J. H. Bishop, son of Isaac and Rosa (Burks) Bishop, was born March 11, 1837, in Mercer County, Ky., where he was educated and lived till eighteen years of age. He then learned the watchmaker’s trade in Helena, Ark., Franklin, Ind., and Miami, Mo. In 1859 he went to work for himself in Platte City, Mo.; then went to Miami, Mo., Columbus, Ky., Brandenburg, Ky., Osville, Ky., Bedford, Ind., Rockport, Ind., Topeka, Kas., and in 1872 came to Owensboro, commencing in Courtney’s drug store, and subsequently opening in his present quarters of Main street, near Frederica, where he has a complete stock of diamonds, jewelry, watches and clocks. His establishment is one of the finest in the city. Dec. 19, 1860, he married Annie Sebastian, of Brandenburg, Ky. Five children have been born to them, three now living – William A., Ernest V., and James L. Hattie Belle and Henry Horace died in infancy. Mr. and Mrs. Bishop are members of the Southern Presbyterian church. Politically Mr. Bishop is a Democrat. He is a member of the A.F. & A.M., I.O.O.F., and K. of P. fraternities.
Source: History of Daviess County, Kentucky. Chicago: Interstate Publishing Co., 1883. Print.