John Berrien Fish Rev.

1794–1869 (Age 75)
Elizabeth, Essex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of John Berrien

When John Berrien Fish Rev. was born on 23 July 1794, in Elizabeth, Essex, New Jersey, United States, his father, Peter Fish Reverend, was 42 and his mother, Hannah Hankinson, was 33. He married Lucia Hull on 9 August 1826, in Bridgewater, Bridgewater, Oneida, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Sidney, Sidney, Delaware, New York, United States in 1850 and Catskill, Catskill, Greene, New York, United States in 1865. He died on 23 December 1869, in Catskill, Greene, New York, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Catskill, Catskill, Greene, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Berrien Fish Rev.
Lucia Hull
Marriage: 9 August 1826
Emily Brace Fish
Edward Fowler Fish Rev
Charles Hull Fish
Thomas Fletcher Fish
Luther Halsey Fish
Lucia Hull Fish

Spouse & Children

9 August 1826
Bridgewater, Bridgewater, Oneida, New York, United States


  • Emily Brace Fish


  • Edward Fowler Fish Rev


  • Charles Hull Fish


  • Thomas Fletcher Fish


  • Luther Halsey Fish


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

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.

Age 10

Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr had been political enemies with intense personal differences for quite some time. Burr accused Hamilton of publicly disparaging his character during the elections of 1800 and 1804. On the morning of July 11, the two politicians went to Weehawken, New Jersey to resolve the disputes with an official duel. Both men were armed with a pistol. Hamilton missed, but Burr's shot fatally wounded Hamilton, who would die by the following day. The duel custom had been outlawed in New York by 1804, resulting in Burr fleeing the state due to an arrest warrant. He would later be accused of treason, but ultimately be acquitted.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 25

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • John B Tish, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Fish, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • John B Fish, "New York, State Census, 1855"

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