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THE DOWNEY BRANCH
 
 
 
 
DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE DOWNEY

 
 
 
Generation No. 1

1. George Downey was born in New Brunswick, Canada. He married Mary Goul. She was born in New Brunswick, Canada.

George Downey and Mary Goul had the followong child:
2. Lucy A. Downey was born in March 12, 1835 in New Brunswick, Canada. She died on November 21, 1916 in Chicopee, Hampden Co., MA. She married Mariner Bishop, son of John Edmonds Bishop and Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, on January 20, 1855 in Hopewell Parish, Albert, Canada. He was born about 1833 in Hopewell, Westmorland, NB. He died on November 28, 1880 in Cape Station, Albert, NB (Gravesite).
 
 

Generation No. 2

2. Lucy A. Downey was born in March 12, 1835 in New Brunswick, Canada. She died on November 21, 1916 in Chicopee, Hampden Co., MA. She married Mariner Bishop, son of John Edmonds Bishop (See Bishop) and Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, on January 20, 1855 in Hopewell Parish, Albert, Canada. He was born about 1833 in Hopewell, Westmorland, NB. He died on November 28, 1880 in Cape Station, Albert, NB (Gravesite).

Marriage Registry ~ Mariner Bishop & Lucy Downey, Front
Marriage Registry ~ Mariner Bishop & Lucy Downey, Back
1900 Census ~ Middlesex Co., MA ~ Lucy Bishop with Josiah MacWhirter Family
1910 Census ~ Hampden Co., MA ~ Lucy Bishop with Harry William Bishop and Family
Death Certificate ~ Lucy Bishop

Mariner Bishop and Lucy A. Downey had the following children:
(**) Alonza Bishop was born on February 20, 1856. He died on February 7, 1876.
(**) Joseph Bishop was born on August 2, 1858. He died on December 11, 1876.
(**) Edgar Bishop was born on October 14, 1860. He died on July 8, 1876.
(**) Sarah Eliza Bishop was born on June 10, 1862. She died on November 23, 1882.
(**) Samuel W. Bishop was born in 1863. He died on January 31, 1881 (Gravesite).
3. Archibald Bishop was born on December 5, 1864 in NB. He died on October 3, 1942 in MA. He married Sarah J. Sharpe on November 13, 1889 in Hopewell Cape, Albert, Canada.
(**) Mariner Bishop was born on August 18, 1866. He died on April 4, 1883.
4. Annie L. Bishop was born on January 7, 1868. She died on May 21, 1946. She married Archibald B. Wright on June 24, 1890 in Wakefield, MA. He was born on May 8, 1866. He died on July 14, 1946.
(**) Ella M. Bishop was born on March 9, 1870. She died on February 19, 1907 in MA. She married Josiah McWhirter on March 11, 1897 in Wakefield or Reading, MA. He was born in 1868 (Marriage Record).
(**) Frederick H. Bishop was born on April 23, 1872. He died on March 21, 1890.
5. Howard Emerson Bishop was born on November 7, 1873 in Rockland, ME. He died on August 17, 1939 in Springfield, Summit Co., OH. He married (1) Margaret Jane Hayman, daughter of Thomas Amon and Rebecca Jane McNeil, in 1895 in Dorchester, MA. She was born on October 3, 1869 in Economy, NS. She died on April 1, 1921 in St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL. He married (2) Theresa Bousher, daughter of Charles Bousher, about 1931. She was born on April 28, 1880 in Akron, Summit Co., OH. She died on September 11, 1940 in Akron, Summit Co., OH.
6. Harry William Bishop was born on February 23, 1876 in NB. He died on January 20, 1926 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. He married Cecelia Mallard, daughter of John Mallard and Mary McIntyre, on April 15, 1908 in Wakefield, MA. She was born in 1883 in Kings Co., Prince Edward Island, Canada. She died about 1960.
(**) Herbert Bishop was born on April 6, 1879. He died on November 25, 1879 (Gravesite).
 
 
 

Generation No. 3

3. Archibald Bishop was born on December 5, 1864 in NB. He died on October 3, 1942 in MA. He married Sarah J. Sharpe on November 13, 1889 in Hopewell Cape, Albert Co., Canada.

Archibald Bishop and Sarah J. Sharpe had the following child:
(**) Guy Havelock Bishop was born on April 25, 1892 in Canada. He died on March 17, 1974 in Eustis, Lake Co., FL. He married Aubrey E. Chisler. She was born on May 17, 1893 in PA. She died on January 16, 1981 in Eustis, Lake Co., FL.
 
