Fish Lineage

THOMAS FISH, was born on about 1570.

ROBERT FISH, was born on 12 August 1593 in Market Harborough, Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England.  He married Alice Fish, the daughter of John Fish, about 1617 in England.  Robert Fish died on 20 December 1639 in Market Harborough, Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England.

CHILDREN

1.  John Fish, b. 21 January 1621 in Market Harborough, Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England.  He married Margaret Eland about 1650.  He arrived in the American Colonies before 1654 and died before 1710 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut.

2.  Thomas Fish, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

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JOHN FISH, SR., was born on 21 January 1621 in Market Harborough, Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England.  He married Margaret Eland about 1650.  He arrived in the American Colonies before 1654 and died before 1710 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut.  According to the research of Jennie M. Ames in 1940 (see her paper “Genealogy of One Line of the Fish Families… .), “John Fish of New London and Stonington, Conn. according to the biographical sketch prepared by John D. Fish, a descendent, which is found in ‘Wheeler’s History of Stonginton,’ was of Stratford, Conn. in 1654, and probably for several years previously.  His sister-in-law was a member of his household and her name was Sarah Eland, from which it is judged the family name of his wife was _______ Eland.  The Elands were an ancient and knightly family of Yorkshire, Eng.  On Sep. 29, 1655, he sold all his land in Stratford and that year John Fish, wife and children appear in New London.  In 1668, when a census was ordered by the Colonial  Authorities to be taken of the heads of families in Stonington, John Fish was one of the forty-three persons enumerated.  He had a twelve acre home lot granted him there which he retained throughout his life.  His son Samuel, sold it Dec. 16, 1710 to James Dean.  In 167_ he and his son Samuel were among the volunteers who went forth to fight the Narragansett Indians and received grants of land in Voluntown for their services.  (John having died previously, his grant of land was laid out to his son Samuel).”

Ames further writes that, “Aug. 22, 1679, Mr. John Fish was chosen and unanimously voted for school-master of the Town of Stonington, to instruct children in reading, writing, arithmetic and grammer, ‘such as shall be inclined.’  Dec 5, 1680, he was admitted as a member of the Congregational Church of Stonington, and the same day his adult children, Samuel, Mary and John were baptized.  They were probably children of his first wife.  He married for a third wife, Hannah (Palmer)(Hewitt) Sterry,  a daughter of Walter and Rebecca (Short) Palmer.  He was a land surveyor and laid out some of the public grants.  By grants and purchase he became proprietor of considerable tracts in Groton, Stonington and other nearby towns.”

John Fish and Margaret Eland were married about 1650.  They had 5 children.

CHILDREN

1.  John Fish, b. 1650 in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, d. March 1705 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut.  He married Margaret Stark.  Margaret Stark was born in 1658 in New London, New London, Connecticut.  She died 1775 in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut.  John and Margaret had 5 children – Samuel Fish, Mary Fish, David Fish, Margaret Fish, and John Fish.

2.  Mary Fish, baptized on 13 March 1680 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut.

3.  Samuel Fish, b. abt 1656 in Stonginton, New London, Connecticut.   He married Sarah Starke in 1682 in Groton, New London, Connecticut.  He died on 27 February 1732 in Groton, New London, Connecticut.

4.  Martha Fish

5.  Alice Fish

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SAMUEL FISH, was born abt 1656 in Stonington, Connecticut.  He married Sarah Starke in 1682, in Groton, New London, Connecticut.  Samuel Fish died on 27 February 1732 in the Groton, New London, Connecticut.   Sarah Starke was the daughter of Aaron Stark, Sr. and Sarah ______ .  She was born in 1660 in New London, New London, Connecticut.  She was baptized on 13 March 1686 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut.  She died on 11 December 1722 in Mystic, New London, Connecticut.  Samuel Fish and Sarah Starke had 7 children.

CHILDREN

1.  Samuel Fish, b. 1684 in Groton, New London, Connecticut. He died and was buried in the Packer Cemetery, Fort Hill, Groton, Connecticut in 1731.

