He was born in 1762 in Falmouth, Maine (now Portland), the son of the Reverend John Wiswall. Wiswall married Mary Nichols. In 1816, he was named associate judge for the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. Wiswall worked with the Abbé Jean-Mandé Sigogne during the 1820s and 1830s to establish an experimental Mi'kmaq settlement at Bear River. He died in Annapolis at the age of 74.
His daughter Mary married Charles Budd, who also served in the provincial assembly.
- Loyalist Collection, University of New Brunswick
- Mi'kmaq Holdings Resource Guide, Government of Nova Scotia
- The Church of England in Nova Scotia and the Tory Clergy of the Revolution
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