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Who is Content Fish??? Who are her ancestors??

Question by maxine06

Content Fish b ABT 1774 d 18 Jul 1822 in NY. Married to Joseph Holdridge b ABT 1774 d 23 May 1846 in NY. The only child I have knowledge of was; Charles Eldridge Holdridge b 13 Oct 1795 in New London Co., Connecticut. d 17 Dec 1871 in Herkimer Co., NY. I must be missing something in my thinking as to where and how to go about searching for Content Fish. I have been unable to find anything for her existence. It seems this family of Holdridge spent time in and around Frankfort, Herkimer Co., NY. A possibility is Content born in another country and came to the US at a port in or near NY. Could it of been N/A for the Fish surname? I have exhausted my thoughts on this. Pleading for help. She was my gt gt gt grandmother, I think. Sure appreciate some help, thanking you in advance.


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on 2011-03-21 14:35:40

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by ngairedith on 2011-03-21 18:41:14

Hi maxine,
According to this site:
Descendants of William HOLDRIDGE Joseph HOLDRIDGE & Content FISH had 9 children:

i Charles E. HOLDRIDGE was born 13 Oct 1795 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

ii Eliah HOLDRIDGE was born about 1796 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

iii Samuel HOLDRIDGE was born about 1800 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

iv Almiea HOLDRIDGE was born about 1803 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

v Lewis HOLDRIDGE was born about 1803 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

vi Asa HOLDRIDGE was born about 1808 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

vii Amos HOLDRIDGE was born about 1810 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

viii Joseph HOLDRIDGE Jr. was born 10 Mar 1814 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

ix Mary HOLDRIDGE was born about 1816 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

It doesn't actuall have aything on Content Fish but I will research more for you when I get home from work tonight, if you haven't been able to find anything

by maxine06 on 2011-03-22 00:15:47

Thanking you so very much, look forward to your reply.


by ngairedith on 2011-03-22 08:37:03

slow going maxine, but have found she MAY have been born in GROTON, New London, Connecticut in 1771

... more when found

by ngairedith on 2011-03-22 08:49:37

well, that's no great revelation that she was from Groton is it !!
I see you said as much a couple of years ago on the net :)

plodding on

by Scott_J on 2011-03-22 09:39:13

What a curious name, Content.

I wonder where the emphasis was placed when saying it.

CONtent or conTENT. (I hope the latter, which is much more poetic.)

by ngairedith on 2011-03-22 09:44:19

I was very surprised to find just how many people have been given that name over the years - didn't know that until today's research
What and adventure genealogy is

by maxine06 on 2011-03-22 11:10:07

Hi there folks;
You will never know how much your help is appreciated. Yes it seems a lot of people named their child Content[wondering if the Mom was content when the labor pains stopped or ?] there is also a Patience Fish I have come across.
Better get back to the subject at hand, don't want John to throw me out.
Thanks again.

by mowsehowse on 2011-03-28 13:18:57

I assume Ngairedith, ( I wish I knew how that is pronounced,)has been looking at < familysearch.org > There are several entries for Content Fish listed. If you haven't already examined them I reckon they bear close scrutiny? Good luck.

by maxine06 on 2011-03-28 15:56:22

Thanks for your searching to help me, it is all appreciated from you folks. I will give this a try, you know I am what you call computer illiterate. Some day my kids will probably decide it is too dangerous for this ole women to have it.[The danger being to you folks] Most kids worry about getting the car keys away from their Mom, not me!!!! Thanks again. :^)


by mowsehowse on 2011-03-28 15:59:16

It's always worth trying familysearch first. Please do let us know how you get on.

by maxine06 on 2011-11-20 23:56:21

Hi folks:
Just touching base with you and let you know I'm still on the right side of the grass.
I also have a new email address, it is - [email protected]
Want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.


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