Paternal gggrandfather, John Luna Bishop b 1834 in TN & d 1923 in AR. Any Bishop trees with Luna?

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This early and very interesting surname, popular throughout Europe, is of Ancient Greek, pre Christian, origins. It derives from the word "episkopos", translating as the overseer, from the elements "epi", meaning on or over, plus "skopein", to look. The early Christians adopted the word for the headman of their local communities, and from the 4th century a.d. it was applied to a religious leader. Derivatives of "episkopos" include for example "obispo", in Spanish, and "bischof" in German, and "yepiskop" in Russian.. However spelt, and there are over one hundred forms ranging from Bisp, Evesque and Vesque, to Vesco, Bischop, Yepiskopov, and Piscotti, the surname did not refer to a bishop as such. It was either occupational, and described somebody who served in the household of a bishop, or it was a nickname for a person who played the part of a bishop in the travelling theatres of the medieval period. In England there was the strange custom of electing a "boy bishop" on St. Nicholas's Day, the 6th of December, and some nameholders may well derive from that source. The earliest of all surnames and hence their recordings are in England and Germany. These date from the 12th century and examples include Thurstan le Byssop, of the county of Essex in the year 1240, and Berchtoldus Episcopus of Oberweiler, Germany, in 1296, and Haintz der Pischoffer of Tiefenbach, Germany, in 1396. The first recorded spelling of the surname anywhere in the world is believed to be that of Lefwinus Bissop, which was dated 1166, in the Pipe Rolls of the city of Nottingham, England. This was during the reign of King Henry 11, known as "The Builder of Churches", 1154 - 1189.



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Is there a connection to  John Luna Bishop and his wife

Sarah Elizabeth Farmer.  These were the parents of

Nancy Jane Bishop.  Her 2nd husband was David Ephraim Irvin  my great grandfather.
My John Luna Bishop was married 3 times; Louise Unk, Clementine Evans-Webb and Elisabeth Smith. No Farmer that I know of. I have found a clue about his father from an application to the Eastern  Cherokee Tribe (that was denied). John's father possibly was born in North Carolina about 1814 and the father's mother's name may have been Josie.

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Luna L Bishop

Head

 

United States Census, 1900

 

birth: November 1830 Tennessee

residence: 1900 Clifty & Winona Townships, Carroll, Arkansas, United States

spouse: Elisebeth Bishop

child: Mary E Bishop    

Luna Bishop

United States Census, 1850

 

birth: 1796 Tennessee

residence: 1850 Titus county, part of, Titus, Texas, United States

other: Elizabeth Bishop, Oritha Bishop, Jane Bishop
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
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Luna Bishop

Head

 

United States Census, 1880

 

birth: 1802 Massachusetts, United States

residence: 1880 Whitingham, Windham, Vermont, United States

spouse: Phoebe Bishop    

Luna Bishop

Wife

 

United States Census, 1880

 

birth: 1829 Illinois, United States

residence: 1880 Pendleton, Umatilla, Oregon, United States

spouse: B B Bishop

child: Bell Bishop    

Luna B Bishop

United States Census, 1870

 

birth: from 1801 to 1802 Massachusetts

residence: 1870 Vermont, United States

other: Phoebe N Bishop    

Luna Bishop

United States Census, 1860

 

birth: 1802 Massachusetts

residence: 1860 Whitingham, Windham, Vermont, United States

other: Phebe M Bishop, Emerson Bishop, Milton B Bishop, Ealenor L Bishop, Fanny M Bishop    

Luna Bishop

United States Census, 1850

 

birth: 1805 Massachusetts

residence: 1850 Whitingham, Windham, Vermont, United States

other: Maria Bishop, Emerson Bishop, Milton Bishop, Ellen Bishop, Fanny Bishop, Henry Bishop
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
Some were born in Tennessee and died in Arkansas.

More were born in other states.
Wow, lots to work with.  Thank you!

Elaine
You can find a few more at familysearch.org but here are some others:

 

 

Luna Bishop

United States Census, 1850

 

birth: 1796 Tennessee

residence: 1850 Titus county, part of, Titus, Texas, United States

other: Elizabeth Bishop, Oritha Bishop, Jane Bishop    

Luna Palmer Bishop

Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960

 

death: 19 January 1908 Prosser, Benton, Washington

father: Judge Palmer

mother: Jones  

Luna Bishop

United States Census, 1840

 

residence: 1840 Readsboro, Bennington, Vermont, United States    

Luna Bishop

United States Census, 1830

 

residence: 1830 Jackson, Alabama, United States

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