Prairie Rencher

1825–1860 (Age 35)
Wake, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Prairie

When Prairie Rencher was born in 1825, in Wake, North Carolina, United States, her father, John Nelson Rencher, was 36 and her mother, Elizabeth 'Betsy' Barbee, was 35. She married Thomas Nelson Bishop on 3 June 1843, in Greens Station, Jefferson, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Greene, Alabama, United States in 1850. She died after 1860, in Alabama, United States, at the age of 36.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Nelson Bishop
Prairie Rencher
Marriage: 3 June 1843
Virginia A. Bishop
Mary J. Bishop
Narcissa E Bishop
Thomas B. Bishop
Arabella “Belle” Hinton Bishop

Spouse and Children

3 June 1843
Greens Station, Jefferson, Alabama, United States


    Virginia A. Bishop


    Mary J. Bishop


    Narcissa E Bishop


    Thomas B. Bishop


    Arabella “Belle” Hinton Bishop


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 0

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1826 · Tuscaloosa Becomes Capital

Age 1

In 1826, the capital of Alabama moved from Cahaba to Tuscaloosa. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 11

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 English: perhaps a variant of Wrench ( see Rench ).2 probably also an Americanized spelling of German Renegar .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Preria Bishop in household of Thomas N Bishop, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Prairie Rencher, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • United States Census, 1860;

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