Samuel Fish

1806–
New York, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Fish was born in 1806, in New York, United States, his father, Samuel Fish, was 33 and his mother, Patsy, was 29.

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Samuel Fish
1806–
Margarett
1801–

Spouse and Children

    Male1806–Male

    Margarett

    Female1801–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

World Events (3)

1808

Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812

Age 6

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 21

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.

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 .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Samuel G Fish, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Samuel Fish, "United States Census, 1850"

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