 
 
 
4. Annie L. Bishop was born on January 7, 1868. She died on May 21, 1946 (Gravesite). She married Archibald B. Wright on June 24, 1890 in Wakefield, MA. He was born on May 8, 1866. He died on July 14, 1946 (Gravesite).

Note ~ Annie's parentage is in question. Her marriage license states parents as David and Ella Bishop. But this Annie is the one raised as a child of Mariner.

1900 Census ~ Middlesex Co., MA ~ Archibald Wright and Family
1910 Census ~ Summit Co., OH ~ Archibald Wright and Family
1920 Census ~ Summit Co., OH ~ Archibald Wright and Family

Archibald B. Wright and Annie L. Bishop had the following children:
(**) Frederick Everett Wright was born on November 23, 1890 in Wakefield, MA.
(**) Roy Winifred Wright was born on March 22, 1892 in Wakefield, MA.
(**) Mabel R. Wright was born in January 1895 in MA.
(**) Clyde A. Wright was born in December 1899 in MA.
(**) Charles C. Wright was born about 1902 in MA.
 
 
 
 

Margaret Jane & Howard Emerson Bishop
with Harold Lee and Georgina
 
 
5. Howard Emerson Bishop was born on November 7, 1873 in Rockland, ME. He died on August 17, 1939 in Springfield, Summit Co., OH (Gravesite). He married (1) Margaret Jane Hayman, daughter of Thomas Amon (See Hayman) and Rebecca Jane MacNeil (See McNeil), in 1895 in Dorchester, MA. She was born on October 3, 1869 in Economy, NS. She died on April 1, 1921 in St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL (Gravesite). He married (2) Theresa Bousher, daughter of Charles Bousher, about 1931. She was born on April 28, 1880 in Akron, Summit Co., OH. She died on September 11, 1940 in Akron, Summit Co., OH.

1900 Census ~ Middlesex Co., MA ~ Howard Emerson Bishop and Family
1910 Census ~ Summit Co., OH ~ Howard Emerson Bishop and Family
1920 Census Index Card ~ Summit Co., OH ~ Howard Emerson Bishop and Family
1920 Census ~ Summit Co., OH ~ Howard Emerson Bishop and Family
1930 Census ~ Summit Co., OH ~ Howard Emerson Bishop and Family
Death Certificate ~ Howard Emerson Bishop
1940 Census ~ Summit Co., OH ~ Theresa Bousher Bishop with Julia Graham and Family

Howard Emerson Bishop and Margaret Jane Hayman had the following children:
7. Georgie Minnie "Georgina" Bishop was born on November 30, 1896 in Dorchester, MA. She died on July 1, 1977 in Akron, Summit Co., OH. She married Frances Joseph Williams on August 1, 1923 in Akron, Summit Co., OH. He was born on August 1, 1897 in OH. He died on January 31, 1950.
(**) Myrtle M. Bishop was born on April 28, 1898. She died on December 13, 1899.
8. Harold Lee Bishop was born on August 5. 1900 in Reading, MA. He maried Thelma Gladys Inskeep, daughter of Chester C. Inskeep and Mary Bernice Loveland, on May 6, 1922 in Pottersburg, Allen Twp, Union Co., OH. She was born on April 11, 1905 in Pottersburg, Allen Tp., Union Co., OH.
(**) Marguerite Loretta Bishop was born on December 30, 1901 in Providence, RI. She died on February 2, 1902 in Providence, RI.
 
 
 
 
6. Harry William Bishop was born on February 23, 1876 in NB. He died on January 20, 1926 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. He married Cecelia Mallard, daughter of John Mallard and Mary McIntyre, on April 15, 1908 in Wakefield, MA She was born in 1883 in Kings Co., Prince Edward Island, Canada. She died about 1960.

Marriage Registry ~ Harry Bishop & Cecelia Mallard
1910 Census ~ Hampden Co., MA ~ Harry William Bishop and Family
Death Certificate ~ Harry William Bishop
"Daily Republican" Springfield, MA, January 22, 1926 ~ Obit for Harry Bishop
"City Directory" Chicopee, Hampden Co., MA, 1926 ~ Celia Bishop
1930 Census ~ Hampden Co., MA ~ Celia Bishop and Family
1940 Census ~ Hampden Co., MA ~ Celia Bishop and Family

Harry William Bishop and Cecelia Mallard had the following children:
9. Agnes Bishop was born in 1910 in MA. She married Paul Ward Persons. He was born on April 19, 1906 in MA. He died on January 4, 1990 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA.
10. Frederick T. Bishop was born on April 20, 1911. He died on November 13, 1988 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. He married Beatrice ?. She was born on February 25, 1910 in NH. She died on September 4, 1990 in East Longmeadow, MA.
(**) Ethel Bishop.
(**) Edgar Bishop was born in 1924. He married Margaret Gelinas.
 
