Bishop family of Scott Co., Va
Hi Bishop cousins,
I just wanted to tell everybody that what we thought we knew about the Bishop ancestors was wrong from the beginning. We did not descend from Wilhelm/William Bischof/Bishop and Anna Steinmann of Lancaster Co/. Pa.
It is a long story about how we found all of this out and if anyone wants the details, they can email me direct at: [email protected]
Our particular line actually came from Samuel Bishop Sr. who was born in England in 1669 and came to America on one of William Penn's ships as an bonded servant to a man named James Sandiland. He came in 1682 and they landed in Chester Co., Pa where he spent the rest of his life. Samuel was 13 years old when he came here. After he paid off his bond, he quickly prospered and he married a woman named Alice Curtis. Together they had at least 13 children: Joseph; Rachel; Sarah; Hannah; Susannah; Alice; Lydia; Mary; John; Priscilla; Charles; Rose; and Samuel Bishop Jr.
Samuel Bishop Sr. left a Will in which he mentioned all of the children except Rachel and Samuel Jr. Rachel evidently died before her father wrote his Will and Samuel Jr. died in Sept of 1741 and his father died in December of 1741. There is a lot of info to tell, thanks to the efforts of William Yates and Mary Helen Haines, two of our cousins who are very good at researching. As I said email me for the details as it is getting late and I am tired. By-the-way John Bishop and Elizabeth Babb had 2 daughters: Elizabeth who married a Miller and had 2 children: Abraham and Bathsheba; The other daughter was Anne 'Annie' who married an R. Gibson (don't know what the "R" stands for, but they lived in Rye Cove, Va. Have not been able to find anything more them such as if they had children etc.
Hope to hear from you all soon.
Betty Bishop Willoughby