John C Fifield

28 December 1829–30 June 1903 (Age 73)
Bakersville, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States

The Life of John C

When John C Fifield was born on 28 December 1829, in Bakersville, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States, his father, Joseph Fifield, was 35 and his mother, Lydia Hand, was 28. He married Abigail Tilton on 18 April 1852, in Mays Landing, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in New Jersey, United States in 1870 and Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States for about 5 years. He died on 30 June 1903, in Atlantic, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Bargaintown, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

John C Fifield
Abigail Tilton
Marriage: 18 April 1852
Walter Fifield
Elva Tilton Fifield

Spouse and Children

18 April 1852
Mays Landing, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Fifield





    Louisa H Fifield



World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 4

The Camden & Amboy railroad was completed in 1833. It made transportation between New York City and Philadelphia possible within a 7-hour time-frame. This advancement led to dozens of other companies opening railroad lines during the 1800's.

Age 32

No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Fifield or Fyfield, of which there are instances in Berkshire, Essex, Oxfordshire, and Wiltshire, all so named from Old English fīf ‘five’ + hīd ‘hide’. (A hide was a measurement of land area.)

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • John C Fifield, "New Jersey State Census, 1885"
  • John C Fifield, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John C Fifield, "New Jersey, State Census, 1865"

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