Date: 23 Dec 1997 From: Gail Haferkamp firstname.lastname@example.org
To: William F Bishop email@example.com
Recently got in touch with a Nancy Lee to have her look up some information
for me in Montgomery Co. (she is with the historical society there). Found
out were she and I are related on the Clements line through Robert's dau., and
Joseph Jones sister, Elizabeth who married a Dye. She sent me much information.
She checked out your web page and thought it looked great. She has a Bishop
also in her family and sent me this information. (She said she tried to send
it to you, but it didn't go through). Nancy Lee sent the following: Her
email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
I tried the Bishop web page you sent last night. I thought it was just great.
Much easier to follow than another page I had tried. I called Beverly and told
her to turn on the computer and go to the address and look at her family. I
tried to contact William Bishop and my letter was returned. I have a Bishop
line too but I don't know if they connect. Mine came from Va to Audrain Co
before 1850. IThe furtherest back I know is Daniel Bishop, believed to be my
3 great grandfather. His son Greenberry Bishop was married twice. #1 was
Eliza ? They had several children. Shelby W. and Napoleon lived to adulthood.
Eliza is buried in thte old Pioneer cem. in Mexico Mo Greenberry was a rough
man. I have traced him through history and wonder a lot about him. He married
#2 Zerrelda Castlio. Whose mother was the widow of Capt. James Callaway. Grandson
of Daniel Boone. Zerrelda was disowned for a period of time for her marriage
but was back in St. Charles CO where she died in 1861. She and Greenberry had
first come to Audrain CO where he was a horseracer and slave trader. He was in
on the attempt to raise the seccessionist flag in Mexico. They named half
their children Indian names. 3 children survived. Zerrelda who married Ed Lewis
and lived at Benton City. Her daughter died leaving no heirs. A son Daniel
Bishop married into thte Moore family and moved to Howell Co where the family
did quite well. I have corresponded with a member of this line. Last to survive
was my great grndmother Watoga Pocahontus Bishop (see what I mean) Not the
cool name to give the granddaughter of the widow of the great Indian fighter.
Greenberry died also before the children were raised and they were split apart
and raised by various people. Watoga was rased by the Caurother's family near
Wentzville. I know of no relation ship and next to nothing about them. Shel;by
and Napoleon were not know to our line. I believe I have found Shelby's grave
and Napoleon may have married his widow. Zerrelda and Greenberry lived in New
Melle. I have been there once years ago. A summer goal is to head that way and
[Submitted by William F Bishop, Dec 1997]
Date: 23 Dec 1997 To: Gail Haferkamp email@example.com
CC: Nancy Lee firstname.lastname@example.org
Gail, am glad to get your info about Nancy Lee... will get in touch
with her via email for followup... she mentions "the old Pioneer cem.
in Mexico Mo"... I wonder if by that she means the Old Village Cemetery
in the north central part of town... which is now a park with the
gravestones in the wall... can't remember the street intersection where
it is located... I know there are several Bishop names there... and
years ago I wrote them down so have that info around somewhere... the
curious thing is that I was just the last few days thinking about those
Bishop folks buried there... and was slowly moving in the direction of
finding out who they were... by following up with tracking Bishop lines
in the Audrain County area... I haven't quite gotten thru it all yet
but was slowly moving in that direction... :-)... wonder who Nancy Lee
meant by "Beverley"?... and what this Beverley's email address is?...
Also was at the State Historical Society last Saturday... am just now
in the process of typing up that info as webdocuments and placing online
with links on the "Source & Reference - Missouri" webpage... also have
placed some info on the "BISHOP Related
Census/Marriages/Wills/Miscellaneous - Missouri" webpage... in the
process of doing that I am also being able to relate a few things
together... for example if you look at the "BISHOP Related
Census/Marriages/Wills/Miscellaneous - Missouri" webpage... and notice
the "Montgomery County - 1876 Census" section... there you will find
bunched together several people who seem perhaps to have been living
together in 1876:
BISHOP, BA 23 M ie Beverley Allen Bishop - Granville's son
EJ 22 F ie Eliza Jane Coil (his wife)
SMITH, J 18 M
BISHOP, GW 10 M ie who would this be?
G 5 M ie who would this be?
CLEMMENTS, MA 42 F ie Mary Ann Clements - Granville's widow
BISHOP, AJ 7 F ie who would this be?
Ellen 3 F ie who would this be?
if you can identify these folks let me know...
Date: 23 Dec 1997 Contact: Anne Baker email@example.com
Born: CIR 1760
Died: 25 JUN 1841 in Mercer Co., Ky.1
Buried: in New Providence Presbyterian Church Cem.
1.Jacob Bishop, b. CIR 1784
2.Valentine Bishop, b. CIR 1785
3.Greenberry Bishop, b. 1775-1794
4.Daniel Bishop, b. BEF 1795
6.Thomas Jefferson Bishop, b. 22 DEC 1799
7.Absolum B. Bishop, b. BEF 1800
8.Isaac Bishop, b. CIR 1806 in Mercer Co., Ky.
9.Vachel Bishop, b. CIR 1808
10.Sarah "Sally" Bishop, b. 1800-1810
11.Wesley Bishop, b. 1800-1810 in Mercer Co., Ky.
12.Margaret Bishop, b. CIR 1812 in Mercer Co., Ky.
