Myrtis Bishop
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Myrtis Bishop

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Myrtis J. Bishop
Born 1950s.
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Sister of [private brother (1940s - unknown)], , [private sister (1940s - unknown)], [private sister (1950s - unknown)], , and [private sister (1960s - unknown)]
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Myrtis Bishop is a Military Veteran.
Served in the United States Navy 1971-1999 attaining Chief Petty Officer
Served during Cold War & Vietnam Era.
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Bishop Ezekiel and Nancy Street

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Myrtis Jane Bishop was born on xxx 1951 in Magee, Simpson, Mississippi, USA as the fourth child of Walter R Bishop and Margaret Ella Jones. She has seven siblings, namely: Walter Ray, Patsy Maureen, Betty Jean, Margaret Minnie, Danny Tilman, Richard Tillman, and Linda Annette.

When she was 49, she married James Edward "Ed" Craig Jr o 2001 in Orlando, Orange, Florida, USA. [1] [2]

She is of the Christian faith. She served in the US Navy between Mar 1971–Feb 1979 (USN). She served in the US Navy Reserves between Mar 1979–Dec 1997 (USNR). She retired as an E-7, Chief Petty Officer.

James Edward "Ed" Craig Jr and Myrtis Jane Bishop have no children.

Bio by Myrtis [3]

Places Lived

Magee, Simpson, Mississippi 1951 - 1956
Prentiss, Jefferson Davis, Mississippi 1956 - 1971
San Diego, San Diego, California 1971
Jacksonville, FL 1972 - 1973
Iceland 1974
London, England 1974-1976
Alexandria, Alexandria, Virginia 1976 - 1979
Jacksonville, Duval, Florida 1980 - 1984
Salem, Marion, Oregon 1984 - 1991
Honolulu, Hawaii in 1991 for 4 months on a return to active duty
Orlando, Orange, Florida, USA 1991- 2006 [4]
Rossville, Walker County, Georgia, USA since 2006


US. Navy 1971 - 1997 retired rank of E7 (DPC) [5]

Duty Stations




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Ancestor Branches

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Last Name First/Middle Names Relationship Photo (click for larger)
Bishop Ezekiel4th great grandfather
CarneyHarmon 1st great grandfather
JonesGeorge4th great grandfather
SellersJohn J 3rd great grandfather
SatcherMargaret 1st great grandmother
SullivanPappy Tom4th great grandfather
StephensJoshua 3rd great grandfather
TurnbowIsaac 4th great grandfather

Active Kin/Friends on Wiki

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Last Name First/Middle Names Relationship
Oncale Emma 2nd cousin, 1x removed
Franklin Lisa l. 5th cousin, 1x removed -- also multi cousins
Franklin Ira 20th cousin, 1x removed (Lisa's dad)
Eades Stephen F. 3rd cousin, 1x removed
Mulkey Karen 3rd cousin, 1x removed
Russum Jackson 3rd cousin, 2x removed
Eckman Jennifer4th cousin
Flynt Brian 4th cousin
Keys David 4th cousin
Thomas Susan 4th cousin
Middleton Natasha 4th cousin
White Olivia 4th cousin
Lee Melonie 5th cousin
Brooks Michelle 7th cousin
Echols Dianne no kin
Whatley Dreama5th cousin
Allen Patricia distant cousin
Puckett Eddie3rd cousin, 1x removed
Lamey Nomano kin
Jones Tammy (Dennis) 1st cousin, 1x removed
KirbyJudy 2nd cousin, 1x removed

Wiki Projects

Mississippi Project Page
Mississippi Genealogy Nook
Global Cemeteries/January 2015 Free For All Challenge
Sourcerers Challenge
March 2016 Sourcerers' Challenge!
April 2016 Sourcerers' Challenge!
May 2016 Sourcerers' Challenge!
June 2016 Sourcerers Challenge!
July 2016 Sourcerers Challenge!
August 2016 Sourcerers Challenge!
September 2016 Sourcerers Challenge!
October 2016 Sourcerers Challenge!
November 2016 Sourcerers Challenge!

Source-a-Thon October is Family History Month. To celebrate, we're kicking it off with a three-day "Source-a-Thon" October 1-3!


Forget-me-nots, a "generic" Source-a-Thon Team
Project: Homesteaders

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External Links

Personal Pages
Bishop & Jones of Simpson County, Mississippi
Findagrave Contributor MyrtisJane (#47090616)
Virgle Ray Williamson, My "Magnolia State" Roots
The Genealogical Database of Brendan Flynn, M.D.
Research Places
Family Search for Simpson County, Mississippi
cyndislist for Simpson County, Mississippi
Roadside Thoughts
Roadside Thoughts for Mississippi
Roadside Thoughts for Simpson County, Mississippi
Roadside Thoughts for Mendenhall, Simpson County, Mississippi
Roadside Thoughts for Mendenhall, Simpson County, Mississippi Cemeteries
Research Cemeteries
Billion Graves for Mississippi
Churches and Cemeteries for Counties
Find A Grave - Cemetery Search
Tombstone Transcription Project for Mississippi
Mississippi Genealogy Pages
Genealogy Trails for Mississippi
GenWeb for Mississippi
Mississippi Genealogy & History Network - MSGHN
Simpson County
Genealogy Trails for Simpson County, Mississippi
GenWeb for Simpson County, Mississippi
Mississippi Genealogy & History Network (MSGHN) for Simpson County, Mississippi
Smith County
Genealogy Trails for Smith County, Mississippi
GenWeb for Smith County, Mississippi
Mississippi Genealogy & History Network (MSGHN) for Smith County, Mississippi
Smith County Mississippi Genealogical Society


