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Francis Marion Fish
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Birth: Jun. 24, 1842
Allegany County
New York, USA
Death: Jan., 1921
Cedar County
Nebraska, USA

Francis M Fish was a veteran of the Civil War. He was a resident of Independence, NY, when he enlisted as a Private on 12 Aug 1862 at the age of 20 years. He enlisted in Co E 1st Dragoons New York on 16 Aug 1862. Francis was promoted to Full Corporal on 9 Feb 1865. He mustered out with the company on 30 Jun 1865 at Cloud's Mill, Virginia.

This regiment was organized as the 130th Infantry. On 28 Jul 1863 it was transferred to the mounted service and designated as the 19th Cavalry on Aug 11th. The designation was changed on Sept 10th to the 1st Regiment of Dragoons.

The regiment participated in about 65 battles and skirmishes.

Francis was the son of Lewis Benjamin Fish and Frances "Fannie" W Remington. His father (and it is assumed his mother) are buried in Allegany County, New York.

After Francis was discharged, he joined his brother Charles in Sarpy County, Nebraska. He married Samantha Caroline LaMotte in 1872. Samantha had a son from a previous marriage, Herbert Hamilton. Francis and Samantha had four children; son Frank who died at the age of 1 year, daughter Nellie who also died at the age of 1 year, Guy and Francis.

By 1920 Samantha and Guy had died and Francis was living with his daughter-in-law Helen Fish in Springfield, Sarpy County, Nebraska. Francis died in Belden, Cedar County, Nebraska, in 1921 at the age of 78 years.

Headstone photo is the Fish family lot. Stone to left is son Guy. Stone to right is for children Nellie and Frank. GAR marker for Francis is next to the headstone of Nellie and Frank. There is no headstone for Francis and his wife, Samantha.
Family links: 
  Lewis B. Fish (1807 - 1890)
  Fanny W. Remington Fish (1812 - 1881)
  Samantha Caroline LaMotte Fish (1845 - 1917)*
  Frank Fish (1873 - 1875)*
  Nellie M Fish (1875 - 1876)*
  Guy C Fish (1877 - 1915)*
  Lydia A. Fish (____ - 1859)**
  Charles Fish (1832 - 1903)**
  Ruth Elizabeth Fish Seger (1834 - 1883)**
  Mary Fish Remington (1836 - 1889)**
  Reuben H. Fish (1838 - 1910)**
  Francis Marion Fish (1842 - 1921)
  Ransom Fish (1843 - 1928)**
  Annette Fish Phillips (1846 - 1902)**
  Edson Fish (1847 - 1922)*
  Phidelia Fish Ogden (1849 - 1905)**
  Benjamin Franklin Fish (1852 - 1930)**
  Minerva Fish Frair (1857 - 1925)**
*Calculated relationship
Fairview Cemetery
Sarpy County
Nebraska, USA
Created by: kweaver
Record added: Sep 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58241118
Francis Marion Fish
Added by: kweaver
Francis Marion Fish
Added by: kweaver
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Co E 1st Dragoons Regiment New York. "May this nation never forget the sacrifices made for freedom."
- kweaver
 Added: Oct. 22, 2010

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