Audrain County - 1850 Census Audrain County - 1860 Census
BISHOP, GB 33 M KY BISHOP, GB 42 M KY
Ann E 23 F KY L E 32 F MO
Napoleon B 6 M KY N 16 M KY
James W 2/12 M MO Shelby R 7 M MO
John D 2 M MO
St Charles County - 1868 Census St Charles County- 1870 Census
BISHOP, Green B. 45+ M BISHOP, Green 40 M KY farmer
Napeleon 21-45 M Willie G 30 F KY keeping house
Mrs N. 21-45 F
Oglesby -10 M
Shelby 10-18 M Shelby 17 M KY none
John D 10-18 M Daniel 12 M MO
Sieral--? -10 F Zerrelda 7 F MO
Watpka -10 F Watoga 6 F MO
Daniel 76 M KY farmer
Old Village Cemetery - Mexico, Missouri
BISHOP, Allie Osceola, dau. of G.B. & A.E. Bishop
d May 3 1862, aged 1 yr, 8 mo, 16 da
Ann Eliza, wife of G.B. Bishop
d April 14, 1853, in her 25th year of age
Daniel Foster, son of G.B. & A.E. Bishop
Mary Isabel, dau. of G.B. & A.E. Bishop
b July 13, 1846, d Oct 6, 1847, aged 1 yr, 2 mo, 23 da
James Wallace, son of G.B. & A.E. Bishop
b April 14, 1840, d Aug 10, 1851
Subject: Greenbury Bishop of St Charles County, Missouri
Date: 27 Dec 1997 To: Jean Cotton firstname.lastname@example.org
CC: Nancy L Lee email@example.com, Anne Baker firstname.lastname@example.org
Jean Cotton, just curious... do you have more information about
Greenbury Bishop (who married Zerelda Emeline CASTLIO) per your Cotton
Website?... such as previous marriage, children, family connections,
births & deaths, locations... thanks...
Subject: Re: Greenbury Bishop of St Charles County, Missouri
Date: 27 Dec 1997 From: Jean Cotton Bjcotton@ix.netcom.com
Org: The Cotton Family Web Page http://www.dgcotton.com/cotton
This is what I have on Greenbury Biship that is not in the webpage
database. The material comes from the book "Some Boone Descendants and
Kindred of the St. Charles District", by Lillian Hays Oliver, pages 222
and 223. It lists only once child for Greenbury and Zeralda Castlio
Bishop..but there could be more.
Hope this helps you, Jean Cotton
Zeralda Emeline (Elizabeth?) Castlio
b. May 10, 1828 Howell's Prairie, St. Charles Co., MO.
d. April 25, 1866
m. June 24, 1855 by Reb. Thomas Watson, St. Charles Co., MO.
Greenbury Bishop of St. Charles Co., Missouri
Children of Zerelda and Greenbury Bishop list only one son:
John Daniel Bishop
b. May 27, 1858 Audrain Co., MO.
d. March 5, 1920. Buried in Smith Cemetery, Alton, MO>
m. November 5, 1876
Nannie A. Moore, daughter of Elizabeth McGown and John Moore
b. June 24, 1854
Mary Tommie Bishop
b. November 2, 1877
m. November 17, 1909
Corwin S. Gohn, banker of Alton, MO.
b. December 6, 1876, Danville, IL.
Dwight Bishop Gohn
b. December 23, 1910
George Daniel Gohn
b. December 25, 1913
Nannie Frances Gohn, twin to George
b. December 25, 1913
Corwin S. Gohn, Jr.
b. June 20, 1916
b. February 17, 1860; d. May 3, 1862
b. February 28, 1863
m. Edward Lewis
Edna Lewis; d. November 1, 1907
b. July 21, 1865
m. April 26, 1892
Elmer Johnson, a stock dealer
Elmer Carl Johnson
b. December 12, 1893
Olan Beverly Johnson, prominent Missouri auctioneer
of pure bred stock, Martinsburg, MO.
b. April 25, 1895
Finley Bishop Johnson
b. January 19, 1897
Subject: Re: Greenberry Bishop Date: 27 Dec 97 From: email@example.com (Nancy L. Lee)
I survived Christmas and spent all day installing my new scanner.
Now all I have to do is find the time to learn to operate it.
I have been following your search for my Greenberry Bishop. I
really appreciate it. I am curious as to your location. I no longer work
and try to get to Columbia to do genealogy every couple of weeks at least.
I see I must have miss spelled New Melle. It is located south of
Wentzville. I will look it up in my new Rand McNally atlas....I must have
been good this year??!! New Melle is in St. Charles County. I will see if
I have some of the other documents on Greenberry typed and what I decided
to file them under and get them to you.
I knew that there were other Greenberry Bishops prior to my
Greenberry but can't tie them together in my old research. Years and years
ago I wrote to the Bishop Family Assoc. or what ever it was called. I
believe this was 1969... I recently donated the old newsletters to the
Montgomery County Genealogical Society.
I need to make mention of some thoughts now before I forget. The
Old Village Cem. record is incorrect is the statement that Allie Osceola
was from the first marriage of Greenberry. She was a full sister to Watoga.
Zerrelda's initials were misread as L.E. on the tombstone there.
I don't know why Watoga and her husband were buried in Mexico at
Elmwood. Two of their son's are buried there and the other son at East Lawn
in Mexico. My grandmother said it was because they were influential people
and didn't like the idea of the country cemetery. But I wonder ... Watoga's
in law's are at Liberty here at Shamrock.
I have Zerrelda's autograph book dating from the Civil War era.
There is one signature from Hopkinsville, Ky.
Jean Cotton and I recently found each other online. Isn't it a
Did you know the Audrain County Genealogical Society recently
rescued a number of circuit court packets that were about to be pitched
dating from prior to the Civil War. I have read a number of these and
copied some pertaining to Greenberry. I think...now this is THINK that John
S. Bishop was his brother...
I will see if I can find those files yet tonight and send them. Grrenberry
doesn't come out in a very good light. There were more. In one he beat some
man's clothes off of him... Another he and Daniel and John Bishop are
chased to Ky with slaves they haven't paid for. Why I didn't copy these is
beyond me. I under stand they are off being microfilmed now.
I read on the web site that you are interested in the location of
land belonging to Liberty Church... I gave a presentation on the history of
the Church there this past summer. My brother was married there 2 years
ago. The first wedding there in years. I remember as a child that a local
realator sold land on the north ide of the road to a man from St. Louis. He
fenced it all in and then learned from some of the older church members
that they didn't care if he wanted to use it but wanted him to realize
that the current road does NOT mark the north border of their property. I
guess it was a mess. This realator had a reputation for selling land and
worrying about the lay of the property later. He built his own morton
building on land in Martinsburg and then discovered he put the corner of
his building on State property.
