|Birth: ||Jun. 24, 1824|
New Castle County
|Death: ||Nov. 24, 1891|
Marshall Bishop was born 1824 in Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle, Delaware. He was the son of Jesse Bishop,who was born in 1796, and Rachel Evans,who was born in 1800. Both were from New Castle Co., Delaware.Marshall died suddenly while working on one of his farms near Douglass, Audubon Co., Iowa,on 24 Nov 1891. He was buried in the Hartland Quaker Cemetery in Marshall Co., Iowa. Though he was not a member of this church, his wife, Ruth Morlan, was a life long member. Marshall had accumulated some wealth over the years and gave liberally to church organizations within the community. He donated land for the Hartland Quaker School to be built, and it is now known as Hartland High School. He was the husband to Ruth Morlan, who was born in 1838 in Columbiana Co., Ohio. They were married 1 Jan 1866 in LaMoille, Marshall Co., Iowa. They had six known children, the eldest was Mattie Martha Bishop, born 1867 and who died 1886 while attending school in Valpariso, Indiana. Marshal Bishop was buried next to her in the Hartland Quaker Cemetery. The other children were Joseph M.Bishop born 1868, Dorothea 'Dollie' Bishop Dale, born 1872, Edmond F. Bishop, born 1878, Adelene E. Bishop, born 1879 and Archibald 'Archie' A. Bishop, born 1880, all in Marietta, Marshall Co., Iowa.
Marshall Bishop came to Iowa about 1853 with his parents Jesse and Rachel Bishop and family. He was the oldest of four known children of Jesse and Rachel Bishop. Younger sister was Susanna Bishop, born in 1834, brother Levi Bishop, born in 1837 and youngest brother Jesse Bishop Jr. born in 1838. Jesse Bishop family lived near his cousin Thomas B. Bishop, who was from Fairfield, Columbiana Co., Ohio. Thomas Bishop had purchased 400 acres of good farm land In Marietta, Marshall Co. IA in 1854. Jesse Bishop Sr died before Aug 1855,when his will was probated. Marshall worked hard on the farm and also as a carpenter. Jesse Bishop Jr. was underage at 17 years old, when Jesse Sr. died, so Thomas B. Bishop took on guardianship of Jesse Bishop Jr.
Marshall's hard work paid off and he started acquiring land and farms. He invested and help build a sawmill in the area and he later built and ran the Albion Flour Mill for many years. At the time of his death he had acquired over a thousand acres of farm land in Marshall Co., and several other farms throughout neighboring counties. When Marshall died, his son Joseph Marshall Bishop, a well respected Lawyer, had to come back from a business trip in California to help his mother look after Marshall Bishop's Estate. Ruth Morlan Bishop remained in the area for about five years. She was living with her daughter Dollie Bishop Dale and her husband, Dr. John Richard Dale, in Cedar twp, Mahaska Co., Iowa in 1900. About 1904 she moved with family members to Hobart, Kiowa Co., Oklahoma where she died in 1931 and was buried in the Hobart Rose Cemetery.
Jesse Bishop (1796 - 1855)
Rachel Evan Bishop (1800 - 1870)
Ruth Morlan Bishop (1838 - 1931)
Mattie Martha Bishop (1867 - 1886)*
Joseph Marshall Bishop (1868 - 1935)*
Dorothea Mary E. Bishop Dale (1872 - 1962)*
Edmond Franklin Bishop (1878 - 1933)*
Adelene E. Bishop Bretch (1879 - 1952)*
Archibald A. Bishop (1880 - 1948)*
Marshall Bishop (1824 - 1891)
Jesse Bishop (1838 - 1909)*
Hartland Friends Cemetery
Created by: D Lewis
Record added: May 24, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27038835