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Re: Bishop families of Putnam Co., GA - Ephraim, Greer, Graham, and John?
Posted by: Linda Moseley (ID *****3194) Date: August 22, 2008 at 13:37:19
In Reply to: Bishop families of Putnam Co., GA - Ephraim, Greer, Graham, and John? by Adella Holly of 798

I have been doing research on Alex Owens who married Tabitha Rigsby in Randolph Co., GA. On the 1850 Randolph Co., GA census, an Alex Owens, aged 20, was living in the household of Graham and Elizabeth Beshough. I could not find this name "Beshough" ANYWHERE in the country, so I tried to figure out how it might have been misspelled. I tried Bishop, and this is what I found. On the 1860 census for Randolph County, ALABAMA, Alex and Tabitha Owens are living next to John and Amanda Owens Thompson (married 1849 in Randolph Co., GA) and Graham and Elizabeth Bishop.
By 1880, Elizabeth is widowed and still in Randolph Co., AL, and Alex and Tabitha had moved to St. Clair Co., AL.
Amanda and John are also in Randolph Co., AL.

Since you found a Graham Bishop in DeKalb Co., GA in 1850 and this Graham Bishop was in Randolph Co., GA in 1850 still with Elizabeth Owens Bishop, it appears that there are TWO Graham Bishops approximately the same age. This is such and unusual name, there must be a connection.
It appears that Elizabeth Owens' husband died before 1836, and she had at least two small children at that time. Have you seen a Graham Bishop on an 1840 census? Also, what is the source of the 1836 marriage date for Graham and Elizabeth Owens? If it listed her as Mrs. Elizabeth Owens, it would indicate a previous marraige for her. Thank you for your help. I would really appreciate any more info I can get on this family.

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