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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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
1768
Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

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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

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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