Emily Bishop

Female26 May 1824–26 July 1908

Brief Life History of Emily

When Emily Bishop was born on 26 May 1824, in Bedford, Shawswick Township, Lawrence, Indiana, United States, her father, Samuel Dennis Bishop, was 30 and her mother, Huldah Daniels, was 24. She married Nathan Baker Preston on 9 January 1848, in Lawrence, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Monroe, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Valley Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States for about 5 years. She died on 26 July 1908, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathan Baker Preston
Emily Bishop
Marriage: 9 January 1848
John B. Preston
Jay Preston
about 1853–
Charles W. Preston
Alice E. Preston
Jennie M. Preston

Sources (13)

  • Emily P Preston in household of C W Preston, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Emily Bishop - Individual or family possessions: birth:
  • Emaley Bishop, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 January 1848Lawrence, Indiana, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 1

    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.


    Age 1

    Historical Boundaries: 1825: Lawrence, Indiana, United States


    Age 22

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English bissop, 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 word came to be applied as a surname for a variety of reasons, among them a supposed resemblance in bearing or appearance to a bishop, and selection as the ‘boy bishop’ on Saint Nicholas's Feast Day. In some instances the surname is from the rare Middle English (Old English) personal name Biscop ‘bishop’. As an Irish surname it is adopted for Mac Giolla Easpaig, meaning ‘servant of the bishop’ (see Gillespie ). In North America, this surname has absorbed, by assimilation and translation, at least some of continental European cognates, e.g. German Bischoff , Polish, Rusyn, Czech, and Slovak Biskup , Slovenian Škof (see Skoff ).

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

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