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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Spotlighting Martha Ann Spain Bishop buried at the Maple Grove Cemetery in North Lewisburg, Champaign County, Ohio

Click on title to link to the "Find A Grave" memorial for Martha Ann Spain Bishop Wilson who was buried at the Maple Grove Cemetery in North Lewisburg, Ohio.

Monument for William Wilson and his wife, Martha Ann Spain Bishop Wilson.  
 Photograph courtesy of Mr. Ralph Lowell Coleman, Jr.  
Ralph also has provided her burial location in Maple Grove Cemetery:  Square 70, Lot 3, Site 2.

Martha Ann Spain Bishop Wilson was a daughter of Joshua Spain and Mary Inskeep Spain who were buried at the nearby Butcher Cemetery.   

Martha first married married Henry Bishop on August 24, 1854.  He died on April 25, 1880. 

The two children of Martha and Henry were buried with Henry at the Butcher Cemetery.  

Daughter, Emma F. Bishop, died on February 16, 1865.  She was a little more than a year old.  

Son, William A. Bishop, was about 7 years and 8 months old when he died.  All their inscriptions are on the Spain monument at the Butcher Cemetery.