 
 

Generation No. 4

Frank Williams & Georgina Bishop
Wedding Day
 
 
7. Georgie Minnie "Georgina" Bishop was born on November 30, 1896 in Dorchester, MA. She died on July 1, 1977 in Akron, Summit Co., OH (Gravesite). She married Frances Joseph Williams Sr. on August 1, 1923 in Akron, Summit Co., OH. He was born on August 1, 1897 in OH. He died on January 31, 1950 (Gravesite).

1930 Census ~ Summit Co., OH ~ Frank Williams and Family
1940 Census ~ Summit Co., OH ~ Frank Williams and Family

Frances Joseph Williams and Georgie Minnie Bishop had the following children:
11. John Donald Williams was born on July 15, 1927 in Akron, Summit Co., OH. He died on January 25, 1997 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. He married (1) Barbara Duryea. He married (2) Phyliss Throckmorton in January 1962. She died on March 1997.
12. Francis Joseph Williams was born on June 14, 1930 in OH. He died on February 6, 2009 in Summit Co., OH. He married Barbara A. Lynch on August 23, 1954.
13. Robert Leo Williams was born on September 21, 1931 in OH. He married Lorainne McMillen in 1962.
14. Gerald Anthony Williams was born on November 11, 1935 in OH. He married Donna F. Witner on July 24, 1957.
 
 
 
 

Harold Lee & Georgina Bishop
Brother & Sister
 
 
8. Harold Lee Bishop was born on August 5, 1900 in Reading MA. He married Thelma Gladys Inskeep, daughter of Chester C. Inskeep (See Inskeep) and Mary Bernice Loveland (See Loveland), on May 6, 1922 in Pottersburg, Allen Twp, Union Co., OH. She was born on April 11, 1905 in Pottersburg, Allen Twp, Union Co., OH. She died on July 12, 1971 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH (Gravesite).  
 
Note ~ Harold Lee Bishop went missing in January of 1926, his wife and children never saw him again.

Harold Lee Bishop MA Birth Record
Harold Lee Bishop RI Birth Record
Thelma Gladys Inskeep Birth Record
Marriage License ~ Harold Lee Bishop and Thelma Gladys Inskeep
1930 Census ~ Champaign Co., OH ~ Thelma Bishop with Daniel Holycross Family
1930 Census ~ Union Co., OH ~ Thelma Bishop with Juliette Inskeep Family
1940 Census ~ Union Co., OH ~ Charles Jackson and Family

Bishop Children
Marvin, Ginny, and Juanita
 
 
Harold Lee Bishop and Thelma Gladys Inskeep had the following children:
15. Violet Virginia Bishop was born on July 11, 1923 in Pottersburg, Allen Twp, Union Co., OH. She died on August 13, 1998 in Johnstown, Licking Co., OH. She married Frank Russel Yantis, son of John William Yantis and Elizabeth Ethel Hodge, on November 1, 1941 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. He was born on June 16, 1916 in Delaware Co., OH. He died on November 15, 1976 in Newark, Licking Co., OH.
16. Harold Marvin Bishop was born on October 4, 1924 in Plain City, OH. He died on March 27, 1988 in Sandusky, OH. He married Alice Irene Holt, daughter of Harold F. Holt and Druzella Jane Sine, on July 1, 1944. She was born on May 12, 1925. She died on October 16, 2010 in Norwalk, Huron Co., OH.
17. Marilyn Juanita Bishop was born on March 24, 1926 in Pottersburg, Allen Twp, Union Co., OH. She died on March 23, 2009 in Deming, Luna Co., NM. She married (1) John Edward Schalip, son of Harry P. Schalip and Elnora Faye Trout, on June 28, 1947 in Green Up, KY. He was born on July 3, 1923 in Marysville, Union Co., OH. He died on November 27, 2005 in Deming, Luna Co., NM. She married (2) Lewis C. Daws after 1980.
 
 
 
 
9. Agnes Bishop was born in 1910 in MA. She married Paul Ward Persons. He was born on April 19, 1906 in MA. He died on January 4, 1990 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA.

1940 Census ~ Hampden Co., MA ~ Paul Ward Person and Family

Paul Ward Persons and Agnes Bishop had the following children:
(**) Paul Persons was born on November 4, 1936 in Ashland, MA. He died on November 18, 1968.
18. Wayne Persons. He married Sandy Gartner.
 
 
 
 
10. Frederick T. Bishop was born on April 20, 1911 in MA. He died on November 13, 1988 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA (Gravesite). He married Beatrice ?. She was born on February 25, 1910 in NH. She died on September 4, 1990 in East Longmeadow, MA (Gravesite).

