Sarah Phebe Fisher

Brief Life History of Sarah Phebe

When Sarah Phebe Fisher was born on 17 March 1851, in Lambertville, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, her father, Christopher Fisher, was 38 and her mother, Elizabeth Dean, was 31. She married Joseph Howard Taylor on 26 September 1874, in Ringoes, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States in 1905 and West Amwell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States in 1910. She died on 22 April 1923, in Newark Township, Essex, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 72.

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Joseph Howard Taylor
Sarah Phebe Fisher
Marriage: 26 September 1874
Mary A. Taylor
Joseph Quick Taylor
Louise Catharine "Lucy" Taylor
Sarah E. Taylor
Edith Taylor
Raymond Waters Taylor

Sources (20)

  • Sarah Taylor in household of Jos H Taylor, "New Jersey State Census, 1905"
  • Sarah P. Fisher, "New Jersey, Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"
  • Sarah Fisher in entry for Joseph Q. Taylor, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"

World Events (8)


No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a fisherman, from Middle English fis(sc)her(e) ‘fisherman’ (Old English fiscere). In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from many other languages, including German Fischer and its Slavic(ized) variant Fišer (see Fiser ), Dutch Visser , Hungarian Halász (see Halasz ), Italian Pescatore , Slovenian Ribič (see Ribic ), and Croatian Ribić or Ribar .

English: in a few cases, possibly a topographic name for someone who lived near a fish weir on a river, from Middle English fis(sc)hwere, fisshyar ‘fish weir’ (Old English fiscwer, fiscgear), or a habitational name from a place so named, such as Fisher in North Mundham, Sussex.

Irish: translation into English of Gaelic Ó Bradáin ‘descendant of Bradán’, a personal name meaning ‘salmon’. See Braden .

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

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