Tag Archives: Bishop

John Sitzler

John Sitzler/Sistler
b. 1783, Tennessee, to Henry Sitzler/Sistler
d. between 1835 and 1850, Mt. Vernon, Monroe County, Tennessee

m. about 1805, Sullivan County, Tennessee
Mary Ann Moyers
b. between 1790-92, West Virginia
d. 8 September 1864, Mt. Vernon, Monroe County, Tennessee

Children with Mary Ann Moyers:
• John, II (1811-1889) married Lydia McBee
• Naomi “Oma” (1812-1891) married Andrew Jackson Cook
• Henry E. (b. 1816) married Mary “Jane”
• [–?–]
• Thomas William Appleberry (1824-1918) (twin) married (1) Ruth Moab Holloway, (2) Margaret S. “Molly” Trovillion
• Mary Jane (b. 1824) (twin) married John A. Holloway
• Robert (b. 1830) married Cynthia Mowery
• Nathan K. (b. ca. 1831) married Cynthia Bishop

There may have been two other children born between 1815 and 1820.

John left Harrison County, Indiana, sometime between 1805 and 1812 for Sullivan County, Tennessee.

Submitted by:
Carol Sue Robinson
Klamath CA
E-mail: c.s.robinson@gmail.com

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John Nicholson

John Nicholson
b. 26 Oct 1807 at Parish of Bower, Caithnesshire, Scotland to David Nicholson and Janet Smith
d. 27 Oct 1886 at Parke Co., IN
bur. Seceder Cemetery (also called Portland Mills), Parke Co., IN

John Nicholson gravestone

John Nicholson gravestone

m. 29 Jun 1830 Scotland
Catherine Bain 
b. 1805 at Parish of Bower, Caithnesshire, Scotland to James Bain and Margaret Murray/Murry
d. 1841 Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada

Children with Catherine Bain:

  • Margaret Nicholson (10 May 1831-11 Jul 1905) m. William Porter 31 Aug 1848
  • Janet/Jennet Nicholson (5 Apr 1833-6 Mar 1922) m. James Pyle 10 Sept 1851
  • David Nicholson (23 Jul 1835-5 Mar 1913) m. Mary C. Dickson 6 Mar 1861
  • James D. Nicholson (21 May 1837-19 Oct 1908) m. Susanna Rexrode 25 Dec 1866
  • William Nicholson (9 Jul 1839-31 Jan 1865) m. Mary Ruth Bishop 13 Mar 1862

John Nicholson emigrated from Scotland in 1840. He arrived in Indiana about 1842 and lived briefly in Morgan County, before settling in Greene Township, Parke County, Indiana for the rest of his life.

Submitted by:
Roberta Wysong
Bloomington, IN
E-mail: rlwysong@aol.com

Alice Jean Davis

Alice Jean Davis
b. 10 December 1927, Ripley County, Indiana, to Raymond Lewis and Eva (Hacker) Davis
d. 4 April 2003, Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington

m. 10 February 1946, La Porte, Indiana
Dorris “Rufus” Mayfield Reeves
b. 24 October 1919, Elmo, Nodaway County, Missouri

Children with Dorris “Rufus” Mayfield Reeves:

  • Mary Madelyn (b. 1949) married David Bishop
  • Deborah Jean (1951-2002) married Gary M. Hill
  • John Charles (1956-2005) married Mischelle Lyons
  • Candace Jean (1964-2004) married Lanny Gilliam

Alice was born and grew up in Indiana. She met Rufus when she was working as a waitress at a hotel in Racine, Wisconsin. She was there visiting her aunt, Rachel Hacker Clark. Alice said she saw Rufus and dropped her tray. It was love at first sight.

After her marriage to Rufus, who was in the Air Force, Alice lived at several different Air Force bases before ending up in Tacoma, Washington, where she died.

Submitted by:
Irene Krieger
Batesville IN
E-mail: ihdkrieger@yahoo.com

Joseph Alvin Chavis, Jr.

