Ezekiel Bishop, retired farmer, P. O. Robinson. Among the pioneers of Crawford County, who are still living, is he whose name heads this sketch, and whose portrait appears elsewhere in this volume. He has lived in the county for more than half a century, and has seen it a howling wilderness infested by wild beasts, transformed into a land (figuratively) flowing with milk and honey. Mr. Bishop was born in Wayne County, N. C, February 22, 1816, and came to Illinois in 1828, with his parents, locating in Crawford County. He has followed farming most of his life, and owns a farm of 200 acres near Hutsonville, also an excellent residence and other property in Robinson, where he has resided for the past few years. In 1837, he was married to Miss Rebecca Musgrave in Vigo County, Ind., who died in January, 1881, at the age of sixty-six years, leaving four children, viz.: Priscilla, George W., who lives in Washington Territory, Lucy M. and Amanda E. Mr. Bishop was married a second time on the 9th of August, 1881, to Mary J. Musgrave, of this county.