Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bishop/Carey Family Photo Album - Oh What a Find!

This last weekend hubby and I hit the Ramona Flea market in Jacksonville.  I found an old photo album full of photos.  It wasn't until I got home and really examined it and spent some time on Google did I discover just how important this family photo album could be.

I am not sure which family member owned the album or how it ever got separated from family members, but I hope to find some living descendants.

Does the name Rev. Archibald Carey, Sr. or his son Rev. Archibald Carey, Jr ring any bells? How about Rev. Shelton Hale Bishop?  Honestly, I never heard of them before, but I am learning all about them now.

Rev. Bishop was the fifth rector of  St. Philip's Church in Harlem, the second oldest black congregation in the Episcopal Church. He was a driving force behind founder, well-known psychiatrist Frederic Wertham, in the establishment of  the Lafargue Clinic in 1946. It was housed in St. Philip's providing counseling and psychotherapy for Harlem residents at a cost of 25 cents per visit. It was the first mental health clinic in the world to serve people of color. It operated from the end of WWII until the 1960s when Elizabeth Bishop Davis, MD, a volunteer at the clinic and daughter of Rev. Shelton Bishop, became the first Chief of Psychiatry at Harlem Hospital.

Rev. Bishop was married to the sister of Rev. Archibald Carey. After today I will post one page at a time and share what I have learned about this family.


  1. I hope a family member contacts you!

  2. Adele Logan AlexanderMay 27, 2011 at 8:11 PM

    Leslie Ann,
    Long before my birth, my uncle, Warren Logan, Jr. was married to Rev. Shelton Bishop's sister Augusta. They were married until Warren's death in 1924. My family, the Logans, were friends of Shelton, his other sister Vicki Bishop Schuster, and his daughter Beth Bishop Davis who was a colleague of my father, Arthur, and aunt, Mayra Logan, both of whom were doctors at harlem Hospital.

  3. I found your blog via Dee Welborn and enjoy what you are doing here! It's tough work finding families for heirlooms. I have a silver baby cup I have been working on for some time, and know about dead ends! I look forward to following along on your work.

  4. Hi Leslie Ann,
    I found your blog after googling Beth Bishop Davis Trussel. Thank you for posting these pictures - Beth's grandfather (Hutchens Chew Bishop) was my grandfather's grandfather. I love seeing the old family photos!
    Thanks again,
    Tamson Smith

  5. Hi Tamson,

    I'm glad you enjoyed the photos!

  6. Do you have any photos of Hutchens Bishop. I am doing a history of Mt. Calvary/St Mary teh Virgin in Baltimore, in which his family were prominent members.


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