Sarah (Fish) McCamish

Sarah Ann (Fish) McCamish (1837 - 1898)

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Sarah Ann McCamish formerly Fish aka Rankin
Born in Delaware Township, Wyandotte, Kansas, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married before 1854 [location unknown]
Wife of — married 1868 in Wyandotte County, Kansas, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Indian Territory, Oklahoma, USAmap
Profile last modified 30 Nov 2019 | Created 9 May 2011 | Last significant change: 30 Nov 2019
18:38: Kirt Fetterling edited the Biography for Sarah Ann (Fish) McCamish (1837-1898). [Thank Kirt for this]
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Note, Conflict on birth and death dates and needs more research. I have included the sources I have to help find the proven dates. Kirt Fetterling (descendant) added 10/9/19



Do NOT merge these two: Marshall-1261 and Fish-412


Sarah (Fish) McCamish was a Native American and member of the Lenape tribe.

James married a Delaware Indian, Sarah Ann Fish, and lived with her and his two children first in Kansas, then in Oklahoma.


Name: Sarah Ann Fish. Given Name: Sarah Ann. Surname: Fish. A Given name was found in addition to a first name in the NAME tag.

Born 28 FEB 1832. New York. [1]


AMTID 242059167107:1030:156276730.

Note: http:/

Sarah Ann  McCamish  Rankin shows Arch Fish as her father and Betsy Fish as her mother.

Sarah Ann nee Fish Rankins McCamish (Provided by Bonnie Wear).

We had thought earlier that Sarah Ann (Fish) Rankins McCamish was the daughter of Betsy Wilaquenaho and William Marshall. Sara Ann was born ca.1836-1839 on the Delaware Reserve (present Wyandotte County, Kansas, the daughter of Betsy Wilaquenaho and Arch Fish. Her mother, Betsy Wilaquenaho (possibly Ketchum) was first married to William Marshall and had several children with him. He died in Greene County, Missouri in 1834. Betsy Wilaquenaho had gone with the tribe to the Delaware Reserve, but we do not know whether or not William Marshall ever went to Kansas. In any event, Betsy had at least two children with Arch Fish after William's death, the other child being Eliza Jane Fish. Arch Fish was a Shawnee Indian. We know little about him, but are trying to determine his personal and family data. Sarah Ann married 1. Samuel Rankin and 2. James McCamish/McCommish. Saran Ann was on the list of the Delaware Who Elected to Remain in Kansas and Become U.S. Citizens in 1867 under 1863 Allotment No. 72, but at some point after 1866 she went to Indian Territory (present Oklahoma). Her minor children from the same listing under her name were the following with their 1862 Allotment Numbers: No. 73 Alice Rankin, age 9. No. 1048 Sally Rankin, age 5. Verity P. Hamilton, age 2.

From family data we have the following: Roll Nos. 963/687 Sarah A. Marshall [Fish] 1832 - married 1. Rankin 2. McCamish. [Children:]. ---/685 Alice J. Rankin born 1856. ---689 SallySarah E. 1862. Verily Prudence died early. Richard/Robert MacCamish born 1877.

From the Register of Delaware Residing in the Cherokee Nation 4 August 1898, Sarah A. McCommish is listed as living at age 57 [born ca.1841] under No. 962 Betsy Marshall "dead." (Faye Louise Smith Arellano, Delaware Trails: Some Tribal Records 1842-1907, p. 452) She is also listed in the next entry under No. 963 "living" Sarah Ann Rankins alias Sara McCommish at age 57, with 63 cultivated acres of land, 130 acres not enclosed, value $3,000. Witness were William Clark and Wm. Adams, and Note b (Remarks) At Willow Springs Note c Jan. 2, 1899. Her children: J. Lynch 24. Lizzie Lumbard 32. Richard McCommish 21.

Sarah Ann died 4 August 1898, probably in Oklahoma. From the Cherokee Nation Delaware Roll dated 31 1904 the following data are given: __________________ District, Ketchum, I. T., Sarah A. McCamish age 63, Tribal Enrollment as a Delaware No. 1707 in 1880, tribal enrollment of her father, Arch Fish, _____, listed as a Shaw.[nee] Indian, and her mother Betsy Fish. Other data on the document says No. 1 on Delaware Register No. 963 as Sarah Ann Rankins. No. 1 on 1896 roll page 623 No. 56 Del. Dist. On Delaware card No. 47 (old series) 1 October 1900. On this card March 31st, 1904. A search of the NARA internet data base reveals the following: Control Number NRFF-75-53A-DELAWARE (O[ld]S[eries]47, Record Group 75, Series 53A, Item DELAWARE (OS47), Title-Enrollment for Delaware Census Card )S47. Parents Arch Fish and Betsy Fish, [their child] Sarah A. McCamish, Type Old Series, age 63, full blood, Roll Number NR [not registered], City of Residence Venita. Variant Controls NRFF-75-53A-5486, NRFF-75-53A-6488, NRFF-75-53A-12514. See also: Series description: Dawes Rolls.

