#115. Anna UNK

Anna UNK Adams



M abt. 1825

Patrick came to the USA from Wales. He married Anna UNK and they had 8 children, all born in Virginia. They moved to Edinburgh, IN, USA with Lewis Bishop and settled there. Anna died abt. 1825.


Indiana Gazetteer: Or Topographical Dictionary of the State of Indiana

Indiana Gazetteer

Indiana Gazetteer: Or Topographical Dictionary of the State of Indiana. Paragraph that details the town of Edinburgh, Indiana.

Added by Michael D. Ketchum 1 September 2014
Family History from an Early Date by Lewis Conley Bishop  Family History from an Early Date by Lewis Conley Bishop

A chronical of the Bishop Family penned by Lewis Conley Bishop


History of Johnson County, Indiana, Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1988,
pp. 299-300, 532, 684-685:

History of Johnson County, Indiana, Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1988, pp. 299-300, 532, 684-685: First Permanent Settlement. - The time has now come when the first permanent settlement is to be planted in Johnson County. In 1814 a young man by the name of John Campbell, born and reared in Tennessee, went to find a home north of the Ohio. Fate directed his footsteps to the vicinity of Waynesville, in the State of Ohio, where he married Ruth Perkins, a native of South Carolina. In 1817 he moved to Connersville, and in 1820 to the "new purchase" on Blue River. . . .

As far as now known, eighteen families moved into the new settlement during the year, of which Henry Catsinger, Simon Schaffer, Jesse Dawson, Zachariah Sparks, Elias Brock and Joseph Townsend, were Kentuckians; William Williams, and as already stated, John Campbell, were Tennesseeans; Amos Durbin was from Virginia; John A. Mow and Joshua Palmer, were from Ohio; Isaac Marshall and John Wheeler were from North Carolina; Samuel Herriott, from Pensylvania [sic], while the native places of Louis Bishop, Thomas Ralston and Richard Cormorave are unknown.

Among the earliest improvements of Edinburg, was the pioneer inn which only differed from the ordinary cabin of the settler, in that its hospitalities were dispensed to the traveling public at a stipulated price. The presence of numerous land buyers and home-seekers rendered places of entertainment necessary, and to accommodate all such, Thomas Carter, as early as 1826, received license from the board of county justices, to keep a tavern in the village of Edinburg. At the March term of 1827, Patrick Cowen received the like privilege, and in May following, Louis Bishop took out a license.

The method of doing county business was materially changed in 1824. Theretofore the county board consisted of but three commissioners who were elected for that purpose only, and to them was given the entire charge of the county business. In that year, however, the law transferred their business to what is termed the board of jurors. This board was composed of all the justices of the peace in the county who were ex-officio members of this board. This method did not remain in vogue long, as it was found to be too cumbersome and unsatisfactory. The details of the business as transacted by the board, would be of but little interest. It was generally made up of hearing road petitions, appointing viewers, overseers of the poor, inspectors of elections, superintendents of school sections, county officers, fence viewers, constables, listers, assessors, granting licenses of various kinds, passing on claims against the county, levying taxes, selecting jurors, changing roads, and many other matters pertaining to the general business of the county. In the light of our modern ways, some of the claims allowed, seem funny. In Judge Banta's "Sketch" is the following:

". . . Lewis Bishop came in for $1 'charges for keeping Richard Neal while a prisoner' . . . ."

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