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The Tie That Binds

STEPHEN ARNOLD DOUGLAS BISHOP:
son of Lemuel Newton Bishop and Elsie Ann Bradford
Born: 8 July 1856 Bloomington, McLean Co., IL
Died: last listed in the 1906 obits of both parents
Burial: unknown, listed in Oak Grove Cemetery, but there
are no dates, and is noted not buried there
Married: 1) 21 September 1882 DeWitt Co., IL Bk. D / 1, p. 60
     ISABELLE VANCE
     daughter of Jesse Vance and Barbara Rexroat
     Born: 14 April 1856 McLean Co., IL
     Died: 25 May 1923 McLean Co., IL #20389
     Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery Leroy, McLean Co., IL

CHILDREN OF STEPHEN AND ISABELLE:

1. Ernest Leslie Bishop + Zoma Pearl Whitaker
2. Elsa Barbara Bishop + Hayes Claude Clark
3. Myrtle Isabelle Bishop + Harvey Alonzo Young
4. Jesse Newton Bishop + Mary Fay Waller

Divorced: unknown date, no document has been found... the search continues

If these two men are the same person then:
Married: 2) 30 November 1889 in Burlington, IA
     AMANDA JANE BEELER
     daughter of David Beeler and Mary Jane Harness
     Born: 30 March 1852 Primrose, Lee Co., IA
     Died: 21 December 1939 Ft. Madison, Lee Co., IA
     Burial: Sharon Cemetery, Lee Co., IA

CHILDREN OF STEPHEN AND AMANDA:

1. Bessie Juanita La Delle Bishop + Joseph Harvey Cline
2. David Edson Bishop + 1) Lillie Hatfield
                                  + 2) Barbara Henrietta Schnitker
3. George Leslie Arnold Bishop + 1) Myrtle Willard
                                               + 2) Barbara Denning

Divorced: circa 1895/6... where? Amanda told her children, she had been told he had died in a fire in a roadhouse or inn. She had not found proof of this fire, so she told them she had also filed for divorce.

SOURCES:
Year: 1860; Census Place: Bellflower, McLean, Illinois; Roll: M653_204; Page: 308; Image: 308; Family History Library Film: 803204. Living in the home of his parents.

Year: 1870; Census Place: Goshen, Champaign, Ohio; Roll: M593_1179; Page: 236A; Image: 91; Family History Library Film: 552678. Living in the home of his parents.

Year: 1880; Census Place: Kerr, Champaign, Illinois; Roll: 179; Family History Film: 1254179; Page: 152D; Enumeration District: 012; Image: 0306. Lemuel OH VA VA, Elsie RI KY KY; Stephen and La delle are listed as teachers.

1895 6th Ward, Lee County, Iowa State Census
140 - 147
Name Age Marital status Place born
S.D. Bishop 38 M IL
Amanda Bishop 42 M Lee Co., IA
Anna Mc Keehan 13 S Henry Co., IA
Frank Mc Keehan 9 S Henry Co., IA
Eddie Bishop 2 S Lee Co., IA
Netta Bishop 4 S Lee Co., IA
140 - 148
May Graber 15 M Henry Co., IA

Iowa, Births and Christenings Index, 1857-1947
Name: Bessie J L D Bishop
Birth Date: 26 Oct 1890
Birth Place: Fort Madison, Lee, Iowa
Father's Name: Stephan A D Bishop
Father's Birth Place: Bloomington, Ill
Mother's name: Amanda Jane Beeler
Mother's Birth Place: Dover, Iowa
FHL Film Number: 959199

Name: David Edson Bishop
Birth Date: 6 Dec 1892
Birth Place: Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa
Father's Name: Stephen D Bishop
Father's Birth Place: Leroy, Ills
Mother's name: Amanda J Beeler
Mother's Birth Place: Primrose, Iowa
FHL Film Number: 969374

Year: 1900; Census Place: Artesia, Iroquois, Illinois; Roll: T623; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 1.  Douglas A. Bishop listed as married, born July 1856, IL OH RI, day laborer; he is boarding with Bell Simons. He does not have a family living with him.

1906 listed as living in Streator, IL in two of the obits for his parents and as living in Paxton, IL in another. Not listed as a survivor when his older sister, Sarah Z. Johnson died in 1929.

Updated 28 February 2012      Contact Virginia L. Aldridge