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John Riles BISHOP

Male 1842 - 1926  (84 years)


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  • Name John Riles BISHOP 
    Born 30 Apr 1842  Rush County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Aug 1926  Henry County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Burge Cemetery, New London, Henry County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Biographical Review of Des Moines County, Iowa, Chicago, IL: Hobart Publishing Company, 1905, pp. 590-593:

      JOHN RILES BISHOP.

      THE history of America is replete with illustrations of the fact that it is only under the pressure of adversity and the stimulus of competition that the best and strongest in men is brought out and developed. Perhaps the history of no people so forcibly impresses one with this truth as the annals of our own Republic. The life record of John Riles Bishop is another proof of this fact, for in a business career he has won success, made for himself a record that makes his an honored name, and causes his life to be enshrined in the hearts of all with whom he is associated.

      He is the son of Joseph and Cyntha Ann (Bishop) Bishop, his birth having occurred in Rush county, Indiana, April 30, 1842. His father was born in Richmond, Virginia, April 2, 1816, and his mother in Pulaski county, Kentucky, in 1815. When our subject was quite a small lad, his parents brought him to Iowa, first locating in Franklin township, and after a short time removing to Yellow Springs township. The first location mentioned was just south of the village of Mediapolis, on the Bolick farm, in 1845. Mr. Bishop received the average schooling commonly allotted to a farmer's son in the free schools of his immediate neighborhood. He was a clever boy to assist his father in all the occupations on the farm, and at an early age was well versed in the care of field and meadow. His father passed away July 24, 1891, aged seventy-five years, and his good mother departed this life Nov. 3, 1883.

      Shortly before his mother's death, Mr. Bishop was united in marriage with Miss Lucy A. Meyers, a daughter of Elias and Abigail (Bougher) Meyers. Mrs. Bishop was born in Oscaloosa, Iowa, Sept. 17, 1861. Her father is a native of North Carolina, and her mother was born in Iowa. The former is still living at the ripe age of eighty-four years. The mother passed to realms of glory Aug. 15, 1872. They had an old-fashioned family of nine bright children, as follows: Richard; William; John, deceased; an infant, also deceased; George, deceased; Henry; Lizzie, who married Raymond Humphrey, resides in Pleasant Grove; Lucy, wife of Mr. Bishop; and Joseph, deceased.

      Providence was also most gracious to Mr. and Mrs. Bishop, giving unto them three daughters: Lulu, the beloved wife of Charles Heitmire, of Washington township, and they have one son, Glenn Oral, born July 29, 1904; Dora May, and Nellie Estella, both at home, the latter being a musician on the organ, and a sweet singer.

      Mr. Bishop's present farm of eighty acres, in Section 34, is a part of the old homestead bought by his father in 1846. When he entered upon it, it was in a wild and unbroken condition; but with much energy he set to work to clear it, and from time to time, as means and leisure would permit, he has added one improvement after another till now he has one of the best in the county. He has all the modern machinery, does general farming, and raises about one hundred and forty head of hogs and some fine cattle annually. He also owns thirteen acres of land in Section 6, Benton township. He is an esteemed member of Sperry Lodge of Independent Order of Odd Fellows, in which he has held some of the minor offices.

      Politically, he is a decided Republican, casting his first vote for Abraham Lincoln at his first election, but has never sought any public office, preferring to serve his party as a private citizen. Throughout his entire business career, Mr. Bishop has maintained a reputation that is unassailable. His open, frank ways have made him friends among all classes, and the careful, methodical means he has constantly striven to exercise have added much to his pleasures and successes in life.

      (2) A household headed by John R. BISHOP is listed in the 1900 census of Yellow Springs Township, Des Moines County, IA.

      John R. is listed in the 1900 census as a farmer who was born in April 1842 and was then 58 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in IN, his father was born in VA, and his mother was born in KY. According to the 1900 census, he had then been married 20 years.

      Listed with John R. is his wife, Lucy A., who was born in September 1860 and was then 40 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in IA, her father was born in IN, and the birthplace of her mother was unknown. According to the 1900 census, she had then been married 20 years.

      Also listed with John R. is his daughter, Lula I., who was born in June 1881 and was then 18 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in IA, her father was born in IN, and her mother was born in IA.

      Also listed with John R. is his daughter, Dora M., who was born in November 1884 and was then 15 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in IA, her father was born in IN, and her mother was born in IA.

      Also listed with John R. is his daughter, Nellie S., who was born in September 1890 and was then 9 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in IA, her father was born in IN, and her mother was born in IA.

      Also listed with John R. is his brother, Louis J., a farmer who was then 60 years of age; therefore, according to the 1900 census he was born in about 1840; however, the month and year of his birth are not listed in the 1900 census. According to the 1900 census, he was born in IN, his father was born in VA, and his mother was born in KY. Also, according to the 1900 census, he was then single.

      Also listed with John R. is an apparently unrelated boarder.

      (3) www.findagrave.com:

      John R. Bishop
      Birth: Apr. 30, 1842
      Death: Aug. 26, 1926

      Husband of Lucy Ann Myers Bishop

      Burial: Burge Cemetery, New London, Henry County, Iowa, USA

      Created by: No Reins
      Record added: Apr 06, 2006
      Find A Grave Memorial# 13878625
    Person ID I4990  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 

    Father Joseph BISHOP,   b. 2 Apr 1816, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1891, Des Moines County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Cynthia Ann BISHOP,   b. 2 Mar 1814, Pulaski County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1883, Des Moines County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 2 Mar 1834  Rush County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    Family ID F2791  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lucy Ann MYERS,   b. 17 Sep 1861, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1935, Henry County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 14 Mar 1879  Des Moines County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 10:37:02 
    Family ID F12184  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Indiana State Library Genealogy Database:Marriages through 1850 : Last Name: BISHOP First Name: JOSEPH Spouse- Last Name: BISHOP Spouse- First Name: CYNTHIA ANN County: RUSH Date: 3-2-1834 Remarks:.

    2. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Iowa Marriages,1809-1992: Groom's Name: J R Bishop Groom's Birth Date: 1847 Groom's Birthplace: Groom's Age: 32 Bride's Name: Lucy A Myers Bride's Birth Date: 1861 Bride's Birthplace: Bride's Age: 18 Marriage Date: 14 Mar 1879 Marriage Place: Des Moines, Iowa, United States Groom's Father's Name: Groom's Mother's Name: Bride's Father's Name: Bride's Mother's Name: Groom's Race: Groom's Marital Status: Groom's Previous Wife's Name: Bride's Race: Bride's Marital Status: Bride's Previous Husband's Name: Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I10003-4 System Origin: Iowa-EASy Source Film Number: 956352 Reference Number: p 555 n 70.