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Jack Bishop, Quantrill’s Raiders, Jesse James. Help please!

Jack Bishop, Quantrill’s Raiders, Jesse James. Help please!

Dawn Owings (View posts)
Posted: 1117353809000
Classification: Query
Can anyone provide me with information about the life of Jackson Carriger “Jack” Bishop. He was born in TN ca. 1840. He moved to Jackson Co., MO in 1860 with his family served with Quantrill’s Raiders, then in the 12 MO Cav., CSA, he moved to CO ca. 1869, was forced to leave after shooting some during a mining dispute in 1875. He resurfaced in 1877, he was living at Rest Ranch in Pecos, TX; Jesse James wrote him a letter on Jan 23, 1877, which was delivered there. He is mentioned in a Jesse James press release from 1879.

Any information would be appreciated!

Re: Jack Bishop, Quantrill’s Raiders, Jesse James. Help please!

Kit Cockrum (View posts)
Posted: 1119139677000
Classification: Query
I have some info to give you: Bishop, Jackson C. "Jack" - Quantrill. Born April 13, 1840, Carter Co, TN One of Quantrill's best Scouts Father was David (b 5-14-1800, Ireland) married Margaret Rebecca Carriger (b 1812, Carter Co, TN) were married abt 1827 in TN They had 9 children born in Carter Co, TN, Jackson being the 6th born. 1860 census for Jackson Co shows Doria Bishop, 60 yr old born in Ireland and wife, Margaret 48 yrs born TN as were all their children: Henry 27; Jackson C. 20 yrs, Elizabeth 12, Mary 10, James C. 8 yrs & John W. 6 yrs. Was one of Quantrill's best scouts with "Will of iron, he was a cool desperate man." . Official records only show a "Jack Bishop with Quantrill". On July 9, 1862, he led charge against Major Gower in Cass Co. Bishop was at Lawrence. At Baxter Springs he was listed as the first to shoot and kill a Union soldier. Must've been at Fayette and Centralia in 1864. Went to TX with George Shepherd in Nov 1864. In April 1865, shows Bishop being with Archie Clements in the Kingsville raid. His horse was shot and pinned him underneath. According to McCorkle: "Forming an advance of David Poole, John Poole, John Maupin, Jack Bishop, Theo. Castle, Jesse James and Press Webb, Clements pushed on rapidly, killing five militiamen in one squad, ten in another, here and there a single one, and now and then as many together as twenty. In Benton County, Missouri, a Federal militiaman named Harkness, was captured, who had halted a brother of Clements and burnt the house of his mother. James, Maupin and Castle held Harkness tightly while Clements cut his throat and afterwards scalped him. In May 1865, Bishop was in the meeting of guerrillas discussing surrender. Survived war. He was implicated in Georgetown, CO bank robbery and murdered a banker. He also was allegedly with the James-Younger gang but was not implicated in any of their robberies. Was living at "Rest Ranch" Texas, a refuge in the Pecos River country used by the James gang. Jesse wrote Bishop a letter there, dated 23 January 1877. By turn of the century believed to be somewhere in Mexico. Attended Sept 16, 1899 Quantrill Men's Reunion held in Blue Springs, MO. Death date unknown
I am still working on researching his life and can forward any more info to you, if you'd like. I am looking for a picutre of him.

Re: Jack Bishop, Quantrill’s Raiders, Jesse James.

Posted: 1120576609000
Classification: Query
That's my husband's great great grandfather's brother Jack Bishop. Family history has him coming out to Sonoma County California to hide after he killed Jacob Snider in Georgetown. His brother, Tennessee Carter Bishop was positioning himself to run for County Sheriff, and having a fugitive on the premises was inconvenient, to say the least. In family photo albums, there are pictures of Mrs. Jackson Bishop, and a daughter Alice, and a son George. There are no photos of Jack. Tennessee supposedly gave Jack a horse and suggested he go to Oregon. Recently, we learned from Tennessee Bishop descendants that Jack changed his name to John Hall. We have found a John Hall in Josephine County Oregon, in 1880 with a wife Mattie, and several children including a daughter Alice and a son George. Family and birth information are consistent with him being Jack Bishop. It is my husband's speculation that Jack Bishop successfully escaped capture and identification, and appeared in subsequent censuses as John Hall.

Re: Jack Bishop, Quantrill’s Raiders, Jesse James.

Dawn Owings (View posts)
Posted: 1121572728000
Classification: Query
Hi Susan,

You're Earle's wife, aren't you? I've been emailing Earle off and on for a while now. I'm the one who sent him those articles from the CO papers about Uncle Jack.

Thank you for responding to my post.

D

Re: Jack Bishop, Quantrill’s Raiders, Jesse James.

Posted: 1122839172000
Classification: Query

Dawn, my great great grandfather Joshua Owings is found on the July 6th, 1862 roster that fell into Federal hands - he and all others were under sentence of death for that till the end of the war. My Owings-George family cemetery has five Quantrill members: Gabriel George, John Hicks George, Hiram George, Ezra Moore and Joshua Owings. Gabriel was killed at the first Battle of Independence February 22nd, 1862, the following day, a wounded William Clarke Quantrill spoke at the cemetery for his funeral. Joshua Owings survived the war as did the remaining George's - Ezra was killed. What is your Owings lineage?

Re: Jack Bishop, Quantrill’s Raiders, Jesse James.

Posted: 1170195586000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Owings
Here is my Owings line:

Bezaleel Owings (1721-1781)
Edward Owings (1766-1857) m. Elizabeth Sumpter
Alfred Owings (1797-1855) m. Mary Long
Thomas C. Owings (1833-1910) m. Melissa Ann Williams
Lee Roy Owings (1878-1959) -- my great-grandfather.

Re: Jack Bishop, Quantrill’s Raiders, Jesse James.

Posted: 1170195633000
Classification: Query
I should add that they moved from MD to Roane Co., TN, and from there to Dade Co., MO.

Re: Jack Bishop, Quantrill’s Raiders, Jesse James. Help please!

Posted: 1170195989000
Classification: Query
Kit,

Have you found any additional information about my uncle? Just curious. I'm still piecing together what I've discovered about his life.

A side note to anyone else reading these old posts: The part about the bank robbery in Georgetown is incorrect. He murdered a man named Jacob Snider over a mining dispute. There were lengthy accounts of the murder printed in the local newspapers at the time. You can find copies of these articles online at the CO Historical Newspaper Collection website.

Dawn

Re: Jack Bishop, Quantrill’s Raiders, Jesse James.

Posted: 1259095571000
Classification: Query
My Joshua Holcomb Owings is found on the Quantrill roster found at the Silas Sorency farm battle (a.k.a Battle of the Ravines).

David Owings

Re: Jack Bishop, Quantrill’s Raiders, Jesse James.

Posted: 1353812425000
Classification: Immigration
David,
I am the great grand daughter of Price Clayton Owings. My great great grandfather is J. Clayton Owings and my great great grandfather is Joshua halcomb Owings , i know he was killed in the confederate war. Can you please tell me who his parents are, and where they migrated from. Please contact me by phone 910 987-7743, or by e-mail cherylannowings@gmail.com
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