The stone marking their graves is neither old, nor ancient, considering that this couple left their earthly remains about 200 years ago! The marker was placed about 1960 marking the spot where this quite revered couple were buried, side-by-side.
Isaac Wiseman is actually a Junior; named after his father, Isaac Wiseman, who was the first Wiseman of our ancestry to set foot on these American shores in 1700. He actually has the distinction of being born while his parents, Thomas and Elizabeth (Renberg) Wiseman, were sailing to our continent (but that is another story unto itself!) The Isaac whom we are speaking of today was born in Amity Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on a hot summers day of 18 August 1738. He was the first of at least 10 known children born to the couple.
Between 1738 and 1740 Isaac Sr. and family moved into Berks County. And it was here in 1758 that Isaac Jr. met and married 20-year old Elizabeth Davis. At this time, we know absolutely nothing of Elizabeth's parentage.
Isaac and Elizabeth went on to have 11 children while residing in Berks County. Isaac served in the Pennsylvania Militia during the American Revolution. Then around 1784, when the youngest child as about 5 years of age, the family migrated down into Rockingham County, Virginia. And approximately 10 years later, they headed west, just across the Alleghany Divide, into Monroe County, Virginia [now West Virginia].
Isaac and Elizabeth were an integral part in establishing the oldest church west of the Alleghany, The Old Rehobeth Church.Their son, John, was odained here under the auspices of the Bishop Francis Asbury, of the Methodist Church.
Isaac and Elizabeth were given a place of honor for their burial. The Northwest Corner of the churchyard was reserved for those individuals who helped to establish church. Here lie the Keenan's [who donated the property for the church and it's burial ground] and the Wiseman's.