Note: pr. 27, 1760; died in Shelburne, Vermont Dec. 9, 1837; married Feb. 26, 1786, Lois Kellogg, born in Williamstown, Massachusetts June 26, 1768, died in Shelburne, Vermont Aug. 17, 1839, daughter of Samuel and Chloe (Bacon) Kellogg of Middletown, Connecticut, and Williamstown, Massachusetts.Jirah Isham served in the Revolutionary army, enlisting at the age of sixteen.Jirah Isham was very fond of hunting and fishing. The day of his death he went out with his gun, into the woods near Shelburne pond, a short distance from his home, in search of game. He failed to come home at night; a search was made for him in the morning. His hat and gun were found on the ice, and his body in twelve feet of water. The place was near the shore, but the infirmities of age had prevented his reaching it.From the history of Shelburne VermontThe following is a partial list of the more prominent early settlers, In 1784 and 1785 Daniel BARBER, Daniel COMSTOCK, Aaron ROWLEY, Captain Samuel CLARK, Benjamin HARRINGTON, Israel BURRITT, Joshua REED. Timothy HOLABIRD, Sturgess MOREHOUSE, Remington BITGOOD, and Jirah Isham located here and became residents. In the three following years Dr. Frederick MAECK, Phineas HILL, Keeler TROWBRIDGE, Samuel MILLS, and probably others came, and soon after Bethuel CHITTENDEN, Benjamin SUTTON, Rosel MINER, Nathaniel GAGE, Ebenezer BARSTOW, Robert LYON, James HAWLEY, Frederick SAXTON, Asahel NASH, Hezekiah TRACY, Asa LYON, John TABOR, Robert AVERILL, Joseph Hamilton and several others became residents.1810 census Shelburn, Chittenden, Vermont; Roll: 64; Page: 213Males2 under 10 geo B, jirah bacon1 16-25 giles1 over 45 jirahFemales1 under 10 lois (b 1806)2 10-15 abigail, laura2 16-25 chloe (age abt 24) , Mary age22 or Lucy age 161 26-44 Lois1820 census Shelburn, Chittenden, Vermont; Roll: M33_127; Page: 50Males1 under 10 George B1 10-15 Jirah1-16-18Giles1 16-26 unclear--Samuel is married by now, could be a farm hand?1 45+ Jirah (father)Females1 under 10 Louisaa1 10-15 Lois1 16-26 Laura1 45+ Lois (Kellogg) Isham2 people engaged in agriculture1830 census Shelburne, Chittenden, Vermont; Roll: 186; Page: 32Males1 15-20 george B1 70-80 Jirahfemales1 20-30 Louisa1 60-70 Lois
Note: !Jirah Isham (Joshua, Isaac, John), born in the Hadlyme parish of East Haddam, Connecticut A
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