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Francis E. Bishop
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Birth: Jun. 1, 1817
Death: Sep. 6, 1863
Lee County
Virginia, USA

Francis "Frank" E. Bishop, born on 1 June 1817, and killed on 6 September 1863, in Lee County, Virginia. In September 1863, Frank and his second wife, Mary Cornelia McPherson (1836-1902), received word from Frank's son from his first marriage, Matthew Bishop, a Confederate soldier, that he was encamped in nearby Cumberland Gap, Virginia. While returning from visiting Matthew, Mary and Frank accompanied by Mary's younger brother, Joseph Sayers McPherson, who himself was on leave from the Southern army, were stopped at a check point about a mile from the home of Mary's parents by some drunken Union soldiers. One of the soldiers accidentally shot and killed Frank. When word spread of Frank's killing several local men attacked and persued the Yankee soldiers and beating the murder with in a inch of his life and leaving him for dead. As a result the occupying Union troops steped up their patrols and Frank's body which had been taken to the old Sayers' stone mansion meanwhile was buried under the cover of darkness in the Sayers-McPherson-Gibson Cemetery up the hill from the old stone mansion. 
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  Mary Cornelia Bishop McPherson Hill (1836 - 1902)*
  Mary Cornelia McPherson Hill (1836 - 1902)*
  Samuel J Bishop (1864 - 1923)*
*Calculated relationship
Sayers-McPherson-Gibson Cemetery
Lee County
Virginia, USA
Created by: Gerald von Kamrath
Record added: Jul 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39940248
Francis E. Bishop
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Francis E. Bishop
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- Sarah Johnson
 Added: May. 21, 2013

- Sarah Johnson
 Added: Aug. 5, 2011
Thank you for your courage, bravery & sacrifice sir.
- Jdrhook
 Added: Jul. 24, 2011
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