I have permission from Marj Miller to use any of her cemetery
records for my newsletter or the Montgomery County Web site. I will see if
she personally researched any of the cemeteried you are looking for. As I
understand it this clears any infringements on copyrite if Marj has done
the research and then tells me ok.
I ask Beverly Robinson if she had a copy of the Oliver cemetery and
she doesn't. Beverly's husband descends from Wilburn's and Bishop's.
Shelton Allen Oliver and Sarah Virginia Bishop were his 3 great grand
parents on one side and St. Clair Wilburn and Susan Coil on another side.
I will have to dig Zerrelda's book out and see what other names I
can find in it.
Oh yes. I found this recently and wondered if it could be Greenberry's son
on the 1900 census for Audrain Co MO, Prairie Twsp., postoffice Laddonia,
Shelby Bishop age 44 born 1-56 married 8 yrs MO/MO/ Ky day laborer out of
work 2 mo. Rental house
Powettan M Bishop age 28 born 1-72 married 8 yrs MO/MO/MO 1 child 0 living
Dollie Bishop dau age 15 born 1-85 MO/MO/MO
Mattie Bishop AGE 13 born 4-89 MO/MO/MO
Brown, Claud (Boarder) age 24
I checked all the surrounding cemeteries and no trace of them....I haven't
gone as far as land records on them yet
Thanks for looking for my line. Nancy
Subject: Re: Elisha Bishop Date: 29 Dec 1997
From: Anne Baker firstname.lastname@example.org To: Tolman1 Tolman1@aol.com,
Jean Cotton Bjcotton@ix.netcom.com, Nancy L Lee email@example.com
CC: Mike Bishop firstname.lastname@example.org, Jeff & Sally SBaker1546@aol.com
Received the .rtf just fine. Thank you. I have been picking up some
interesting things in Ky., alas only pieces of the puzzle at this time.
Mike Bishop & William Bishop also located on line the family of Thomas
The thread throughout all of this is the name Greenberry Bishop.. Mike
sent to me awhile back some interesting census records for several
different Greenberry Bishops.. one shows up as late as 1860 in Berkeley
There are ties, as yet unknown to Bishops who went to SC & central/south
Va..right now I can't see the forest for the trees
The Vachel Bishop, Mike and I are specifically looking for had 12
children born 1780's - 1810..10 sons..only 2 sons are documented (have
the names and marriages..just don't know what happened to them) and only
the most vague records to date..including a Greenberry who m 1817. There
are Greenberry Bishop (s) in western Ky census and in INdiana. And
possibly the Greenberry Bishop of St. Charles, Mo.
At this time I think there must be a whole lot of Bishops who are
related in some way.
William Bishop is providing a great site for BISHOP information
I will try to get some of this misc. information in a little order and
get it to all of you. Anne
> Attached is what I have on Thomas Bishop. I do not have all of his children's
> names. Vaschel could possibly be a nephew or other close relative. Thomas
> was in the Berekley/Frederick County in 1782 where he appears on the tax list
> probably before 1775.
Subject: Greenberry and Daniel Bishop Date: 31 Dec 97
From: email@example.com (Nancy L. Lee)
As you can tell I have no life. It is New Years Eve at 10:30 and I am doing
genealogy and living about 156 years ago right now! I went to the Audrain
County Genealogical Society today and blew all my extra money on photo
copies of the court packets. It looks like I need to make a trip to the
court house and to Callaway county courthouse (same distance, about 20
miles or so) Greenberry and Daniel Bishop were definitely in TRIGG county
KY in 1842. I will type up the documents and e mail them to you as soon as
I get a chance. Apparently they borrowed $200. and used the money to buy 3
slaves...surely they had to put money with it... anyhow the note was
overdue and the holder of the note sued the two Bishops (no relationship
ever stated) and a John S. Fisher, I believe the security on the note. A
few years roll by and they whole bunch including the note holder Collins
Bradley move to callaway County Missouri where he loans them more money and
they still don't pay him. Finally Bradley must end up getting his money but
they suit has turned into only a suit against Greenberry at this point. No
clue in these papers as to what has become of Daniel.
In a later suit against Greenberry there appear to be connections
to Montgomery CO and in one a mention of a G G Bishop as a witness. One
note I did have jump right out at me Barba Collins son Morgan H Collins
signs bond for Greenberry Bishop in one suit. Greenberry is my 2 great
granddfather on my Mother's side and Morgan Collins is my 2 great
grandfather on my father's side. Wonder how they knew each other... also
could this be a connection to the Shamrock area by Greenberry?
I definitely have a lot of typing to do and I may leave out some of
the repetitious pages... What do you think?...so much mumbo jumbo to say
who is suing who and for what and what dates and who are who's witnesses.
Also should I spell things the way it is on the original? I think so. It is
a little harder to read..ss is written as fs...but more acurate. Please
I also wanted to tell you where I found the article stating
Greenberries southern sympathies in Audrain Co.
A HISTORY OF NORTHEAST MISSOURI Vol. 1, edited by Walter Williams, The
Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago, New York, 1913
page 211.... Early in the spring of 1861 when the lines between union and
secession were beginniing to be drawn, the people of the county were about
equally divided, there being, however, a strong secessionist sentiment in
and around Mexico.The divided sentiment is well illustrated by an effort
which was made to raise a secession flag in Mexico that spring. William O.
Johnson, Green Bishop, James and Roobert Carter and Joe Inlow were the
leaders of the participants on the part of the secessionist. On the other
hand were George W. Fentom, Samuel Fentem, Harry Estes and W. H. White, the
leaders of the opposition. It was undertaken to put the flag on the Bell
and Everrett pole of the fall campaign still standing. This resulted in a
general fight in which no one was killed but several badly hurt. The
secessionist were compelled to retire without ever getting the flag on the
pole and the secession flag never floated in Mexico.
