Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Samantha H. Bishop

MRS. SAMANTHA H. BISHOP, widow of the late A. Bishop, whose death occurred in 1897, is one of the early settlers of Labette county. She was born in Portage county, Ohio, in 1840, and is a daughter of Joseph and Charlotte (Cox) Rogers. She is one of seven children, six of whom are now living. Most of the children live in Ohio, but Mrs. Bishop has one brother who lives in Michigan.

While living in Ohio, the subject of this sketch was married to 0. E. Hartman, who was a native of Pennsylvania. When young, he removed to Ohio, where he followed the occupation of a farmer. He died in Labette county, in May, 1871, aged fifty years. Two children were the result of this union: Minnie, who died at the age of eight years; and Inez, who is living with her mother. In the fall of 1867, they removed to Labette county, Kansas, where they took up in Hackberry township the present home farm, - the northeast quarter of section 16, township 34, range 20. There she has lived since that time, with the exception of six years' residence with her daughter in Oswego. In 1896, she returned to the farm, and made extensive improvements on the place. Lake Creek flows through this farm, and there is a great deal of natural timber along the creek. The first crops raised on this farm were sod-corn and pumpkins, and later, wheat.

Mrs. Bishop married, secondly, James Sloan, who died in 1884, leaving one son: Ernest, who graduated in the class of 1901, at the County High School at Altamont. Mrs. Bishop. married A. Bishop, who was also an early resident of Labette county. He died in 1897. In politics, he was a Republican, and served as justice of the peace for many years. He belonged to the A. F. & A. M. lodge at Chetopa. Religiously, both he and his wife were Methodists.

Mrs. Bishop is a woman of many good qualities, and is well known and liked in the county. She manages her farm well, and everything is kept in good condition. She is a kind neighbor, and is always ready to help those in need.