Bishop, Benjamin H
Bishop, Benjamin H.
a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born in Christian County, Ky., Dec. 6, 1832, of pious parents, who gave him a careful religious training. He experienced conversion in early life, received license to preach in 1853, and in the same year entered the Memphis Conference. The country was overrun with armies in 1862, and at his own request he was granted a supernumerary relation, which he sustained five years, residing at Brownsville. In 1868 he resumed his place in the effective ranks, and continued faithful to the close of his life, April 25, 1874. Mr. Bishop was a man of medium stature and frail constitution, but of sound mind and cheerful disposition. His domestic and religious life was exemplary and above reproach. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M. E. Church South, 1874, p. 62.