Jane Eleanor Fish

4 August 1799–27 February 1886 (Age 86)
New York, United States

The Life of Jane Eleanor

When Jane Eleanor Fish was born on 4 August 1799, in New York, United States, her father, Reverend Peter Fish, was 47 and her mother, Hannah Hankinson, was 38. She married Sylvester Roe in 1827. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Newburgh, Orange, New York, United States in 1855. She died on 27 February 1886, at the age of 86.

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Sylvester Roe
Jane Eleanor Fish
Marriage: 1827
Ann Elizabeth Roe

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    Ann Elizabeth Roe


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+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 4

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 26

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English fische, fish ‘fish’, a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller, or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a fish.2 Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Fisch .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Jane E Roe, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Jane Ellen Fish in entry for Ann Elizabeth Roe, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

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