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John Bishop, Sr
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Birth: Oct. 11, 1841
Jackson County
Alabama, USA
Death: Nov. 27, 1912
Jackson County
Alabama, USA

My great-great grandfather:

John Bishop was born to Stephen Bishop, (Sr.) and Louvisa Bishop.

He first married Eliza Jane (Bean) October 5, 1864 by S.G. Gummett, Justice of the Peace.
Their children: Wade Hampton, James Stephen, Henry Jones, Sallie Ann, Margaret T., Eliza Cleveland, and Lulu

After Eliza Jane (Bean) died, he married Nancy Angeline Swearengin in 1887. Their children: Dora E., Dock, Mary "Mollie", Amanda Ellen, Benjamin Bryan, Charlie Geobel, Florence, and John, Jr.

Enlisted in the CSA Army 6 Aug 1861 at Scottsboro, AL for 12 months. He mustered in as a Private at Camp Sneed, Knoxville, TN in Churchwell's 4/34 TN Infantry Regiment, Griffins Co. D. On 16 April 1862, he was elected to 2nd Lt. He fought in the large battles of Murfreesboro, TN, Chickmauga Battle, and Missionary Ridge. A remark on his record says, "Bounty Due". Initially he received $160.00/mo. later reduced to $80.00 of Confederate money.

After the war, he served as 1st Lieutenant in the Jackson Co., Alabama Home Guard composed of 167 men mostly from Paint Rock Valley, AL. Taken from Jackson Co., Deed book 4, page 50-53.

Information from his great granddaughter, Rejeana: John served in the Civil War from 1861 until 1864; It was reported in the Scottsboro Fellow Citizen, June 1897, that John had purchased a new uniform and would attend the Centennial on Veteran's Day in Nashville, TN. John owned a grocery store and had a nice horse and buggy. When he was 72, he was robbed and beaten on the way home one night and ended up getting pneumonia and dying. He lived all his life on the Bishop homestead. 
Family links: 
  Stephen Bishop (1795 - 1842)
  Louvica Caldwell Bishop (1800 - 1846)
  Eliza Jane Bean Bishop (1844 - 1885)
  Nancy Angeline Swearengin Bishop (1868 - 1946)
  Wade Hampton Bishop Swearengin (1866 - 1950)*
  Sarah Ann Bishop Sanders (1878 - 1941)*
  Eliza Cleveland Bishop Shepard (1884 - 1962)*
*Calculated relationship
"Death is Eternal Life" "Why Should We Weep"
Bishop Cemetery
Jackson County
Alabama, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 34.911, -86.13067
Created by: Joanie
Record added: Mar 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18266577
John Bishop, Sr
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John Bishop, Sr
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John Bishop, Sr
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- Rejeana (Turner) Broderick
 Added: Apr. 27, 2017
So glad to see the picture of your headstone! Hoping one day to visit the Bishop Cemetery. Haven't forgotten YOU! Love and lots of hugs........
- Joanie
 Added: Mar. 9, 2017
Stopping by to let you know I haven't forgotten YOU.............Love
- Joanie
 Added: Jan. 22, 2017
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