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Esther Wickersham.JPGEsther Wickersham, Wife of Isom Wickersham, Deceased 1st Month, 1st, 1896, aged 59 years, 6 months, 28 days.    Her marker is found in the Old Carmel Cemetery in Carmel, Indiana.

On FindaGrave, someone had found more information about her husband, Isom.  That person found this: Isom (called “Joshua” on the 1850 census) Wickersham was born 03 Jan 1833 in Wayne Co.,IN. He was the son of William G WICKERSHAM (B.16 Mar 1809/D.30 Jun 1855) and Idema A LLOYD (B.04 Jun 1836/D.01 Jan 1896). He married Esther E O’Reper on 07 Jul 1853 in Wayne Co., IN.

I found the Wickershams in the 1860 census, which shows Isom as a farmer, and lists him, Esther, and three children: Drodema (sp?), William and Mary.  I found him again in the 1880 census, which lists his as “Isam” – and which lists him as a farmer, with Esther, his wife, and three children: William, Meary and Rachel.

It’s interesting to note that there were quite a few people with the last name Wickersham in the Indiana census, especially in the 1880 census.