Family: FISHER Abel / HOOWE Rachel (F82)

m. 27 Feb 1750


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  • Father | Male
    FISHER Abel

    Born  Abt 1730  Mountmellick, Laois Co., Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Bef 1786  Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  Bef 1786  Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  27 Feb 1750  [1, 2, 3]  Ireland  [1, 2, 3] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  FISHER, Abel | F100 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Unknown | F100 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    HOOWE Rachel

    Born  12 Oct 1724  Edenderry, Offally Co., Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
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    Father  HOOWE, Matthias | F122 Group Sheet 
    Mother  CURTIS, Elizabeth | F122 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    FISHER Henry

    Born  25 Mar 1751  Cape May, Cape May Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
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    Child 2 | Female
    FISHER Elizabeth

    Born  3 Dec 1752  Cape May, Cape May Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Child 3 | Male
    FISHER Abel

    Born  19 Apr 1756  Cape May, Cape May Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  18 Aug 1838  Ligonier, 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  FORBES, Rachel | F339 
    Married     

    Child 4 | 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
    Spouse  THOMPSON, Martha | F81 
    Married  Aft 1782  Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 5 | Female
    FISHER Elizabeth

    Born  20 Apr 1760  Cape May, Cape May Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Child 6 | Female
    FISHER Rachel

    Born  12 Aug 1762  Cape May, Cape May Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Aft 1848   
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    Spouse  STEWART Jacob | F87 
    Married     

    Child 7 | Male
    FISHER Thomas

    Born  29 Oct 1764  Cape May, Cape May Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  28 Feb 1848  Lawrence Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Eastbrook, Lawrence Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  SHAW, Prudence | F84 
    Married  Bef 1799   

    Child 8 | Female
    + FISHER Hannah

    Born  11 Feb 1767  Cape May, Cape May Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  5 Jan 1826  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  MCDOWELL, Samuel | F85 
    Married  Abt 1789  Ligonier Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 9 | Male
    FISHER John

    Born  22 Sep 1769  Cape May, Cape May Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  5 Jan 1775  Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Ligonier, 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., 573 (Reliability: 2).
      Abel Fisher married, in Ireland, February 27, 1750, Rachel Whowee or Howee.
      Children:
      1. Henry, born March 25, 1751.
      2. Elizabeth, born December 3, 1752, died unmarried.
      3. Abel, born April 19, 1756; married Rachel Forbes.
      4. Mathias, of whom further.
      5. Elizabeth (again), born April 29, 1760.
      "6. Rachel, born August 12, 1762; married, as his second wife, Jacob Stewart. (Stewart I)
      7. Thomas, born October 29, 1764; married Prudence Shaw. In 1802 he removed to Mercer (now Lawrence) County, about four miles north of New Castle, where he spent his life. Died suddenly in 1848.
      8. Hannah, born February 11, 1767; married Samuel McDowell, and settled near Ligonier. They raised a large family, most of whom removed and settled in Mercer (now Lawrence) County.
      9. John, born September 22, 1769, was bitten by a rattlesnake and died within a few hours.

    2. [SR18] Fisher Family Sketch - 21 Nov 1888, (Ligonier Echo, Ligonier, Pennsylvania, 21 Nov 1888), 21 Nov 1888.
      Abel Fisher... married Rachel Whoowee...

    3. [S64] Bible Record: Family of Matthias Fisher and Rachel Hoowe, (George Grierson, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, Dublin, 1754) (Reliability: 3).
      Abell Fisher and Rachel Hoowee was Married February the 27 1750