Enoch Bishop

Male19 August 1796–11 April 1876

Brief Life History of Enoch

When Enoch Bishop was born on 19 August 1796, in Glooscap Indian Reservation, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Capt. William Dennison Bishop Jr, was 34 and his mother, Hannah Comstock, was 25. He married Deborah Oakes before 1827, in Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Wolfville, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1871. He died on 11 April 1876, in Greenwich, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 79, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Kentville, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Enoch Bishop
Deborah Oakes
Marriage: before 1827
William Oakes Bishop
Charles Edwin Bishop
Arthur H Bishop
Carolina Bishop
Randall Bishop
Enoch A. Bishop
Robert Bishop
Nancy Elizabeth Bishop

Sources (7)

  • Enoch Bishop in household of Charles E Bishop, "Canada Census, 1871"
  • Enoch Bishop, "Canada, Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877"
  • Enoch Bishop, "Canada, Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877"

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  • Marriage
    before 1827Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (3)


    Age 27

    Oldest Grave Seen in Memorial List


    Age 73



    Age 75

    British Columbia joins the confederation.

    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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