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Subject:James Harvey Bishop Jr. (1804 – 1881) of Kosciusko Co. IN.
Post Date:April 19, 2008 at 16:23:35
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We would very much appreciate any information that you can provide about James Harvey Bishop (1804-1881), his wife Mary Roudybush (1808-1859), and their children, grandchildren, and other descendents.

James Harvey Bishop Jr. was born 7 Sep. 1804 in Clark Co. OH, the son of James Harvey Bishop Sr. and Chloe Lake. He died Mar. 1881 in Kosciusko Co. IN.

James H. Bishop Jr. married Mary Roudybush on 12 Apr. 1832 in Elkhart Co. IN. She was born 20 Sep. 1808, the daughter of George Roudebush (b. 1780 in Frederick, Frederick Co. MD; died 12 Feb. 1852 in Bristol IN.) and Susannah Brown (b. abt. 1788). Mary died in 1859. Does anyone know the exact death date?

When James H. Bishop Jr. joined the Kosciusko Co. Indiana Historical Society in 1869, he listed his date of settlement in Kosciusko Co. as April, 1833.

James and Mary Bishop had five children: (1) Mariah, (2) William, (3) George, (4) Erasmus, and (5) Chloe.

1. Mariah (Maria) Bishop was born 18 Feb. 1837 near Leesburg in Kosciusko Co. IN. She died 17 Jun. 1872 in Chesterton Porter Co. IN. Mariah married George C. Morgan 13 Jun 1865 in Koscuisko Co. IN. George and Mariah had at least three children: Arthur, Wilfred, and Floyd.

a. Arthur Milan Morgan, born 21 Jun. 1866 in Porter Co. IN.

b. Wilfred James Morgan, born 21 Mar. 1869 in Porter Co. IN.

c. Floyd B. Morgan, born 18 May 1872 in Chesterton Porter Co. IN.

2. William H. Bishop was born Jan. 1840 in Kosciusko Co. IN. He died 9 Oct. 1917 in Kosciusko Co. IN. He married Mary Ellen Stevenson on 9 Mar. 1862 in Kosciusko Co. IN. She was born Mar. 1838 in Indiana and died 19 Aug 1910 in Koscuisko Co. IN. They had 3 children: Charles, Effa, and Maryette.

a. Charles E. Bishop was born 1863 in Kosciusko Co. IN. He died in 1931. He married Lillie Mae Brown Brodbelt on 18 Oct 1919 in Kosciusko Co. IN. She was born 3 Dec. 1888 at Burket IN, the daughter of James Brown and Sarah McSherry. Her first marriage was to Ellsworth Brodbelt and her second marriage was to Charles Bishop. Charles and Lillie Mae had at least seven children: Wilma, Wayne, Iris, Russell, Louis, Norma, and Phyllis.

i. Wilma F. Bishop was born circa 1921 in IN. She married Vernon Dickson (Dixon) who lived in Griffith, Lake Co. IN. Vernon Dickson was born 24 Dec. 1921 and died 5 Dec. 1988.

ii. Wayne W. Bishop was born 18 Nov. 1922 and died 30 Jan. 1997. He was living in Burr Oak, Marshall Co. Indiana in 1960. He was living in Culver Indiana in 1993.

iii. Iris L. Bishop was born circa 1925 in Indiana. She married Earl Cudney. He was born 28 Feb. 1921 and died 21 Jun. 1989.

iv. Russell C. Bishop was born Oct 1926 in Indiana. He was living in Loganport in 1960 and Crawfordsville in 1993.

v. Louis Bishop was born 20 Sep. 1928 in Indiana. He died Jul 1977 in San Francisco CA. He married Mary Jane Cochran daughter of Wilbur and Amanda Craig Cochran.

vi. Norma Jean Bishop was born 23 Mar. 1931 and died 22 Apr. 1993 in Rochester, Fulton Co. IN. She married Melvin Earl Swango on 3 Dec. 1947 in Hibbard. He was born 23 Aug. 1927 and died 28 Nov. 2004. They had four sons: Mel L. Swango, who married Frankie ??? and lived in Rochester; Randy E. Swango, who married Cindy ??? and lived in Plymouth IN; Steve E. Swango, who married Chris ??? and lived in Virginia Beach VA; and David E. Swango, who married Debbie ??? and lived in Rochester.

vii. Phyllis Bishop was born 11 Sep. 1919 in IN and died 9 Mar. 2003 in Coldwater, Branch Co. MI. She married (1st) Walter R. Clemans. He was born 29 Sep. 1905 in Indiana and died 9 Oct. 1973 in Los Angeles CA. They lived in Gardenia CA. She married (2nd) Mr. Champion and they lived in Coldwater MI.

b. Effa (Effie) M. Bishop was born 1866 in Kosciusko Co. IN. She married Charles William Rippey 12 Oct. 1888 in Kosciusko Co. IN. He was a railroad conductor in Marion Grant Co. IN. They had one child: Wallace Rippey.

i. Wallace Rippey was born circa 1890 in Kosciusko Co. IN. He married Florence ?

c. Maryette J. Bishop was born Mar. 1868 in Kosciusko Co. IN. Did she marry Samuel M. Harper 21 Mar. 1887? Did she ever have any children?

3. George W. Bishop was born 1843-44 in Indiana. He married (1st) Maria Stephenson (b. 1846 in Ohio) on 28 Aug. 1864 in Kosciusko Co. Indiana. They had two children: Rose and Jennie.

a. Rose Bishop was born circa 1868 in Kosciusko Co. IN.

b. Jennie Bishop was born circa 1872 in Kosciusko Co. IN.

George W. Bishop married (2nd) Lillian Kingery 26 Oct 1879 in Kosciusko Co. IN. She was born Dec. 1855 in Indiana. They had two children: Earl and Cleo.

c. Earl Bishop was born Oct 1880 in Indiana. He married Lillian May Clark. They lived in Whatcom WA, Kansas City MO, and Alemeda CA. They had at least three children: Elizabeth, Alice, and Jane.

i. Elizabeth C. Bishop was born 13 Nov. 1909 in Belligham, Whatcom Co. WA; she married William Wolff and they had a daughter Billie Wolff born circa 1929 in CA.

ii. Alice May Bishop was born 17 Dec. 1910 in Belligham, Whatcom Co. WA.

iii. Jane Bishop was born circa 1920 in MO.

d. Cleo Bishop was born Oct. 1882 in IL.

4. Erasmus Manford Bishop was born 26 Apr 1846 in Prairie Township, Kosciusko Co. IN. He died 23 Jan. 1915 in Kosciusko Co. IN. Erasmus Bishop and Sarah Hoffer received a marriage license on 14 Mar. 1872 in Kosciusko Co. Indiana. They were married on 24 Mar. 1872. She was born 30 Aug. 1843 in New Columbus, Fairfield Co. OH to Joseph C. Hoffer and Elizabeth Coons. Erasmus and Sarah Bishop are buried in Leesburg Cemetery, Leesburg, Kosciusko Co. IN. Erasmus and Sarah had four children: Bertha, Mary, James, and Martha.

a. Bertha Bishop was born 2 Nov. 1873 Prairie Township, Kosciusko Co. IN. She died 12 Aug. 1968 in Fort Wayne, Allen Co. IN. She is buried in Leesburg Cemetery, Leesburg, Kosciusko Co. IN. She lived with her sister Martha her whole life and never married or had any children.

b. Mary Erta Bishop was born 9 Oct 1875 in Prairie Township, Kosciusko Co. IN. She died 8 Oct. 1954 in Fort Wayne, Allen Co. IN. She is buried in Leesburg Cemetery, Leesburg, Kosciusko Co. IN. Like her sister Bertha, Mary lived with her sister Martha her whole life and never married or had any children.

c. James Everett Bishop was born 18 Jul. 1880 in Prairie Township, Kosciusko Co. IN. He died 13 Nov. 1963 in Indiana. He is buried in Leesburg Cemetery, Leesburg, Kosciusko Co. IN. He married Anna Elmira Long on 31 Aug. 1903 in Oswego, Plain Township, Kosciusko Co. IN. Anna was the daughter of Cyrus Long and Mary Elizabeth Catey. Anna was born 11 Aug. 1885 in Oswego, Plain Township Kosciusko Co. IN and died 16 Jun. 1973 in Leesburg, Kosciusko Co. IN. She was buried 19 Jun. 1973 in Leesburg Cemetery, Leesburg, Kosciusko Co. IN. James and Anna had four children: Marjorie, Dorothy, Sara, and James.

