Are there any descendants of Thomas Fish of Rhode Island still existing?

He landed in America ca. 1650 was friends with Roger Williams and helped settle the area.

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  • 9 years ago
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    There are hundreds of trees on RWWC

    http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/

    that have him, if he's the one who died in 1687.

    The number of trees goes down to 80 if you check all three boxes:

    _ Has Descendants

    _ Has Notes

    _ Has Sources

    Here is a sample of what we call a "Descendancy" list. The numbers 7, 8, 9 and 10 are generations. The "+" are spouses. The whole list would not fit here. I don't know how accurate this is, but if it is only 80%, Thomas has hundreds of living descendants. Note some things,

    1) There are query boards devoted to the Fish surname and to Rhode Island.

    2) On average, 1/2 of his children, 3/4 of his grandchildren, 7/8ths of his great grandchildren, etc - the women - would have borne children not named Fish.

    ________7_Cyrus_Straight_b:_26_Aug_1815_d:_28_Oct_1876

    __________+_Matilda_Crews_b:_28_Apr_1831_d:_27_May_1877

    ____________8_Mary_Emma_Straight_b:_14_Sep_1856_d:_14_Sep_1856

    ____________8_Dexter_Mathew_Straight_b:_9_Sep_1859_d:_15_Feb_1936

    ______________+_Martha_Ann_Michels_b:_6_Nov_1863_d:_2_Apr_1918

    ________________9_Prudie_Bell_Straight_b:_24_Jun_1884_d:_1_Jan_1941

    __________________+_Charlie_Kennard_b:_Abt_1882_d:_Bef_1941

    ____________________10_Amos_Kennard_b:_Abt_1908_d:_Abt_1979

    ____________________10_Martha_Kennard_b:_Jan_1910_d:_Abt_1987

    ______________________+__Johnson_b:_Abt_1910

    ____________________10_Loyd_Kennard_b:_Abt_1912_d:_Dec_1979

    ______________________+_Francis_b:_Abt_1914_d:_Abt_1975

    ____________________10_Edith_Mary_Kennard_b:_Abt_1914_d:_14_Jun_1973

    ________________9_Emma_Rebecca_Straight_b:_11_Jun_1886_d:_10_Oct_1961

    __________________+_Alva_Green_b:_Jul_1884_d:_Abt_1961

    ____________________10_Carmen_Alberta_Green_b:_22_Mar_1910_d:_22_Mar_1910

    ____________________10_Thelma_Martha_Green_b:_14_May_1911_d:_14_May_1998

    ______________________+_Frank_Morrow_b:_Abt_1914

    ____________________10_Joseph_Larence_Green_b:_22_Jul_1914_d:_2_Oct_1964

    ____________________10_Guy_Alvin_Green_b:_17_Dec_1922_d:_27_Apr_1997

    ____________________10_Gilbert_Albert_Green_b:_17_Dec_1922_d:_17_Dec_1922

    ________________9_Benjamin_Harrison_Straight_b:_5_Sep_1887_d:_29_Dec_1892

    ________________9_Charlie_Henry_Straight_b:_21_May_1890_d:_21_Apr_1939

    __________________+_Leta_Mae_Skinner_b:_18_Jan_1894_d:_15_Mar_1960

    ____________________10_Grace_Straight_b:_10_May_1911

    ______________________+_Ray_Johnson_b:_Abt_1910_d:_7_Jun_1991

    ____________________10_Ardesta_Maxine_Straight_b:_15_Dec_1912_d:_22_Sep_1985

    ______________________+_William_Thomas_Odom_b:_Abt_1914_d:_9_Sep_1973

    ____________________10_Ina_Dott_Straight_b:_15_Jan_1915

    ______________________+_Harold_Link_b:_Abt_1914_d:_11_Jun_1969

    ____________________10_Donald_Straight_b:_14_Jun_1920_d:_17_Jun_1966

    ______________________+_Dorothy_Braun_b:_Abt_1922

    ____________________10_Billy_Jean_Straight_b:_1930_d:_1930

    ____________________10_Bonnie_Straight_b:_20_Nov_1933_d:_11_Dec_1933

    ________________9_John_Straight_b:_30_Jan_1892_d:_25_Aug_1971

    __________________+_May_Winefred_Jackson_b:_10_Jan_1896_d:_18_Dec_1977

    ____________________10_Wilma_Ruth_Straight_b:_2_Apr_1916

    ______________________+_Francis_Harley_Belt_b:_29_Aug_1916_d:_16_Mar_1997

    ____________________10_Mary_June_Straight_b:_6_Jan_1918

    ______________________+_Donald_Curtis_Kuster_b:_24_Sep_1916_d:_6_Mar_1957

    ______________________+_Nova_Lee_Pack_b:_19_Oct_1924_d:_10_Sep_1997

    ____________________10_Alberta_May_Straight_b:_28_Mar_1920_d:_18_Dec_1998

    ______________________+_Emery_Bertis_Kuster_b:_21_May_1914_d:_18_Oct_1975

    ____________________10_Lorena_Gladys_Straight_b:_19_Jan_1922_d:_3_Sep_1988

    ______________________+_Melvin_Siebert_b:_Bef_1922_d:_11_Jan_2000

    ______________________+_George_Frankland_Powell_b:_19_Dec_1914_d:_2_Jan_1993

    ____________________10_Martha_Lee_Straight_b:_5_Dec_1924_d:_4_Aug_1933

    ____________________10_Virginia_Ilene_Straight_b:_13_Mar_1927_d:_28_Mar_1927

    ____________________10_Lela_Marie_Straight_b:_16_Mar_1928

    ______________________+_Calvin_Reeder_b:_22_Aug_1925

    ____________________10_Edgar_Straight_b:_5_Jul_1934_d:_5_Jul_1934

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  • mcneal
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    3 years ago

    actually, Rhode Island IS the two a state AND an Island, the international e book encyclopedia says "Narragansett Bay quite much cuts Rhode Island in 2. The bay extends 28 miles (40 5 kilometers) inland from southern Rhode Island. The state has 36 islands, optimal of that are interior the bay. Aquidneck, the main important important island, replace into formally named Rhode Island in 1644. cities on the mainland have been noted as windfall Plantations. for this reason, Rhode Island's respected call is 'State of Rhode Island and windfall Plantations/. for this reason, the smallest state has the longest respected call."

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  • 9 years ago

    Sure could be. He had 6 children who had children (one named Preserved Fish) and so on for the next 3 and a half centuries. No doubt he has thousands of descendants, with many different surnames, throughout the US, and the majority have no idea Thomas was an ancestor. There are over a thousand trees on ancestry.com for him. Are you looking for a particular descendant?

    This looked interesting.

    http://jskent.blogspot.com/2010/04/thomas-fish-fam...

    Source(s): ancestry.com
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