BISHOP, Pratt

Male 1811 - 1888  (76 years)


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  • Name BISHOP, Pratt 
    Born 23 Mar 1811  Upper Providence Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography


    • BIOGRAPHY by Albert Cadwallader Worrell: Pratt Bishop was born on a farm in Upper Providence Twp., Delaware Co., PA which had been in the family for several generations. He was named after the family of his paternal grandmother, Priscilla Pratt.

      We do not know very much about the early life of Pratt Bishop. Cope and Ashmead in Chester and Delaware Counties say that his father was a miller and "in this occupation he was succeeded by his son Pratt." However, in 1856, shortly before his death in 1857, Amor Bishop conveyed his grist and sawmills, not to Pratt, but to Pratt's brother Washington. By 1848, Pratt had his own farm adjoining the Bishop family farm, whose owner is shown as the "heirs of Thos. Bishop" on the 1848 map. Pratt may have been involved in the family milling business, but was certainly a full-time farmer by 1856.

      Pratt apparently was an active and sociable man. He served on the School Board numerous times. When the Rose Tree Club was first formed in 1859 at the old Rose Tree Inn, (Rose Tree, Upper Providence Twp., Delaware Co., PA) every member of the club was an active and trained fox hunter. Among the founding members of the Club were Pratt Bishop, Thomas Bishop, Washington Bishop, and Edwin E. Worrell.

      When Pratt's wife, Matilda, inherited a substantial sum of money from her brother Preston in 1878, Pratt sold his farm to his daughter Priscilla and her husband Charles Moore. Then he and Matilda moved to Media, where she bought or built a large house in which they lived the rest of their lives. This house at Baltimore Avenue and Monroe Street is still in good repair and occupied as a funeral home in 1994.

      Pratt Bishop died at home in Media at the age of 76. He died intestate, and the inventory shows his estate consisted of a bond and mortgage given by Charles and Priscilla P. Moore for the farm, interest due on the same, cash in the bank of 713 dollars, 1 horse, 1 gun and shot pouch, and 1 saddle and bridle. The house, furniture, and investments were the property of his wife Matilda. But a net personal estate of $5,500 was not bad for 1888.

      Pratt Bishop is buried in Media Cemetery with his wife Matilda, his daughter Matilda, and his brothers-in-law David and Preston Yarnall. One large flat gravestone marks the graves of all five.
    Census (desc) 1850  Upper Providence Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    working as a farmer 
    Census (desc) 1860  Upper Providence Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    working as a farmer 
    Census (desc) 1870  Upper Providence Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    working as a farmer 
    Census (desc) 1880  Media, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    as a retired farmer living on Washington Street 
    _UID A2BE21EE44AFB34086314EE58FAEBA5A9001 
    Died 1 Mar 1888  Media, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Media, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Media Cemetery 
    Person ID I6020  Our Ancestry
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2010 

    Father BISHOP, Amor,   b. 1783, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1857  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother MALIN, Jane,   b. 1786, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1808 
    Family ID F1891  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family YARNALL, Matilda,   b. 3 Mar 1818, Upper Providence Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1895  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 26 Dec 1839 
    Children 
    +1. BISHOP, Margaret Evans,   b. 17 Oct 1840, Upper Providence Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1922  (Age 81 years)
    +2. BISHOP, Priscilla P.,   b. 7 Aug 1842,   d. 1910  (Age 67 years)
    +3. BISHOP, Deborah R.,   b. 11 Sep 1844,   d. 1906  (Age 61 years)
    +4. BISHOP, Emma Jane,   b. 11 Feb 1847,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. BISHOP, Ellen W.,   b. 24 Nov 1848,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. BISHOP, Matilda Y.,   b. 26 Dec 1851,   d. 3 Feb 1883  (Age 31 years)
    +7. BISHOP, Ida Preston,   b. 29 Feb 1856,   d. 1931  (Age 74 years)
     8. BISHOP, Hannah Malin,   b. 27 Apr 1858,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +9. BISHOP, Alice Washington,   b. 12 Jul 1862,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F1890  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart