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James Bishop and others
Posted by: Holly Bishop (ID *****6617) Date: March 08, 2005 at 12:47:20
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I am trying to find the ancestor's of Reuben Bishop, b. ca. 1792 in Georgia. He married
Nancy Wooten in Alabama 1818 and returned to Dekalb Cty, GA before 1830. I have had several
leads on his parentage, but nothing concrete. I have searched many records in Georgia and
have decided to post what I know about Bishop's that may probably be related to Reuben, in
the hopes that someone recognizes them. I would like the gedcoms, with sources for anyone
who is listed here and in following posts. I am going by name and am not saying that each
fact is for the same person, only that they all have the same name.

James Bishop b. ca. 1741 d. abt. 1820, Clarke, AL.
m. Phoebe Simonson abt. 1765, Wilkes Cty. GA
ch: Mary, Steven, Reuben b.1787 Hall Cty, Sarah, John and unknown
(Don Bishop)

James Bishop came from SC with his wife, 2 sons and 1 daughter, aged from 7 years old to 3 months old. Granted
100 A on a branch of Long Creek, about 1 mile below the lands of Stephen Bishop and 2 miles above the trading path.
Nov. 8 1773 (Journal of Augusta Land Court)

08 Nov 1773 Same as above, but this source names the town (Wrightsborough) and states the land is North of Stephen.
(History of Wilkes Cty. V.I)

1773 James & Stephen Bishop appointed appraisers of Folio 36
(History of Wilkes Cty. V.I)

1781 Statement of claims for Indian Damage ($900.00) date of claim 23 Jul 1822, James Bishop. (This claim may
be in CT, I cannot find my reference)

15 Mar 1784 James Bishop, GA_____, 250 A. Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants (Bockstruck)

6 Jun 1784, 10 Jun 1784 James Bishop 287.5A, Washington Cty., bounded by Stephen Bishop on the west and on
Beaverdam Creek. pgs. 35 & 233 Surveys (library at GA. Archives)

1785 Tax List Capt. Bishop's District: James Bishop 1.5 poll, 2 slaves, 438A Wilkes, 100A Richmond, 287.5A Washington.
Stephen Bishop and William Bishop are listed the same year, same district. (History of Wilkes V. II)

1785 James & Phebe Bishop of Wilkes grant land to Pope of NC, 400A on the Ogechee. Originally granted to James
on 2 Jul 1785. (History of Wilkes, V.I pg. 235)

12 Oct 1785 James Bishop witnesses an indenture for Stephen & Hannah Bishop. (Greene Cty. Index to Deeds)

26 Dec 1785 James Bishop inventories estate of B. Fulson (History of Wilkes V. II)

31 Dec 1785 James Bishop inventories estate of Thomas Shelton (History of Wilkes V.II)

1786 James Bishop Justice of The Peace for Wilkes Cty. (History of Wilkes V.I?)

1787 Jun 4 James Bishop witnesses a deed wherein Stephen & Hannah Bishop of Wilkes Cty. sell land.
(Greene Cty. Deeds)

1788 James Bishop granted headrights in Greene Cty. at Folsom Creek. Stephen & William Bishop also
are granted headrights at this time. (History of Greene Cty.)

1789 James Bishop of Wilkes sold land to Jesse Pope (see previous reference to Pope) of Greene Cty. The land
had originally been granted to James 13 Dec 1788, by Governor Brantley. (Greene Cty. Deeds p. 385, Ga. Archives)

1789 James Bishop, commissioner to view and markout road from Big Shoals to Rock Landing on the Oconee.
(History of Wilkes cty)

29 Aug 1790 James Bishop of Wilkes Cty. sold land to Samuel Reed Sr. of Greene Cty. 287.5A on 12 Mile Beaverdam granted
to James on 24 Sep 1784. Witn: John Anderson, James Bishop & Brice Gartner (GA Gen Mag. #33, Jul 1969)

1790 South Carolina Camden Dist. Census: Bishops include: James, John, Joseph, Luke & Patrick.
James household= 1M+16, 4M>16, 2F

1790 South Carolina Chester Dist. Census: Bishops include: James, Jno, Nicholas & William.
James household= 1M+16, 1M<16, 2F, 1 slave

11 Jun 1792 James Bishop appraised the estate of M. Thomas (History of Wilkes V.II)

1793 Hancock Cty. created from Green & Washington Cty., James Bishop is among the first settlers.

1794 Tax List Hancock Cty:
James Bishop Adams Dist., James Bishop Ranes Dist.
Joshua Bishop Adams, Dist. Stephen Bishop Ranes Dist.
William Bishop Cook Dist.
(also listed as Bushup)

22 Dec 1795 James Bishop, wife Pheby, Stephen Bishop, wife Hannah, all in Hancock Cty., sell their land bounded
by the Ogechee River to Vinson Johnson (Greene Cty. index to Deeds)

1796 Tax List Hancock Cty.:
James Bishop Adams Dist (2) James Bishop Ranes Dist.
Stephen Bishop Ranes Dist.
William Bishop Bankston Dist.

