|Birth: ||Nov. 30, 1800|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 19, 1875|
** Photo of Headstone is courtesy of Jere Cox and taken around 1990's.
Elizabeth's birth date shown here is calculated based on death date on her headstone. I defer to the headstone as other records are estimated dates i.e. Census and Marriage.
Elizabeth married Brinkley Bishop 17 Dec 1823. They were married in Halifax County, North Carolina. Elizabeth was born in NC and I expect it was in Halifax Co., but I have not yet proven that fact. On various death certificates of her children, one even says she was born in Scotland. This controversy is why I do not yet show her parents. Some have them as John and Rosanna Jane McMullen but I warn other researchers that I spent 2 months working on this incorrect lineage of John and Rosanna Jane Lee McMullen being shown by many. This is not the correct lineage for this Elizabeth McMullen's parents. If I find any new information, I will share it here. I will also happily accept your contributions.
By the 1830's, Elizabeth and Brinkley were well established on their Carroll Co., TN, farm where they raised 12 children that I have verified. Among them were 5 boys and 6 girls. To my knowledge they are:
William Bishop 1824 – 1850
Sarah Ann "Sallie" Bishop Bryant 1826 – 1880
John Thomas Bishop 1827 – 1904
Lucy Myhand Bishop Jones 1829 – 1888
Elizabeth F. "Eliza" Bishop Jones 1832 – 1905
Joseph J Bishop 1832 – 1869
Letitia M "Lettie" Bishop Bowles 1834 – 1919
Wiley Brinkley Bishop 1836 – 1916
Mary Jane Bishop Bryant 1837 – 1919
Ann Anna Bishop 1841 –
George Leonard Bishop 1843 – 1916
When Brinkley died, they still had children at home and Elizabeth married Zachariah "Rial" Bryant, 19 Nov 1858, in Carroll Co., TN. They were together 10 years before Rial died. Rial is in Bryant Cemetery with his first wife and possibly his 2nd also, located in the Milan Arsenal. Elizabeth is laid to rest here next to her first husband and the father of her children, Brinkley Bishop.
Rest peacefully - your family has not forgotten you...
Parents are still being researched.
**(Elizabeth's mother is not the Rosanna Jane Lee who's buried in Ringold Co., Iowa.)**
Brinkley Bishop (1804 - 1855)*
Zachariah Bryant (1797 - 1868)*
William Bishop (1824 - 1850)*
Sarah Ann Bishop Bryant (1826 - ____)*
John Thomas Bishop (1827 - 1904)*
Lucy Myhand Bishop Jones (1829 - 1888)*
Elizabeth F. Bishop Jones (1832 - 1905)*
Letitia M. Bishop Bowles (1834 - 1919)*
Wylie Brinkley Bishop (1836 - 1916)*
Mary Jane Bishop Bryant (1837 - 1919)*
George Leonard Bishop (1843 - 1916)*
Note: Photo of Headstone is courtesy of Jere Cox taken around the 1990's.
Created by: K Todd Sherer
Record added: Sep 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76884601
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