Jonathan Bishop

Brief Life History of Jonathan

When Jonathan Bishop was born on 19 July 1811, in United States, his father, Thomas Bishop, was 29 and his mother, Marguerite Gastineau, was 28. He married Sally Ann Price on 18 October 1841, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Pulaski, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States in 1850 and District 1, Spencer, Kentucky, United States in 1860. He died in 1908, in Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Brodhead, Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States.

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Jonathan Bishop
Sally Ann Price
Marriage: 18 October 1841
Zachariah Bishop
Nancy Jane Bishop
William Daniel Bishop
Noah Francis Bishop
Elizabeth A. Bishop
John Crane Bishop
James A. Bishop
Mary Frances Bishop
Rhoda Ann Bishop
Thomas Lewis Bishop
Maria M Bishop
Jonathan Bishop

Sources (20)

  • Jonathan Bishop, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Births, marriages, deaths, 1852-1859, 1861
  • Jonathan Bishop, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


Historical Boundaries 1828: Pulaski, Kentucky, United States Historical Names: 1800: Higgins Station 1828: Adams' Mill 1879: Pulaski Station 1880: Pulaski


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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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