Mary was the daughter of Peter F and Harriet J Robertson.
She was the wife of Alfred Bishop.
Alfred and Mary moved to Dinwiddie County to help raise John's sons: John Coles Bishop, and baby Edward Stokes Bishop. John remarried and had 4 more children, but his two elder sons lived with their grandparents.
In June, 1887, Alfred and Mary lost their beloved son, John, and continued to raise his two eldest children as their own.
Alfred died on 7 July 1895 in Dinwiddie County. Mary died around 1900. They were both originally buried at White's Chapel in Dinwiddie, but when Fort Pickett expanded its boundaries, Alfred, Mary, and their son John, were moved to Butterwood Chapel cemetery, Dinwiddie.
Alfred and Mary were loving parents to:
Harriett Iverson Bishop (born1840/died1842),
John Anthony Bishop(b1842),
Harriett Adams Bishop (b1843),
Mary Jane Bishop (b1846),
Peter Francis Bishop (b1847),
Sarah Stokes Bishop (b1850),
Elizabeth Taylor Bishop (b1849),
Alfred Richard Bishop (b1852),
Edward C Bishop (b1854),
Permelia Frances (Fannie) Bishop (b1857), and
Upton Olander Bishop (b1859).
1880 Census: Darvills, Dinwiddie County, Virginia
Alfred Bishop; age 68
Mary Bishop; wife, age 65
John Bishop; grandson, age 9
Edward Bishop; grandson, age 5
Davy Robertson; widowed, age 68
Disinterment from the Whites Chapel Church Cemetery, Dinwiddie County during the 1941-42 expansion of Fort Pickett. There is no headstone to mark her grave.
Source; Fort Pickett Historic Cemeteries
Brunswick, Dinwiddie & Nottoway Counties, Virginia
Fort Pickett Cultural Resource Management Project 2005.06
Alfred Bishop (1811 - 1895)*
John Anthony Bishop (1842 - 1887)*
Mary Jane Bishop Elmore (1846 - 1923)*
Elizabeth Taylor Bishop Ragsdale (1849 - 1924)*
Edward C. Bishop (1854 - 1936)*
Permelia Frances Bishop Eckles (1857 - 1939)*
Note: No headstone.
Maintained by: A DePrisco Bishop
Originally Created by: Louise Homan Keiser
Record added: Sep 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58085126