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Henry Bishop is living in Richland Township, Scott County, Missouri, in 1830. According to the 1830 census he was the head of the household at age 50 to 60 years old with 1 boy 15-20 years old, 1 boy 10-15 years old, 2 young boys 5-10 years old and 2 women 30-40 years old, 2 girls 5-10 years old and 2 young girls under 5 years old. There is a William Bishop who states in his autobiographical sketch (Goodspeed, ne AR vol.) that he was born in Scott County, Missouri in 1818, son of a farmer (no name given). Thus Henry Bishop and his family may have been in Scott County as early as before 1818. However it is thought that Henry moved on to Cape Girardieu County by 1840.

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Subject: Henry Bishop, Scott County, Mo  Date: 14 Jan 1998
From: "Christine B. Smith" cbsmith@hypervigilance.com

My two Bishops/Biships were in MO earlier.
Jackson Bishop born 1815, poss. what is now Scott County.
William Biship (his brother?), born 1818, in what was to become Scott Co.

I suspect their father is Henry Bishop as per the 1830 census of Scott
County, MO.  Richland Twp.  He had a son between the ages of 10 and 15, and
William would have been 12, and Jackson 15, so it fits.

BISHOP, Henry p. 8
2 males 5-10
1 male 10-15 William ? b. 1818
1 male 15-20 Jackson ? b. 1815
1 male 50-60 (Henry -- so he would have been born nlt 1780, poss. as early
as 1770 - so not a Rev. vet but poss. an 1812 vet?)
2 females under 5
2 females 5-10
2 females 30-40 (assuming one is is wife... this suggests both William and
Jackson poss. have older siblings who had already left home by 1830. Where
might they have gone?)
Jackson was already in Arkansas by 1836, age 22.

Any ideas on these earliest of the early?
Pat and I have been trying to make a connection for some time -- no luck so
far.    Christine
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Subject: Re: Henry Bishop, Scott County, Missouri, 1830
Date: 15 Jan 1998  From: "Christine B. Smith" cbsmith@hypervigilance.com

The census entry, with my marginalia came straight from the census cd.
This Henry, we think, moved on to Cape Girardieu Co by 1840.

William states in his autobiographical sketch (Goodspeed, ne AR vol.) that
he was born in Scott Co., MO in 1818, son of a farmer (no name given).
Note: I think Scott became a county in 1833.
He visited relatives in Oceola, AR in 1836.  This could only be Jackson,
who is listed on the tax rolls for Mississippi Co, AR 1838.  Another
researcher has Jackson born in MO, 1815.  I surmised he is the older son
listed below, brother of William, who is my ggg-grandfather.

Henry was the only Bishop listed in Scott Co., MO in 1830.  The ages of the
boys are correct, although I've never yet found any other descendents.

William and all his descendents spell their name BISHIP.  We are the only
ones in the world.
I have the names of some of Jackson's descendents, but have not yet
connected with a living one.  It's almost a given that they are known by
the more common BISHOP.
As you can see, there are quite a number of Henry's descendents still
unaccounted for.  They would either have remained in Scott Co. or moved on
to Cape Girardieu.  I believe Jackson and William were the only two to go
south to Arkansas, but am not certain.  Have found no further connections
there, and have not yet located descendents of Jackson's 5 children.