Horace Fish

6 January 1799–6 July 1870 (Age 71)
Stanstead Plain, Stanstead, Canada East, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Horace

When Horace Fish was born on 6 January 1799, in Stanstead Plain, Stanstead, Canada East, British Colonial America, his father, Joseph Fish, was 28 and his mother, Sarah Spear, was 28. He married Hannah Leavitt on 25 March 1823, in Hatley, Stanstead, Quebec, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1840 and Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 6 July 1870, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Parowan City Cemetery, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Horace Fish
Hannah Leavitt
Marriage: 25 March 1823
Julia Fish
Sarah Fish
Betsey Jane Fish
Joseph Fish
Anna Maria Fish
Franklin Richards Fish

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 March 1823Hatley, Stanstead, Quebec, Canada
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 1
    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 4
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 20
    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

    English: from Middle English fish, fisch, fisk ‘fish’ (Old English fisc, Old Norse fiskr), a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller, or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a fish.Americanized form of German Fisch , and a variant of the same Jewish (Ashkenazic) surname. The surname of Jewish and German origin is also found in Britain.Americanized form (translation into English) of French Poisson ‘fish’.

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

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    Horace Fish

    Born: January 6,1799 in Hatley, Quebec, Lower Canada. Died: July 6, 1870 in Beaver, Beaver, Utah. Buried in Parowan, Iron, Utah My grandmother, Hannah Leavitt, was born at [St.]Johnsbury, [Caledon …

    Sources (48)

    • Horace Fish, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Joseph Fish in entry for Julia Thompson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Horace Fish, "United States Census, 1850"

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