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T. O. Bishop
Born 4 September 1805
T. O. BISHOP, farmer, Greenfield, Sec. 6; P.O. Martelle; was born in Williamstown, Berkshire Co., Mass., September 4, 1805. In 1811, he, with his father's family, moved to Cazenovia, Madison Co., N.Y. February 20, 1832, he was married to Fidelia Annas, who was born in Cazenovia March 18, 1814, by whom he had three sons, and two daughters, Justin Dwinnell, Maria P., Francis M., Henry O. and Fidelia; Justin Dwinnell and Maria P., died while young. Mr. Bishop served as Captain of a company of militia four years. In 1847, he was elected a member of the New York Assembly, taking his seat January 1, 1850, as an Old Hunker Democrat. His wife dying in 1846, he married Eunice Lewis, of De Ruyter, N.Y., in 1848. In 1854, he moved to Iowa and bought 150 acres of land in Sec. 6, Greenfield Township, Jones Co., where he now resides. In the fall of 1873, he was elected a Representative of the Iowa Legislature. He had previously been Supervisor of his township for nine consecutive years; was Director of his School District for ten years. Mr. Bishop was a descendant on his mother's side of one of the Judges who condemned Charles I, of England, to be beheaded.

Source: From History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 585.


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