Green berry and family moved to St. Charles county shortly after this. This
is supported by Zerrelda's death there in the Fall of 1861. In the book
the Crow's Nest there is a story related of an event in the Civil War where
a neighbor of southern sympathies ran to Zerrelda's home for protection
from the militia that was after him. She hid him under her bed and as she
sat at her spinning wheel they came in and killed him. We suppose this
happened in St. Charles Co.... Doesn't sound like a much safer place to
I also have the articles where about 1843 or a little later Green and John
Bishop were horse racers in Mexico from an old newspaper. You can expect
that tomorrow after my boyfriend's grandbaby goes home.. Hard to type witha
15 month old running through and pulling everything down.
Goodnight. Maybe I can be asleep for the year's end. Nancy
Subject: more Greenberry Bishop in Audrain Co MO Date: 01 Jan 98
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Nancy L. Lee)
Well the baby went home and I had to check the mail for the Montgomery
County Genealogical Society so Will, my 6 yr. old and I went to
Montgomry...as luck would have it he pee'd his pants before we even got to
town for the promised soda. Did I tell you Will has Down Syndrome? He does
pretty good but still has accidents especially if he wears pull ups instead
of big boy pants. I also have 2 grown children. My daughter lives in
Columbia behind Regional Hospital and works with her boyfriend at Widman's
Bar on 8th and Broadway. He owns it and she helps him.
I live about 3/4 of a mile north of Shamrock. I haven't made it too
far since the first of my ancestors came here about 1826. Actually I left
once for about 12 years but no place else felt like home. So 7 years ago
Will's father Gale Stuart and I both wanted back in the hills south of
Martinsburg and bought this place. Gale and I grew up about 3-4 miles apart
but never knew each other. He is 7 years older than I am and went to
country school and then quit when he got out of 8th grade. I guess that is
why we never met until about 8 years ago. But we always knew who the other
was as adults because my first husband is also named Gail, just a different
spelling. We all lived in Wellsville through the 70's.
I enjoyed hearing about your family. It is nice to have a better
picture of the person you correspond with than only a lot of facts and
You ask my connection to the Wilburn family... I wish I knew! No
joke! For 3 generations my father's family claimed kin and Lawrence
Wilburn's kids and my siblings grew up calling each other cousin instead of
our names. But about 2 years ago Beverly Robinson and her husband Larry
were broke down in Shamrock at my brothers. She ask him, as he was fixing
the truck, to explain the family connection. He said he didn't know but to
use his phone and call me and save herself a long distance call. She did
and we sat up a time to sit down and look at each other's paperwork and try
to figure it out. I called my uncle Don Hale who told me no one was ever
sure how we connected but he thought it was through John Board, my 3 great
grandfather who built the big brick house about a mile southwest of
Shamrock as you head to Williamsburg. So far we have found about 9
connections to people in comman but no comman ancestry. We both connect to
the name Bishop, Maupin, Via, Norris, Hamilton, my br. in law turned out to
be her cousin through the Boicourt's or Deardorff's,(I've forgotten now)
and several other ways I can't recall right now.
The closest near miss we have is that Noah Wilburn had 2 wives.
They descend through the second. Our connection was his first wife was John
Board's granddaughter. So as usual we have relatives in comman.
Another was Ed Lewis from Benton City and later Martinsburg had
several wives. One of whom was Greenberry Bishop's daughter Zerrelda. After
his death he married Margaret Wilburn. Again no blood kin.
Druary Maupin's second wife that we descend from, Martha Board,
had been married previously to Wm Norris, buried at Augusta. I don't
remeber how her connection to that line goes. But it is there.
Another of Larry Robinson's ancestors ?(I've forgatten the name)
Ward was raised by the Maupin famiy that lived north of Bethel Church and
married into the Walker's..Phoebe Dye, my 2 great grandmother's sister was
married to one of the Walker family and so we are related to all these
people in commas.
Robinson's relate to the Dickey's and Johnson's that lived near
Bethel Church...my great grandfather's brother married one of the Dickey
girls and so again we have relatives in comman.
It just goes on and on. We keep threatening to keep track of
it...if we have enough paper! We will be at a library and she will
whisper.."Have you heard of so and so?" and I will say "sure..why?" and she
will tell me and I roll my eyes (which I do alot) and she will say who is
he and I will say "my great great grandfather's brother or whatever the
relationship is" Then we both sit there in shock AGain.
My larangitis seems to be trying to sneak back in and my ears hurt
so I am off to bed. Here are a few goodies I did manage to get typed. Nancy
Subject: Bishops Date: 03 Jan 1998 From: Anne Baker email@example.com
To: William F Bishop firstname.lastname@example.org, Mike Bishop email@example.com
I have attatched some records I put together on a Samuel Bishop of Ky &
Mo. I am not, at least at this time, interested in this family..but I
though you might be able to use it & it might help someone. Trash it if
Mike Bishop found these "sightings" for Greenberry Bishop
Mike Bishop Found
Maryland Greenbery Bishop 1790 Md. Ann Adrundal Co census
1778 Md Oath of Loyality Greenbury Bishop
Kentucky Greenberry Bishop 1820 Ky. census Mercer Co.
1860 Ky. census Owen Co.
1860 & 1870 Ky. census Henry Co. Lockport PO
Indiana - Greenberry Bishop 1850 Ind. census Jay Co.
West Virginia Greenberry Bishop
1860 & 1870 Wv. census Berkeley Co. Shanghaei PO
Virginia Greenberry Bishop 1810 Va. Census Frederick Co.
These are for Valentine..Our Vachel Bishop had a son Valentine who died
in MErcer Co., Ky....Father of Wesley Bishop
1820 Ky census Valentine Bishop Mercer Co. (Valentine dad to Wesley)
Possible reslatives of the above Valentine:
1860 Ind. census Valentine Bishop Posey Co. Black Twp.
1870 Ky. census Valentine Bishop Hopkins Co. Charleston Pct.#5
I searched in Ancestry under Missouri Deaths of Calloway, Cass &
Montgomery for the surname Bybee and found several. Wesley Bishop
married Mary Bybee & his sister Mary Nelson Bishop m 1831 John
Bybee..brother of Mary Bybee. It is possible that this brother/sister
duo moved together.
