Mary “Polly” <I>Clark</I> Bishop

Mary “Polly” Clark Bishop

Birth
Death
1795 (aged 29–30)
Tennessee, USA
Burial
Sneedville, Hancock County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID
238578082 View Source

BIRTH AND PARENTS AND NICKNAME
Mary Clark was born on November 6, 1765 in Glade Springs, Washington County, Virginia, British Colonial America, per narratives of descendants and of a genealogist with the Sons of the American Revolution. Her parents, were Scot-Irish residing in Glade Springs, Washington County, Virginia. Mary Clark was known by descendants as "Polly." This Mary Clark was not born to Joseph and Phebe Clark of Connecticut. "The Clark family into which Mary's sons Elijah and Jonathan married ... originated in Southampton England." This is according to the late Redmond Cole, an attorney from Tulsa, Oklahoma, one-time historian for the Sons of the Revolution, and Bishop descendant.
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY
In 1785 according to descendants, Mary Clark and Joseph Bishop Sr married in Smythe County, Virginia. "The Bishop Families in America" by Ira E Bishop, and a document, reported the relationship. Mary and Joseph Clark were probably members of the Saint Clair Bottom Baptist organization, according to descendants. A church building was erected for the congregation after their marriage. They had many children together, including one son that they named Joseph Bishop Jr.
DEATH AND BURIAL
Mary Clark Bishop died in 1795, the year after the birth of her last child, according to several descendants. Her husband had requested burial in the yard of a Baptist meeting house. Mary Clark Bishop may have been buried in the same graveyard that her husband requested when he made his Will. His Will requested burial in the graveyard of the Baptist Mulberry Gap Meeting House.

BIRTH AND PARENTS AND NICKNAME
Mary Clark was born on November 6, 1765 in Glade Springs, Washington County, Virginia, British Colonial America, per narratives of descendants and of a genealogist with the Sons of the American Revolution. Her parents, were Scot-Irish residing in Glade Springs, Washington County, Virginia. Mary Clark was known by descendants as "Polly." This Mary Clark was not born to Joseph and Phebe Clark of Connecticut. "The Clark family into which Mary's sons Elijah and Jonathan married ... originated in Southampton England." This is according to the late Redmond Cole, an attorney from Tulsa, Oklahoma, one-time historian for the Sons of the Revolution, and Bishop descendant.
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY
In 1785 according to descendants, Mary Clark and Joseph Bishop Sr married in Smythe County, Virginia. "The Bishop Families in America" by Ira E Bishop, and a document, reported the relationship. Mary and Joseph Clark were probably members of the Saint Clair Bottom Baptist organization, according to descendants. A church building was erected for the congregation after their marriage. They had many children together, including one son that they named Joseph Bishop Jr.
DEATH AND BURIAL
Mary Clark Bishop died in 1795, the year after the birth of her last child, according to several descendants. Her husband had requested burial in the yard of a Baptist meeting house. Mary Clark Bishop may have been buried in the same graveyard that her husband requested when he made his Will. His Will requested burial in the graveyard of the Baptist Mulberry Gap Meeting House.


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