Jemima Lake

about 1740–10 September 1802 (Age 62)
Cape May, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Jemima

When Jemima Lake was born about 1740, in Cape May, New Jersey, United States, her father, Daniel Lake, was 44 and her mother, Gartara Steelman, was 40. She married Morris Risley in 1768, in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She died on 10 September 1802, in New Jersey, United States, at the age of 62.

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Morris Risley
Jemima Lake
Marriage: 1768
Richard M Risley
Rebecca Risley
Sarah Risley
Margaret Risley
Jemima Risley

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Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States


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World Events (4)


Age 35

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."

Age 36

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 49

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly West Country): topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, Old English lacu, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, for example in Wiltshire and Devon. Modern English lake (Middle English lake) is only distantly related, if at all; it comes via Old French from Latin lacus. This meaning, which ousted the native sense, came too late to be found as a place name element, but may lie behind some examples of the surname.2 Part translation of French Beaulac .

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

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