Sarah L. Bishop

about 1820–

The Life of Sarah L.

When Sarah L. Bishop was born about 1820, her father, Joseph Mason Bishop, was 36 and her mother, Mary Susanna Bishop, was 34. She married John Rhodes on 20 October 1843, in Tishomingo, Tishomingo, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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John Rhodes
Sarah L. Bishop
Marriage: 20 October 1843
James Marion Rhodes

Spouse and Children

20 October 1843
Tishomingo, Tishomingo, Mississippi, United States


    James Marion Rhodes


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Name Meaning

English: from Middle English 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 English surname has probably absorbed at least some of these continental European cognates. The word came to be applied as a surname for a variety of reasons, among them service in the household of a bishop, supposed resemblance in bearing or appearance to a bishop, and selection as the ‘boy bishop’ on St. Nicholas's Day.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Sarah Bishop in the Mississippi, Compiled Marriage Index, 1776-1935

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