Family: FISHER Matthias / COTTON Eliza A. (F66)

m. 17 Oct 1867


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  • Father | Male
    FISHER Matthias

    Born  24 Sep 1840  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  22 Feb 1915   
    Buried    Novelty Cemetery, Novelty, Knox Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  17 Oct 1867  [1, 2]  McDonough Co., IL  [1, 2] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  FISHER Thomas | F40 Group Sheet 
    Mother  BROWN Elizabeth | F40 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    COTTON Eliza A.

    Born  21 Sep 1844  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  7 Mar 1898   
    Buried    Novelty, Knox Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  COTTON, John | F455 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Delia | F455 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    FISHER Francis Marion

    Born  15 Jan 1870  Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  14 Apr 1894   
    Buried    Novelty Cemetery, Novelty, Knox Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  SWAN, Lucy | F374 
    Married  18 Oct 1891  Novelty, Knox Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes 
    • From History of McDonough Co., IL 1885: Mathias Fisher is a native of Illinois, having been born in Hancock county, on the 24th of September, 1840. He remained on a farm in that county until eight years of age, his parents then removing to McDonough county and making a settling in Blandinsville township, on section 29, near the present site of the village of Blandinsville. His father rented at first, and remained there until 1856, when he removed to Henderson county, and seven years later to Hancock county, where he remained a number of years, following, as he did in each of the other county's, agricultural pursuits. He again came to McDonough county, and settled near Blandinsville, where he died in 1874. Up to the time of his father's death, Mathias resided in Hire township, he having been married on the 17th of October, 1876, to Eliza A. Cotton, a native of the state of Kentucky. They removed from Hire township, in 1877, to their present quarters, which constitutes 76 acres of well improved land. Mr. and Mrs. Fisher are now the parents of one child--Francis M., who resides at home. Mrs. Fisher's mother, at present, lives in Hire township, at an advanced age. As a citizen, Mr. Fisher is highly respected for his many good qualities. [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [SR38] Marriage License: Fisher, Matthias and Eliza A. Cotton, (Illinois State Board of Health), License No. 3189. (Reliability: 3), 18 Oct 1867.
      I HEREBY CERTIFY that I joined the HOLY STATE OF MATRIMONY, Mr. Matthias Fisher and Miss Eliza A. Cotton on the Seventeenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty Seven.
      GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND SEAL, this Eighteenth day of October A.D. 1867.
      D. J Porter (SEAL)
      Eld.U. B. C.

    2. [S26] Marriage Consent: Fisher, Matthias and Eliza A. Cotton (Reliability: 3), 18 Oct 1867.

    3. [S67] History of McDonough County, Illinois - 1885, ((Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885)), 977.342 H2., 871-872 (Reliability: 2), 1885.