I have Bishops in my line. I also have Polly Bishop who married a Thorpe. I also have Sheldon G, who shows as a brother to William W and I believe that particular William is my ggf. Do you think we could compare some 'notes'? I know William's 2nd wife was a Thorpe, then his 3rd was her cousin. I have Bishops, Thorpe and Winters marrying back and forth going from NY to CT and back. I just can't connect all the Bishops definately. I also know William was in the civil war and spoke of that prison. He was born in 1844. So far, I haven't been able to find him with parents. I'm not sure but you may have the other half of this.