Captain John BISHOP – Second child and son of Sir Knight William BISHOP and Lady Elizabeth RAMSEY; b. abt. 1590-1595 in Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland; d. 23 September 1658 in CharlesCity, Charles, Virginia; m. 29 November 1635 in Staffordshire, England to Elizabeth BOOKER – b. 1604 in Charlwood, Surrey, England; d. 1656 in Prince George, Prince George, Virginia.John and Elizabeth had 8 children.
NOTE: Captain John Bishop arrived to Virginia in 1635.
John BISHOP II – Eldest child of John and Elizabeth (BOOKER) BISHOP; b. 1635 in Prince George, Prince George, Virginia; d. 12 June 1716 in Prince George, Prince George, Virginia; m. 14 September 1664 in Charles City, Charles, Virginia to Sarah LAWRENCE – b. 14 September 1644 in Sussex, Sussex, Virginia; d. 1722 in Prince George, Prince George, Virginia.John and Sarah had 8 children.
John BISHOP III – Fifth child and 3rd son of John and Sarah (LAWRENCE )BISHOP; b. 1670 in Prince George, Virginia; d. 1714 in Prince George, Virginia; m. 1700 in Prince George, Virginia to Sarah HARMON – b. 1670 in Prince George, Virginia; d. 1722 in Prince George, Virginia.John and Sarah had 5 children.
Henry BISHOP – Eldest child of John and Sarah (HARMON) BISHOP; b. 1705 in Prince George, Virginia; d. 1782 in Prince George, Virginia; m. 1720 in Virginia to Mary GLOVER – b. 1708 in Virginia; d. 1782 in Prince George, Virginia.Henry and Mary had 5 children.
William Glover BISHOP, Sr. – Fifth child and son of Henry and Mary (GLOVER) BISHOP; b. 1738 in Lincolnton, Mecklenburg, North Carolina; d. 10 August 1823 at Standing Stone Creek, Spartanburg, South Carolina; m. 1769 in North Carolina to Sarah Burnett BALLENGER – b. 1752 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina; d. 21 September 1826 at Standing Stone Creek, Spartanburg, South Carolina.William and Sarah had 8 children.
Robert Allen BISHOP – Second child and son of William Glover and Sarah Burnett (BALLENGER) BISHOP; b. 25 April 1773 in Lincolnton, Lincoln, North Carolina; d. 18 August 1869 at Hamilton, Marion, Alabama; m. 1794 at Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina to Margaret Peggy LEWIS – b. 10 October 1777; d. 2 October 1852 at Hamilton, Marion, Alabama.Robert and Margaret had 17 children (2 sets of twins and a set of triplets???).
Pinckney BISHOP – 12th child and 7th son of Robert Allen and Margaret Peggy (LEWIS) BISHOP; b. 1816 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina; d. 6 May 1880 in Marion County, Alabama; m. abt. 1835 at Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina to Charlotte POPE – b. 1823 in Pennsylvania; d. 1918 in Marion County, Alabama.Pinckney and Charlotte had 14 children (one set of twins).
William Pinkney BISHOP – 14th child and 6th son of Pinckney and Charlotte (POPE) BISHOP – b. 17 May 1866 in Marion County, Alabama; d. 6 March 1929 at Rising Star, Eastland, Texas; m. 18 May 1886 at Ewing, Marion, Alabama to Mary Elizabeth ANTHONY – b. 21 September 1869 at Ewing, Marion, Alabama; d. 28 September 1948 at Brownwood, Brown, Texas.William and Mary Elizabeth had 11 children.
Clyde Finley BISHOP – 11th child and 6th son of William Pinkney and Mary Elizabeth (ANTHONY) BISHOP; b. 29 October 1915 at Golden, Wood, Texas; d. 24 November 1999 at Brownwood, Brown, Texas; m. 9 December 1939 at Rising Star, Eastland, Texas to Willie Augusta MAYES – b. 3 October 1918 at Odell, Wilbarger, Texas; d. 25 May 2004 at Dallas, Dallas, Texas.Clyde and Willie had 4 children.
