John Bishop Sr.1

( - January 1660)

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Relationship10th great-grandfather of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Ohlheiser
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
Our Ohlheiser Family Pedigree

Birth - Marriage - Death

GroomJohn Bishop Sr. married Anna in England.2,3
DeceasedHe died in January 1660 in Guilford, Connecticut Colony, New England.4

Children with Anna:

Immigrant Ancestor

In June 1639, John Bishop Sr. arrived in Guilford, Connecticut Colony, New England.5

Founder or First Settler

On 29 September 1639, John Bishop Sr. was among the founders/first settlers of Guilford Plantation, New England. He was one of the six English planters chosen by the full company of planters to negotiate a treaty and purchase the land from the Indians of Menuncatuck. He was elected one of the four original planters "into whose hands we did put full power and authority to act, order and dispatch all matters, respecting the publicke weale and civill government of this plantation."6,1

Sources - Citations

  1. [S150] Lorraine Cook, Compiler, The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002), Guilford Vital Records 1639-1850 pg. 26; vol. A, pg. 121.
  2. [S150] Lorraine Cook, Barbour Collection, Guilford Vital Records 1639-1850.
  3. [S656] Bernard Christian Steiner, Compiler, A History of the Plantation of Menunkatuck and of the Original Town of Guilford, Connecticut, Comprising the Present Towns of Guilford and Madison (Baltimore, Maryland: By the Author, 1897), pg. 45; gives wife's name as "Ann."
  4. [S656] Bernard Christian Steiner, History of Original Town of Guilford, pg. 45.
  5. [S656] Bernard Christian Steiner, History of Original Town of Guilford, pg. 25.
  6. [S656] Bernard Christian Steiner, History of Original Town of Guilford, pg. 29.
  7. [S645] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633. Volumes I-III (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), Detailed Entry for George Steele.
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