Family: FISHER Robert Richford Roberts / CASTEEL Rebecca Marian (F276)

m. 1 Jul 1847


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  • Father | Male
    FISHER Robert Richford Roberts

    Born  13 Nov 1823  Eastbrook, Lawrence Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  4 Mar 1911  Hickory Township, Lawrence Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  6 Mar 1911  Eastbrook United Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Eastbrook, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  1 Jul 1847  [1]  Eastbrook, Lawrence Co., PA  [1] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  FISHER John | F90 Group Sheet 
    Mother  ROBERTS, Sarah | F90 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    CASTEEL Rebecca Marian

    Born  18 Nov 1827   
    Died     
    Buried     
    Father  CASTEEL Samuel | F279 Group Sheet 
    Mother  CAMERON Nancy | F279 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    + FISHER, Thompson Scott

    Born  14 May 1848  Neshannock Township, Lawrence Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  17 Aug 1893  Pittsburg, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Eastbrook United Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Eastbrook, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  CHAFFER, Martha | F277 
    Married     

    Child 2 | Female
    FISHER Nancy Emma

    Born  17 Feb 1859  Neshannock Township, Lawrence Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  13 Nov 1919  Hickory Township, Lawrence Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  15 Nov 1919  Eastbrook United Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Eastbrook, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 3 | Female
    FISHER Sarah Louisa

    Born  6 Nov 1863  Neshannock Township, Lawrence Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  18 Jun 1952  Hickory Township, Lawrence Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  20 Jun 1952  Eastbrook United Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Eastbrook, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  BLACK, S. Alexander | F278 
    Married     

  • Notes 
    • Robert Richford Roberts Fisher, a representative of one of Hickory Township's pioneer families and for many years a leading agriculturist, resides on his valuable farm which lies just north of East Brook. He was born November 13, 1823, in the first frame house built in East Brook, and is a son of Col. John and Sarah (Roberts) Fisher.
      Col. John Fisher was born at Fort Fisher in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, and was a son of Mathias Fisher, who was killed by the Indians on the Ohio River. Colonel Fisher came to King's Chapel, Neshannock Township, then in Mercer County, in 1811, and was an officer in the War of 1812. In 1823 he came to East Brook, giving the town its name. He built the first grist mill in Hickory Township, and in partnership with his brother, Thomas Fisher, built the first woolen mill, and together they owned 500 acres of land.
      Robert Richford Roberts Fisher was named for his maternal uncle. Bishop Robert Richford Roberts, who was one of the seven bishop's of the Methodist Episcopal Church at that time. Mr. Fisher was the first white child born at East Brook, one of a family of thirteen children and the sole survivor. His educational advantages were limited and his boyhood was one of little leisure. For a short time he worked in the woolen mill above mentioned, but he has mainly given his attention through life to agricultural pursuits, and has been a very successful grower of fruit, of which he has made a specialty. In 1849 he built his large frame residence, which stands not far distant from the house in which he was born.
      On July 1, 1847, Mr. Fisher was married to Rebecca Marian Casteele, who was a daughter of Samuel and Nancy (Cameron) Casteele, the former of whom was a soldier in the War of 1812. Three children were born to this union: Scott, Nancy, Emma and Sarah Louisa. Scott Fisher was in the employ of the United States Government at the time of his death, August 17, 1893. He was prostrated with typhoid fever and passed away at St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburg. He married Martha Chaffer and they had four children. Mr. R. R. R. Fisher's younger daughter married S. Alexander Black and they reside at home. He is one of the leading members of the United Presbyterian Church at East Brook and was a member of the building committee which erected the present church edifice. He is widely known and is held in high esteem by his fellow citizens. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [SR58] Bible Record: Family of R.R.R. Fisher and Rebecca M. Casteel, ((New York: American Bible Society, 1850)), 1 (Reliability: 3).
      R. R. R. Fisher & Rebecca M Casteel was married July the first 1847
      These certify that agreeably to the laws of God & of the State of Pennsylvania, in Neshannock Township Mercer County, Pa I united in marriage Robert Richford Roberts Fisher and Miss Rebecca Mariam, daughter of Samuel Casteel, Esq on the first day of July, A. D. Eighteen Hundred & forty seven

    2. [S387] 20th Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, Aaron L. Hazen, (Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, 1908), 31833012051915., 408 (Reliability: 2), 1908.