Myrtis Bishop

Myrtis Bishop

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Myrtis J. Bishop
Born 1950s.
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Categories: En | Bishop-4082 | US Navy Retired.

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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.
Myrtis Jane's current to-do list

Bishop Ezekiel and Nancy Street

NOTE: I can not do personal research. Please do not ask.



Myrtis'_Tools My free-space page for photos to use as backgrounds or miscellaneous family photos. Feel free to use or add yourself to any of the photos to use on your own profiles for backgrounds.


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




Wiki Pages

Ancestor Branches

Sortable table
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

Sortable table
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

Wiki Tools

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Color Picker
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Roll of Honor Template
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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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My dad's line.
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Add patent land links to profiles in Simpson and Covington county Mississippi
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DNA Tested
Myrtis Bishop's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Myrtis or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Myrtis Bishop: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup H76, FTDNA kit #289777
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On 1 Jan 2019 at 15:23 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

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

On 4 Nov 2018 at 02:55 GMT Katie (Collins) Goodwin wrote:

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 :)

On 31 Aug 2018 at 21:19 GMT Jackie (Minter) Yaggi wrote:

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.

On 16 May 2018 at 20:03 GMT Daniel Jones wrote:

Thank you Myrtis for all of your research on our family. I hope you are doing well. Daniel Jones

On 7 Apr 2018 at 23:30 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:

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!

On 1 Mar 2018 at 08:47 GMT Nathan Kennedy wrote:

Hi Myrtis,

I sent you an email with details regarding the GFR template. Please let me know if you have any further feedback/questions or if the email didn't get through. Thanks, Nathan

On 1 Jan 2018 at 22:20 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.

Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As we always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.

Thank you for being a Wikitreer,

Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader

On 6 Oct 2017 at 20:18 GMT Star Kline wrote:

Hi Myrtis,

I missed you on the Forget-Me-Nots Team in the 2017 Source-A-Thon. And since we haven't had a Cemeterist Challenge in quite a while I feel like I haven't talked to you in ages! Just wanted you to know that I was thinking about you and hopng you are well and that your research is going well.


On 2 Sep 2017 at 12:54 GMT Anne B wrote:


Hi Former Source-a-thon Team Forget-me-nots member. It's time again. Register first for the Source a thon to get your badge. Ask to join the Team Forget-me-nots

On 8 Jul 2017 at 02:17 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Thanks Myrtis for your military service. I'm retired US Army!!

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