SAMUEL BISHOP - TEMPERANCE A. NORTHINGTON
NOTE: Age of Samuel Bishop not given but if he served in the War of 1812 he
was surely born before 1794. Temperance was born cir 1801.
War of 1812 Pension WC24481
Widow's pension filed 8 May 1879 at Quincy, Hickory Co., Missouri.
State of Missouri, County of BENTON, 23 July 1878, Temperance A. Bishop,
aged 77, & a resident of sd county being duly sworn declares she is the
widow of Samuel Bishop who enlisted in Capt. James Hall's Company of
Kentucky Militia at Glasgow [Barren Co] Ky. May 1812. He was a private in
this company of the 3rd Ky Infantry from May 1812 til 25 Dec 1812 when he
was discharged at Harrodsburg, [Mercer Co]Ky. Aza McKenzie & Henry F.
Ferguson testified to the widow's identity.
The soldier, Samuel Bishop died 29 Oct 1844 Benton Co., Mo. as shown by the
affidavit of Nancy D. Matthews and T. H. Alexander who also testified that
Temperance had continued widowhood.
Christian Co., Ky. Marriage bond, certified: Samuel Bishop - Temperance A.
Northington, dated 28 Oct 1824.
22 Feb 1852: S. S. Lindsey declares at Trigg Co., Ky. that he was aquainted
with Samuel Bishop & Temperance Northington & that they were married on or
about 23 Oct 1824 in Christain Co., Ky. and continued to live together &
they removed to the State of Missouri in the year 1839.
28 Feb 1852: Thomas C. Bishop [relationship to Samuel not given] declared at
Trigg Co., Ky. he was personally aquainted with Samuel Bishop in his
lifetime & that sd Samuel was a volunteer in Capt Hall's Ky Militia and
that Temperance A. Bishop is his widow.
P.D. Logan, PM wrote to the Special Examiner of Topeka, Kansas that
"Temperance A. Bishop died in the spring of 1883 but as to the exact date I
cannot tell you"
One Thomas Bishop, Pvt also served in Capt James Hall's Com, 3rd Ky Detatched Militia. Same as below???
Trigg Co., Ky 1850 Census
39 BISHOP THOMAS C 56 FARMER VA (bc 1794)
SARAH 44 KY
FRANCES 10 KY
JOSEPH 9 KY
JOHN 8 KY
BIRDY 5 KY
ROBERT 3 KY
REBECCA 1 KY
123 NORTHINGTON WILLIAM J 27 TAILOR KY
MARTHA E 23 VA
LINDSAY LIVINGSTON 23 PHYSICIAN KY
268 LINDSAY S S 49 FARMER NC
MARY 44 NC
ALBERT G 21 KY
WILLIAM N 19 KY
ROMULUS 17 FARMER KY
JAMES 15 KY
Subject: Maryland Bishops Date: 06 Jan 1998
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Mailande Bishop Schrum) CC: email@example.com
Thank you for posting correspondence with Ann Baker. I believe one of my
Bishop lines (I have two) is a branch of the family you are researching,
but have no proof. I am a descendant of John Bishop and his son John,
Jr. (born 1799), both of whom migrated from Edgefield District South
Carolina to Wayne County Mississippi in 1818. Also migrating from
Edgefield County in 1818 to Wayne County were Thomas and Esias Bishop,
who were brothers according to Pat Edwards of Purvis, Mississippi.
Thomas and Esias were still living in 1850 and gave their place of birth
as Maryland. They were born c.1778 and c.1780. I believe my John was a
My John, Jr. (born 1799) moved from Wayne County Mississippi to
Hinds County Mississippi to Lauderdale County Mississippi, where he died,
and where he was listed as John G. Bishop on one tax list. He named a
son John Greenberry Bishop, leading me to believe the "G" stood for
Greenberry. Another son of John G. Bishop named a son John Greenberry
(my grandfather). Possibly John, Sr. was also John Greenberry since his
son John G. was spoken of in family history as John, Jr.
I'm sure you saw the information Pat Bishop Obrist posted on
Frederick County Virginia Bishops and her chart showing descendants of
Thomas Bishop. I assume the Greenberry Bishop born 1786 is the one you
have found in Missouri. Right? I am wondering if the elder Greenberry
(son of Thomas) of Anne Arundel County Maryland and Frederick County
Virginia could be the father of my John and of Thomas and Esias. Thomas
and Esias both named sons Thomas T. Bishop. (The middle name of one of
them is on a deed and is Tillman.) The time frame, names, and Maryland
connection all fit.
There is an estate inventory for Greenberry Bishop, dated 1815,
in Berkeley County Virginia (now West Virginia). Elisha Bishop born
c.1760 applied for a Revolutionary War pension in 1833 in Henry County
Kentucky. He stated he was born in Anne Arundel County Maryland and had
lived in Berkeley County Virginia. Information from LDS church states
that Elisha Bishop married Elizabeth Ellis in 1786 in Frederick County
Virginia. No doubt Elisha was another member of this family. Scribbled
on the back of a photograph of my great grandparents is a name which I
can't read, but under it is written :"Dekalb, West Virgnia". I don't
know the significance, but in light of the clues we have, I wonder if it
were the name of a relative.
We have a lot of pieces that appear to fit together. If you make
any progress, I should like to know about it, and I will do the same.
Mailande Bishop Schrum, 111 Overbrook Road, Goldsboro, North Carolina 27534-4309
Subject: Greenberry Bishops Date: 07 Jan 1998 From: Anne Baker firstname.lastname@example.org
To: Sidney B Schrum email@example.com, Mike Bishop firstname.lastname@example.org
CC: Nancy L Lee email@example.com, Tolman1 Tolman1@aol.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
The name Greenberry Bishop must hold a clue for all of us. I thought I
would abstract a few items as I have them.
I have not found the site of Pat Bishop Crist & would apreciate the URL?
