Merab Botsford

Female1783–4 April 1839

Brief Life History of Merab

When Merab Botsford was born in 1783, in Jordan, Elbridge, Onondaga, New York, United States, her father, Ephraim Botsford Jr., was 33 and her mother, Merab Doud, was 29. She married Morris Bishop about 1803, in Jordan, Elbridge, Onondaga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 4 April 1839, in Coudersport, Potter, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Coudersport, Potter, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Morris Bishop
Merab Botsford
Marriage: about 1803
Morris Bishop
Merab Bishop
John Ward Bishop
Alexander Bishop
Philander Bishop
Edwin Bishop
Ephraim Bishop
Laura Bishop
Alcander Bishop
Mary Bishop
Edmund Ward Bishop

Sources (2)

  • Merab Bishop, "Pennsylvania Deaths and Burials, 1720-1999"
  • Merab Botsford Bishop, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1803Jordan, Elbridge, Onondaga, New York, United States
  • Children (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1783 · A Free America

    Age 0

    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    1787 · Second State to Ratify U.S. Constitution

    Age 4

    On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 17

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from either of two places, in Lincolnshire and Leicestershire, named Bottesford, from Old English botl ‘building’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

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