Direct male descendants of John Bishop II (1739-1828) of Chester Co. PA, Loudoun Co. VA, Fauquier Co. VA, and Franklin Co. OH can now confirm their pedigree through y-DNA testing.
John Bishop II (1739-1828) had eight sons; five by his first wife Mary Ann Claypool (Daniel, James, John II, Amos, and Thomas) and three by his second wife Catherine Iden (Aquilla, Fenton, and Iden).
My husband, a direct descendant of John Bishop II's oldest son Daniel, and Dale Bishop, a direct descendant of John Bishop II's son John III, have confirmed their common ancestor, John Bishop II (1739-1828), through both traditional genealogical records and familytreeDNA Y-DNA testing. Their Y-DNA tests have established a base line by which other direct male descendants of John Bishop II (1739-1828) can confirm their genealogical research. Male Bishop descendents of John Bishop II (1739-1828) are encouraged to take advantage of John Bishop II’s Y-DNA results by undergoing Y-DNA testing (37 marker or higher) to confirm their genealogical connection to John Bishop II (1739-1828). It would be especially interesting and helpful if male Bishop descendants of John Bishop II’s other six sons (James, Amos, Thomas, Aquilla, Fenley, and Iden) would participate.
Bishop males who believe that they descend from John Bishop II's father John Bishop I (1698-1784) through his son Samuel (1738-1790) or his grandson John Bishop (1759-1861) of Belmont Co. OH are also encouraged to consider Y-DNA testing.