Joseph Bishop

28 August 1735–
Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Bishop was born on 28 August 1735, in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Bishop, was 49 and his mother, Temperance Lathrop, was 31.

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John Bishop
1685–
Temperance Lathrop
1703–1798
John Bishop Jr
1731–1814
Temperance Bishop
1733–1803
Joseph Bishop
1735–
Benjaimin Bishop
1738–
Esther Bishop
1740–
Zerviah Laviniah Bishop
1742–1807
Samuel Bishop
1745–1793

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World Events (6)

1776

Age 41

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 46

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 65

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 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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  • Joseph Bishop, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Joseph Bishop, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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