1738 - 1818
1738 - 1808
**This stone is located at the head of the graves.
2 CL PVT PA MILITIA
AUG 18 1738 MAY 3 1818
**This stone is located at the foot of the grave.
Isaac Wiseman was the son of Isaac Wiseman, Sr. [1700-1779] and Mary Marshall [1721 - 1790]. He was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania. And he served in the American Recolution as a 2nd Class Private in the Pennsylvania Militia. About 1784 he moved his family to Rockingham County, Virginia. And about ten years later they moved into Monroe County, [West] Virginia.
At the time that the couple arrived in Monroe County, it was still being marauded by Indians. The Rehoboth was built fortified with logs, and had gun port openings for the settlers to fire from if needed.
Isaac and Elizabeth, and several of their children, were influential in establishing, along with the community at large, as well as Edward Keenan, the Old Rehoboth. They are buried at the NorthWest corner of the church, next the cemetery boundary [there is a cattle fence there today]. Their graves, as you look at the photo below, are to the right, and at the far back corner, below Edward Keenan's. The couple lie between their son Joseph and his wife, Elizabeth, and their grandson John, and his wife, Mary.