2.  John Fish, b. 1686 in Groton, New London, Connecticut.  He died on 29 March 1704 in Groton, New London, Connecticut.

3.  Moses Fish, b. 24 June 1688 in Groton, New London, Connecticut.  He married Martha Williams on 5 November 1713 in Groton, New London, Connecticut.  He died on 24 January 1775 in Groton, New London, Connecticut.

4.  Abigail Fish, b. 1691.  She married Daniel Eldredge on 26 June 1711.

5.  Aaron Fish, b. 1693 in Groton, New London, Connecticut.  He married Irene Sprague on 9 July 1723 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.  He died in 1747.

6.  Nathan Fish, b. 19 August 1699 in Groton, New London, Connecticut.  He married Abigail Havens in 1726 in Groton, New London, Connecticut.  He died on 13 July 1732 in Groton, New London, Connecticut.

7.  Sarah Fish, b. 2 August 1702 in Groton, New London, Connecticut.  She married Hezekiah Lord on 9 February 1724 in Preston, New London, Connecticut.  She died on 20 December 1733 in Groton, New London, Connecticut.

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SAMUEL FISH, was in 1684 in Groton, New London,  He died and was buried in the Packer Cemetery, Fort Hill, Groton, Connecticut in 1731. He married Elizabeth Williams, before 1712 in Stonington, Connecticut.  Samuel Fish died on 20 January 1731 in Stonington.  Will on 3 January 1731 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut.

According to the research of Jennie M. Ames in 1940 (see her paper “Genealogy of One Line of the Fish Families… .), “Samuel Fish, born about 1684; married probably at Groton, Conn., Elizabeth Williams, dau. of John and Jane (Latham) Hubbard Williams.  He died Jan. 20, 1730/31 age 47 years (tombstone); he is buried in Packer Cemetery, Fort Hill, Groton, Conn.  That the mother of his children seems proven by the will of John and Jane Williams, which mentions the six children of dau. Elizabeth Fish, deceased and the will of Samuel Fish, which mentions also six children, but no wife named.  The will of Samuel Fish was dated Jan. 3, 1730/31 at which date his children were all under age.  That he has wife Sarah is doubtful.”

CHILDREN

1.  Daniel Fish, b. abt 1717 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut.  He died on 11 April 1788 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut.

2.  John Fish.  He married Lucretia Packer.

3.  Samuel Fish, b. 1720 in Groton, New London, Connecticut.  He married Ruth Cook.

4.  Elizabeth Fish.

DANIEL FISH, was born about 1717 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut.  He married Rebecca Palmer, b. about 1724, the daughter of Moses Palmer and Abigail Allen, on 17 February 1743.  Daniel Fish died on 11 April 1788 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut.  His wife, Rebecca, died on 12 July 1785 in Stongington.

CHILDREN

1.  Edmund Fish, b. 23 November 1753 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut.

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EDMUND FISH, was born on 23 November 1753 in Stonington, Connecticut.  He married Lydia Billings, b. 11 December 1755, the daughter of Christopher Billings and Anna Fanning, about 1775, probably in Stonington, Connecticut.  Edmund Fish died after 1800 in Berne, Albany County, New York.

CHILDREN

1.  Isaac Fish, b. 14 April 1771 in Stonington, Connecticut.

2.  Rebecca Fish, b. 11 December 1785 in Halifax, Vermont, married Amos Yarrington Grant, the son of William Grant and Polley Yarrinngton, abt  1810 probably in Neversink, New York.  She died on 6 May 1838 in Neversink, New York.

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ISAAC FISH, was born on 14 April 1771 in Stonginton, New London, Connecticut.  He married Rachel Stewart on 2 October 1806 in Rockland, Sullivan, New York.  Isaac Fish died on 20 February  1858 in Fish’s Eddy, Delaware County, New York.  Rachel Stewart was the daughter of Jehiel Stewart and Rachel Williams.  She was born on 25 March 1790 in Rockland, Sullivan, New York.  She died on 14 March 1878 in Hancock Township, Delaware, New York.

