William Henry Bishop

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A photo of William Henry Bishop, my Great, Great, Great Grandfather
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Ancient Faces
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Time to use your skills of deduction - or speculation! What clues can you find in this photo to tell you about the man?
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Steve Myers
Is that a Zouave Civil War uniform?
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Becky Kelly
Love these pictures.
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Sarah Hall
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Civil War, dark color makes me think Northern, looks to be between 18 and 25 , tall, good health, living, looking at something off to the side, maybe whoever paid for the photograph
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Lee Ann Forester Train
William is a handsome soldier.
Looks like he had two sabers .
He looks like he might have some Cherokee in him.
I think he might be a confederate officer. His buckle isn't clear but it doesn't have a U.S. on it.
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Barrett Young
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US officers sword belt
Sep 25, 2017 ·
Barrett Young
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/pistol belt
Sep 25, 2017 ·
Lee Ann Forester Train
Barrett Young cool!! Thanks!
Sep 25, 2017 ·
Doris Padgett
Barrett young?
Sep 25, 2017 ·
Lee Ann Forester Train
Doris Padgett what Doris!? I was replying to a Barrett Young.
Lol
Sep 25, 2017 ·
Tina Geiger
Mexican military perhaps. His pistols aren't standard issue in the US. And very handsome.
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Brigitte Cherubini
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very handsome
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Crystal Ward
He's a cowboy
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Pam Kroetsch
what area/state was he from?
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
AncientFaces
We don't even know that . . . no info with submission.
Sep 25, 2017 ·
Pam Kroetsch
AncientFaces ..too bad!
Sep 25, 2017 ·
AncientFaces
But Cindy Nelson found a whole lot more (below) - born western Kentucky, 1842, served in the Confederate Army . . .
Sep 26, 2017 ·
Barrett Young
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Civil War?
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Mila Laura
Es un colono rumbo al oeste. Me gusta su corte de pelo, tan actual.
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Silvina Fontela Ujcich
Guapisimo... pero creo que es eslavo (por sus razgos)
Sep 25, 2017 ·
Mila Laura
Silvina Fontela Ujcich coincido contigo.
Sep 28, 2017 ·
Judy Scarlett
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This type of photo was most probably taken in the 1850's. The subject appears to be in his early twenties so you can deduct that his birth was most probably in the 1830's or late 20's
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Amelia Bond
They were a handsome family
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Sandra Brokus
Native american
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Patricia Gardner
It is a War Union Eagle Sword belt buckle. Not all Union belt buckles had the US on them.
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Joanne Fonseca
Handsome man!..
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Hazel Curry
without a full military uniform, i'd guess he volunteered his services - looks like a scout tom me.
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Catherine Gavin
He has movie star looks. Hope he can be matched eventually with his family.
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Peppi Patrice Davidson
An adventurous gorgeous man, who climbed the Himalayas, slashed thru the jungles of the Amazons, and broke women's hearts all over the world. He is a man of the world, forever seeking the unknown, and life's origins. He is ever the pure hearted wanderer@
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Noelle Walter
That sounds like a commercial with The Most Interesting Man in the World.
Sep 25, 2017 ·
Peppi Patrice Davidson
Could be, but this one is content with himself. He's beautiful without the swagger, and pretentiousness. Naturally interesting. No makeup!! LoL
Sep 25, 2017 ·
Linda A. Alvira
sounds like Dudley Doright!!!
Sep 26, 2017 ·
Jean White
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Young,, Soldier,Handsome off to adventures!
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Veronica Lee Mcguire
the jacket might suggest Napoleon war.
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Jill Johnson
Native American?
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Lee Ann Forester Train
Jill I thought he looked a bit Cherokee too .His high check bones
And dark looks. Maybe he was an Indian scout.
Sep 25, 2017 ·
Jill Johnson
Yes, resembles my relatives who are Cherokee mixed, actually...still researching.
Sep 25, 2017 ·
Debra Wilson
Was Patrick Swayze related to him?
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
P.d. Lovato
I saw that too!!
Sep 25, 2017 ·
Debra Wilson
P.d. Lovato The eyes and cheekbones.
Sep 25, 2017 ·
Jessie Johnson
Expedition
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Ann Nottingham
Probably Civil War; wish you could make a close up of the belt buckle.
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Linda Collins
Looks like Liam Neeson 😊
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Christine Pietrandrea
Civil war stuff and eastern European collar.
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Donna Johnson
Very handsome.....yes civil war
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Diana White Koethke
Looks like he was possibly a herding cowboy. The scarfs came with the cow hands while they herded cattle and horses to keep out the dust. Possibly part Indian.
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Christopher Carter
US Mexican war -- U.S. state volunteer. Tennessee? State militia or big state wide event beltbuckle. The collar, bow tie and "Sam Browne" belt pre date us civil war.. Very late 1840's. Or early 1850's state militia scout. Imo
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Amber Rose
I'm curious about the belt buckle. Can't really tell, but there might be some clues on there. Fascinating photograph.
