Biography of William Le Roy Bishop of Le Roy, NY





William Le Roy Bishop, son of William and Laura (Castle) Bishop, was born June 15, 1814, in the town of Le Roy. William Bishop was born in Schohanie County, and his wife in Oncida County, N. Y. He came to Genesee County in 1812, with an ox-team, and settled on 50 acres where his son William L. now resides He served in the War of 1812. He reared three children, Leman C., Harriet, and William L., and was a son of John Bishop, who raised a large family of children. William L. Bishop, having received a fair English education, engaged a few terms in teaching. He has taken great interest in farming. is energetic and ambitious, and has done much to improve the stock of the farmers in his locality. He has been especially interested in breeding and improving Merino sheep, Shorthorn cattle, and Wilkes horses, and is now breeding Holstein cattle. He married Juline, daughter of Abner Ward, of Bergen. and they have had four children: Theron C., Wilber (deceased), Ella (deceased), and Florence. Mr. and Mrs. Bishop are active and promkinent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.



FROM:
Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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