Bishop, Samuel, Jr., 1698 - 1779
Samuel Bishop, Jr., son of Samuel Bishop and Hannah Yale of New Haven, Connecticut, was elected the town clerk of New Haven in 1747 and held the positions of justice of the peace and treasurer. In February 1765, Bishop and Roger Sherman were appointed to investigate the Quinnipiac claim to tribal planting grounds. His responsibilities were expanded in October the following year when he was appointed as agent for the Quinnipiac to manage and conduct their business. Charles H. Levermore, The Republic of New Haven: A History of Municipal Evolution (Johns Hopkins University, 1886), 174.