YaYas BISHOP are the children of Clyde Finley and Willie Augusta (MAYES) BISHOP
One day, while visiting my
parents, I was chastising my small children in the bedroom.When I walked back into the kitchen, my dad
sat with a grin on his face and he said how much I sounded like his
mother.My voice made him think, for a
split second, that his mother was in there, even though she had been dead for
over thirty years.He had told me that
several other times and each time I wished that I had known her.My grandmother died the year before I was
born, which would have been her 80th birthday. My paternal grandparents are
the subject of this entry…. William Pinkney BISHOP was the 14th and last child of Pinckneyand Charlotte (POPE) BISHOP of MarionCounty and Fayette
County, Alabama.He was born on May 17, 1866 in Marion County,
Alabama.William married Mary Elizabeth ANTHONY on May 18, 1886
in Marion County, Alabama. Mary Elizabeth was the eighth of nine children born
to William Pickens and Mary “Polly” (LOGAN) ANTHONY on September 21, 1869 in
Marion County, Alabama.To their many
grandchildren and great-grandchildren they were known as Granddad and Granny
BISHOP; to their nieces and nephews they were Uncle Bill and Aunt Betty.
About 1905, they left most of
their families and Alabama.Bill and
Betty traveled with their eight children to the Salt Creek Community of Brown
County, Texas where two more children were born.Prior to 1915, they had left Central Texas
and relocated to the East Texas community of Golden in WoodCounty
where my father was born.In the early
1920’s, they made a move back to Brown County settling in Rising Star where
they resided for their remaining years.
W.P. BISHOP was a farmer and
helped establish Church of Christ congregations wherever they lived.My granddad died on March 6, 1929 and almost
twenty years later, a much loved and respected, Granny Bishop died on September
William P. and Mary Elizabeth
(ANTHONY) BISHOP had the following children:
1)Lou Etta b. Sep 7, 1887 d. Feb 17,
1963. She married Gus William BENNIE b. Oct 12, 1883 d. May 10, 1963 on Jan 20,
1908. They had four children and resided in Bangs, Brown, Texas;
Lashley Brown b. Feb 18, 1890 d. Nov. 10, 1959. He married Lizzie May
BREWSTER b. Dec 21, 1891 d. Feb. 26, 1982 on Oct. 1, 1908. They had three children
and resided in Brownwood, Brown, Texas;
3) AviePearl b. June 29, 1893 d. May 1, 1974.
She married 1. John NEWTON; 2. Virgil C. ALLGOOD b. Nov 14, 1892 d. Aug 4, 1914
on May 3, 1908.They had one child and
resided in Eastland County,
4) Lemmie Birgus b. May 8, 1895 d. Dec 19, 1971. He married Maude L. PITCHER
b. Jan 16, 1894 d. July 1, 1971 on Dec 10, 1971.They had two sons and resided in Eastland County, Texas;
5) Susie Bell b.
Mar 2, 1897 d. Aug 11, 1983.She married
Edwyn “Eddie” USREY b. May 7, 1894 d. May 25, 1926 on Dec 7, 1913. They had
three daughters and resided in Brownwood, Brown,
6) William Anthony b. Jan 4, 1900 d. Feb 7, 1993.He married Ardenia “Denia” Mae PITCHER (sister of Maude L.) b. Oct 3,
1899 d. Nov 11, 1992 on Jan 7, 1917.They had five daughters and resided in Abilene
and Stephenville, Texas;
7) Vernettie Emily “Jack” b. Aug 19 1902 d. Jan 5, 1991.She married Joe Thurston ALLGOOD b. Nov 5,
1905 d. July 29, 1997 on Dec. 15, 1928.They had two daughters and resided in Rising Star, Eastland, Texas;
8) Humphrey James “Red” b. Sep 7, 1904 d. Aug 12, 1987. He married Edna
Estelle (Faulkner) RASCOE b. Dec 20, 1900 d. Feb 17, 1989 on May 20, 1928.They had one son and resided in Brownwood, Brown, Texas;
9) Minnie Texanna (first born in Texas) b. Nov 7, 1906 d. June 14, 2000. She married
Randall DaltonBARNETT b. Feb 16, 1903 d. May 13, 1979 on Oct 15, 1927.They had one daughter and resided in Brownwood, Brown, Texas;
10) Linwood Ernest b. Feb 8, 1909 d. Jan 9, 1992. He married Lillie Melvertie PRICE b. Apr
3, 1910 d. Mar 10, 1998 on Dec 16, 1930.They had three children and retired in Coleman
11) Clyde Finley (my father) b. Oct 29, 1915 d. Nov 24, 1999.He married Willie Augusta MAYES b. Oct 3,
1918 d. May 25, 2004 on Dec 9, 1939.They had four daughters and resided in Brownwood,