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Donna Coyne
Young (mid 20s?), white, healthy appearing, handsome but unmarried (no rings on his hands)... some sort of Anglo-Saxon or possibly German/Irish with the square jaw, strong chin, and blue eyes. Lived in the Wild West, judging by the Pendleton-like blanket coat and the strap of his saddlebag -- but close enough to town (or at least a main road) that the traveling photographer could pass by and take his picture. Prosperous, as his clothes are of rich fabric and in show no signs of hard wear. Belt buckle and weapon at his waist suggest a veteran, maybe from the Civil War. Did not spend a lot of time outdoors, otherwise his fair skin would have been much more sunburned.
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Teri Miller
looks like he could've been Patrick Swayze's family to me
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Patty McSweeney
That's just what I thought. lol
Sep 25, 2017 ·
Jason Buckingham
I think some of the biggest clues are in the revolvers and belt buckle. The revolver on his right has an oval trigger guard. The wide grip base makes it likely to American made and in all likelihood a Colt or Remington...So we are in the 1850's at the very earliest (I know the Colt/Walker was earlier but it looks too small to be one of those). The belt buckle appears to be US issue (see photo attachment). His Neck tie bow does look formidable but there are early Civil War Photos which have soldiers wearing enormous bows. His pose is very much like the ones of early civil war volunteers with pistols stuck in the belt (possibly studio props). An officer was usually issued with a holster and these are pistols stuck in his belt. There are no rank badges visible. If I was pushed to make a guess then I would say early Civil War, militia/volunteer probably Union, but I am prepared to concede I could be wrong. :-) Great photo nonetheless.
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Amanda Reeves
great analysis!
Sep 25, 2017 ·
Lee Ann Forester Train
Wow!! You know your history sir!!'
Sep 25, 2017 ·
Mary B Frombythesea
His jacket looks like a confederate cavalry or infantry shell jacket, the buckle looks like a Virginia one with a man rather than an eagle..... There was also the Cherokee Mounted Eagles unit... The jacket is fairly simple in style with no epaulettes so possibly a private ? He looks well groomed and has style
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Harry W. Aldstadt
He has a model 1851 US Eagle sword belt plate which was used by the Calvary men in
the Union army.
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Dove Ka
Pony Express Rider?
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Roslyn McLendon
Looks like a union soldier
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Mary B Frombythesea
There is a record For a William Henry Bishop as a Private in Confederate Company G Alabama 48th Infantry.... sadly he died around August 1863 and his wife Nancy applied for a Confederate pension.....records on Ancestry com. He was born in 1839 in Georgia USA and worked as a day laborer in 1860. He had a son Andrew J Bishop born 1861, he didn't marry and Nancy didn't remarry.
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Gloria Rodas
Two handed gun slinger
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Noelle Walter
All these wonderful suggestions. Makes me want to dig out my mystery family photo for suggestions.
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Cindy Nelson
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I find a Sarah Elizabeth Houston Bishop on Ancestry (with the same exact picture as shown here next to William Henry Bishop) as being married to William Henry Bishop. Her birth date is shown as March 27th 1849 in Kentucky. Her date of death is September 20th, 1915 in Warm Springs, Randolph, Arkansas. Her husband William Henry Bishop was born on October 30, 1842 in Kentucky. He died Novembr 3, 1925 in Seminole, Oklahoma. He married Sarah Elizabeth Houston on March 27th, 1866.
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Cindy Nelson
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I find a Sarah Elizabeth Houston Bishop on Ancestry (with the same exact picture as shown here next to William Henry Bishop) as being married to William Henry Bishop. Her birth date is shown as March 27th 1849 in Kentucky. Her date of death is September 20th, 1915 in Warm Springs, Randolph, Arkansas. Her husband William Henry Bishop was born on October 30, 1842 in Kentucky. He died Novembr 3, 1925 in Seminole, Oklahoma. He married Sarah Elizabeth Houston on March 27th, 1866.
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Cindy Nelson
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found a little more here from ancestry on William Henry Bishop. See below...
