 in MS. Parents: James Rucker Bisland and Frances Washington Fauntleroy.


William Bisland24 was born about 1854 in MS. Parents: James Rucker Bisland and Frances Washington Fauntleroy.

Spouse: Jenny.


Angelina Thornton Bissell3 was born on 9 December 1881. Parents: William Emery Bissell and Sarah Eliza Hancock.


Angie Seaver Bissell3 was born on 12 June 1853 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., CT.3 Parents: William Emery Bissell and Angelina Thornton Seaver.

Spouse: Frank C. Mather. Angie Seaver Bissell and Frank C. Mather were married on 19 February 1877.


Emery Bissell M. D.3 was born about 1786. He graduated in 1839.3 He died on 16 November 1869 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., CT.3 Parents: Joseph William Bissell and Betsey Clark.

Spouse: Mary Hayes. Mary Hayes and Emery Bissell M. D. were married on 11 May 1819 in South Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA. Children were: William Emery Bissell, Henry Martyn Bissell, Mary Hayes Bissell, Harriet Louisa Bissell, Julia Ann Bissell.


Harriet Louisa Bissell3 was born on 16 November 1827. She died on 17 March 1857 in Rome, Onieda Co., NY. Parents: Emery Bissell M. D. and Mary Hayes.

Spouse: Willard Smith Pope. Harriet Louisa Bissell and Willard Smith Pope were married on 16 June 1856 in Philadelphia, Jefferson Co., NY. Children were: Harriet Bissell Pope.


Helen Williams Bissell3 was born on 11 November 1878. Parents: Henry Clark Bissell and Margaretta Prime.


Henry Clark Bissell3 was born on 28 October 1848. He was a banker in Mount Vernon, Westchester Co., NY.3 Parents: Henry Martyn Bissell and Harriet Eliza Mott.

Spouse: Margaretta Prime. Margaretta Prime and Henry Clark Bissell were married on 10 September 1874. Children were: Henry Prine Bissell, Helen Williams Bissell.


Henry Martyn Bissell3 was born on 7 December 1821 in Clinton, Middlesex Co., CT. He died on 21 April 1881 in White Plains, Westchester Co., NY.3 He was a banker in White Plains, Westchester Co., NY.3 Parents: Emery Bissell M. D. and Mary Hayes.

Spouse: Harriet Eliza Mott. Harriet Eliza Mott and Henry Martyn Bissell were married on 12 October 1847 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., CT. Children were: Henry Clark Bissell.


Henry Prine Bissell3 was born on 7 July 1876. Parents: Henry Clark Bissell and Margaretta Prime.


Joseph William Bissell (private).

Spouse: Betsey Clark. Children were: Emery Bissell M. D..


Julia Ann Bissell3 was born on 17 August 1829. She died on 13 October 1872 in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI. Parents: Emery Bissell M. D. and Mary Hayes.

Spouse: Willard Smith Pope. Julia Ann Bissell and Willard Smith Pope were married on 24 January 1862 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL. Children were: Mary Hayes Pope, Pauline Pope, Willard Pope, Julia Pope.


Martha Elizabeth Bissell (private). Parents: Rt. Rev. William H. A. Bissell D. D..

Spouse: Willard Smith Pope.

Spouse: Patterson.


Mary Hayes Bissell3 was born on 15 December 1825. She died on 15 September 1845. Parents: Emery Bissell M. D. and Mary Hayes.


Minerva Wheaton Bissell3 was born on 20 August 1851 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., CT.3 She died on 18 August 1853. Parents: William Emery Bissell and Angelina Thornton Seaver.