Tolman has this:
Thomas Bishop bc 1730 migrates to Frederick & Berkeley Co., Va. His sons
born in AA Co Maryland:
Elisha bc 1760 (ARW pensioner) to Henry Co., Va.
Joshua to Henry/Carroll Co Ky
Solomon bc 1755 (ARW pensioner) bc 1755 to Nelson Co., Ky.
Thomas, Jr m Elizabeth Crow in Washington Co., Va.
(Solomon had a land grant in Washington Co Va
(See William Bishops page on this land grant)
BISHOP Related Census/Marriages/Wills/Miscellaneous - Virginia
This Thomas Bishop b 1730 was in Frederick/Berkely Co Va when Elisha
enlisted in ARW service. There are Greenberrys in the next generations
of this line.
1782 Tax list has Thomas Bishop, Adam Bishop, George Bishop, William
Bishop in Frederick & Berkley Va. NFD on Adam, George, William.. did one
of them go to Albermarle Co?
AA Co Maryland Will of Solomon Bishop in 1788. Mentions but does not
name is mother, his children & Names his brother Greenberry Bishop as
Vachel Bishop (who Mike & I are researching) bc 1760 , wife Margaret.
appears on the Frederick Co., Maryland in 1790 with himself, 2 sons, & a
wife..by 1792 he is in Lincoln Co., Ky & in 1803 he moves to Mercer Co.,
Ky. (Harrodsburg) where he dies in 1841. The division of his estate
shows twelve children..only sons Isaac & Thomas Jefferson remanined in
the Mercer Co., Ky area.
Sons: Jacob m 1811 Elizabeth Keller; Valentine m Mary Eve Horine;
GREENBERRY m 1817 Elizabeth Hayes; John m ?; Absolem B. m 1826 Zenia
Barnett in Jennings Co Ind, Daniel m 1826 Sophia Harris in Clark Co Ind,
Isaac m 1828 Rosa Burks, Thomas Jefferson m 1829 Priscilla Cummins,
Wesley Bishop m 1830 Lucretia Higgins,Vachel Jr m 1829 Eleanor K.
Horine, Sarah m William Parrish & Margaret m Benjamin Froman.
NOte: Valentine Bishop & Mary Eve Horine had a son (among others) Wesley
Bishop m Mary Bybee & ended up in Calloway Co Mo and his records William
Bishop has up on his page.
Mike Bishop found these
Maryland Greenbery Bishop
1790 Md. Ann Adrundal Co
1778 Md Oath of Loyality, Maryland Greenbury Bishop
Kentucky Greenberry Bishop
1820 Ky. census Mercer Co. (Greenberry son of Vachel)
1860 Ky. census Owen Co.
1860 & 1870 Ky. census Henry Co. Lockport PO
Indiana - Greenberry Bishop
1850 Ind. census Jay Co.
West Virginia Greenberry Bishop
1860 & 1870 Wv. census Berkeley Co. Shanghaei PO
Virginia Greenberry Bishop
1810 Va. Census Frederick Co. Greenbury Bishop
1820 Ky census Valentine Bishop Mercer Co.
1860 Ind. census Valentine Bishop Posey Co. Black Twp.
1870 Ky. census Valentine Bishop Hopkins Co. Charleston Pct.#5
Subject: Greenberry Bishops Date: 07 Jan 1998
From: email@example.com (Mailande Schrum)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
CC: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Many thanks for additional information on Greenberry Bishops. Too bad
Solomon Bishop's will did not name his children or mother. I suppose
someone has looked for an estate settlement that might name children?
I assume that Greenberry Bishop found on 1790 census of A.A. County is
the same Greenberry found on 1810 census of Frederick County Virginia
since he disappears from Maryland census and is listed in 1810 as 46+.
What is your opinion? And is he the same Greenberry whose estate was
inventoried in Berkeley County in 1815?
In looking over my notes, I came across an interesting tid-bit: Col.
Charles Hammond married Mrs. Rachel Greenberry widow of Col. Charles
Greenberry. His will (Col. Hammond's) 1772, named William, Ann,and
Hamutal Bishop children of his granddaughter Rebecca Bishop. Hamutal
married David Kerr in 1773, so this William Bishop may have been grown in
1772. I doubt that the Hammond-Greenberry marriage had anything to do
with the naming of Greenberry Bishop, but it appears the Bishops and
Greenberrys did know each other.
Thanks again, Mailande Schrum
Subject: Re: Galen E Bishop - History of Buchanan County, Missouri, 1881
Date: 09 Jan 1998 From: Anne Baker firstname.lastname@example.org
William F Bishop wrote:
> Greenberry Bishop and John S Bishop
> (possible brother to Greenberry) visited Trigg Co to purchase a slave at
> one time... also Zerelda was in Hopkinsville (Christian Co) where she
> got the "signature" in the autograph book... in the 1849 Kentucky
> Census Index there are four Daniel Bishops: Trigg p288, Jeff p155, Wash
> p126, Wash p126...
There was only 1 Daniel Bishop in Washington Co., Ky. I have that census
in front of me he does not have a son Greenberry or Green or Berry in
1850. This Daniel is the son of Solomon ARW pensioner of Nelson Co., Ky
& a brother of Elisha Bishop ARW pensioner..both sons of Thomas Bishop
and they were born in AA Co Maryland.
The Daniel Bishop on the Jefferson Co (Louisville) Ky census is
possibly/probably the son of Vachel Bishop of Mercer Co Ky - who I am
seeking. This son Daniel of whom I know almost nothing married Sophia
Harris 10/4/1826 in Clark Co Ind. which is just across the river from
Jefferson Co Ky.
Daniel & Sophia were both alive in 1844 when they sold land inherited
from his father Vachel Bishop.
From Tax lists Daniel, son of Vachel, was born cir 1792-3 which is
certainly in the ball game for the Daniel in Green Bishops household.
The Wesley Bishop of Calloway Co Mo was the son of Valentine Bishop who
was a brother of the above Daniel.
I found the two census records you sent below confusing.
As yet I don't have anything on those Bishops in Christian and/or Trigg
Cos in Ky.
