Facts and Events
||Elias S Bishop
||22 Jan 1809
||South Carolina, United States1850 Texas Census
||4 Feb 1828
||Jefferson, Alabama, United StatesLand Purchase
||4 Feb 1828
||Jefferson, Alabama, United Statesp #321
to Mary Alice Richey
||16 Sep 1839
||Jefferson, Alabama, United StatesLand Sale, Deed Book 7, p 29
||7 Nov 1839
||Republic of TexasHeadright/Land Patent #92
||18 Sep 1857
||Titus, Texas, United StatesLand Sales/320 Acres
||11 Aug 1859
||Upshur, Texas, United States
Elias Bishop was born in South Carolina, the son of John and Elizabeth Bishop. The family moved to Jefferson County Alabama where he purchased land in Jefferson county in Townships 18, 17 and 19 near John RicheyS1. He met John Richey's daughter, Mary Alise Cowan Richey and he married Mary Alise on 4 February 1828, in Jefferson County, Alabamas2. Her parents, as did Elias's parents gave many of their children four names. They sold their Jefferson County, Alabama land on 16 September 1839 to Samuel Turner, Deed Book 7, page 219.
Jefferson Co, Alabama Land Sale, 16 Sep 1839
Elias and Mary Alise moved to Texas in about 1839 where Elias applied for a land grant on 7 November 1839 in Red River County, Republic of Texas . He received 640 acres indexed as certificate number 92, 3nd class in 1840s3. It is noteworthy that this is the same date of John Richey's patent for his 640 acres, and the patent number right before his. They later moved to Upshur County, Texas where they made their home. The Bishop headright was cut by the main road from Jefferson, Texas to Greenville, Texas.
Bishop was a surveyor, cabinet maker, and farmer. He also operated an inn for travelers and sold his cabinet work to settlers and travelers going west. Mary Alise was a hard working wife and mother. Their home site was laid off in a square, one acre in size. All his buildings were built around the edge of this square and the well stood in the center bordered by cedar treess4.
He died in 11 August, 1859, and may be buried in a family cemetery near Hughes Springs. (Some say it is in the edge of Daingerfield). See his Obituary in Elias S Bishop Obituary.
Elias S Bishop signed his part to his mother-in-law, Martha, of the estate of John Richey:
Children's Signing 11 Nov 1844: John Richey Estate
James Oliver Augustus Bishop his book a present by Elias S Bishop his father
Elias S Bishop, b. Jan 22,1809, Mary Alice Bishop, b. Jan 26, 1812
Elias presented his oldest son, James Oliver Augustus Bishop a family Bible:
Elias S Bishop to Ewing Clayton, p2
Elias S Bishop to Ewing Clayton, p3
Elias S Bishop Land Patent Map
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Elias S Bishop, in Barefield, Marilyn Davis. Old Tuskaloosa land office records & military warrants, 1821-1855. (Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, c1984), Book 1, p 25. #434, 4 Feb 1828.
Township 19, NW 1/4 of SE 1/4 11-13-1834 adjoining John Richey's tract diagonally, southwest. He also purchased two other tracts, one in Township 18, SE 1/4 of SE 1/4, joining John Richey on the North, and joining John Richey diagonally due North East, W 1/2 of SW 1/2, Township 17.
- Elias S Bishop, in Early Alabama marriage records. (Shreveport), Book 1, p24, #434, 4 Feb 1828.
- ↑ Elias S Bishop, in White, Gifford (Gifford Elmore). 1840 citizens of Texas. (Austin, Texas: G. White, 1983-1988), Vol 1, 7 Nov 1840.
Headright Certificate No92, 7 Nov 1839, 640 Acres
- Elias S Bishop, in Post, Gerald Virtrue, and 1904-1977. Alive and Good to Know, 386 pps: Dedicated to Family and Comunity Historians and to everyone who is alive and good to know. (Dallas, Texas 75234: APSWIN, Inc. 14418 Hague, Dallas, Texas 75234, 1988), p. 62, 1850.
- Jefferson, Alabama, United States. 1830 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Roll M19-1, p 172.
Elias Bishop, 1 Male, 20-30, 1 Female, 15-20, 1 male, under 5.
- ↑ Elias S Bishop, in Elias S Bishop Obituary. (Footprints), 11 Aug 1859.
- ↑ Elias S Bishop to Ewing Clayton, 18 Sept 1857