Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997 From: Robert A Bishop RABISHOP@aol.com Regarding the Burlington Friends Burial Grounds: it is located in downtown Burlington, NJ, behind the Burlington Friends Meeting House. They have a map of the graves in the meeting house that I was able to look at. I did misspeak about the progenitor of the ID'd graves. After checking my file, and not relying on fallible memory, I can tell you that these Bishop's desceded from an Isaac Bishop, who was killed by lightning in Mt Holly, July 1769. This is that line, as I understand it: 1 Isaac Bishop, b abt 1743 d 7/1769 + Mary Corbit, md 1/2/1769, Burl MM 2 Job Bishop, b12/31/1769, Mt Holly MM, d2/21/1851, Mt Holly + Sarah Jones b12/11/1769 Haddonfield MM, d.3/26/1806, Mt Holly MM md. 4/16/1795, Mt Holly MM 3 Isaac Bishop, b.7/24/1796, Mt Holly MM, d.10/214/1805 3 William Bishop, b.7/17/1798, d.5/13/1887, Burlington Friends Burial Ground*(BFBG) + Elizabeth Ridgway, b.12/31/1794, md.9/4/1834, d.4/30/1843 (BFBG) (father=William Ridgway, mother=Mary Fowler) 4 William Ridgway Bishop, b. 7/3/1836, d.3/22/1915 (BFBG) +Mary Louisa Lee, b.7/15/1840, md.2/16/1860, d.2/3/1911(BFBG) (father=Samuel Lee, mother=Jane C. Wright) 5 Louisa Horner Bishop, b.9/1/1860, d.5/23/1883(BFBG) 5 Elizabeth Ridgway Bishop, b.7/16/1866, d.6/28/1941(BFBG) +Mary Mershon, b.1803, md9/7/1848, d.6/8/1883(BFBG) (father=John Mershon, mother=Theodocia) 3 Mary Bishop, b10/2/1800, d.10/2/1842 3 Isaac Bishop, b.aft1805 3 Edward Bishop, b.4/22/1803 2nd wife of Job Bishop + Hannah Durrell, b.abt1769, md3/2/1809, d.bef 1836 (father=Daniel Durrell, mother=Elizabeth) 3 John Ridgway Bishop, b.8/29/1810 md 11/26/1835 3rd wife of Job Bishop + Hannah Eayre Moore, b.2/7/1784, md.6/6/1836, d.5/23/1852 (father=John Moore, mother=Hannah Eayre) The only other Isaac Bishop that I know of born about the same time period (1740's?) is the son of Nathaniel and Mary Bishop, of Cohansey, Salem County, NJ. (NJ Wills) I have no idea if they are the same person. I do have good photos of the grave markers, if anyone is interested.
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