Levin and Judith (Booth) Bishop Family
David Bishop was born in Clark Co., Kentucky, August 24, 1824. He was the
son of Levin Bishop, born Bishopville, Md, 1789, and Judith Booth Bishop
(daughter of David Booth - Rev. Sol. from Va)
David's father Levin served in the war of 1812 from Kentucky. Levin was
discharged at Malden, March 1815. Levin moved to Boone county 1831 and
died 1880, buried just north of Columbia.
David served 1846-47 in the Mexican War and went with General Scott into
Mexico City when that city was taken by the U.S. troops.
During his thirty years residence in California, Mr. Bishop was interested
financially in a number of businesses; First a livery stable on the corner
of Oak St., now occupied by Lebeck's Cabinet Shop; a furniture store in the
middle of the block south and facing the Depot, then he went into the lumber
business with Joseph Russell who later sold to Mr. Ott; he was also a partner
in Bishop and Ramsey Dry Goods Store.
Two of his children are residents of California, Mrs L.F. Wood (Mary
Catherine) and James Levin Bishop.
David Bishop - History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller,
Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri, 1889, p911
David Bishop of the firm of Russell & Bishop, lumber dealers of California,
was born in Clark county, Ky., August 24, 1824, but has been a resident of
Missouri since 1830. Until 1866 he resided on a farm but during the Mexican
War served in 1846 and 1847, and at the former date moved to Boone County, and
came to Moniteau County in 1870. He was in the livery business here for five
years, and then began selling lumber. In 1882 he engaged in the general
merchandise business in partnership with J.W. Ramsey, their stock being valued
at about $2,000, and the firm has since been known as Bishop & Ramsey. He
also engaged in lumbering with Mr. Russell, and is doing a successful business.
He owns and conducts a valuable farm near the town, and is one of the prosperous
citizens of the county. In 1849 he was married to Maria A. Evans, a native
of Boone county, Mo., by whom he has had three children living: Kate, Laura
and James L. He was married a second time, in 1866, to Ann E. Stice, a native
of Boone Co., Mo., by whom he became the father of two children: Lydia and
Albert. Mr. and Mrs. Bishop are members of the Christian Church, and he
belongs to the Masonic fraternity. His parents, Levin and Indeas (Booth)
Bishop, were born in Maryland and Virginia, respectively, and were married
in Kentucky. In 1830 they came by wagon to Boone County, Mo., where the
father entered and purchased land which was in a wild state. He was in the
War of 1812, and was with Gen. Harrison at the fort when Dudley was defeated
by the British at Tippecanoe. He died in Boone county, Mo., in 1884, and
his wife in 1872.
[Note: on page 1025 there is a paragraph about L.F. Wood which contains the
following: "... In 1871 he wedded Kate Bishop, by whom he has three children:
Elia B., Walter F. and Myrtle B.]