  • The Descendants of Sarah Ann Fish from a Family Descendancy Chart:
  • 1. Sarah Ann Fish born about 1832-1836, spouse Samuel Rankin
    • 2. Alice Jane Rankin born 16 July 1855 Kansas Delaware Reserve, died 1908-Indian Territory (OK).
    • Spouse: Charles William Albertus Lynch (born Feb. 1839 WV, married 1876, died 18 August 1899 Ketchum, Oklahoma.
      • 3. Luther L. Lynch.
      • 3. Minnie B. Lynch.
    • Children with Spouse: Elam Gregory.
      • 3. Ada J. Lynch.
      • 3. Mary Elizabeth Lynch born 9 Dec. 1887 Indian Terr. (Craig Co., OK), died 6 Dec. 1980 Arcadia, CA.
      • Spouse: John Francis Woolery born 9 Dec. 1877 MO, mar. 2 Sep. 1902, died 1956 Arcadia, CA.
        • 4. Mark Odel Woolery born 1 March 1905, died 6 Dec. 1980 Loma Linda, CA.
        • 4. Aldena Cora Woolery born 13 March 1906 Indian Territory, died 29 July 1990 Arcadia, CA.
        • Spouse: Thomas Rhoten Wear born 1 March 1899 Paris, AR, mar. 1 May 1928, d. 5 Nov. 1957. Glendale, CA.
          • 5. Lawrence Gene Wear living.
          • 5. Thomas Reginald Wear living.
          • 5. Douglas Jonathan Wear living.
        • 4. Wayne Francis Woolery born 8 Nov. 1914 Ketchum, OK, died 17 July 1979 California.
        • 4. Minnie Wicona Woolery living.
      • 3. Benjamin H. Lynch.
      • 3. Sarah F. Lynch.
      • 3. Charles William Albertus Lynch, Jr.
    • 2. Sally Rankin born Jan. 1862.
    • 2. Lizzie Rankin born 1866, spouse Hamilton.
    • 2. Verity Prudence Hamilton born about 1865, spouse William H. H. James McCamish.
    • 2. J. Lynch McCamish born about 1873.
    • 2. Richard McCamish born 1877.

In a statement made by James McCamish in an interview in 1907 where he was trying to get listed on the Cherokee Rolls in 1907, he said that Sarah Ann died the 25th of the previous month, that is, 25 December 1906. James McCamish was 60 [born ca1847] at the time of the interview. (Provided by Bonnie Wear

Residence 1850 Pine Plains, Dutchess, New York, United States. [2]

File File: (removed). Format: jpg. PHOTO Scrapbook: Y.

Name: Sarah Ann Marshall. Given Name: Sarah Ann. Surname: Marshall. A Given name was found in addition to a first name in the NAME tag. Born MAYBE 1835. Could not interpret date in Birth Date (MAYBE 1835).
AMTID 242059169847:1030:156276730. Note: Rankin by marriage?.

  • Fact: Residence (1900) Township 23 N. Range 21 E., Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, United States


  1. Source: #S1819 Year: 1850; Census Place: Pine Plains, Dutchess, New York; Roll: M432_496; Page: 192B; Image: 395 File File: (removed) Format: jpg PHOTO Scrapbook: N 130
  2. Source: #S1819 Year: 1850; Census Place: Pine Plains, Dutchess, New York; Roll: M432_496; Page: 192B; Image: 395 File File: (removed) Format: jpg PHOTO Scrapbook: N 141

  • "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch ( : modified 19 October 2019, 16:18), entry for Sarah Ann Fish(PID; contributed by various users.
  • Source: S1819, 1850 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2009). Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • Source will be added by Kirt Fetterling by 11 Oct 2019.

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On 1 Nov 2015 at 16:25 GMT M (McQueen) M wrote:

James is her husband. James McCamish.

On 1 Nov 2015 at 15:43 GMT M (McQueen) M wrote:

Verity should be McCamish.

On 1 Nov 2015 at 15:34 GMT M (McQueen) M wrote:

Yeah, I havent seen mention of them yet.

Marshall-1261 (L) and Fish-412 This explains where the Rankin name came in.

On 1 Nov 2015 at 15:29 GMT Darlene (Chappell) Cypser wrote:

It would be good if we could figure out who Rankin and Hamilton were.

On 1 Nov 2015 at 15:18 GMT M (McQueen) M wrote:

Marshall-1235 and Fish-412 appear to represent the same person because: Same person, corrected father. Not sure where you got the death date from.

On 1 Nov 2015 at 15:17 GMT M (McQueen) M wrote:

Father proven to be Arch Fish.

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