Mary Bishop Badham was born 1818 in Stanford Bishop, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom to William Bishop (1779-1835) and Hannah Green (1784-1846) and died 9 June 1844 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States of unspecified causes. She married Samuel Badham (1815-1868) 10 October 1838 in Stanford Bishop, Herefordshire, England. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.

Vital Stats Edit

Biography Edit

Family History Edit

The parish christening records for Stanford-Bishop, Herefordshire, England lists several children for William & Hannah Bishop. Are there other children?

  1. Thomas Bishop, chr. 14-Jul-1816 - listed in Wilford Woodruff missionary journal
  2. Mary Bishop, chr. 19-Jul-1818 - who later married Samuel Badham in same parish in 1838.
  3. Charlotte Bishop, chr. 04-Jun-1820 - no other record / married to Richard Wood (Samuel's maternal parents family?)
  4. James Bishop, chr. 05-Sep-1824 - listed in Wilford Woodruff missionary journal

Also note there is a Elizabeth Bishop, baptised the same day as James (wife of Thomas or a sister?) Also note that mother, Hannah Bishop, is baptised the same date as Samuel Badham.

Life in England Edit

Samuel Badham appears to have been connected with United Brethren in England during the late 1830s. Spring of 1840, a Mormon Missionary from America, Wilford Woodruff arrives in Herefordshire. Traveling thru The Potteries area, he encounters tremendous success preaching amongst the United Brethren here. Samuel is listed in his journal record of baptisms for May 1840.

Wilford Woodruff's journal on May 31, 1840 records the baptism for Samuel Badham and Hannah Bishop (possibly his mother-in-law.)

Wilford Woodruff's journal on June 21, 1840 records the baptism of Mary Bishop, performed by John Gaily (presiding priest for the branch at Hope Rough - which branch includes the Rowberrys, Halls, and Badham families.)

There is a James and Elizabeth Bishop (married couple?) baptismal recorded on 31-Mar-1840 at Greenway. And Thomas Bishop is baptised in April 1840 and ordained a priest later on 22-Mar-1841.

Wilford's diary records the actions from the Sept 20, 1840 Froms Hill Conference held at Standley Hill. Here Samuel Badham is sustained to be ordained an Elder. Samuel reports his branch at Dunclose has 24 members. The Hopes Rough branch has 18 members.

Migration to America Edit

Vision of Youth - (See Google Books) Book with story (Pg 167-188) about JR Badham, son of Samuel Badham. - Published in 1888 for the youth of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

The emphasis of the book is several visions the JR had that led him from the Cutlerites to the RLDS church in 1867. Makes mention of their immigration to America, death of his mother, Samuel's service in the Mormon Battalion and their farm settlement in Mills Co Iowa.

"My father, Samuel Badham, united with the church in 1840, and my mother, the following year, only one month before my birth. In January, 1844, we set sail from Liverpool, England, bound for America - the land of promise, coming via New Orleans, and being upon the water until about the 1st of April, same year, when we landed at the city of the Saints, Nauvoo. On the 9th day of June my mother suddenly passed away to the other side, and I was left, not only without a mother's loving care, but also without brother or sister to share my joys or griefs."

Nauvoo Period Edit

Samuel married a second time to Mary Daggett Richards in 1845, either in Iowa or Illinois. Samuel also served in the Mormon Battalion (1846-1847).

Family Edit

  1. Charlotte Badham (1840-1841) - died young
  2. James Richison Badham (1841-1888) - m. Eliza Fisher
  3. Robert Badham (1844-1844) - died young


Offspring of Samuel Badham and Mary Bishop (1819-1844)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Charlotte Badham (1840-1841)
James Richison Badham (1841-1888) 7 September 1841 Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom 27 December 1888 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States Eliza A Fisher (1847-1928)

Robert Badham (1844-1844)


Offspring of William Bishop and Hannah Green (1784-1846)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Bishop 1813-1888)
Thomas Bishop (1816-)
Mary Bishop (1818-1844)
Charlotte Bishop (1822-1858) May 1822 Stanford Bishop, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom 23 April 1858 Suckley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom Richard Wood (1819-1876)

James Bishp (1824-)

References Edit

1818 Christening Record Edit

Which Mary Bishop is she and who are her parents? Several baptismal records but only one marriage record which matches to the Mary Bishop born at Stanford-Bishop and daughter of William Bishop

  • Recorded at Stanford-Bishop, Hereford, England - Christening - 19 Jul 1818 to Father : William Bishop/ Mother : Hannah
  • Another Mary Bishop was born 29-Mar-1818 at Leinthall-Starkes, Hereford, to William Bishop & Elizabeth (too far away).
  • Also Mary Jane Bishop was born 15-Jul-1817 at Castle Frome, Hereford to John & Ann Bishop (wrong father).

1838 Marriage Record Edit

There is a marriage record for 10-Oct-1838 at Stanford-Bishop, Hereford, England for Samuel Badham, son of John Badham, married to Mary Bishop, daughter of William Bishop.

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