1940 Census ~ Hampden Co., MA ~ Frederick T. Bishop and Family

Frederick T. Bishop and Beatrice ? had the following child:
(**) Susan Gail Bishop.
 
 
 

Generation No. 5

11. John Donald Williams was born on July 15, 1927 in Akron Summit Co., OH. He died on January 25, 1997 in Columbus, Franklin Co, OH. He married (1) Barbara Duryea. He married (2) Phyliss Throckmorton in January 1962. She died in March 1997.

John Donald Williams and Barbara Duryea had the following children:
(**) (Private).
(**) (Private).
 
 
 
 
12. Francis Joseph Williams was born on June 14, 1930 in OH. He died on February 6, 2009 in Summit Co., OH. He married Barbara A. Lynch on August 23, 1954.

Francis Joseph Williams and Barbara A. Lynch had the following child:
(**) (Private).
 
 
 
 
13. Robert Leo Williams was born on September 21, 1931 in OH. He married Lorainne McMillen in 1962.

Robert Leo Williams and Lorainne McMillen had the following children:
(**) (Private).
(**) (Private).
(**) (Private).
(**) (Private).
 
 
 
 
14. Gerald Anthony Williams was born on November 11, 1935 in OH. He married Donna F. Witner on July 24, 1957.

Gerald Anthony Williams and Donna F. Witner had the following children:
(**) (Private).
(**) (Private).
 
 
 
 

Violet Virginia "Ginny" Bishop Yantis
 
 
15. Violet Virginia Bishop was born on July 11, 1923 in Pottersburg, Allen Twp, Union Co., OH. She died on August 13, 1998 in Johnstown, Licking Co., OH (Gravesite). She married Frank Russel Yantis, son of John William Yantis (See Yantis) and Elizabeth Ethel Hodge (See Hodge), on November 1, 1941 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. He was born on June 16, 1916 in Delaware Co., OH. He died on November 15, 1976 in Newark, Licking Co., OH (Gravesite).

Birth Certificate ~ Violet Virginia Bishop
Otterbein Children's Home
Bishop Children's Indenture
Marriage License ~ Frank Russel Yantis & Violet Virginia Bishop
Obituary ~ Frank Yantis
Death Certificate ~ Violet Virginia Bishop Yantis

Frank Russel Yantis and Violet Virginia Bishop had the following children:
(**) (Private).
(**) (Private).
(**) Philip Lee Yantis was born on August 4, 1944 in Galena, Genoa Twp, Delaware Co., OH. He died on May 30, 1956 in Johnstown, Licking Co., OH (Gravesite).
(**) Donald Russell Yantis was born on January 10, 1947 in Westerville, Franklin Co., OH. He died on November 22, 2007 in Huntsville, Madison Co., AL (Cremated). He married (1) (Private). He married (2) Diana Louise Grover. She was born on June 2, 1952. She died on August 21, 2018 (Cremated).
(**) (Private).
 
 
 
 
16. Harold Marvin Bishop was born on October 4, 1924 in Plain City, OH. He died on March 27, 1988 in Sandusky, OH. He married Alice Irene Holt, daughter of Harold F. Holt and Druzella Jane Sine, on July 1, 1944. She was born on May 12, 1925. She died on October 16, 2010 in Norwalk, Huron Co., OH.

Birth Certificate ~ Harold Harvin Bishop
Otterbein Children's Home
Bishop Children's Indenture

Harold Marvin Bishop and Alice Irene Hold had the following children:
(**) (Private).
(**) (Private).
 
 
 
 
17. Marilyn Juanita Bishop was born on March 24, 1926 in Pottersburg, Allen Twp, Union Co., OH. She died on March 23, 2009 in Deming, Luna Co., NM (Gravesite). She married (1) John Edward Schalip, son of Harry P. Schalip and Elnora Faye Trout, on June 28, 1947 in Green Up, KY. He was born on July 3, 1923 in Marysville, Union Co., OH. He died on November 27, 2005 in Deming, Luna Co., NM (Gravesite). She married (2) Lewis C. Daws after 1980.

Otterbein Children's Home
Bishop Children's Indenture
Death Certificate ~ Juanita Daws

John Edward Schalip and Marilyn Juanita Bishop had the following children:
(**) (Private).
(**) (Private).
(**) (Private).
(**) (Private).
(**) (Private).
 
 
 
 
18. Wayne Persons. He married Sandy Gartner.

Wayne Persons and Sandy Gartner had the following child:
(**) (Private).
 
 
(**) No further information on this individual.  
 

 
 
A special thanks to cousin Jacquie for all of her hard work in researching this family.
 
 
 
 
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