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Polly Coggeshall Bishop
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Birth: Sep. 15, 1777
Stamford
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: May 5, 1861
Stamford
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA

Polly Coggeshall was born on 15 September 1777 according to the Barbour Collection of Stamford Records for marriages, birth and deaths. Her parents were listed as Dunlap and Hannah Cogshall of Stamford. She married Hezekiah Bishop on January 31, 1796 in Stamford and the officiate was Reuben Scofield.

Polly and Hezekiah had a daughter, Eliza H. Bishop who has sometimes been referred to as Elizabeth. On all essential documents, Census, Tombstone, father's estate probate, and family bible in the possession of Candee Scofield Hoff, she is "Eliza H." Bishop Scofield.

The fact that Polly Bishop survived her husband by 22 years attests to her strength, longevity and family support. She was surrounded by her family, her son Erastus C and daughter Eliza H. Scofield who stayed in Stamford. Her third child, Hezekiah S. Bishop predeceased both his parents.

Polly Bishop was in the 1840 census living with another woman, both age 60+., and living next to her son Erastus C. Bishop. The companion of Polly is probably Maria Hobby, second wife of Benjamin Hobby who died in 1813*. What familial relationship existed, has not been discovered, because Maria's maiden name is unknown as yet. However, the bond was there because they are found in the 1850 US Federal census for Stamford with Polly's son, Erastus C. Bishop. The census was taken on the 11 October 1850 and she stated that she was 73. Polly is in the 1860 census again with the Erastus C. Bishop family. She stated that she was 84 years on 5th of Sept 1860 when the census was taken in Stamford.."
The children of Polly and Hezekiah Bishop are:
Erastus C. Bishop
Eiza H. Bishop. wife of Edwin Scofield
Polly Ann, wife of John Wilmot

*Probate Records Vol II
"Hobby, Benjamin, late of Greenwich, May 13, 1813, letters of administration on his estate granted to Maria Hobby... real estate ordered sold to pay debts, page 489. June 18, 1814, report of sale filed."

 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Hezekiah Bishop (1766 - 1839)*
 
 Children:
  Hezekiah S. Bishop (1796 - 1825)*
  Eliza H. Bishop Scofield (1800 - 1879)*
  Polly Ann Bishop Wilmot (1804 - 1871)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"IN MEMORY OF POLLY WIFE OF HEZEKIAH BISHOP (DIED MAY 5TH 1861) AGED 83 YEARS"
 
Note: Wife of Hezekiah Bishop, Daughter of Dunlop Coggeshall & Hannah Hait Coggeshall
 
Burial:
Simsbury Cemetery
Stamford
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
 
Maintained by: Candee
Originally Created by: ann
Record added: Jul 08, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20350800
Polly <i>Coggeshall</i> Bishop
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Polly <i>Coggeshall</i> Bishop
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Polly Bishop is my 4th great grandmother. Thank you for the heritage.
- Candee
 Added: Feb. 20, 2013
 
 
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