Abraham Bishop

Male30 January 1787–1 September 1846

Brief Life History of Abraham

When Abraham Bishop was born on 30 January 1787, in Scotch Plains, 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, 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
Phebe Maxwell
Marriage: about 1808
William Bishop
Eliza A. Bishop
Stephen Manning Bishop
John Manning Bishop
Frances Bishop
Silas Chidester Bishop
Daniel Bishop
Rufus Bishop
Ephriam Bishop
Clarissa Bishop
Esther Marie Bishop

Sources (3)

  • Abraham Bishop in entry for Stephen Manning Bishop, "United States, Cemetery Abstracts, 1949-1969"
  • Abraham Bishop in entry for William Kirk and Francis S. Sutton, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Abraham Bishop in entry for William Kirk and Francis S. Sutton, "Iowa, Marriages, 1809-1992"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1808Scotch Plains, Union, New Jersey, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    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.


    Age 13

    Historical Boundaries 1800: Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States


    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.

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