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Eli Bishop's wedding coat, 1809

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Eli Bishop's wedding coat, 1809

Posted: 6 Dec 2003 12:22AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 24 May 2005 2:15AM GMT
Surnames: Bishop, Franklin, Gill
An Old Coat

Walker FRANKLIN, of the Charleston country, on last Saturday brought to this office a coat that was worn by his great grand father at the time of his marriage in 1809. The wearer was Eli BISHOP, who was married to Miss Mary GILL. The coat was made of blue broad cloth, made claw-hammer and is trimmed with brass buttons. At the time the coat was made, the cloth was regarded as being a very fine piece of goods. The coat made in the style and fashion that prevailed 100 years ago. Time has made its inroads on the goods of which the coat was made, yet it shows what it was on that wedding occasion. The wearer of that coat was the grand father of our townsman, Mr. M.W. BISHOP. The coat was left in this office where it will remain on exhibition for a day or two. (Source: Madisonville Hustler, Tue., Oct. 5, 1897)

Re: Eli Bishop's wedding coat, 1809

Gae Seal (View posts)
Posted: 2 Dec 2004 1:52AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: GOODRICH/Goodridge
Do any pictures survive of this or other garments of the time? My Goodridge/Goodrich ancestors were in KY until 1850 so I'm interested in KY culture before that date.

Gae

Re: Eli Bishop's wedding coat, 1809

Posted: 2 Dec 2004 2:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 May 2005 2:15AM GMT
I doubt it very much. Old Eli was my gr.gr.gr.gr.gr. uncle. His son, Orlean, was Hopkins county court clerk for many years during the mid eighteen hundreds. As yet, I'm not in contact with any of his descendants. Phil
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