Elizabeth Fish

1786–1867 (Age 80)
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Fish was born on 16 May 1786, in New Jersey, United States, her father, Peter Fish Reverend, was 34 and her mother, Hannah Hankinson, was 25. She lived in Newburgh, Orange, New York, United States in 1855. She died on 7 March 1867, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Peter Fish Reverend
1751–1810
Hannah Hankinson
1760–1824
Elizabeth Fish
1786–1867
Thomas Fletcher Fish
1786–1862
Gilbert Woodward Fish
1788–1788
Kenneth Hankinson Fish
1790–1847
Nancy Fish
1792–1849
John Berrien Fish Rev.
1794–1869
Nathaniel Fish
1795–1821
Jane Eleanor Fish
1799–1886
Ann Fish
1800–1849
Susan Marie Fish
1802–1882
William Fish
1807–1807

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World Events (8)

1787 · New Jersey Plan

Age 1

"Also referred to as the Small State Plan, the New Jersey Plan was an important piece of legislation that William Paterson presented during the Constitutional Convention. The plan was created because states with smaller populations were concerned about their representation in the United States government. The New Jersey plan proposed, among other things, that each state would have one equal vote. This was in contrast to the Virginia Plan, which suggested that appointment for Congress should be proportional to state population. The Connecticut Compromise merged the two plans, allowing for two ""houses"" of congress: one with proportional representation, and the other with equal power from each state (as the New Jersey Plan had suggested)."
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 11

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1820

Age 34

On January 28, 1820, the New Jersey Legislature incorporated the City of Jersey from parts of the Bergen Township. The city would be reincorporated two more times (January 23, 1829 and February 22, 1838) before receiving its official name. Jersey City became part of the new Hudson County in February of 1840.

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 (1)

  • Elizabeth Fish in household of Thomas F Fish, "New York State Census, 1855"

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