  1. "Florida Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001," database, FamilySearch ( : 28 November 2014), Bishop and Myrtis Jane Bishop, 15 Feb 2001; from "Florida, Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001," database and images, Ancestry ( : 2006); citing Florida Department of Health, Jacksonville, Florida; and Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research.
  2. "Florida Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001," database, FamilySearch ( : 28 November 2014), James Edward Craig and MM9.1.1/VJNY-126:, 15 Feb 2001; from "Florida, Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001," database and images, Ancestry ( : 2006); citing Florida Department of Health, Jacksonville, Florida; and Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research.
  3. Myrtis Bishop, August 10, 2014.
  4. "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch ( : 22 May 2014), Myrtis J Bishop, Residence, Orlando, Florida, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
  • Paternal and Maternal relationships are confirmed by a 2,655.1 cM match between Ray Bishop GEDmatch T621729 and his sister Myrtis Bishop GEDmatch M082605.
Largest segment = 150.7 cM
Total of segments > 7 cM = 2,655.1 cM
50 matching segments
Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 1.2
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed with a 23andMe test match between Myrtis Bishop and Rae Ann (Bishop) Eklund, first cousins. Predicted relationship from 23andMe: "1st Cousin based on 13.3% DNA shared across 38 segments."
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed with a 23andMe test match between Myrtis Bishop and Beatrice "Bea" (Canoy) Kennedy, 1st cousins once removed. Predicted relationship from 23andMe: "2nd Cousin based on 3.96% DNA shared across 17 segments."
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with a 23andMe test match between Myrtis Bishop and Tennie (Jones) Bishop, 2nd cousins once removed. Predicted relationship from 23andMe: "2nd Cousin based on 1.96% DNA shared across 9 segments."
  • Relationship between Myrtis Bishop and a 5th cousins 2x removed is tentatively confirmed with an Ancestry DNA test match. Our MRCA is Isaac Turnbow.

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The Global Cemeteries Project is currently undergoing our member check-in and wanted to verify that you are still active and interested in being a member of the project. Are you currently assigned to or working with one of our Cemetery Teams? If not, is there a particular Team or area you are interested in participating with? I would be delighted to help you get setup in one or more of our collaborative teams!

We use Google Groups for internal project collaboration, so if you are not yet setup for access feel free to submit a join request and we will get that approved as quick as possible. We also ask that members check their followed tags to make sure you are following the correct project tag (CEMETERIES) so you don't miss any discussions in G2G.

Last, but not least, we would like to thank you for all of your contributions to WikiTree and let you know that any ideas or suggestions for improvement you may have for the Global Cemeteries Project would greatly appreciated!

I look forward to hearing form you soon!

Steve ~Global Cemeteries Project Leader

posted by Steven Harris
Hi ,

On behalf of the Connectors Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you are currently contributing to the project.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Michelle ~ Volunteer Coordinator

Congratulations on making more than 100 contributions to WikiTree for the Month of May!

We all appreciate your efforts to make our Shared Tree the best it can be.

Keep up the great work and THANK YOU!

Shannon Thomas

WikiTree Appreciation Team

Hi Myrtis,

We sent you a message a while ago about your current status as Project Coordinator and have not yet heard back from you. If we don’t hear from you in the next week we will assume you no longer wish to continue as a Project Coordinator on WikiTree at this time, but you are welcome to get back in touch with your Project Leaders to have your badge reinstated.

Many thanks,

Susie and Eowyn

Hi Myrtis,

I’m working with Eowyn to check-in with everyone holding the Project Coordinator badge to make sure we have the most up-to-date information. As a Project Coordinator badge holder, please can you let me know which project(s) you are currently coordinating and if you have a specific role as coordinator in those projects?

Many thanks,


Hi Myrtis

You received a message a couple of weeks ago about the new-look Global Cemeteries Project but we have not yet heard back from you. If you would like to continue in the project, please can you PM me your team(s) selections and your e-mail address for the Google group.

If I don’t hear back from you by this time next week I’ll assume you no longer wish to be in the project at this time.

Many thanks,

Darren :-)

Project Coordinator for Membership Global Cemeteries Project

posted by Darren Kellett
Hi Myrtis,

We’ve made some exciting changes to the Global Cemeteries Project. The sub-projects have been merged into the Global Project to help with Leadership and to facilitate collaboration.

Some roles within the project have changed. From now on, there are Project Coordinators for each continent, and one for Welcome and Integration, plus Team Leaders for each individual Country etc.

Please let me know if you’d like to stay on in the new project, if you’d like to continue in an existing role, and which team(s) you’d like to be on. Please also give me your e-mail address so that I can get you added to the project’s Google Group.

Many thanks,


Leader, Global Cemeteries

I wanted to thank you for your findagrave work and allowing your photos to be used elsewhere with credit. It was a pleasant surprise to see you were a WikiTree member :)
My father was Ray Minter, His father was Joseph Minter and the older family came by way of Nebraska to Ellisville, MS. There were about 5 boys. I think there were Burl, Jo, Walter, and girls. Their mom was Susan McPherron.
posted by Jackie (Minter) Yaggi
Thank you Myrtis for all of your research on our family. I hope you are doing well. Daniel Jones
posted by Daniel Jones
Hi I would like to invite you again this year to join the 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon and join the Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon this year I am going to be the leader like I was for Team Tennessee 2017 Source-a-Thon. I will also be the leader of Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Source-a-Thon too this year. Notice the change in the name of the team. Here is our free space page: It is April 21 - 23. You need to register for this by April 19th that is the last day to register.

Star this is the link you need to go to and The registration deadline is April 19, 2018, at 12:01 am. Note: Please post as an answer not as a comment. Thanks!

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