George M. Bishop, son of Valentine and Mary E. (Horine) Bishop, was born in Mercer County, Ky., on the 1st day of January, 1821. His father was a soldier in the Canadian War, and died in Kentucky, at the age of forty-five years. The mother died later, aged fifty-eight years. The subject remained in his native county until his twenty-fifth year, and then went to LaRue County, and engaged in blacksmithing at the town of Buffalo, where he followed his trade for some time. In 1876, he came to Indiana, and for two years thereafter, followed farming in Johnson County, moving at the end of that time to Bartholomew County, and later, to Shelby County, where he resided until his removal to Edinburg in 1884 or 1885. Although having moved a number of times, Mr. Bishop has been successful in a business point of view, the fruits of his industry and labors, being represented at this time by valuable real estate in Edinburg, besides other property of a personal kind. While a resident of LaRue County, Ky., Mr. Bishop was elected coroner, the only official position he has ever held, or desired to hold, being much averse to political notoriety. He married in LaRue County, June 4, 1846, Miss Catherine A. Dye, of Kentucky, who has borne him eleven children, the following of whom are living: John W., Mary J., Louisa F., Sarah B., Melissa E., George F., William E., Charles E., and Virdie T.