Sep 25, 2017 ·
Cindy Nelson
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William Henry Bishop was born 30 Oct. 1842 in western Kentucky. He served as a Pvt. in the Confederacy under (county resident) Capt. James N. Bolen, in the Bolen's Independent Company of Kentucky Cavalry. Serving from 1862 to April 1865 he, also served in the 7th and B Company of the 13th Regiments of Kentucky Cavalry. Three major engagements he saw action in was Fort Donnelson Tn., Prestonburg Ky., and Selma Alabama. It was April 1st 1865 that he and the remnants of his unit surrendered to union forces at the battle of Ebenezer Church, Alabama. This effectively ending the war for him and the 59 other survivors of his regiment. They swore alliance and were pardoned on the 10th of April 1865. The war was effectively over for the south. In Oct. 1867 he and wife Sarah (Houston) arrived in, Randolph County in a covered wagon. They homesteaded 240 acres, 3 miles south of Warm Springs, and had twelve children. Many of his children became school teachers and lawyers working though out the county. He received his confederate pension from Randolph County. He died in 1925 in a train accident in Shawnee Okla. Many of his grandchildren still live in the county
Sep 25, 2017 ·
Cindy Nelson
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November 19, 1925, Thursday

Maud Monitor

BISHOP
Aged Seminole Resident Killed By Train
William H. Bishop, age 84 years of Seminole City, was killed by the Rock Island passenger train #43, one mile East of Shawnee Oklahoma Tuesday Evening at about 4pm.. He had started to walk back to Seminole when he was struck by train. The engineers had spotted him and gave him warning. They thought he had cleared but he has struck and knocked down by the engine. Both arms were broken, his chest was caved in and his skull was fractured.
Mr Bishop father of 12. The deceased was the father of W.A. Bishop, District Attorney of Seminole and grandfather of Homer W. Bishop, Assistant Attorney of the county.
According to W.A. Bishop his father had been visiting a daughter in Drumwright,( Mrs. Josie Stout )and was on his way home. In Shawnee he was told the train would not stop in Seminole, so he started to walk the distance down the tracks when he was struck.
Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church in Seminole Wednesday followed by burial at Maple Grove Cemetery Seminole Oklahoma.
Sep 25, 2017 ·
Linda Tyler
William Henry Bishop, born 10/30/1842, died 1925 in a train accident in Shawnee, OK. Married Susan Houston & had 12 children. Was a Private in the Confederate Army
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Linda Tyler
Thank you Google
Sep 25, 2017 ·
Linda Virtue
Scout or pony express rider?
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Joan Brown
Looks like he was at the Alamo. But that was 1832 or 1836, I think. Too early.
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Karl Lehnhardt
Maybe he is listed on a U.S. census
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Doris Padgett
A handsome young man.tell us more of his story!
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Doris Padgett
Thank you for the post! Fascinating. Too bad the train didn't stop where he wanted to go..have any more photos of him or Family?
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Lynn Marlin Hodur
Frontiersman
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Christopher Carter
1810 US militia artillery. Obviously, this was not taken in 1810, but bears passing resemblance. Might be he wears this as relic.
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Eve Lewis
He was Wild Bill ....
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Lee Ann Forester Train
My husband said Texas ranger.
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Candace Vanata
The belt buckle .....Civil War . Handsome guy .
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Joseph Carreras
This was the only picture found along with the Dead Sea Scrolls---
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Marc Allen
William Henry Bishop was born 30 Oct. 1842 in western Kentucky. He served as a Pvt. in the Confederacy under (county resident) Capt. James N. Bolen, in the Bolen's Independent Company of Kentucky Cavalry. Serving from 1862 to April 1865 he, also served in the 7th and B Company of the 13th Regiments of Kentucky Cavalry. Three major engagements he saw action in was Fort Donnelson Tn., Prestonburg Ky., and Selma Alabama. It was April 1st 1865 that he and the remnants of his unit surrendered to union forces at the battle of Ebenezer Church, Alabama. This effectively ending the war for him and the 59 other survivors of his regiment. They swore alliance and were pardoned on the 10th of April 1865. The war was effectively over for the south. In Oct. 1867 he and wife Sarah (Houston) arrived in, Randolph County in a covered wagon. They homesteaded 240 acres, 3 miles south of Warm Springs, and had twelve children. Many of his children became school teachers and lawyers working though out the county. He received his confederate pension from Randolph County. He died in 1925 in a train accident in Shawnee Okla. Many of his grandchildren still live in the county.
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Kathryn Kamevaar Coulston
Thank you!
Sep 26, 2017 ·
Marc Allen
You're welcome! :)
Sep 26, 2017 ·
Leah Roediger Torrez
Awesome! Thank you
Oct 01, 2017 ·
Anthony Marr
Looks like a Missouri Bushwacker, or a Texas soldier, but definitely a cavalrymen..
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Lauren Beitzel
Looks like Patrick Swayze lol
Sep 25, 2017 · Reply
Jamie O'Rourke
Its marty mcflys father in law
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Fiona McManus
He looks like Orry Main-
Patrick Swayze in the North and South mini series.
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Betty Burton
Looks like might be back in Billy the kid days
Sep 26, 2017 · Reply
Jacky Carson
Ok, call me crazy but when I look at his hands it seems they are moving slightly 😲
Sep 27, 2017 · Reply
Janice Smith
A scout??
Oct 01, 2017 · Reply
Nynel Dynescu
zoom
Oct 03, 2017 · Reply
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