Elcany Bishop

1809–Male
Saint Clair Bottom, Smyth, Virginia, United States

The Life of Elcany

Elcany Bishop was born in 1809, in Saint Clair Bottom, Smyth, Virginia, United States as the son of Noah Bishop.

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Family Time Line

Noah Bishop
1779–1852
Elcany Bishop
1809–
John M Bishop
Melissa Bishop
Perlina Bishop
Elacana Bishop
1831–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

    Male1809–Male

    Male1831–Male

    John M Bishop

    MaleMale

    Melissa Bishop

    FemaleFemale

    Perlina Bishop

    FemaleFemale

World Events (3)

1812

Age 3

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

Age 3

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 3

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

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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