Enoch Bishop

19 August 1796–11 April 1876 (Age 79)
Horton 35, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Enoch

When Enoch Bishop was born on 19 August 1796, in Horton 35, 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

before 1827
Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada


    William Oakes Bishop


    Charles Edwin Bishop


    Arthur H Bishop


    Carolina Bishop


    Randall Bishop


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (2)


Age 73


Age 75

British Columbia joins the confederation.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English 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 English surname has probably absorbed at least some of these continental European cognates. The word came to be applied as a surname for a variety of reasons, among them service in the household of a bishop, supposed resemblance in bearing or appearance to a bishop, and selection as the ‘boy bishop’ on St. Nicholas's Day.

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

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Sources (3)

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

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