Adelia Ann Bishop

5 November 1825–29 December 1913 (Age 88)
Crown Point, Crown Point, Essex, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Adelia Ann

When Adelia Ann Bishop was born on 5 November 1825, in Crown Point, Crown Point, Essex, New York, United States, her father, John Fitch Bishop, was 55 and her mother, Lucy Goff, was 40. She married Orson Pratt on 13 December 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 29 December 1913, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Orson Pratt
1811–1881
Adelia Ann Bishop
1825–1913
Marriage: 13 December 1844
Lucy Adelia Bishop Pratt
1847–1916
Elzina Pratt
1851–1902
Lorum Bishop Pratt
1852–1935
Lorus Bishop Pratt
1855–1923
Eltha Bishop Pratt
1858–1928
Orthena Bishop Pratt
1863–1936

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 December 1844Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 2
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1847
    Age 22
    Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    1848
    Age 23
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.

    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

    Story Highlight

    Adelia Bishop Pratt Funeral

    Adelia was one of 10 wives sealed to Orson Pratt as per the Ancestry File of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Obituary: Funeral of Mrs. Pratt Widow of First Pioneer Funeral s …

    Sources (27)

    • Delia Pratt in household of Mary Pratt, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Adelia Bishop in entry for Eltha Pratt Edwards, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Adelia Ann Pratt, "United States Census, 1860"

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