i. Marjorie May Bishop was born 30 May 1904 in Prairie Township, Kosciusko Co. IN. She died 30 Dec. 1996 in Elkhart, Elkhart Co. IN. She married Chester Earl Stookey 22 Aug. 1926 at the Bishop Homestead west of Leesburg, Kosciusko Co. IN. Chester Earl Stookey was born 23 May 1903 in Warsaw, Kosciusko Co. IN, the son of Sam Stookey and ???. Marjorie Bishop Stookey was a school teacher and later the principal of a school in Granger, St. Joseph Co., IN. Marjorie and Earl Stookey are both buried in Leesburg Cemetery, Leesburg, Kosciusko Co. IN. The couple had two daughters: Ann Adele Stookey and Marilyn Jean Stookey .

ii. Dorothy Lavon Bishop was born 5 Nov. 1906 in Prairie Township, Kosciusko Co. IN. She died 9 Apr.1991. She married John Landis Longfellow on 10 Nov. 1923 in St. Joseph, Berrien Co. MI. John L. Longfellow was born 20 Sep. 1901 in Noble Co. IN. He died in Nov. 1977. He was a famous basketball coach in Indiana and later was athletic director at Indiana State University in Terre Haute IN. Dorothy and John Longfellow were the parents of 2 boys: John Howard Longfellow and Edward Everett Longfellow.

iii. Sara Elizabeth Bishop was born 24 Apr. 1913 in Prairie Township, Kosciusko Co. IN. She died 6 Oct. 1983 in Goshen, Elkhart Co. IN. She is buried in Leesburg Cemetery, Kosciusko Co. IN. She married Wavel Dale Mock 1 Jan. 1938 in Kosciusko Co. IN. “Dale” Mock was born 25 Mar. 1904 in Turkey Creek Township, Kosciusko Co. IN to Rueben Joseph Mock and Axie Jane Tom. He died 12 Nov. 1983 at his home near Milford, Kosciusko Co. IN. Dale Mock is buried in Leesburg Cemetery, Leesburg, Kosciusko Co. IN. Sara and Dale Mock were the parents of three children: Dolores Ann Mock, Sara Jane Mock, and James Dale Mock.

iv. James Robert Bishop was born 5 Jun. 1919 in Prairie Township, Kosciusko Co. IN. He died 6 Jul. 2000 in Milford, Van Buren Township, Kosciusko Co. IN. He married (1st) Myrtle Marie Byrer on 19 Sep. 1942 in Leesburg, Kosciusko Co. IN. Myrtle was born 4 Jul. 1922 in Prairie Township, Kosciusko Co. IN and died 17 Oct. 1991 in Kosciusko Co. IN. They had five children. James Robert Bishop married (2nd) Isabell Odiorne Kitson on 25 May 1996.

d. Martha Chloe Bishop was born 27 May 1886 in Prairie Township, Kosciusko Co. IN. She died 9 Oct. 1975 in Fort Wayne, Allen Co. IN. She is buried in Leesburg Cemetery, Leesburg, Kosciusko Co. IN. She married (1ST) Wilber Owen Foulke in Harrison Township, Kosciusko Co. IN on 31 Oct. 1882. Wilber died 20 Apr. 1940 in Kendallville, Noble Co. IN. Wilbur is buried in Leesburg Cemetery, Leesburg, Kosciusko Co. IN. Martha married (2nd) John Burris Bozer on 24 Jul. 1941 in Fort Wayne Allen Co. IN. John died 26 Jul. 1960 in New Haven, Allen Co. IN. Martha outlived two husbands but never had any children. Her sisters Bertha and Mary Erta Bishop never married and lived with Martha most of their adult lives.

5. Chloe A. Bishop was born Feb. 1850 in Indiana. She married Isaac Dawson on 1 Dec. 1871 in Laporte Co. IN. She died in Nov. 1937. Issac Dawson died 9 Oct. 1894 in Kosciusko Co. IN. According to the 1910 census of Kosciusko Co. IN, Chloe Bishop Dawson had six children and three were still living in 1910. We know the names of three children: Gertrude, Arthur, and Mable.

a. Gertrude Dawson was born Aug. 1872 in Indiana.

b. Arthur Dawson was born Aug. 1879 in Indiana.

c. Mable R. Dawson was born 7 Jul. 1886 in Kosciusko Co. IN.

Any information that you can provide about James Harvey Bishop (1804-1881), his wife Mary Roudybush (1808-1859), and their children, grandchildren, and other descendents would be greatly appreciated.