Noah Francis Bishop

Male16 May 1848–14 November 1932

Brief Life History of Noah Francis

When Noah Francis Bishop was born on 16 May 1848, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, his father, Jonathan Bishop, was 36 and his mother, Sally Ann Price, was 24. He married Carline Virginia Adams on 13 February 1877, in Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in Magisterial District 3, Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States in 1910 and Brodhead, Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States in 1920. He died on 14 November 1932, in Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Brodhead, Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Noah Francis Bishop
Martha Burke
Marriage: September 1893
George Grant Bishop
Sarah Bell Bishop Benge
Sallie Ann Bishop
William Bryan Bishop
Nancy Jane Bishop
James R Bishop
Dempsey Levi Bishop

Sources (38)

  • F Bishop Noah in household of James R Bishop, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Noah F Bishop, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Noah Bishop, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1967"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    September 1893Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 15

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 20

    Historical Boundaries 1868: Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States Historical Names: 1868: Broadhead 1890: Brodhead

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 22

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English bissop, biscop, Old English bisc(e)op ‘bishop’, which comes via Latin from Greek episkopos ‘overseer’. The Greek word was adopted early in the Christian era as a title for an overseer of a local community of Christians, and has yielded cognates in every European language: French évêque, Italian vescovo, Spanish obispo, Russian yepiskop, German Bischof, etc. The word came to be applied as a surname for a variety of reasons, among them a supposed resemblance in bearing or appearance to a bishop, and selection as the ‘boy bishop’ on Saint Nicholas's Feast Day. In some instances the surname is from the rare Middle English (Old English) personal name Biscop ‘bishop’. As an Irish surname it is adopted for Mac Giolla Easpaig, meaning ‘servant of the bishop’ (see Gillespie ). In North America, this surname has absorbed, by assimilation and translation, at least some of continental European cognates, e.g. German Bischoff , Polish, Rusyn, Czech, and Slovak Biskup , Slovenian Škof (see Skoff ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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