Page 04 - Reams/Hibbits/Arkley Genealogy
Samuel Bishop 1682 - John Bishop Hibbits 1873
From information gleaned in the Los Angeles Library we find Samuel Bishop came from England to America in 1682 probably as a servant. He was one of the founders of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Philadelphia in 1703. His son Joseph B. was born in 174 whose son Thomas B. married Margaret Williams in 1749, and their daughter was Margaret Bishop who married Peter Salkeld. Their son was Bishop Salkeld.
Continuing from Bishop Salkeld who married Rebecca Ingram, their children were:
Bishop Salkeld with his family, removed from Chester County, Pato West Liberty, Logan Co., OH about 1830.
John Bishop Hibbits, third child of Elijah and Massey Hibbits enlisted in the Union Army before he reached his sixteenth birthday. His discharge papers dated two years later gives his height, 5 feet 2 inches, dark complexion, blue eyes. Auburn hair. He reenlisted immediately and served until the close of he war. He was in the Battle of Bull Run, Chattanooga, Gettysburg and marched with Sherman to the sea. He was quite severely wounded at Gettysburg and never completely recovered from it. He served in Company A, 82nd Regiment of Ohio Infantry. He served a good part of the time as Orderly for General Mettellus Thompson. In 1872, he went to Nebraska, and took up land in Thayer County, Nebraska, near Carleton. His first home was a dugout. In 1873 he returned to Ohio and married Caroline R. Reames. A little later she joined him in the west, where they endured all the hardships of the early pioneers, although the Indians were not troublesome.