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Lydia (Hinkley) Fish (1788 - 1863)

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Lydia Fish formerly Hinkley aka Hinckley
Born in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USAmap
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Wife of — married 1820 (to 10 May 1854) in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USAmap
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Died in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USAmap
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Lydia Hinckley was born on 02 April 1788 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, the daughter of Prince and Eunice (Goodspeed) Hinckley.[1][2]

She married Reuben Fish, son of Reuben and Mary (Meiggs) Fish, after intentions were published on 30 October 1819 in Barnstable. Their marriage record was registered in Barnstable, but did not include a full date, only "1820."[3][4]

Lydia Fish died on 04 March 1863 in Barnstable,[5] and she was buried in the West Barnstable Cemetery where her gravestone still stands with the inscription:[2]

Lydia dau of Prince Hinckley & wife of Capt. Reuben Fish d. Mar 4, 1863 aged 74y11m

Children born Barnstable:[6]

  1. Mary Ann, b. 16 Nov 1820, d. 15 Aug 1871; m. (1) Elisha H. Fish by 1847, m. (2) Ellis Jenkins 1858; 3 children.
  2. Reuben, b. 9 May 1823, d. 10 Jun 1886; unmarried.
  3. Eunice Hinkley, b. 25 Feb 1827, d.?; m. Dr. Henry Ellis McCollum 1844


  1. "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 July 2016), Barnstable > Barnstable > Town records 1765-1855 vol 3-4 > image 412 of 770; town clerk offices, Massachusetts.
    Barnstable Town Records Vol. 3:340.
    The Children of Prince Hinckley and Eunice his wife
    Reliance born August 25th 1784
    Allen born May 7th 1786
    Lydia born April 2d 1788
    Prince born April 12th 1790
    Oliver born April 6th 1792
    Watson born July 28th 1794
    Robert born September 4. 1796
    Anna born Novr 28. 1798 Died Oct. 24. 1878
    Louisa born January 15th 1804
    Seth G. born October 6th 1806
    Eunice born January 7th 1809
    Sophia born Novemr 2d 1811
    Mr Prince Hinckley died Jany 16th. 1849
  2. 2.0 2.1 Paul J. Bunnell, Cemetery Inscriptions of the Town of Barnstable, Massachusetts and its Villages 1600-1900 (Heritage Books, 1992), p. 163.
    "Lydia dau of Prince Hinckley & wife of Capt. Reuben Fish d. Mar 4, 1863 aged 74y11m"
  3. Barnstable Town Records Vol. 4:321.
    Marriages Solemnized by the Rev. Benjamin Hazelton as returned by him viz.
    Reuben Fish to Lydia Hinckley both of Barnstable 1820.
  4. Barnstable Town Records Vol. 6:7.
    Reuben Fish & Lydia Hinckley, both of Barnstable. Entered Octr 30th 1819.
  5. NEHGS, Records of Barnstable, MA, from the Gustavus A. Hinckley Collection, (NEHGS, Boston, MA, 2001) "West Parish Church Records-death records"
    "1863 Mrs [Lydia] Fish [wf. Capt. Reuben] [75] 74"
  6. Barnstable Town Records Vol. 6:55

See also:

  • 1850 Census, MA, Barnstable Co., Micropublication M432, Roll 304, p. 301, lines 9-11, enumeration #263/293
  • 1840 Census, MA, Barnstable Co., Micropublication M704, Roll 173

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