“BISHOP, JAMES LEWALLAN, lawyer, was born October 4, 1864, in Howard County Mo.; son of James Lewallan , and Evelyn Anvil (Crows) Bishop, the former a native of Winchester, Ky., lived at Glascow, Howard County, Mo., and enlisted in the U. S. Army, in the War of Sucession, was shot by accident at Menphis, Tenn., June 21, 1864 and died a month later…
James Lewallan Bishop was educated in the public schools at Trenton, Mo., in Central University, Richmond, Ky., and was graduated from the University of Missouri, LL.B., 1856. He was admitted to the bar in Grundy County, Mo., 1886, and moved to Selma the next year, where he began to practice. He continued to practice in that city, and served a term as city attorney in 1896.
He is a Democrat and a Presbyterian. Married: October 30, 1889, at Selma, Agnes Wickfield Ware, daughter of Dr. Edward Alexander Ogletorpe and Sarah Jane (Hooper) Ware, of Vann’s Valley, Ga. Children: 1. Jennie Hooper, d. in infancy; 2. James Lewallan, d. at age of nine; 3. Mary Hooper, d. at age of fourteen; 4. Evelyn Penn, b. May 20, 1904.
Source: History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Vol. 3, by Thomas McAdory Owen and Marie Bankhead Owen, The S.J. Clark Publishing Co., Chicago, 1921, page 155