Bethiah Fisher

Femaleabout 1755–24 October 1838

Brief Life History of Bethiah

When Bethiah Fisher was born about 1755, in New York City, New York County, New York, United States, her father, Jeremiah Fisher, was 21 and her mother, Eliza Miller, was 17. She married Gilbert Griffin Purdy on 26 March 1781, in New York City, New York County, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 24 October 1838, in Malagash, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 84.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Bethiah? Do you have a story about her that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Gilbert Griffin Purdy
Bethiah Fisher
Marriage: 26 March 1781
Gilbert Sniffen Purdy Jr.
Gabriel Purdy
Samuel Purdy
Elizabeth L. Purdy
Winifred G. Purdy
Henry Purdy
Griffin Purdy
Bethia Purdy
Lavina Purdy
Elijah Purdy

Sources (12)

  • Bethia Fisher, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
  • Bethia Purdy in entry for Wineford Betts, "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877"
  • Bethia Fisher, "Ohio, Church Records, 1762-2008"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 March 1781New York City, New York County, New York, United States
  • Children (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)


    Age 21

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


    Age 21

    New York is the 11th state.

    1777 · New York Adopts a Constitution

    Age 22

    The Constitution of New York was adopted by the Convention of Representatives of the State of New York on April 20, 1777. New York’s Constitution preceded and strongly influenced the United States’ Constitution. Three governmental branches were created including the executive branch, the judicial branch, and the legislative branch made up of two houses.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a fisherman, from Middle English fis(sc)her(e) ‘fisherman’ (Old English fiscere). In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from many other languages, including German Fischer and its Slavic(ized) variant Fišer (see Fiser ), Dutch Visser , Hungarian Halász (see Halasz ), Italian Pescatore , Slovenian Ribič (see Ribic ), and Croatian Ribić or Ribar .

    English: in a few cases, possibly a topographic name for someone who lived near a fish weir on a river, from Middle English fis(sc)hwere, fisshyar ‘fish weir’ (Old English fiscwer, fiscgear), or a habitational name from a place so named, such as Fisher in North Mundham, Sussex.

    Irish: translation into English of Gaelic Ó Bradáin ‘descendant of Bradán’, a personal name meaning ‘salmon’. See Braden .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.