Isaiah Preston Iseman

2 June 1838–20 May 1899 (Age 60)
Albemarle, Virginia, United States

The Life of Isaiah Preston

When Isaiah Preston Iseman was born on 2 June 1838, in Albemarle, Virginia, United States, his father, William Iseman, was 42 and his mother, Mary Ann Thomas, was 37. He married Mary Virginia Proffitt on 18 March 1871, in Albemarle, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Augusta Parish, Augusta, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Fredericksville Parish, Albemarle, Virginia, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1861. He died on 20 May 1899, in Western State Hospital, Staunton, Virginia, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Western State Hospital, Staunton, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaiah Preston Iseman
Mary Virginia Proffitt
Marriage: 18 March 1871
John Petise Iseman
William Jackson Iseman
Mary Elizabeth Iseman
Manie Catherine Iseman
Sallie Price Iseman
Vera Maude Iseman
Gordon Thomas Iseman
Isaiah Milburn Iseman
Bettie Blanche Iseman
Horatio Boxley Iseman
Woodford Cleveland Iseman
Joseph Cabell Iseman

Spouse and Children

18 March 1871
Albemarle, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 6

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 23

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Eismann ( see Eisman ) or of Swiss Isenmann.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Headstone for Isaiah August 29, 2020

On August 29, some of the Virginia posterity of Isaiah Iseman gathered at the old Western State Hospital cemetery in Staunton, Virginia. This was at the invitation of Trevor Iseman who came from Utah …

Sources (3)

  • Isaiah Iserman in household of Wm Iserman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Isaac P Iseman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Isaiah Iseman in household of Wm Iseman, "United States Census, 1850"

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