William “Billy” BISHOP and Jane BAKER BISHOP

by pat jones

in Faces

William Billy Bishop and Jane Baker Bishop lived and built a home in Duffield. The home William built during the Civil War was later home to their daughter Amanda who married Samuel Pendleton TAYLOR. You can see photos of the home HERE and HERE.

William "Billy" Bishop and Jane Baker Bishop

William “Billy” Bishop and Jane Baker Bishop

Submitted by Gary Hilton

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Gwen March 15, 2013 at 3:15 pm

What an excitement to log on to your site and be greeted by a photo of my fourth-great-grandfather (b. 1820 d. 1894, according to my files) and my fourth great-grandmother!

Austin, Texas


Gary Hilton June 3, 2013 at 9:03 pm

William Bishop, Jr. was born December 24, 1820. Jane Baker Bishop was born December 26, 1820. They were married on May 11, 1838 in Scott County, VA. They lived in the Flat Lick township, Scott County. William died on December 18, 1894, and is buried in Kane Cemetery in Duffield, VA.


Betty Willoughby December 2, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Hi Gary,
My ancestor was George W. Bishop, brother to William W. Bishop Jr. and he was married to a woman named Ollie Baker. Would you happen to know if she was a sister to Jane Baker, and who the parents were. I read somewhere that Richard Baker was Jane’s father and of course if she was a sister to Ollie Baker, then he would be her father too. I have a good deal of info on the Bishop family, but not much one Baker family. If you have any more on the Bakers, that you would like to share, I would appreciate. Also if you have any pictures of the Bishop family, I would appreciate that as well. I will be happy to share what I have with you.

I don’t know if you have heard or not, but the original assumption that everybody had on the Bishop’s were that they came from Germany and settled in Lancaster Co., Pa. The name was originally Bischoff. I spent a lot of time tracking this family down only to discover that we were tracking the wrong Bishop family. It is a long story, but our immigrant ancestor was born in England in 1669 and came to America on one of William Penn’s ships as and indentured servant to a man named James Sandiland. He came in 1682 at the age of 13 and they settled in Chester Co., PA where there were a lot of Quakers.

This story is quite detailed so I am not going to post it all here, but if you are interested in the rest of it, please email me at:

Betty Bishop Willoughby
Tickfaw, La 70466


Amy Hansen January 21, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Gary Hilton is my mother’s 1st cousin. I too was connecting the Bishops to the Bischoffs of Pennsylvania who came from Germany. Could you provide me with the full story on the Bishops? I would appreciate it. My email address is amy.hansen@pnc.com.


Betty Bishop Willoughby July 20, 2015 at 10:25 am

Hi Amy,

I will be glad to share my info with you. If you could please email me your phone number, I will give you a call and explain how all of this came about.


Betty Bishop Willoughby


Debra Baker Davis December 28, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Hi! I’m interested in the Baker lines.
I have George Baker
Born about 1815 in Va.
Husband of Mary J. (Harris) Baker
Father of William W. Baker, John Baker, Amanda Baker, Araminta Baker and Jackson M. Baker
Died after 1900 in Lincoln Co., W.Va.

I also have John Baker
Born about 1845 in Russell Co., Va.map
Son of James C. Baker
Husband of Mary (Minton) Baker
Father of Amanda Baker, George Baker, Mary E. Baker, Samuel Baker, Nathaniel Baker, Hilda Baker, James Baker, Nancy D. (Baker) Hamilton, William J. Baker and Sally Baker
Died before February 14, 1885

I also have another line. It is Nancy Mary Lawson formerly Baker
Born 1765 in Shenandoah Co, Virginia
Wife of William Lawson II — married January 4, 1788 in Christiansburg, Montgomery, Virginia
Mother of William Lawson III, Rhoda (Lawson) Hilton and Henry Lawson
Died 1845 in Snowflake, Scott, Virginia

Can anyone tell me anything about these three lines? They are all different lines of my family tree.


Bishop December 24, 2014 at 12:10 am

Hi Gary,
Do you know if these Bishops were related to the Edmund Bishop family? Edmund was my GGG-Grandfather born 1801 in VA. He later farmed in the area around Jacks Creek, Henderson county, TN near Enville, TN. He was a Captain in the 110th Regiment of the Henderson County Militia in December 1836 and was buried in the Cabo Cemetery. One of Edmund’s sons was Pvt. William Marshall “Billy” Bishop born Dec. 11th, 1833-Nov.8th, 1883, m. Mary Jane Sewell. Edmund’s oldest son Pvt. James Franklin Bishop was my GG-Grandfather, and his son was William Lawson Bishop. If there’s a family connection between these two families, or if you have info/photos of my Bishop family line, I would love to have it since the researching ends with Edmund. Thanks!


Mary Weddle July 17, 2015 at 5:16 pm

My great grandmother was name Rosa Head her maiden name was Bishop, I don’t no anything much about my dad’s family just wondering if Billy and Jane could be her mother and father? Thanks Mary


Betty Bishop Willoughby July 20, 2015 at 9:51 am

I already replied to this message, but something happened and it all disappeared. Email me and I will email you directly or call you if you send me your phone number.
I will be happy to share my info with you.
Look forward to hearing from you soon.

Betty Bishop Willoughby


Mary Weddle August 29, 2016 at 9:05 am

please give me a call,I’m not at all.computer savvy and would love to hear more about my great grandma Rosa Dallas Bishop Head my cell is 812-704-8946 Looking forward to hearing from you soon. We may be related! !!


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