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Mary "Molly" Griffin Bishop
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Birth: unknown
Death: unknown

Mary GRIFFIN, 1754-1825, was daughter of Michael GRIFFIN and of his wife,

Mary GRIFFIN, 1754-1825, married Moses BISHOP, 1754-1825, buried Bishop-Hardy-Powell Family Cemetery, Roxobel, Bertie County, North Carolina. Moses BISHOP, 1754-1815, was son of William BISHOP.

A List of Taxables within Capt. Edward A Callum's District, Bertie County, North Carolina, and taken by William Britton for the year 1815, lists "Moses Bishop 209 acres, 5 value, 1045 amot. 102 acres, 4 value, 492 amot. 1455 Total value, 1 free poll, 10 slaves."

Moses Bishop is buried in the Bishop-Hardy-Powell Family Cemetery. His cemetery grave marker states "3 NC Regt. 1751-1809." The death date may be an error.

"Moses Bishop, who lived in what is now known as Roxobel, was an officer in the army during the Revolutionary War. An old deed in my possession (later donated to the Southern Historical Society at UNC Chapel Hill) shows that the Bishops owned much of the land of present Roxobel, extending southward toward Kelford, and including the 500-odd acres which made up the farm where my two brothers, my sister and I were raised." ~ Jack Powell

From Elizabeth Norfleet Stallings - a typed document:
Cancelled Vouchers of Revolutionary War -"Moses Bishop of Halifax District - allowed 6 pounds specie 1781."

The Bertie Index 1720-1875 - Dunstan: "Moses mentioned in 1796 and John in 1797."

From Hathaway's North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 2, page 185: "Bishop, Moses, Sergt., Colonel's, July 20, '78, 9 mos" as read by Sally

Misc. notes from Mrs. Grady Ross of Charlotte, N.C. -
"Wiliam's son, Moses Bishop, was born in 1751 and died in 1815, Bertie County, N.C. His wife, Mary Griffin, was born in 1754 and died in 1825." (This information was given to her by Susie B. Anderson).

"Mary Griffin, daughter of Michael Griffin, is said to have been born in 1754 and married Moses Bishop, the son of William Bishop of Halifax County.

Their marriage occurred between November of 1786, when her mother refers to her as "Mary Griffin" in her will, and June 1797 when her brother Brinkley Griffin refers to her as "Molly Bishop" in his will. Family records show a date of birth of 1754 for Moses Bishop.
Administration on his estate was granted to his son William Bishop in Bertie County at February Court, 1817"
William and Absala Bishop appear in the wills made in 1797 by Brinkley Griffin and William Sharrock. Eastern NC Families Vol I: "Griffin of Bertie and Halifax Counties" by David B Gammon.

Children born of this marriage include:

son, William Bishop, 13 Jan 1795 - 27 Jan 1863; md. Bertie County, North Carolina 29 Sept 1827 Mary S. HORNE;

daughter, Absala Bishop bef 1797 -

Bishop-Hardy-Powell Cemetery
Bertie County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Milisia A. E. Weldon
Record added: Mar 18, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 126523729


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