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Mary Elizabeth Robertson Bishop

  • Birth 1821 Lunenburg County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 1900 Dinwiddie County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Darvills, Dinwiddie County, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 58085126

Mary was the daughter of Peter F and Harriet J Robertson.

She was the wife of Alfred Bishop.

Alfred and Mary moved to Dinwiddie County to help raise John's sons: John Coles Bishop, and baby Edward Stokes Bishop. John remarried and had 4 more children, but his two elder sons lived with their grandparents.

In June, 1887, Alfred and Mary lost their beloved son, John, and continued to raise his two eldest children as their own.

Alfred died on 7 July 1895 in Dinwiddie County. Mary died around 1900. They were both originally buried at White's Chapel in Dinwiddie, but when Fort Pickett expanded its boundaries, Alfred, Mary, and their son John, were moved to Butterwood Chapel cemetery, Dinwiddie.

Alfred and Mary were loving parents to:
Harriett Iverson Bishop (born1840/died1842),
John Anthony Bishop(b1842),
Harriett Adams Bishop (b1843),
Mary Jane Bishop (b1846),
Peter Francis Bishop (b1847),
Sarah Stokes Bishop (b1850),
Elizabeth Taylor Bishop (b1849),
Alfred Richard Bishop (b1852),
Edward C Bishop (b1854),
Permelia Frances (Fannie) Bishop (b1857), and
Upton Olander Bishop (b1859).
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1880 Census: Darvills, Dinwiddie County, Virginia
Alfred Bishop; age 68
Mary Bishop; wife, age 65
John Bishop; grandson, age 9
Edward Bishop; grandson, age 5
Davy Robertson; widowed, age 68

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Disinterment from the Whites Chapel Church Cemetery, Dinwiddie County during the 1941-42 expansion of Fort Pickett. There is no headstone to mark her grave.
Source; Fort Pickett Historic Cemeteries
Brunswick, Dinwiddie & Nottoway Counties, Virginia
Fort Pickett Cultural Resource Management Project 2005.06


Family Members

Gravesite Details No headstone.

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  • Maintained by: A DePrisco Bishop
  • Originally Created by: Louise Homan Keiser
  • Added: 2 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 58085126
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Elizabeth Robertson Bishop (1821–1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58085126, citing Butterwood Cemetery, Darvills, Dinwiddie County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by A DePrisco Bishop (contributor 24972097) .