Abraham Bishop

30 January 1787–1 September 1846 (Age 59)
Scotch Plains Township, Union, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Abraham

When Abraham Bishop was born on 30 January 1787, in Scotch Plains Township, Union, New Jersey, United States, his father, James Bishop, was 24 and his mother, Susanna Keats Bunnell, was 21. He married Phebe Maxwell about 1808, in Scotch Plains Township, Union, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 1 September 1846, in Pine Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Bishop
1787–1846
Phebe Maxwell
1790–1839
Marriage: about 1808
William Bishop
1809–1877
Eliza A. Bishop
1810–1875
Stephen Manning Bishop
1812–1886
John Manning Bishop
1814–1890
Frances Bishop
1817–1892
Silas Chidester Bishop
1819–1893
Daniel Bishop
1822–1889
Rufus Bishop
1824–1898
Ephriam Bishop
1827–1896
Clarissa Bishop
1829–1831
Esther Marie Bishop
1831–1894

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1808Scotch Plains Township, Union, New Jersey, United States
  • Children

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1788 · The First Presidential Election
    Age 1
    The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.
    1790 · Trenton - State Capital
    Age 3
    Trenton, New Jersey officially became the state capital in 1790. The first state governor would be William Livingston.
    1803
    Age 16
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Bischoff
    Bispo
    Gillespie
    Episcopo
    Dean

    Sources (3)

    • Abraham Bishop in entry for William Kirk and Francis S. Sutton, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
    • Abraham Bishop in entry for Stephen Manning Bishop, "United States, Cemetery Abstracts, 1949-1969"

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