Francis Gladden Bishop

19 June 1809–30 November 1864 (Age 55)
Greece, Monroe, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Francis Gladden

When Francis Gladden Bishop was born on 19 June 1809, in Greece, Monroe, New York, United States, his father, Isaac Gates Bishop, was 25 and his mother, Mary Polly Hyde, was 23. He married Irena Overton on 16 August 1840, in Washington, Indiana, United States. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Kirtland Township, Lake, Ohio, United States in 1850. He died on 30 November 1864, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Francis Gladden Bishop
Irena Overton
Marriage: 16 August 1840

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 August 1840Washington, Indiana, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 12
    Monroe County was formed from parts of Genesee and Ontario counties in 1821.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 16
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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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    Sources (22)

    • Francis G Bishop, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Francis C Bishop, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
    • F G Bishop, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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