Looking for English family of origin for Stephen Fish, married in Salem Mass 1680 to Mary Mecrist.

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Stephen Fish is listed as fighting in King Philips War near Lancaster in 1675.  In 1680 he married Mary Mecrist in Salem, Mass.   Mary was born out of wedlock to Sarah Dawes, servant, and Daniel MacDonnell, Scottish prisoner of war.  Sarah Dawes later married John Craggin, a fellow Scottish prisoner of war to Daniel MacDonnell, but who stayed in New England.  Genetic information at Family Tree DNA Fish Surname Project, shows clearly that Stephen Fish was not related to the Great Bowden Fish families (three brothers from each of two related families - they were cousins).  If you have any information about other Fish families that migrated from England to New England before 1675, I'd be happy to know about it.  jrfish@stoel.com

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https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/39YF-MMQ Ancestral File submissions are not checked, so it's good to verify their accuracy.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
Frank,  thanks for that answer - however no record traces Stephen Fish to that family and recent DNA tests for members of that line are dissimilar from Stephen Fish (Y chromosome) - enough so that they have no common ancestor in recent history.
Jerry Fish's email is now jrfish73@outlook.com.

Fish YDNA project at FTDNA shows Stephen Fish line to be distinct from all other known Fish families in the US, including the Fish immigrants from Great Bowden.

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