Confederate Veteran, Official
Journal of the Sons of Confederate Veterans
J. G. Bishop was with the 10th Confederate
Cavalry in Kentucky, then in camp at Knoxville, Tenn., and afterwards detailed
to serve in the quartermaster’s department at Atlanta and other places. The
quartermaster’s force was organized into two companies, one of which was under
Capt. Fred Crass, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; they worked also in the shoe shops
until the relief was sent to Savannah; then there was service in different ways
until the surrender. He was paroled May 5, 1865. He and his wife are now in the
I. O. O. F. Home at Corsicana, Texas.
John Goodman Bishop
27 Dec 1841-1 Sep 1927
BISHOP - Corsicana, Texas. Sept. 3. - J. G. Bishop, 86, died at the I. O. O. F.
Old Folks' Home here and funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 4
o'clock from the home of John Humphries, corner of Fourteenth street and Fifth
avenue, Corsicana, with burial in the Odd Fellows plot in Oakwood Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, who also resides at the home. Mr. Bishop was a ward
of the Arlington lodge. He came to the home in 1920. He was well known among the
Odd Fellows of the State and was at one time in business in Paris.
Full name from the Confederate Pension application.
Full date from Navarro County Cemetery Records for
Oakwood Cemetery. Also states: IOOF, Corsicana Lodge No. 63
September 4, 1927
ODD FELLOWS CALLED TO MEET SUNDAY FOR FUNERAL J. G. BISHOP
I. O. O. F. MEET AT HALL AT 3:30 P.M.—FUNERAL AT FOUR O’CLOCK
All Odd Fellow are called to meet at the I. O. O. F. Hall Sunday afternoon at
3:30 o’clock for the purpose of attending the funeral of J. G. Bishop who died
at the I. O. O. F. Old Folk’s Home Friday morning.
The funeral will be held from the home of John Humphries, corner of Fourteenth
street and Fifth avenue, Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood
Mr. Bishop, aged 85 years, was a ward of the Arlington lodge and had been at the
Home since 1920. He is survived by his wife who is also an inmate of the Home.
He was well known among the Odd Fellows of the state and was very popular and
liked by all. At one time he was in business in Corsicana and at Paris.
AGED ODD FELLOW BURIED HERE SUNDAY OAKWOOD CEMETERY
“UNCLE JOE” BISHOP HAD BEEN INMATE ODD FELLOWS HOME 7 YEARS
Funeral services for J. G. (Uncle Joe) Bishop, aged 86 years, who died at
the I. O. O. F. Home Friday morning, were held Sunday afternoon from the
residence of John Humphries at 4 o’clock with interment in the I. O. O. F.
plot in Oakwood cemetery. The services at the house were conducted by Rev.
F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church, and Corsicana Odd
Fellows had charge of the services at the grave.
Uncle Joe was one of the oldest, if not the oldest, members of the Odd
Fellows Order in Texas, having been a member for 60 years. He was a ward of
Arlington I. O. O. F. lodge and had been in the Old Folks Home here since
June, 1920. Formerly he was a resident of Corsicana and Paris.
Surviving is his aged wife, also an inmate of the I. O. O. F. Old Folks Home
here. Mr. and Mrs. Bishop were among the organizers of the Home Rebekah
Lodge, No. 128, Corsicana, a number of years ago.
Mr. Bishop took the four degrees in the subordinate lodge in March, 1867,
and the Encampment and Rebekah degrees in April and May, 1867.
Notes: John Goodman Bishop [1841 - 9/6/1927] is buried
in the Oakwood Cemetery
He enlisted in the 10 TN Cav. and later as 1 Lt. in the Quartermaster's
Dept. He received Confederate
Mary A. Bishop
Jun 17, 1846 - Apr 21, 1931
Niece of Gen. Forrest Dies at I.O.O.F. Home
Special to The News
ENNIS, Texas. April 21. - Mary Bishop, 84, resident of Texas last sixty-four
years, niece of Gen. N. B. Forrest, died in I. O. O. F. Old Folks' Home here
She was born in Chappell Hill, Tenn., June 17, 1846, came to Texas in 1867. Her
husband died in old folks' home at Corsicana a few years ago and was buried
Mrs. Bishop's funeral will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday and the body will be
taken to Corsicana for burial.
Mrs. Bishop had been active in the Rebekah Lodge, having organized ten lodges of
that order in different parts of Texas.
Aged Woman Buried Oakwood Cemetery; Died Ennis Tuesday
Mrs. Mary Bishop, aged 84 years, resident of Texas 64 years and formerly of
Corsicana, died at the I. O. O. F. Home at Ennis, Tuesday morning, and the
funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment was made in the I.
O. O. F. lot in Oakwood cemetery here.
Mrs. Bishop was well-known here, and was active in the Rebekah work for many
years, organizing a number of lodges.
She was a niece of Gen. N. B. Forrest of the Confederate Army.
Her husband died in the Old Folks Home here several years ago.
Mary Bishop Be Buried Here
Mrs. Mary Bishop, age 85 years, well known in Corsicana and surrounding
communities, died in Ennis early Tuesday morning and funeral rites will be
conducted there at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon after which time the body will
be brought to Corsicana and be buried in a cemetery here.
The deceased is survived by one sister, who lives in Houston.