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Bishops of Scott County, VA

Journal by BishopJamesL

My search is just starting but here is what I have so far.

(My GGG-Grandfather) Jesse Bishop married a Jane we cannot find any info on her at all.

(My GG-Grandfather) General Wayne Bishop married to Elizabeth Neeley 1872 had 2 Children we know of

(My G-Grandfather)David Jesse Bishop married Nancy Elizabeth Russel 1898

Children I know of are
Emma Bishop
Carson Bishop
Eckle Bishop
Henry "Buster" Bishop

James M Bishop

(these Bishops were from Rye Cove, Clinchport, Gate City, and Copper Creek area Scott County VA)
David Jesse Bishop had a brother named Grant Bishop

(My Grand Father)James M Bishop married Sallie Elizabeth Lane 1923 her Father and mother were Joshua Lane and Dona "Lyons" Lane . He was a Minister and a Mason Their Children were:

Ora May Bishop - Died an infant
Margret Ann Bishop - Married Jerry Donaldson Died in here early twenties had one child
Dorthy Bishop - Married Harold Hagaman has 3 children
Jane Bishop - Married Sammy Strong has 4 children
Margie Bishop - Married Luther Dunn has 3 children
Rhoda Sue Bishop - Married Eugene Christian has 3 children
Nannie Bishop - Married Donald Gordon has 2 children
Avery Bishop - Married Ray Quillen has 3 children
Jerry B Bishop - Married Carolyn Colson has 3 children( My Mom and Dad)
David D Bishop - Married twice has 2 children
Greg D Bishop - Married twice has 1 child
Phillip Bishop - Married but Died in his early 40's had 3 children
James H Bishop - Married twice no children
Billy L Bishop - Married to Mary Sweeney has 4 children

Joshua Lane and Dona Lyons 189? - Children

Henry P Lane
Jamie J Lane
Earl Lane
Nelson Lane
Sallie E Lane - Married James M Bishop
Monnie Lane - Married a Smith
Annie Lane - Married a Gilliam
Margret Lane - Married a Green
Rodie Lane - Married a Gordon

This is all the info I have but I am trying to get further back in history and collect for names. Any Help would be appreciated.

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on 2007-08-16 18:33:07

BishopJamesL , from Knox County, TN, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2007. is researching the following names: BISHOP, MINCEY, KNIGHT.

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by DonnaAlexander on 2007-11-19 14:04:45

My father's mother was a Bishop from the Scott County Bishops. My mother has done extensive work on my dad's lines. I have asked her to share, and as soon as I can teach her how to do online gedcom information sharing, I will also share with you. (The problem is that we are living on opposite coasts right now, so this isn't as easy as it sounds.)

by bishopj48 on 2007-12-29 16:30:34

My name is John Edward Bishop. I have been doing research on my family lines for twenty plus years. I have my linage family grp sheets from me to 1684. John Bishop and his wife Elizabeth Babb owned and paid taxes on 1,500 ares of the Flat Lick area (now Duffield, Scott Co.,Va.)I have copies of the Land records. Children of John and Elizabeth: Thomas b; 1770 m; Hannah Walling, William, b; 1775, m;Frances Walling, Peter, b;1776, Samuel, b; 1777, John b; 1790 Sampson b; 1794, m; Elizabeth Walling, George b; 1796. My Bishop family came the America in 1738 from Prussia and settled first in Lancaster co., Pa. If any of the info hels or sound familiar let me know if I can hel you. (someone helped me)

by leathabasco on 2008-08-17 19:19:09

Hi John,
I too come out of the John Bishop and Elizabeth Babb family,,their daughter Sarah Ellen Bishop was my GGgrandmother,,she married Napoleon Conley ,,he was bn abt 1829 in Ky somewhere,,he is our major brick wall,,
As I am writing this I am sitting in a motel in Bristol Va as I will be going to Scott Co tomorrow,,hoping to find a marriage reccord for Sarah and Napoleon as well as Napoleon's mother Margaret Peggy Conley that married John Walling,,John's mother was Fanny Tyree Walling,,the same Fanny that was married to Sarah's uncle William Bishop,,
Leatha Basco,,
You can email directly if you would like at [email protected]

by barb7020 on 2009-03-27 14:39:50

Hello, I am new to this website, and am very excited to hopefully find some information on my dads side of the family, my grandmothers maiden name was Bishop (Florance Elizabeth Bishop) and she married William Thompson, they had several children, my dad, frank edgar Thompson being one of them, they lived in the area of rye cove as well, i remember hearing the story of some of my aunts and uncles were attending school when the cyclone of rye cove came through, any of this sound familiar to anyone? thanks in advance for any information i get.

by grabowski on 2009-04-21 10:43:30

My Great Grandmother was Dolly Rebecca Bishop Hayes daughter of Alfred McKinney Bishop. Our ancestors were the Bischoff family of Oberhausen Germany. I recommend the family tree of John William Thesing:

by bettyw41 on 2009-08-22 03:01:48

I descend from William W. Bishop, Thomas Bishop's brother. I would like to share info with you if you would like. I would like to find more on Thomas Bishop and his descendants. I have tracked down all of the 7 sons of John And Elizabeth Babb Bishop and will be happy to share what I have.

Email me at:

Betty Bishop Willoughby
[email protected]


by Bishop73 on 2010-04-17 11:57:29

Hello, I was posting a response to the question about the Rye Cove tornado. My G-father's name was Clarence Jackson Bishop. His two sisters were the two Bishop children killed in the 1929 tornado. Their names were Callie age 10, and Monnie age 8. Their names are on a plaque that stands in front of the high school that now stands on the spot of the original school. Their father was Henry Grant Bishop Feb.12, 1884 - Aug.17, 1961. I've seen reports that show another sister is listed as being killed, Della, but she was only injured. She walked with a severe limp until she died in the early 80's. If you would like any more info or pictures let me know.

by Lsnhawtsauce on 2011-04-11 16:14:30

I too am a decendant of John Bishop and Elizabeth Babb,,I am hoping just 'maybe' someone would have a picture of John and Elizabeth or my Ggrandmother Sarah Ellen Bishop Conley from Scott Co.Va,and anyone that may have 'any' information on Sarah's husband's father and mother,,her husband was Napoleon Conley,,they are on the Scott Co.Va census record in 1850 living by his mother Margaret "Peggy' Conley Walling and her '2nd' husband John Walling,,I cannot find any information on them 'before' this census,,like what Conley 'Margaret was married to,,Napoleon also had a sister Jane that is shown living with her mother and step father and is listed age 18 as a 'Walling' instead of a Conley 'probably' just because they had several other children together and they were Walling's,,however Jane and Nap were born 'somewhere' in Ky,,I would also love to find out what Margaret 'Peggy' Conley Walling's maiden name was,,any help would be appreciated so much,,and would love to find more cousins,,

by yellerduke on 2014-12-02 20:11:08

My great grand mother was Emma Bishop, She married Charles Dorton and they had a daughter, Etta that married James Patton David. They had a country store in Clinchport in the 50s and 60s. They had a daughter, Violette Ruth, who married my father, James Franklin Robertson. My name is also Jim and I was born in Appalachia. We moved to Ohio in 1959 and ended up in Indiana in 1961.

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