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William Henry Bishop
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Randolph County, Arkansas

William Henry Bishop
© 2001 by: Cecil Stout - GGGrandson

© 2001 Cecil Stout

William Henry Bishop was born 30 Oct. 1842 in western Kentucky. He served as a Pvt. in the Confederacy under (county resident) Capt. James N. Bolen, in the Bolen's Independent Company of Kentucky Cavalry. Serving from 1862 to April 1865 he, also served in the 7th and B Company of the 13th Regiments of Kentucky Cavalry. Three major engagements he saw action in was Fort Donnelson Tn., Prestonburg Ky., and Selma Alabama. It was April 1st 1865 that he and the remnants of his unit surrendered to union forces at the battle of Ebenezer Church, Alabama. This effectively ending the war for him and the 59 other survivors of his regiment. They swore alliance and were pardoned on the 10th of April 1865. The war was effectively over for the south. In Oct. 1867 he and wife Sarah (Houston) arrived in, Randolph County in a covered wagon. They homesteaded 240 acres, 3 miles south of Warm Springs, and had twelve children. Many of his children became school teachers and lawyers working though out the county. He received his confederate pension from Randolph County. He died in 1925 in a train accident in Shawnee Okla. Many of his grandchildren still live in the county.

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