We are looking for information about Delilah C. Bishop of Jefferson Co. Indiana, her husband George W. Brown, and their ancestors and descendents.
Delilah C. Bishop was born in VA, circa 1800-1804, the daughter of Thomas Bishop and his first wife Delilah Tumelson. Thomas Bishop was born in Fauquier Co. VA circa 1775-1780, the fourth son of John Bishop II and Mary Ann Claypool.
After the death of Delilah C. Bishop’s mother, Delilah (Tumelson) Bishop, her father, Thomas Bishop, married (2nd) Sarah Ann Todd on 22 Oct. 1810 in Fauquier Co. VA. After the death of Sarah (Todd) Bishop’s father, Joseph Todd, circa 1817, the family of Thomas and Sarah (Todd) Bishop emigrated to Shelby Co. KY with members of the Todd family. There, circa 1818-19, Delilah Bishop’s half brother, Thomas Wesley Bishop, was born.
Delilah C. Bishop’s father, Thomas Bishop, is listed as a head of household in the 1820 census of Shelby Co. KY. Circa 1827, the family moved from Shelby Co. KY to Jefferson Co. Indiana and Delilah’s father Thomas Bishop can be found there as a head of household in the 1830 and 1840 censuses.
Delilah C. Bishop married George W. Brown on 29 Sep. 1831 in Jefferson Co. Indiana. They had at least two children: Adolphus and Sarah. Did George and Delilah Bishop Brown have any other children?
Delilah Bishop’s half brother, Willis Bishop, was born circa 1835 in Jefferson Co. Indiana. Delilah’s half brother, Thomas Wesley Bishop, married Caroline Harback on 12 Nov. 1840 in Jefferson Co. Indiana.
Delilah’s father and stepmother, Thomas and Sarah (Todd) Bishop moved from Jefferson Co. Indiana to nearby Scott Co. Indiana in 1846 and they can be found there in the 1850 and 1860 censuses. Living with the family in those censuses is Thomas’ grandson Adolphus A. Brown, son of George and Delilah (Bishop) Brown. In 1860, Sarah Brown, another child of George and Delilah (Bishop) Brown, is also living with Thomas and Sarah (Todd) Bishop. This may indicate that George and Delilah (Bishop) Brown died young. When did George and Delilah (Bishop) Brown die and where are they buried?
Below is the information we have about the children of George and Delilah (Bishop) Brown:
1. Adolphus Augustus Brown was born 20 Sep. 1840 in Indiana. In 1850 and 1860 he is living with his grandfather Thomas Bishop in Scott Co. Indiana. Adolphus Brown enlisted on 4 Oct. 1861 in Scott Co. Indiana as a Private in Co. C of the 38th Indiana Infantry Regiment. He enlisted as a 1st Lt. on 16 Feb. 1865 in Austin, Scott Co., Indiana in Co. F 145th Indiana Infantry Regiment. He was promoted to Captain 20 Aug. 1865. He was mustered out of Co. F 145th Indiana Infantry Regiment on 21 Jan. 1866 at Cuthbert GA. He seems to have been injured while serving and filed for a disability pension in 1878.
Adolphus A. Brown married Edna Jeanette Chambers on 4 Jul. 1867 in Jefferson Co. KY. Edna Jeanette Chambers was born 17 Mar. 1851 in Kent, Jefferson Co. Indiana and died 9 Apr. 1935 in Orange, Orange Co. CA. She was buried 12 Apr. 1935 in Santa Anna Cemetery 1919 E. Santa Clara Ave. Santa Ana Orange Co. CA.
In 1870, Adolphus Brown is a “retired merchant”, age 29 born in Indiana, living in Macoupin Co. IL with his wife and two children. Adolphus A. Brown graduated from St. Louis Medical College on 12 Mar. 1874 or 1875. On 16 Oct. 1878 he applied for a pension as an invalid (application 261579). In 1880, Adolphus Brown is a physician living in Old Ripley Bond Co. IL with his wife and four children.
Edna (Chambers) Brown married Thomas Floyd 10 Mar. 1881 in Madison Co. IL. This seems to indicate that Adolphus A. Brown died between 15 Jun. 1880 and 10 Mar. 1881. Does anyone know the exact death date and location for Adolphus A. Bishop?
In Oct. 1904, his widow Edna J. (Chambers) Brown filed for a pension (application 801153 from IL). She married Samuel P. Kane circa 1907 and in 1910 they were living in Valley Township Scott Co. KS. In 1920 and 1930, they are living in Orange Co. CA.
We need additional information about the children of Adolphus Brown and Edna Chambers:
a. Willis Idon Brown, born circa 1868 in Macoupin Co. IL.
b. Thomas Aquilla Brown, born 6 Apr. 1870 in Macoupin Co. IL.
c. George Adolphus Brown, born 21 Sep. 1872 in Bunker Hill Macoupin Co. IL; died 6 Dec. 1872.
d. Grace Leontine Brown, born 21 Sep. 1873 in Worden Madison Co. IL. She married Daniel Carroll on 8 Feb. 1898 in Macoupin Co. IL.
e. Harry Hildreth Brown, born 15 Nov. 1875 in Old Ripley, Bond Co. IL.
2. Sarah M. Brown was born Oct. 1842 in Indiana. In 1860, she is living with her grandfather Thomas Bishop in Scott Co. Indiana. Sarah M. Brown married (1st) William A. Harrod 6 Jul. 1862 in Scott Co. IN. In 1870, she and her son are living with her grandfather, Thomas Bishop, in Macoupin Co. IL. This may indicate that her husband had died. Does anyone know the exact death date and location for William A. Harrod? Sarah (Brown) Harrod married (2nd) George J. James on 4 Apr. 1871 in Macoupin Co. IL and they had a daughter named Cora.
a. William L. Harrod was born Apr. 1863 in Indiana. He married Mrs. Mary A. Newell Van Hornbeke 1 May 1890 in Macoupin Co. IL. She was born Sep. 1854 in IL. They were living in Macoupin Co. IL in 1900 and El Monte, Los Angeles Co., CA in 1910. They had two children, Linda and William.
i. Linda A. Harrod was born Dec. 1891 in IL.
ii. William Newell Harrod was born 5 Jan. 1893 in IL. He died 16 Jan. 1950 in El Dorado Co. CA.
b. Cora L. James was born Jun. 1872 in IL. She married Walter Pearl Miner on 16 Mar. 1892 in Macoupin Co. IL. They had five children and were living in Rice Co. KS in 1910.
We would greatly appreciate any information that you can provide about Delilah C. Bishop of Jefferson Co. Indiana, her husband George W. Brown, and their ancestors and descendents. Please also provide corrections to any information above that might be inaccurate.