1826 Preble personal property tax forBishop's all in Israel Twp. John, Robert Sr., Robert Jr., William, Levin.
1881 Preble history John Bishop Sr,. born in Md. 1774 moved to Preble county from NC about 1810 five children only John Jr. living.
The first orchard in Israel twp is said to have been put out by Robert Bishop.
Robert Bishop Obit
#612 - Robert Bishop - Ex. Jacob Maxwell. Will abstract: to son Robert all farm utensils; to wife Mary all other moveable property; at her death property to Robert and my daughter Miram equally; 50 acres to be sold and procedes divided among my sons and daughters: $40 each to Aaron, John, William, Levin, Robert; balance equally divided among Rachel May, Hesther, Elizabeth and Miram. Signed 2nd day 3rd month 1835. Filed 5 Aug 1835. Surity: John and Levin Bishop. Wheeler Chadwick; John Shelly; William McKimmey for Rachel McKimmy, his mother, heir of Robert; William Owens for getting deed in Henry and Delaware Co. IN; Thomas Gray J of P; inventory by appraisers: Joseph Totten; Smith Charles, William Dollas; Joseph Green; Jonathan and Elizabeth Gard, heir; Mary Findley, heir; Henry and Ester Pentecost, heir; Noah Weatherly for proving will and crying sale; John P. Charles for clerking sale; Hendricks & Duggins. those who purchased items at sale: Joshua Campton, Smith Charles, John Bishop Sr, James Scales, John Elliott, Jacob Maxwell, Mary Findly, Henry Pentecost, John and Jacob Marshall, Levi Gard, David Beaty, George Pinkerton, James Phillips, Russell Rowley, Noah Wetherly, John B. Findlay, Joseph Green, Hugh Porter, John Windle, James Leonard, Samuel Austin, John McKee.