JOHN FIFE AND ELIZABETH FIFE

of Upper St. Clair Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and Madison Township, Columbiana County, Ohio

John Fife, son of William and Jane Fife, Sr. was born circa 1755 probably in Ireland. He married his first cousin, Elizabeth Fife, daughter of John Fife and Margaret Wright, who was born circa 1755 either in Ireland or Winchester, Virginia. From the birth of their first child, it can be estimated that they married about 1774 in Upper St. Clair Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

John and Elizabeth were the parents of fourteen known children all of them born in Pennsylvania. In the early 1800’s, about 1804, the Fife family removed to West Point, Madison Township, Columbiana County, Ohio, thus making them early pioneer settlers in Ohio. Their descendants are eligible to join “The First Families of Ohio” organization. John Fife died in 1817 and Elizabeth in 1839.

Known children of John Fife and Elizabeth Fife:

  1. Thomas Fife born July 2, 1775 in Upper St. Clair Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, died May 8, 1859 married first in Pennsylvania, Jane Unknown and second on April 1, 1846 in Columbiana County, Ohio, Rachel McKarns.

  2. William Fife born February 7, 1777 in Upper St. Clair Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, died November 1861 married on January 5, 1807 in Columbiana County, Ohio, Jane Robinson.

  3. Margaret Fife born October 6, 1778 in Upper St. Clair Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, died March 1, 1869 married in Columbiana County, Ohio, Thomas Roseburg.

  4. John Fife born June 18, 1780 in Upper St. Clair Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, died September 17, 1840 married on Janury 29, 1840 in Columbiana County, Ohio, Mary Hoey.

  5. James Fife born May 15, 1782 in Upper St. Clair Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, died April 18, 1860 married on August 30, 1810 in Columbiana County, Ohio, Susan Hamilton.

  6. David Fife born February 8, 1784 in Upper St. Clair Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, married on March 22, 1810 in Columbiana County, Ohio, Sarah Murren.

  7. Jane Fife born November 5, 1785 in Upper St. Clair Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, married John Canon. To date I have found no further information on Jane Fife Canon.

  8. Joseph Fife born August 15, 1787 in Upper St. Clair Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, died January 16, 1878 married on April 19, 1814 in Columbiana County, Ohio, Catharine Hamilton.

  9. ELIZABETH FIFE born August 16, 1789 in Upper St. Clair Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, died October 11, 1873 in Columbiana County, Ohio married on May 2, 1809 in Columbiana County, Ohio, LINDSEY CANNON.

  10. Samuel Fife born August 31, 1791 in Upper St. Clair Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, died July 3, 1848, married on February 18, 1817 in Columbiana County, Ohio, Elizabeth Robinson.

  11. Isaac Fife born August 28, 1791 in Upper St. Clair Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, died July 3, 1875 married on March 30, 1820 in Columbiana County, Ohio, Elizabeth Turner.

  12. Mary Fife born August 28, 1793 in Upper St. Clair Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, died February 6, 1877 married in Columbiana County, Ohio, James Patterson.

  13. Robert Fife.

  14. Nancy Fife born January, 1804 in Upper St. Clair Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, died February 1856 married on August 23, 1825 in Columbiana County, Ohio, John Springer. John and Nancy farmed in Centre Township, Columbiana County, Ohio and they have census records in Columbiana County through 1850.


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