Joseph Alvin Chavis, Jr.
b. 6 September 1877, Hamblen County, Tennessee, to Joseph Alvin and Louisa Eliza (Ledwell) Chavis, Sr.
d. 8 November 1960, St. Louis County, Missouri

m. 5 September 1903, Putnam County, Indiana
Ollie Blanche Bailey
b. 2 July 1883, Putnam County, Indiana, to Roscoe Oliver and Emma Margarette (Gorham) Bailey
d. 9 January 1958, St. Louis County, Missouri

Children with Ollie Blanche Bailey:

  • Russell Richard (b. 1902) married Dorothy Faye Calvin
  • Edgar Alfred (1905–1975) married (1) Jean Beveridge, (2) Frances Woodson
  • Pauline (1913–1992) married Russell Louis Bishop

Joseph, the fifth child of Joseph and Louisa Chavis, immigrated to Indiana from Tennessee with his parents and siblings, but when Joseph left Indiana in 1912 intending to travel all the way to California to work on the railroad, the rest of his family remained in Indiana. When Joseph and Ollie left Indiana, Ollie was pregnant, and they decided to stop in St. Louis, Missouri, until the child was born. But because daughter Pauline was so tiny and sickly, they decided to remain in St. Louis instead of moving further west.

Joseph never did work for the railroad although his son Russell and his grandson Jim did. Instead Joseph became a day laborer, first for a coal mine. During the Depression he would carry 100-pound blocks of coal home on his shoulders to keep the family warm.

Later, during the construction of the four-story Tums Building in downtown St. Louis, Joseph fell through an open space in the sub floor and plunged two floors to a concrete basement below. He spent many months in a body cast but recovered. In the 1950’s, when a grandson on leave from the Marines visited Joseph, he found his eighty-year-old grandfather up in a fifty foot tree sawing off a dead limb, with his grandmother standing below shaking her finger at him and hollering, “Joseph, come down from that tree.” This was after their fiftieth wedding anniversary.

Submitted by:
Patricia Bishop Obrist
St. Charles MO

Caroline Amelia Bonnell

Caroline Amelia Bonnell
b. 22 October 1821, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, to Stephen and Jane Donnington (Ashward) Bonnel
d. 11 January 1890, Peabody, Marion County, Kansas

m. 8 May 1836, Crawford County, Pennsylvania
Stephen Manning Bishop
b. about 1812, Pennsylvania
d. after 1880

Children with Stephen Manning Bishop:

  • Jefferson (b. 1838)
  • Sylvanus (b. 1841)
  • Adeline (1850-1935) married Francis Marion Ayers
  • Stephen Winfield (b. 1848) married Catherine Armstrong
  • David (b. 1852) married Martha Dills
  • Elmira J. (b. 1854) married Thomas Tipton
  • Meriam (b. 1856)
  • Silas (b. 1858)
  • Delilah (b. 1860) married James E. Durham
  • Monroe (b. 1863)
  • Daniel S. (b. 1865)

Submitted by:
Linda Willman Wilson
Kansas City MO

Francis Marion Ayers and Adeline Bishop

Francis Marion Ayers
b. 10 May 1850, Wabash County, Indiana, to Barcus and Anna (Martin) Ayers
d. 31 December 1924, Highland, Doniphan County, Kansas,
m. 25 May 1871, Fulton County, Indiana

Adeline Bishop
b. 16 January 1850, Cass County, Indiana, to Stephen Manning and Caroline Amelia (Bonnel) Bishop
d. 21 March 1935, Highland, Doniphan County, Kansas

Children with Adeline Bishop:

  • Charles (b. 1872) married Mary E. [–?–]
  • Laura O. (1873-1959) married Albert Sidney Butner
  • Alton S. (b. 1876) married Jay Smith
  • Allie J. (b. 1879)
  • Viola (b. 1882)
  • Elmer M. (b. 1886)
  • Rosa Elmira (1888-1917) married Robert Benjamin McNett

Francis resided in Wabash, Grant and Fulton counties in Indiana. He and his family emigrated from Indiana to Harrison Township, White County, Arkansas, in 1874.

Submitted by:
Linda Wilson
Kansas City MO