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William Bishop
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Birth: Dec. 31, 1824
North Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 6, 1850
Carroll County
Tennessee, USA

~2nd Great Grand Uncle~

** Photo of Headstone is courtesy of Jere Cox and taken around 1990's.

William was the eldest child of Brinkley and Elizabeth McMullen Bishop. Born in North Carolina, it is thought he started life in the Halifax County, area. His parents later moved to Carroll County, Tennessee and developed a farm. William had several siblings. They are:

Sarah Ann "Sallie" Bishop 1826 1880
John Thomas Bishop 1827 1904
Lucy Myhand Bishop 1829 1888
Elizabeth F. "Eliza" Bishop 1832 1905
Joseph J Bishop 1832 1869
Letitia M "Lettie" Bishop 1834 1919
Wiley Brinkley Bishop 1836 1916
Mary Jane Bishop 1837 1919
Ann Anna Bishop 1841
George L. Bishop 1843

William married 15 year old Mary Ann Bryant on 12 Feb 1845, in Gibson Co., Tennessee. They had three children and were only married 5 years when he died. William died of disease while serving in the military. A sad memorial to his family as he was only 25 at his death. His daughters were Mary Elizabeth "Mollie", Queen Victoria, and Sarah F., the baby who was only 7 months old when William died. She is buried here near him. Mary Ann never remarried. She was only 20 when her husband died and she had three daughters to raise. This was at a time when women had to rely on marriage and a husband to survive. Mary Ann managed to survive and raise these daughters alone and I find it a sweet testament to their marriage and love for each other at such a young age.

For a life cut short, we hope you rest in love and peace and we thank you for your service to our country....

William and Mary have another daughter currently not connected here and that is:
Queen Victoria Bishop Coley
Family links: 
  Brinkley Bishop (1804 - 1855)
  Elizabeth B McMullen Bishop (1800 - 1875)
  Mary Ann Bryant Bishop (1829 - 1886)
  Mary Elizabeth Bishop Baird (1846 - 1930)*
  Victoria Coley (1849 - 1909)*
  Sarah F. Bishop (1850 - 1864)*
  William Bishop (1824 - 1850)
  Sarah Ann Bishop Bryant (1826 - 1886)*
  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)*
*Calculated relationship
Photo of Headstone is courtesy of Jere Cox and taken around 1990's.
Note: Another daughter: Queen Victoria Bishop Coley: 55521294
Bishop Cemetery
Gibson County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: K Todd Sherer
Record added: Sep 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76886100
William Bishop
Added by: Toni Kee
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- Christina Bishop
 Added: Oct. 15, 2016
In memory of William
- K Todd Sherer
 Added: Oct. 15, 2015
Thank you for your brave service to our country. May you rest in eternal peace.
 Added: May. 28, 2015
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