Samuel Bishop, a single man, came to Florida in November, 1841. Under the provisions of the Armed Occupation Act of 1842, he filed a claim on March 23, 1843, and received permit #549, June 16, 1843. He sold the land (location not specified) to Eliel N. Lockhart, November 4, 1857.
He served in Lieutenant Michael L. Shannahan’s Coast Guard Detachment, between July 14, 1861 and September 5, 1861.
He was enlisted on March 5th, 1862 as a Private in Captain Smith’s Company (Key West Avengers), 7th Regiment Florida Infantry by Captain Henry Mulrenan at Tampa, Florida.
He was discharged by order of Major R. B. Thomas on April 25th, 1862 at Tampa, Florida. Reason for discharge is not given.