Jemima Lake

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

The Life Summary 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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Family Time Line

Morris Risley
1746–1802
Jemima Lake
1740–1802
Marriage: 1768
Richard M Risley
1775–1828
Rebecca Risley
1776–
Sarah Risley
1779–1827
Margaret Risley
1785–1827
Jemima Risley
1795–1870

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1768Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (4)

    1775
    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."
    1776
    Age 36
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1789
    Age 49
    George Washington elected first president of United States.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly West Country): topographic name usually for someone who lived by a streamlet (Middle English lak(e), Old English lacu) or who lived at or came from any of the places so named, such as Lack in Church Stoke (Shropshire) and Lake in Wilsford near Amesbury (Wiltshire). Lake is a common minor placename in Devon.English: occasionally perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived by a lake or pool (Middle English, Old French lake), though it is uncertain that this word was current in ordinary vocabulary during the main period of surname formation (1250–1400).North German and Dutch: habitational name from any of several places in Westphalia and Lower Saxony so named, or a topographic name from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch lake ‘swamp, swampy meadow’ (Middle Dutch also ‘border water’).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Westlake
    Lakeman
    Lakes
    Lack
    Laker

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