An American Family History

William Fiske

Middlesex County, Massachusetts was created on May 10, 1643. The county originally included Charlestown, Cambridge, Watertown, Sudbury, Concord, Woburn, Medford, Wayland, and Reading.

William Fiske was born on November 10, 1678 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was the son of Lieutenant Nathan Fiske and Elizabeth Fry.

He married Eunice Jennings on November 3, 1708. Their children and life together are described in detail in the section on William and Eunice Fiske.

He died on November 8, 1750 in Willington, Tolland County, Connecticut. 
Children of William Fiske
and Eunice Jennings
  • William Fiske
  • Hannah Fiske Powers
  • Stephen Fiske
  • Nathan Fiske
  • Children of
    Lieutenant Nathan Fiske
    & Elizabeth Fry

  • Nathan Fiske
  • Elizabeth Fiske Ball
  • Martha Fiske Parks
  • Deacon Nathan Fiske
  • Susannah Fiske
  • Abigail Fiske Mixer
  • William Fiske
  • William Fiske
  • Anna Fiske
  • Connecticut's first European settlers were Dutch.



    Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts was first known as Danforth’s Farms. In 1701 the  Framingham Church was organized with the Rev. John Swift as the town's first minister. In 1706 the town hired its first schoolmaster and in 1716 the first schoolhouse was built.

    from Fiske and Fisk Family by Frederick Pierce

    William Fiske (Nathan, Nathan, Nathaniel, William, Robert, Simon, Simon, William, Symond), b. Wat. Nov. 10, 1678; m. Nov. 3, 1708, Eunice Jennings of Fram., b. 1686, dau. of Stephen, who settled in Framingham, Mass., in 1660, and who m. Jan. 1, 1685, in Sudbury, Hannah Stanhope.

    After William's death his widow m. Jan. 3, 1754, William Johnson. He d. Mar. 16, 1759; res. Willington, Conn.

    Lydia, b. Feb. 14, 1766;
    Sarah, b. July 19, 1757; Benjamin, b. Dec. 12, 1758;
    Abigail, b. May 12, 1760; Eunice, b. May 8, 1762;
    Mehitable, b. June 3, 1764.
    Wm. was b. in Watertown and m. his wife in Framingham.

    During the year 1715 he removed to Connecticut and settled in Ashford. May, 1716, he sold to Thomas Orcutt, "the land where the house he now occupies is situated." In the town records of Ashford, which by the way are in a very bad condition, his wife Eunice is called "Unis." He d. Nov. 8, 1750; res. Watertown, Mass., and Willington, Conn.

    Old Style Calendar
    Before 1752 the year began on Lady Day, March 25th,. Dates between January 1st and March 24th were at the end of the year. Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) are used to indicate whether the year has been adjusted. Often both dates are used.
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