Family: FISHER Mathias / THOMPSON, Martha (F81)

m. Aft 1782


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  • Father | Male
    FISHER Mathias

    Born  12 Feb 1758  Cape May, Cape May Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  17 Feb 1834  Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Old Ligonier Cemetery, Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  Aft 1782  [1, 2]  Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA  [1, 2] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  FISHER Abel | F82 Group Sheet 
    Mother  HOOWE Rachel | F82 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    THOMPSON, Martha

    Born     
    Died  18 Aug 1829  Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Child 1 | Male
    + FISHER John

    Born  28 Jul 1786  Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  26 Jan 1842  Eastbrook, Lawrence Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Fisher Cemetery, Eastbrook, Lawrence Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  ROBERTS, Sarah | F90 
    Married  24 Mar 1808   

    Child 2 | Male
    + FISHER Abel

    Born  3 Jun 1788  Ligonier Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  3 Apr 1876  Ligonier Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Old Ligonier Cemetery, Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  STEWART Hannah | F88 
    Married     
    Spouse  Elizabeth | F377 
    Married     

    Child 3 | Male
    + FISHER Thomas

    Born  11 Mar 1791  Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  17 Jun 1879  Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    South Cemetery, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  KELLS Mary | F75 
    Married  30 Mar 1815   
    Spouse  BROWN Elizabeth | F40 
    Married  22 Feb 1838   

    Child 4 | Female
    + FISHER Mary

    Born  Abt 1796   
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  STEWART Berekiah | F91 
    Married     

    Child 5 | Male
    FISHER, Thompson

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    Child 6 | Female
    + FISHER Rachel

    Born  11 Feb 1806  Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  13 Jun 1864  Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    South Park Cemetery, Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  STEWART Silas | F89 
    Married    Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Sources 
    1. [SR1] Colonial and Revolutionary Families of PA, Wilfred Jordan, editor, ((New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1942), 568-576), 974.8 D2c 1978., 575 (Reliability: 2).
      Mathias Fisher married Martha Thompson, who died August, 1828. Her father was a staunch Presbyterian and objected to the marriage on the grounds that Mathias Fisher had never been baptized. However, she had no such scruples and left her father’s house, never to enter it again. Following the marriage they settled on a part of the old Fisher farm.

      Children:
      1. John, married Sarah Roberts and settled near New Castle, Pennsylvania.
      2. Abel, married Hannah Stewart. (Stewart I, Child 7.)
      3. Thomas, married Polly Kells.
      4. Polly, married Barachiah Stewart. (Stewart II, Child 10.)
      5. Thompson.
      6. Rachel, of whom further.

    2. [SR19] Fisher Historical Sketch - 28 Nov 1888, (Ligonier Echo, Ligonier, Pennsylvania, 28 Nov 1888) (Reliability: 2), 26 Oct 1888.
      He paid his addresses to Miss Martha Thompson, but her father being a staunch Presbyterian, objected to the match because Mr. Fisher had never been baptized. Miss Thompson, however, had no such scruples of conscience, but ran away, as they called it then; she left her father’s house and never entered it again.