Zadock Bishop is my sixth great-grandfather. He was born April 24, 1749 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts to Gould and Mary Pullen Bishop. He was the fifth son, the eighth child out of ten for Gould and Mary.
On February 28, 1770 he married Mary “Molly” Rawson in Rehoboth, Mass. She died due to complications from childbirth in November 1770, after his first son, Jonathan, was born on October 30, 1770.
He married Elizabeth Hale on April 25, 1772 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts and then again on May 11, 1772 in Warren, Rhode Island. The marriages are both listed in the state vital records – best guess is they married in Rehoboth for his family and in Warren for her family.
She gave him seven or nine children – Joseph (my fifth great-grandfather) in 1773 in Rehoboth, Welcome in 1774 in Swansea, Jesse in 1776 in Swansea, then the family moved to Leeds, where Squire was born in 1780, Mary in 1783, Lydia in 1785, Zadock Jr in 1788 – there are two more sons, James in 1793 and Cyrus in 1797 but I’m not so sure they are Zadock and Elizabeth’s children.
Zadock fought in the Revolutionary War and received a pension and a land bounty – that put him in Leeds, Androscoggin, Maine.
The pension application was filed in 1833 from Leeds, Maine.
US Pension Roll of 1835 says Zadock Bishop, rank of Private, 20.00 annual allowance/ 60.00 sums received/ Description of service: Massachusetts Continental Army/When placed on the pension roll: July 24, 1833/ Commencment of pension Mar 4, 1831/ Pensioned under act June 7, 1832.
He died on December 1, 1848 in Leeds, Androscoggin, Maine. His death certificate gives further information:
Date of burial, Dec 4, 1848, Lothrop Cemetery, Lot 18, Grave 2.
Date of Enlistment, July 1, 1775 at North Providence, Rhode Island. He fought in Captain John Wood’s Col, Colonel Paul Durley’s Regiment.