CHILDREN

1.    Hiram Fish, b. 5 February 1809 in Hancock, Delaware County, New York.  On 9 March 1837, he married Persis A. Underwood, the daughter of Silas Underwood, formerly of Boston, Massachusetts and Amillison Phelps.  Persis Underwood was born about 1811 in New York.

2.  Stewart Fish, b. about 1829.

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HIRAM FISH b. 5 February 1809 in Hancock, Delaware County, New York.  According to Bigraphical Review of Leading Citizens of Delaware County,   “Hiram Fish … was an infant when his parents, Isaac Fish and Rachel Stewart, moved to Hancock.  Later he removed to Rockland, and afterward to Ellenville, Ulster County, New York.  Having received his education in the public schools, he began quite young to follow the life of a lumberman on the Delaware River, and has now for many years been a steersman.  When 26 years of age, he removed to Delaware County where he married in 1836 Miss Persis A. Underwood, daughter of Silas Underwood, whose former home was near Boston, Massachusetts.  Hiram Fish has been honored by having the thriving little village where he resides named for him [Fish’s Eddy]; and he gave the land on which the depot of the O&W Railroad stands, that it might be placed on his side of the river.  He has held many town offices, as Justice of the Peace, Assessor, and Highway Commissioner, and was Postmaster from 1873 to 1887.  He attends the Methodist Episcopal Church. He and his wife had 8 children, 5 of whom still live, namely; Rachel J., who resides in Denver, Colorado; Octave, the subject of this sketch; Emma M., wirfe of S.V. Proudfit, a lawyer of Glenwood, Iowa; Martha H., who married E. Martin Edwards, of Sidney Center; and Edmund.”

CHILDREN

1.  Jane Fish, b. about 1837.

2.  Edmund Fish, b. about 1840.  Edmund was a guide in Yellowstone National Park.   Family tradition holds that Edmund served under U.S. Grant during the Civil War.

3.  Octave B. Fish, b. about 1846, d. in Delaware County, New York

4.  Eunice Fish, b. about 1848.

5.  Rachel J. Fish, lived in Denver, Colorado

6.  Emma M. Fish, married S.V. Proudfit, a lawyer from Glenwood, Iowa.

7.  Martha H. Fish, married E. Martin Edwards of Sidney Center.

8.   Unknown

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OCTAVE FISH b. about 1846.  He married Ellen Houck. The 1846 Census shows Octave Fish as born in Hancock, Delaware County, New York, and indicates that Hiram Fish was his father.  Octave Fish is buried in the cemetery at Partridge Island, Fish’s Eddy, NY, as is his wife.  Ellen Houck was the daughter of Edwin Houck and Mary _______.  She was born about 1857 in Hancock, Delaware, New York.

CHILDREN

1. Jenna Fish, b. 28 November 1875 in Hancock, Delaware, New York; d. 1924 in Hancock, Delaware, New York.

2.  Sidney Fish, b. about 1878 in Hancock, Delaware, New York.

3.  Octavia Ellen Fish, born 5 July 1897 in Fish’s Eddy, Delaware, New York, died January 1998 in Endicott, Broome, New York. She married Harry Alton Hubbell on 3 October 1919 in Fish’s Eddy. She died January 1998 in Endicott, Broome, New York.  Harry Alton Hubbell was the son of Wheeler Hubbell and Martha Charlotte Grant.  He was born on 3 October 1885 in Hancock, Delaware, New York.  He died on 17 June 1968 in Endicott, Broome, New York.

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OCTAVIA ELLEN FISH, born 5 July 1897, in Fish’s Eddy, Delaware, New York, died January 1998 in Endicott, Broome, New York. Married Harry Alton Hubbell.

NOTE:  special thanks to Lois Petty for her help locating the information on Hiram Fish from the “Biographical Review of Leading Citizens of Delaware County.”


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NOTE:  As with any research, the above is subject to change.  If you have questions on my research, additions, corrections, etc., please feel free to contact me at dan@hogans3.org – I would love to hear from you.

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