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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio


Guillaume beget Jean and Jean Beget Estienner and Estienner beget Francois, and Francois beget Philip Peter, and Philip Peter beget John Adam, and John Adam beget Phillip, and Phillip beget John, and John beget Ephraim, and Ephraim beget Marcus and Marcus beget Lloyd Polycarp and Lloyd beget Everette, and Everette, beget Charles, Donald, and Ellen, and and Charles beget Eric, Becky, Chad, and Kyle.... First Whisnant Chapter 31:1-13

Raymond C. Whisnant, provided the Whisnants with wonderful genealogical data. We can go back 436 years. From Switzerland, to Germany, to Philadelphia, to North Caroline, to Virginia, to Kansas, now Ohio.

My great-grandfather x 10 Guillaume Visinand lived in Maracon, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland before 1570. (9) Jean Visinand lived in Corsier, Switzerland, married & had 7 children. (8) Estienner Visinand married to Andreaz Daunet & 3 children (7) Francois Visinand, lived in Switzerland, but lived in the French speaking region. Married Jeannie Ramus & five children. Were winemakers . (6)Philip Peter Visinand (Wisenant) Edenkoben, Germany, 1684, Moved to Philadelphia, USA in 1731. Married Anna Neff. & six children. They were members of the Reformed Church (5) John Adam Whisenhunt, (Whisanant) born in Hassloch, Germany, moved to Lancaster Country, PA, then to Lincoln County, North Caroline in 1749. Married: Anna Barbara & 8 children. (4) Phillip Whisenhunt (Wisanant) born in PA in 1736 moved to NC. Served in the British Army during the American Revolution. Married: Mary Bohelier & eight children. Phillip had a son who took the last name spelling of Whisnant in 1769; (3) John Whisenhunt born in 1736 (seven children) (2) Ephraim Whisenhunt born 1775. farmers. Married: Catherine Plantena & 5 children. (1) Marcus Eph Whisenhunt born in 1841-1903. Married: Sina Hahn & 8 children. Lived in Hickory, N.C.. My grand-father Lloyd Polycarp Whisnant born in 1883. Married: Minnie Caroline Abernathy. He was a contractor, painting buildings. Died in 1943 Then my dad Everette Thomas Whisnant born in1903. Attended Wake Forest U. in 1922-25. Married: Pauline Greene. Their children were Charles, Donald and Ellen . A Baptist Preacher/Pastor in North Carolina, and Virginia. Dad died in 1966. His son was Charles Everette Whisnant born in Virginia in 1947. Married Charity Mucha in 1969 our children Eric born in 1971 in Ohio, daughter Becky born in Texas in 1976, and Chad born in 1980 and Kyle born in 1984. both in Kansas.
A brief history from the Whisnant’s.