Bishop, Don C., was born in the town of Hampton, Washington county, N. Y. His early education was obtained at
a district school in his own town with the exception of two years at a school in Castleton, Vt. At an early age
be learned the trade of shoemaker and followed that business for several years. January 27, 1857, he married Harriet
A., daughter of N. N. Bissell of Smithville, Jefferson county. After his marriage and prior to 1889 he was the
proprietor of various hotels, among which were the Woodville House, Jefferson House, Pulaski House, Salmon River
House, and the June House at Pulaski. Tn 1889 he was appointed postmaster at Pulaski, holding the office acceptably
to its patrons until Harrison's administration. After this he held an important position in the custom house at
Oswego for about one year, resigning in 1890. He was again proprietor of hotels at Dempster Beach and Mexico for
three years, although residing in Pulaski. In 1893 he again received the appointment of postmaster at Pulaski.
Mr. Bishop has three daughters: Ella O., who was born in Woodville, December 6, 1858, and married Benjamin D. Randall
in 1875; Julia L., who was born December 9, 1864, and married George D. Smith in 1890; and Blanche, who was born
December 13, 1877. Mr. Bishop is of English descent. His maternal grandfather, John Peck, was born in Rhode Island,
and while a child settled in Clarendon, Vt., becoming during his early manhood a Baptist minister, devoting forty
nine years of his life to this profession. He died in 1865, aged seventy seven years, universally esteemed as an
earnest and successful minister. His paternal grandfather, Joseph Bishop, was a native of Castleton, Vt. His father
was Stephen R. and his mother was Betsey C. Peck, both natives and residents of Vermont.
Landmarks of Oswego County
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895
Oswego County, NY
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