Moses Fisher

4 February 1760–
Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Moses

When Moses Fisher was born on 4 February 1760, in Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Asa Fisher, was 27 and his mother, Esther Metcalf, was 24.

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Family Time Line

Asa Fisher
1732–1792
Esther Metcalf
1735–1801
Amos Fisher
1760–1807
Moses Fisher
1760–
Asa Fisher
1761–1765
Bathsheba Fisher
1763–
Asa Fisher
1765–1780
Esther Fisher
1767–
Ezra Fisher
1769–1857
Patty Fisher
1771–
Amelia “Millie” Fisher
1773–1848
Polly Fisher
1777–

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 16

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 16

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 21

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a fisherman, Middle English fischer. The name has also been used in Ireland as a loose equivalent of Braden . As an American family name, this has absorbed cognates and names of similar meaning from many other European languages, including German Fischer, Dutch Visser, Hungarian Halász, Italian Pescatore, Polish Rybarz, etc.2 In a few cases, the English name may in fact be a topographic name for someone who lived near a fish weir on a river, from the Old English term fisc-gear ‘fish weir’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a fisherman, Yiddish fisher, German Fischer.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Moses Fisher, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Moses Fisher, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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