Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Nathan Gallup FISH (footstone)

Nathan Gallup FISH (footstone)
Originally uploaded by midgefrazel.

N.G.S. (footstone of Nathan G. Fish)

Capt. Nathan Gallup FISH [Photo from Mystic Seaport] (Sands7, Nathan6, Nathan5, Samuel4, John3, Alice2, John1) was born and died in Groton. (see monument for birth and death dates)

The Mystic Seaport: Museum of America and the Sea holds his papers in Collection #252. It says in part that Nathan "was one of Mystic's most successful shipping investors. From 1825 to 1845 he led a seafaring life, eventually commanding the sloop PRUDENCE, schooners CREOLE and HUDSON, and brigs EMELINE and LION. Upon retiring from the sea, he opened a retail business in Mystic, specializing in outfitting and provisioning vessels. He also operated a large coal yard in connection with his store."

Nathan married Emeline F. MINER on 9 January 1833.

Buried: Lot 5, Row 1, Grave 1

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