Nicholas Fish

FatherJonathan Fish (1728-1779)
MotherElizabeth Sackett (1729-1778)
Nicholas Fish, son of Jonathan Fish and Elizabeth Sackett, was born in New York CityG on 28 August 17581,2,3 and died there aged 74 on 20 June 1833.1,2,3 He married on 30 April 1803, Elizabeth Stuyvesant, daughter of Petrus Stuyvesant.1,3
     Nicholas Fish served in the American Revolutionary War, being commissioned as a Lieutenant, with promotions to Major of the 2nd New York Regiment of the Line in November 1776, and to Lieutenant Colonel soon after. He fought in the battles of Saratoga (1777) and Monmouth (1778), and the Siege of Yorktown (1781) where he was a witness to the surrender of the British General Lord Cornwallis. In 1786 he was appointed Adjutant General of the State of New York.

Children of Nicholas Fish and Elizabeth Stuyvesant

  • Susan Elisabeth Fish b. 26 Jul 1805
  • Margaret Ann Fish+ b. 11 Feb 1807, d. 3 Mar 1877
  • Hon Hamilton Fish+ b. 3 Aug 1808, d. 7 Sep 1893
  • Elizabeth Sarah Fish b. 25 May 1810
  • Petrus Stuyvesant Fish b. 13 May 1813, d. 7 Nov 1834

312. Colonel Nicholas Fish, 1758–1833, son of Jonathan Fish and (96) Elisabeth Sackett, was married Apr. 30, 1803, to Elisabeth Stuyvesant, a lineal descendant of Petrus Stuyvesant, Dutch governor of New Amsterdam. He was born in New York City. At the outbreak of the Revolution he was a student at Princeton College, but immediately turned aside from his books, secured a commission as Lieutenant, and entered the patriot army, serving at first on staff of Brig.-General Charles Scott. In November, 1776, he was commissioned Major of the Second New York Regiment of the Line, and a little later was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He participated in the battle of Saratoga, and in 1778, was Division Inspector under Baron Steuben. At the battle of Monmouth he commanded with credit a body of light infantry, and in 1779 accompanied General Sullivan on his expedition against the Indians. Later he had a command under Lafyette. At the battle of Yorktown he was actively engaged, taking a prominent part in the storming of a redoubt, and was a witness to the surrender of Cornwallis. In 1786 he was appointed Adjutant General of the State of New York, and held that position for several years. In 1794 he was a Supervisor of Revenue; in 1797, President of the New York Society of the Cincinnati; and from 1800 to 1817 an Alderman in the Municipal Government of New York City. Colonel Fish was reported to have been a strict disciplinarian, had the confidence of Washington and was on intimate terms with Hamilton and many of the prominent statesmen of his time.
789. Susan Elisabeth Fish, b. July 26, 1805; m. Daniel LeRoy.
790. Margaret Ann Fish, b. Feb. 11, 1807; m. John Neilson, Jr.
791. Hamilton Fish, b. Aug. 3, 1808, d. Sept. 7, 1893; m. Julia Kean.
792. Elizabeth Sarah Fish, b. May 25, 1810; m. Richard L. Morris, M. D.
793. Petrus Stuyvesant Fish, b. May 13, 1813, d. Nov. 7, 1834.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "312. Nicholas Fish, b. Aug. 23, 1758, d. June 30, 1833; m. Elizabeth Stuyversant."
  2. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (Boston: NEHGS), volume 78 (1924): 434-6.
  3. Stuyvesant Fish, Ancestors of Hamilton Fish and Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Kean, His Wife ((Online image. WorldVitalRecords. From the Quintin Publications Collection), 1929), p. 41–42, "The children of Jonathan Fish and Elizabeth Sackett, his wife, were:
    1. Samuel Fish, born Dec. 19, 1751. Died Sept. 24, 1752.
    2. Sarah, born Oct. 22, 1755; married Terrence Reilly. She died March 5, 1810. He died March 5, 1810? {ITAL:]sic, including the question mark]
    3. Nicholas, born Aug. 28, 1758, died June 20, 1833; married April 30, 1803, Elizabeth, daughter of Petrus Stuyvesant."
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