William Seely Lish

9 November 1824–16 July 1896 (Age 71)
Minisink, Orange, New York, United States

The Life Summary of William Seely

When William Seely Lish was born on 9 November 1824, in Minisink, Orange, New York, United States, his father, Joseph Lyons Lish, was 21 and his mother, Harriet Ann Tripp, was 17. He married Fairzina Christina Cornwell on 9 January 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 16 July 1896, in McCammon, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in McCammon, Bannock, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Seely Lish
1824–1896
Fairzina Christina Cornwell
1827–1893
Marriage: 9 January 1846
George Tye Lish
1847–1914
Henry Doctor Lish
1849–1919
Albert James Lish
1851–1927
Harriet Ann Lish
1853–1926
William Seely Lish Jr
1855–1901
Hyrum Peola Lish
1857–1893
Anna Marie Lish
1858–1935
Charlotte Loretta Lish
1859–1904
Charles Edmund Lish
1864–1894
Alta Wealta Lish
1865–1927
Annetta Adalaide Lish
1868–1952
Armillie Lish
1869–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 January 1846Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children

    (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 3
    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.
    1846
    Age 22
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: shortened form of McLeish . Alternatively, perhaps a nickname from the Scots and northern English adjective leish, lish ‘active, nimble, strong, supple’, although the word is not recorded before the late 18th century. The surname is first noted in 1566 in Edinburgh.Americanized form of German Liesch 1.Probably also an Americanized form of Sorbian Liš or of its Germanized form Liesch 2.

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

    Possible Related Names

    McLeish

    Story Highlight

    Joseph Lyons Lish

    Lish, Joseph Lions Note Mormon Pioneer of 1850. Born April 8, 1803, Orange, New York. Came to Utah 1850. Married: Harriet Ann Trlpp October 14, 1823, New York (daughter of Blaksley Tripp of New Y …

    Sources (56)

    • William L Lish, "United States Census, 1850"
    • William Lish in entry for Charlotte Loretta Hoskins, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • William Lish, "United States Census, 1880"

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