17 Jan 1797 James Bishop of Hancock Cty. purchases land from Nicholas Long of Wilkes Cty.
(Hancock Index to Deeds, pg 41 Bk C)

1797 Tax List Hancock Cty:
James Bishop Adams Dist (2) James Bishop Ranes Dist.

1798 Tax List Hancock Cty.
James Bishop Adams Dist (2) James Bishop Ranes Dist.

23 Nov 1798 Thomas Bishop, ALSO NAMED JAMES, purchased 200A in Jackson Cty.
(Morgan Cty. Archives, Deeds or tax list pg. 195-196)

1799 Tax List Hancock Cty.
James Bishop Adams Dist (2) James Bishop Ranes Dist. James Bishop Moore's Dist, Jackson Cty.

1800 South Carolina Chester Dist. Census: James Bishop 111_1311_1

22 Dec 1800 James Bishop gives his beloved son, John a slave (the date may be 1805 or 1806, I saw the original and
it was hard to tell) (Index Book A, Hancock)

4 Dec 1805 John Bishop, son & lawful heir of James Bishop, both of Hancock Cty., relinquishes property rights. This
will(?) mentions Stephen Bishop, but I cannot tell the relationships. The paper also mentions James Bishop's two sons-
in-law...Joseph B. Chambers and John Anderson. (please see 29 Aug. 1790 for another ref. to Anderson)
(Index Book A, Hancock Cty, pg.123)

1805 James Bishop, et al. donate property to Franklin Univ. (Hancock Cty. Deeds)

1807 thru 13 Mar 1810 Fairfield Cty, SC Bishop Land Sale File, records the land transactons of James Bishop, deceased,
his wife, Sarah, Thomas Davis and Elizabeth, (his wife), Sarah Bishop, James Bishop, Eli Bishop and William Bishop (named
as James'children). (deed Book T, pg. 63, Fairfield Cty, SC.)

17 Nov 1810 James Bishop of Hancock Cty. buys land from Thomas Davis, landlot #13 in Morgan Cty. On 13 Jun 1816,
REUBEN Bishop sells this exact piece of land and another piece, also in Morgan Cty. There is no record of a transfer
of this land from James to Reuben. This land is in the Mann Dist. and abuts the ANDERSON property. (see will of James
Bishop in Morgan Cty., he mentions his daughter, Mary ANDERSON) Also, in 1811, JOSHUA Bishop owned land very near LL#13,
(Morgan Cty Deeds)

1810 Hancock Cty., James & Reuben Bishop witness a will.

Bef. 1812 Morgan Cty. Wills, The will of James Bishop names ONLY his daughter, Mary ANDERSON.

1812 Tax List Hancock Cty
James Bishop, John Bishop, Stephen Bishop, William Bishop

1820 Hall Cty, Capt. Reid's Dist. Census:
James Bishop 26>45 (making him born no earlier than 1775), 2m<10, 1F<10, 1F16>24. This cannot be the
James mentioned at the beginning of this list, who had REUBEN b. in Hall Cty, 1787.

15 Feb 1821 Greene Cty. James Bishop's children are mentioned in the will of Stephen Bishop. The children
are: Wilson, Patsy, Tempy, Brice & Benel. Stephen does not list any of his own children, if he had any.

1841 Dekalb Cty, James B. Bishop wills his estate to the children of REUBEN Bishop.

19 Apr 1843 Newton Cty.GA, a deed in which Margaret Bishop, wife of James Bishop (deceased) signs off on land.

1848 Newton Cty.GA, James Bishop marries, has a son Reuben b. in Cleburne Cty, ALA.

1850 James B.Bishop b. in NJ age 52 in Div. 73, Richmond Cty, GA. (census) A merchant, wife Mary 47 b. NJ, ch:
Mary A (20), James (17), Eugene (10) (all born in GA)

1860 Autauga AL census:
E. Bishop (possibly Enoch?) age approx 57 b. in Ga.
Ch: James 18 b. AL, John 16 b. AL, Ruben 14 b. AL, Sousana 12 b. AL, Susan 10 b. AL

1870 Newton Cty, Miss., Census:
Joshua Bishop age 40, wife Mary A. age 33 (both b. in AL) ch: James, John, Elizabeth, Joshua, Dora & Asa.
Enoch, age 80, lives
with them.

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