Mrs. Samantha Bisard, resident on section 26, Ashland Township, was born in Spencer, Medina Co., Ohio, Nov. 6, 1846, and is the daughter of Asahel and Emily (Salisbury) Bisard, natives respectively of Ohio and Orange Co., Vt. Her parents came to Grand Rapids when she was five years old, and four years later they removed to Ashland Township. She remained a member of the household until her marriage, Nov. 6, 1862, to Orson, son of David and Rebecca (Huse) Bisard, natives of New England.
Orson Bisard was born Sept. 27, 1835, in Spencer, Ohio, and died Aug. 8, 1877, at his home in Dorr, Allegan County, leaving two children. He was a devoted husband and father, and his loss can never be compensated to the wife and children who still feel it as in the time of his removal. The widow removed with her fatherless ones to the protection of her father's home, where she supplies the place of both father and mother to her daughters, in care and self-sacrifice.
Mr. Bisard was connected with the Orders of Odd Fellows and Freemasons. He was buried with the forms and ceremonies of the latter named body. In political faith and action he was a Democrat. His daughters were as follows: Anna C., May 19, 1871, and Tina D., June 1, 1877.