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Samuel A and Sarah (Via) Bishop Family

Located about the midpoint of the line between the northeast and southeast
quarter of section 28, township 49, range 6, on Samuel A Bishop homestead farm.
Samuel born July 26, 1786, died Sept 11, 1864
Sarah wife of Samuel born Dec 1, 1788, died July 22, 1840
Beverly born March 5, 1824, died Sept 15, 1844
Rebecca born June 3, 1793, died Aug 9, 1874

Notes: Beverly is the son of Samuel and Sarah Bishop; Rebecca is the "sister of Sam'l Bishop" as stated on the stone. [Photo submitted by Margaret J Fullerton]

Copied Aug 4, 1978 by Mr and Mrs. S.A. Oliver Jr., Mr. Vernon Powell,
Mr. and Mrs. Orin McCracken, and Mrs. Frederick Bohl Sr.  Vernon Powell
said Beverly Bishop was using a long fence rail to pole-vault, when
it somehow slipped and punctured his abdomon, his death resulting within
a few days.

Note:  3 Nov 1997, William F Bishop - In 1983/84 David Bishop had the
foursided gravestone moved to the nearby Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery.
The gravestone was being destroyed by cows in the farm pasture/lot where the
stone was located on the old Samuel Bishop farm (north side of Route B on T49 R06
section 28 about middle of the NE/SE quarters line).  So the four bodies are still
buried at the farm but the gravestone is at the edge of the Bethel Cemetery.
Although Samuel and family came to Montgomery county in 1835 apparently it wasn't
until August 1838 that he bought 240 acres of land to homestead as noted below.
The Samuel Bishop Family Cemetery is located on that homestead.
Samuel Bishop, August 2, 1838, 160 acres, document # 11134
Samuel Bishop, August 2, 1838,   40 acres, document # 11135
Samuel Bishop, August 2, 1838,   40 acres, document # 11136
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Twnshp   Range   Fract.
Meridian   State   Counties   Survey
1        NE 28/ 49-N 6-W No 5th PM MO MONTGOMERY ---
1 NWSW 27/ 49-N 6-W No 5th PM MO MONTGOMERY
1   NESE 28/ 49-N 6-W No 5th PM MO MONTGOMERY ---