Category Archives: Asa Bishop 1785-1872

Asa Bishop- my great, great, great Grandfather

When Asa Bishop was born on November 7, 1785, in Chesterfield, New Hampshire, his father, Captain John Bishop, was 52 and his mother, Serviah Kellogg, was 32. His father, the Captain John Bishop, had previously been married to Experience Harris and had 5 children with this first wife.  Asa was 1 of the 5 children from Captain John Bishop’s 2nd marriage to Serviah Kellogg.  Asa’s father, Captain John Bishop, was a 2nd Lt. in the French and Indian War and a captain in the Revolutionary War.

Asa married Mary “Polly” Sprague on January 10, 1807, in Henderson, New York.  Asa and Polly had 11 children in 25 years. Asa died on June 10, 1872, in Berrien County, Michigan, having lived a long life of 86 years, and was buried there. 

Asa’s wife Polly died in 1852, and Asa remained single after her death until his death in 1872.  Asa moved to Michigan to live with his son and my direct ancestor, John Kellogg Bishop, after the death of his wife.

Asa served in New York, New York during the war of 1812.

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The children of Asa and Mary “Polly” were:

Harriet Bishop 1808-1885

Roxana Bishop 1811-1866

Anthony Sprague Bishop 1812-1895

Susan Maria Bishop 1814-1897

Adeline Sophronia Bishop 1817-1883

Norris Stearns Bishop 1819-1864

Emily Sophia Bishop 1821-

Appleton Asa Bishop 1822-1849

John Kellogg Bishop 1827-1906 (direct ancestor)

Abigail Jane Bishop 1829-

Laura Sophia Bishop 1833-1881

Asa and Polly Bishop

Find a Grave web link is listed below…

New York war of 1812 payment abstracts for New York State Militia

New York war of 1812, Abstract payroll statements from New York State Militia

Asa Bishop tombstoneAsa Bishop was