Prairie Rencher

Brief Life History 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 Barbee, was 36. 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.

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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

Sources (5)

  • Preria Bishop in household of Thomas N Bishop, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Prairie Rencher, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Prairie Rencher -

World Events (5)

1825 · The Crimes Act

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.

1830 · Trail of Tears

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

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


variant of Renshaw .

perhaps also a nickname from Middle English wrench ‘trick, wile, deceit’ + the derivational suffix -er, with the sense ‘trickster’; compare Rench .

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

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