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Robert C Bishop

  • Birth 19 Mar 1847 Bluff Point, Yates County, New York, USA
  • Death 21 Sep 1917 Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York, USA
  • Burial Jerusalem, Yates County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 84353299

Robert Chissom Bishop (middle name from death certificate)

BISHOP, Robert C., son of John H. and Lydia A. (MC CANN) BISHOP, was born March 19, 1847, in this town and was educated at Penn Yan Academy. After finishing his education he taught school throughout this part of the State for fourteen terms, but his health failing him he learned the carpenter's trade, at which he worked for a few years. He then bought a fruit farm, which he has brought to a fine state of cultivation. Mr. BISHOP is independent in politics. He was elected justice of the peace in 1885, and served for four years, and also elected supervisor for 1892 by the People's party. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Bluff Point, and has been an active member of the Sunday school. [From the "History of Yates Co., NY", by L.C. Aldrich, published 1892 Family Sketches for Town of Jerusalem Pg. 594 ]

Robert kept a journal, at least two still exist. In the journal he told of his life as a schoolteacher, kept a record of his accounts and wrote poetry.
"The Old Schoolhouse.
At foot of hill the old schoolhouse stands
Which has stood the raids of many hands
It lovely stands the relic of many a deed
That turn our thoughts to give it heed.
Many things old schoolhouse canst thou tell
Of many a day that's been spent well
But stranger yet canst thou say
Of the inmates who have passed away...."

[Src:Death Notice Robert C Bishop, Robert's death notice states he is buried at Lakeview, but Lakeview had no record of his interment.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 84353299
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert C Bishop (19 Mar 1847–21 Sep 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 84353299, citing Bitley Cemetery, Jerusalem, Yates County, New York, USA ; Maintained by ASB (contributor 47486614) .