Jemima Bishop

Femaleabout 1722–22 September 1782

Brief Life History of Jemima

When Jemima Bishop was born about 1722, in Philipsburg Manor, Westchester, New York, United States, her father, John Bishop, was 11720 and her mother, Susannah, Bishop, Wilde, was 25. She married Jeremiah Styvers in 1757, in Westchester, New York Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 22 September 1782, in Peekskill, Westchester, New York, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Warners, Van Buren, Onondaga, New York, United States.

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Jeremiah Styvers
Jemima Bishop
Marriage: 1757
Mary Steves
Jeremiah Stermes
Philip Steves
Jeremiah R. Steves
Susannah Steves ( Stivers)
Elizabeth Steves
Anne Steves ( Stivers)
John Steves
Reuben Steves
Joshua Steves
Caleb Steves
Jacob Reuben Steves
Isaac Steves

Sources (3)

  • Jemina Bishop Steves, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Will of Susannah Bishop
  • Legacy NFS Source: Jemima Bishop -

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1757Westchester, New York Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (13)

    +8 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (2)


    Age 54

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 54

    New York is the 11th state.

    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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