My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday -- James Bishop

James Bishop, my 4th great-grandfather
Born July 12, 1744
Died April 16, 1803
His wife was Hannah Dickerman
Old Burying Ground aka East St. Cemetery, Plainville, Connecticut
The plaque says Olde, but everything and everybody says Old.
Cemetery is usually locked, but we were so lucky that somebody forgot to lock up!
Cemetery plots below, in two parts

As indicated by the yellow (done by the Historical Society), I have others in this cemetery.

Christmas Card -- 1921

I found an article which appeared in The Hartford Courant, Dec. 14, 1976. "The Peck Memorial Library (Berlin, CT) announced Monday the opening of a new exhibit of more than 40 Christmas cards. The exhibit, titled 'Christmas From the Bishops,' will feature cards sent by the Earle K. Bishops of Kensington section from 1921 to 1976." This month, I will be posting several of my grandfather's cards.

This was made in 1921, three years after they married.