Is the Ancestry.com listing showing Ephraim Biship and Nancy Coakes a good starting point?

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Ancestry.com just gave the parents without masking (Ephraim Biship and Nancy Coakes):

https://www.ancestry.com/search/?name=Levi_Bishop&birth=1819&death=1880_Georgia&spouse=Miranda_Unknown

WikiTree profile: Levi Bishop
in Genealogy Help by Anonymous Hankins G2G5 (5.1k points)
recategorized by Karen Lowe
There's a message thread here where someone mentions that the two Bishop men in the area in 1820 were Ephraim and John:
https://www.ancestry.co.uk/boards/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=1928&p=surnames.bishop

1 Answer

+4 votes
It appears that you are looking at another Ancestry member's tree with the names you mention. I looked at that tree but I did not see any sources that directly link Ephraim as the father of Levi. I did some searches for a will or a census but I did not see anything concrete so I would not use them yet.  I would use it as a link and continue doing work in this area to find that one item that links the two together and then I would put all that into Wikitree.
by Gurney Thompson G2G6 Pilot (198k points)
Yes, this type of tree is best used as hints. Without sources you cannot know how reliable the data is but there is always the possibility it might be right.

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