> Dardene Township 1870 St Charles MO Census there is the following:
> Bishop, Green 40 M KY farmer
> Willie G 30 F KY keeping house
> Shelby 17 M KY none
> Daniel 12 M MO
> Zerrelda 7 F MO
> Watoga 6 F MO
> Daniel 76 M KY farmer --- NOTE!!!!
> Yet in the 1868 St Charles MO Census:
> Bishop, Green B. 45+ M
> Napeleon 21-45 M
> Mrs N. 21-45 F
> Oglesby -10 M
> Shelby 10-18 M
> John D 10-18 M
> Sieral--? -10 F
> Watpka -10 F
> The Daniel that is 76 in 1870 would have been born in Kentucky about
> 1794... Nancy Lee seems to think he might be Greenberry's dad... but
> could possibly be another older relative... any way you know of to
> check this "Daniel Bishop bc 1794 then shows up in St Charles MO in
> 1868-1870" lead from your end?... also what if any connections exist
> between your Bishops and Trigg & Christian Counties in Kentucky?...
Subject: Re: Bishop, Greenberry Date: 9 Jan 1998
From: Pat Bishop Obrist email@example.com
William, I have seen a few references to Greenberry Bishop and thought you might
like to see this item which I posted about six months ago. These Bishops are
descendants of Joshua BISHOP, but I find my Rezin Laury BISHOP in this same area
between 1800-1805. My Rezin BISHOP was born in Maryland, resided in Fred. Co,
Va, married in Maury Co, TN and settled in Perry Co, MO. Wonder if these
Bishops are related to the Greenberry BISHOP you have named.
BTW my two children graduated from the J. School at Mizzou and I was in
Columbia many times between 1990-1995. I live in St. Charles, MO. There are
lots of resources here, actually so many books in the St. Charles Library,
Linnemann Branch on Elm Street, that I do not feel knowledgeable. Best of
luck! Pat Bishop Obrist
BISHOPS in the Index to Frederick Co., VA Deeds
7 Aug 1770 Bishop, Joshua from Edm. Lindsey Lease Bk. 13, p. 353
7 May 1776 Bishop, John to James Wood P/Atty Bk 17, p. 123
2 Nov 1779 Bishop, John to Sam. Bishop Deed Bk. 18, p. 348
2 Nov 1779 Bishop, Samuel from John Bishop Deed Bk. 18, p 348
5 Sep 1780 Bishop, Samuel to Solomon Bishop Assignment Bk. 19, p. 143
5 Sep 1780 Bishop, Soloman from Samuel Bishop Assignment Bk. 19, p. 143
7 Mar 1786 Bishop, Sol to Gordon Rowland Lease Bk. 21 p. 255
23 Apr 1793 Bishop, ux John to Martin Bowman Deed SC2, p. 27
25 Apr 1793 Bishop, John from Denny Fairfax Lease SC2, p. 34
6 Sep 1796 Bishop, ux Joshua to Honour Mahew Deed Bk. 24, p. 528
4 Sep 1798 Bishop, Joshua from John Butler ux Deed Bk. 25, p. 456
1 Sep 1800 Bishop, Joshua from Thomas Karr Deed Bk. 26, p. 433
1 Feb 1802 Bishop, ux Joshua to Alex Mahew Deed Bk. 27 p. 417
20 Apr 1803 Bishop, Greenberry from John Miller Deed SC4 p. 557
2 Apr 1805 Bishop, Thomas from John Fisher ux Deed
Subject: Re: Colonial America Census Index Date: 17 Jan 1998
From: "Gail Haferkamp" firstname.lastname@example.org
Will gather what info I can on the Bishop's in St. Charles and St. Charles
Co. As far as I can tell, it looks as though there were maybe one or two
families. In the probate records I do recall seeing a John Bishop and a
Green(brg)? Bishop. I do have the following bits on Bishop's at hand:
Baptisms - Friedens Church - 1833 - 1964:
Bishop, Gordon Pierce b. 4 Sep 1927, bap. 9 Oct., Parents: Edgar &
Victoria Peirce Bishop.
Bishop, Joan Ann b. 11 Sep 1935, bap. 13 Sep , Parents: Elmer & Leora
St. John's UCC, St. Charles, Marriages:
Bishop, Elmer O. to Schneider, Leora 9 Jun 1928
Friedens Church in St. Charles is the oldest Catholic church in St. Charles
County from what I have been told.
Subject: St. Charles Co. Date: 2 Feb 1998
From: "Gail Haferkamp" email@example.com
Attached is some information I got from the St. Charles County Historical
Society. I am sending a copy to Nancy Hale Lee and I also made copies of
the probate records to mail to her.
From the St. Charles County Historical Society
BISHOP, Greenburg File #247
BISHOP, John D. File #248
File #248: John D. Bishop:
Filed August 17, 1871: Greenbury Bishop, curator of the estate of John D.
Bishop, Zerelda Bishop and Waughtoga Bishop, minors, states on oath that the
foregoing is a true inventory of all the real estate of all the goods and
chattels, rights and credits of his said wards that have come to his
possession or knowledge.
(Note: apparently there was some sort of law suit between Greenbury Bishop
and the Castlio heirs. Zerelda was the only dau. of John Harrison Castlio
and Nancy Callaway Howell. Zerelda was the wife of Greenbury Bishop. The
suit had to do with some land that was owned by John Harrison Castlio and in
1865 he apparently offered it to Greenbury and wife if they would move from
Audrain Co. to St. Charles Co.)
File #247: Greenburg Bishop
This file did not contain very much information. There was a copy of the
"Order of Publcation" where Thos. S. Cunningham, Public Administrator of
St. Charles County was in charge of the estate of Greenberry Bishop,
deceased for sale of real estate, lists and inventory and affidavit required
by law. It stated that the personal estate of Greenberry was not sufficient
to pay his debts, etc. This is dated November 11, 1875.
Old Dardenne Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Dardenne Township,
St Charles, MO:
Wife of G.B. Bishop
died April 25, 1866
aged 38 yr. 11 mo 20 da.
"Dear Papa, I've come home to die
And be near those who are justly
right, My friends to me are very dear,
and may they all be buried here, So
that when we arise
We will meet our Savior in the skies."
(only dau. of John Harrison Castlio and his wife, Nancy Callaway Howell,
wife of Greenbury Bishop, ref. pg. 140, Pioneer Families of Missouri)
1850 and 1860 Census of St. Charles County listed no Bishop's.
1868 Missouri State Census:
No. Name Age Sex
148 Bishop, Green B. 45+ M
148 Bishop, Napolean 21-45 M
148 Bishop, Mrs. N. 21-45 F
148 Bishop, Oglesby -10 M
148 Bishop, Shelby 10-18 M
148 Bishop, John D. 10-18 M
148 Bishop, Sleral--? -10 F
148 Bishop, Watpka -10 F
1870 Census, Dardenne Township, St. Charles County:
135 Bishop, Green 40 M b. KY Farmer
Willie G. 30 F b. KY Keep House
Shelby 17 M b. KY
Daniel 12 M b. MO
Zerrelda 7 F b. MO
Watoga 6 F b. MO
Daniel 76 M b. KY Farmer
St. Charles Borromeo Church, St. Charles MO, Baptisms 1851 - 1925:
Name Birthdate Baptism Date Father Mother/maiden name
Ellen Elizabeth 23 Feb 1898 13 March Jno. R. Rosalie Ferguson
Ethel Marie 29 Nov 1922 Rufus Bertie Boston
Gilbert Wilfred 10 Jan 1908 20 Jan. John Rosa L. Furguson
Irene Margaret 10 Apr 1905 2 Jun John R. Rosalie Agnes Furguson
John R. 1 Nov 1874 8 Dec 1895 John R. Ellen S. Sheets
Joseph Jefferson 16 Mar 1873 3 Apr 1896 Jno R. Ellen S. Sheets
Leona Marie 2 Oct 1923 7 Oct Omer Dora Hoechenstenbach
Leona Mary 20 Sep 1896 2 Oct John Rose Furgeson
Sarah Alva 19 Mar 1900 2 Apr John R. Rosalie Agnes Ferguson
Viola Agnes 11 Aor 1904 8 Nov 1922 Rufus Birdie Boston
Frank Vincent 24 Jul 1920 27 Jul Loudo Ellen Bishop
Gerald Anthony 22 Jul 1925 26 Jul Lando Ellen Bishop
John Glennon 9 Nov 1917 11 Nov Londo Ellen Bishop
Lillian Elizabeth 25 Jan 1922 5 Feb Alonzo Ellen Bishop
Maurice Leo 27 Sep 1923 30 Sep Alonzo Ellen Bishop
Omer Bernard 4 Sep 1920 5 Sep Albert Alva Bishop
Rose Mary 31 Jan 1918 31 Jan Albert Elva Bishop
Shirley Ann 1 Nov 1922 1 Nov Albert Alva Sarah Bishop
Francis Clifton 7 Mar 1919 16 Mar Alonzo Elizabeth Bishop
James Edward 3 Mar 1924 3 Mar Herbert Irene Bishop
Dolores Catherine 3 Apr 1925 26 Apr Elmer Viola Bishop
St. John's U.C.C. Cemetery Records, St. Charles (United Church of Christ):
Name Death Date Lot #/Other informatin
Edgar R. 2 May 1969 C-265A
Edgar 1969 C-365A West
Elmer O. 7 Nov 1975 B-204B
Elmer O. 1975 B-204B
Leora 10 Feb 1984 B-204B e.1/2
Leora 1984 B0204B
Victoria 1982 C-365A
Victoria 15 Mar 1982 c-365A
St. Paul's Evangelical Protestant Cemetery, St. Charles:
(NOTE: Church no longer exist, Cemetery next to St. John's U.C.C.
and St. John's took over this cemetery and records)
On same stone:
Edgar R. Bishop Oct 31, 1899 - May 2, 1969
Victoria L. Bishop May 13, 1902 - May 5, 1982
Oak Grove Cemetery, St. Charles (City cemetery):
Name Death date Parents &/or Comments
Birtie 20 Dec 1962 83y
Jefferson 4 Apr 1953 80y 18d coronary occlusion
Marvin 18 Arp 1977 69y ruptur, adomin aort.
Oscar A. 19 Oct 1971 64y heart disease
Rufus W. 12 Jul 1949 78y cerebral hemorrh.
Eleanora Aug 1936 63y 3m18d
infant son 2 Jun 1923 d. St. Louis Co. stillborn
Oscar Avery 20 Dec 1924 47y d. St. Louis stomach cancer
Daba M (f) 14 Nov 1896 Charles & Nora 5y2m4d typhoid pneumon.
infant son 13 Oct 1897 Charles & Nora stillborn
Obituaries from the St. Charles Cosmos-Monitor: May 25, 1945
Mrs. Rose Bishop (nee Ferguson), wife of John Bishop of St. Charles,
RR 1, died May 25, 1945 at St. Joseph Hosp. Besides her husband, she is
survived by the following children: Mrs. Ellen Bizelli, Mrs. Alvie Bizelli,
Omar and Gilbert Bishop of this city; 2 sister, Mrs. Iantha Dapron and Mrs.
Daniel Crane of this city and 1 brother, Charles Ferguson of St. Louis.
funeral arrangements are uncertain, but will probably be Monday in the
Borromeo church, with burial in the church cemetery. the body will be at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert Bizelli, 2025 W. Clay, St.
Warren County, Missouri Cemeteries:
Hickory Grove Churchyard: Christian Church organized Oct 1847. Just across
the St. Charles Co. line - Meriadan Rd. near Booneslick Rd. Frame church
standing, but not in use, May 15, 1926:
Napoleon Bishop died March 2, 1878, age 33 yr 8mo. 11 da.
Marthan, wife of Shelby W. Bishop b. Nov. 1, 1846, d. Feb 18, 1890, age 43 yr. 3mo. 18da.