Job Bishop

20 October 1726–1817 (Age 90)
Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Job

Job Bishop was born on 20 October 1726, in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. He married Mercy Slawson on 25 November 1756. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1817, in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

Job Bishop
1726–1817
Mercy Slawson
1733–1765
Marriage: 25 November 1756
Sarah Bishop
1757–
John Bishop
1759–1842
Job Bishop
1760–
Ezra Bishop
1764–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 November 1756
  • Children

    (4)

    World Events (4)

    1775
    Age 49
    Post office est. July 26, 1775
    1776
    Age 50
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 74
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    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 (7)

    • Job Bishop in entry for Sarah Bishop, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
    • Job Bishop, "New York, Marriages, 1686-1980"
    • Job Bishop in entry for Marcy Slason, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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