Harriet Fisher

27 November 1807–17 November 1899 (Age 91)
Greenwich, Greenwich, Washington, New York, United States

The Life of Harriet

When Harriet Fisher was born on 27 November 1807, in Greenwich, Greenwich, Washington, New York, United States, her father, Zachariah Fisher, was 40 and her mother, Delight Norton, was 37. She married Robert Langworthy about 1827, in White Creek, White Creek, Washington, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Greenwich, Washington, New York, United States in 1870. She died on 17 November 1899, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

Robert Langworthy
Harriet Fisher
Marriage: about 1827
Maria D. Langworthy
Phineas Barton Langworthy
Jane A. Langworthy
Harriet A Langworthy
Frances Adelaide Langworthy

Spouse and Children

about 1827
White Creek, White Creek, Washington, New York, United States


    Maria D. Langworthy




    Phineas Barton Langworthy


    Jane A. Langworthy


    Harriet A Langworthy


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Zachariah Fisher


    Delight Norton




    John Fisher


    Mary Fisher



    Hannah Fisher




+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 20

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 25

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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 (3)

  • Harriet Langworthy, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Harriet Langworthy in household of Robert Langworthy, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Harriet Langworthy in household of Robert Langworthy, "United States Census, 1860"

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