David Fish

11 November 1764–
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of David

When David Fish was born on 11 November 1764, in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Isaac Fish, was 20 and his mother, Ruth Grinnell, was 20. He married Mary Palmer on 16 June 1785. He lived in Rhode Island, Contra Costa, California, United States in 1764.

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Family Time Line

David Fish
1764–
Mary Palmer
1769–
Marriage: 16 June 1785

Spouse and Children

    Male1764–Male

    Mary Palmer

    Female1769–Female

MARRIAGE
16 June 1785

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1776

Age 12

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 12

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 36

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.

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)

  • David Fish, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • David Fish, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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