FISHER Thomas

Male 1791 - 1879  (88 years)


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  • Name FISHER Thomas 
    Born 11 Mar 1791  Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    CENSUS 1800  Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Census lists three "Free White Males Under 10," presumably Mathias and Martha's' sons John, Abel and Thomas; one "Free White Males 10 to 15," not clear who this might be; one "Free White Males 45 and over," Mathias himself although he would have been only 42 years old in 1800; one "Free White Females Under 10," Mathias and Martha's' daughter Mary; one "Free White Females 16 to 25," Mathias' wife Martha.
    Census: 1800 U.S. - Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA, Roll: 41; Page: 1040; Image: 227; Family History Library Film: 363344
    Census: 1800 U.S. - Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA, Roll: 41; Page: 1040; Image: 227; Family History Library Film: 363344
    CENSUS 1810  Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Census lists as living in Mathias Fisher household one "Free White Males Under 10" - presumably youngest son Thompson Fisher; one "Free White Males over 16 and under 26" - presumably son Thomas Fisher, John and Abel likely having married by this time; two "Free White Males 45 and upwards" - one being Mathias and the other unknown; one "Free White Females Under 10" - presumably daughter Rachel; one "Free White Females over 10 and under 16" - daughter Mary; and one "Free White Females over 26 and under 45" - Mathias' wife Martha Thompson.
    Census: 1810 U.S. - Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Roll  51; Page: 875; Family History Number: 0193677; Image: 00221
    Census: 1810 U.S. - Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Roll 51; Page: 875; Family History Number: 0193677; Image: 00221
    RESI 1846  Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Blandinsville - Elder Josiah Terrel preached the first sermon in 1846, and organized the church same year, with the following named persons, as original members: Thomas Fisher and wife...
    CENSUS 01 Oct 1850  Township 8 N 6 W, Henderson Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • A few errors by census-taker: John and Margaret were born in Pennsylvania to Thomas and his first wife Mary Kells Fisher. Cyrus should read Matthias. Have seen no other reference to Matthias' first or middle name being Cyrus.
    Census: 1850 U.S. - Township 8 N 6 W, Henderson  Co., IL Roll  M432_109; Page: 84B; Image: 530
    Census: 1850 U.S. - Township 8 N 6 W, Henderson Co., IL Roll M432_109; Page: 84B; Image: 530
    CENSUS 22 Aug 1860  LaHarpe Township, Hancock Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census: 1860 U.S. - LaHarpe Township, Hancock Co., IL; Roll: M653_184; Page: 983; Image: 729; Family History Library Film: 803184
    Census: 1860 U.S. - LaHarpe Township, Hancock Co., IL; Roll: M653_184; Page: 983; Image: 729; Family History Library Film: 803184
    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 
    Person ID I115  Main
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2012 

    Father FISHER Mathias,   b. 12 Feb 1758, Cape May, Cape May Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1834, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother THOMPSON, Martha,   d. 18 Aug 1829, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Aft 1782  Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Family ID F81  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 BROWN Elizabeth,   b. 23 Aug 1806, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1900, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 22 Feb 1838 
    Notes 
    • Thomas Fisher was born in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, March 11, 1791, and died at his home in Blandinsville, in 1868. He settled in McDonough county in 1844, coming from Hancock county, Illinois, where he had settled in 1840. His first wife died, and he was again married to Elizabeth Brown, by whom there were four children. [8]
    Children 
     1. FISHER, Joseph,   b. 19 May 1839,   d. 26 Mar 1840  (Age 0 years)
    +2. FISHER Matthias,   b. 24 Sep 1840, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1915  (Age 74 years)
    +3. FISHER Thomas H.,   b. 3 Jun 1843, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1914, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +4. FISHER Abel,   b. 23 May 1845, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1924, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [Birth]
    +5. FISHER Josiah,   b. 3 Jun 1848, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1914  (Age < 65 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2012 20:11:26 
    Family ID F40  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 KELLS Mary,   b. 3 Mar 1797, Shippensburg, Cumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1837  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 30 Mar 1815  [9
    Notes 
    • (John Fisher) is the son of Thomas and Polly (Kells) Fisher, and was the ninth child of a family of 10 children, all of whom are now living, except William, the eldest child. Thomas Fisher was born in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, March 11, 1791, and died at his home in Blandinsville, in 1868. He settled in McDonough county in 1844, coming from Hancock county, Illinois, where he had settled in 1840. His first wife died, and he was again married to Elizabeth Brown, by whom there were four children. Being a mechanic by trade, or rather a mill-wright, on coming to Blandinsville he built a saw and grist mill there, besides other mills in the county, working at the trade for nearly 20 years. [1]
    • 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. [10]
    Children 
    +1. FISHER William Nicholls,   b. 11 Mar 1816, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1881, Burlingame, Osage Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [Birth]
    +2. FISHER, Jane Iona,   b. 25 Jan 1818, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1906, Novelty, Knox Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +3. FISHER, Martha,   b. 31 Oct 1819, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1899  (Age 79 years)
     4. FISHER, Eleanor,   b. 14 Jan 1822, Hickory Township, Lawrence Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1905, Eastbrook, Lawrence Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +5. FISHER, Nancy,   b. 28 Jan 1824, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1902  (Age 78 years)
    +6. FISHER Clarissa,   b. 14 Sep 1826, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1909, Burlingame Township, Osage Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [Birth]
    +7. FISHER Mary,   b. 16 Oct 1828, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1907, Novelty, Knox Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [Birth]
    +8. FISHER, Sarah,   b. 19 Jan 1831, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. FISHER John K.,   b. 5 Mar 1833, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1891, Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +10. FISHER Margaret,   b. 31 Jan 1835, Eastbrook, Lawrence Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1911, Brownville, Nemaha Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [Birth]
     11. FISHER, Ralph,   b. 31 Jan 1835, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1835, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Photos
    Photo: Thomas Fisher and Mary Kells Family Siblings
    Photo: Thomas Fisher and Mary Kells Family Siblings
    Shown: John K. Fisher, Mary "Polly" Lockett, Sarah (Pollock), Jane (Botts), Nancy (Hinckson), Clarissa (Roberts), Eleanor (McNickle)
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2012 08:28:16 
    Family ID F75  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Mar 1791 - Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 1800 - Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 1810 - Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRESI - 1846 - Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 01 Oct 1850 - Township 8 N 6 W, Henderson Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 22 Aug 1860 - LaHarpe Township, Hancock Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Jun 1879 - Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - South Cemetery, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • John Fisher was a soldier of the War of 1812, and came from the Ligonier Valley in Westmoreland County. He settled the tract, including the site of Eastbrook, about 1819; this was the third tract he had located upon, the first being in 1809. His brother, Thomas Fisher, came afterwards. [11]
    • Col. John Fisher...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. [12]
    • Received $100 from his father Mathias Fisher on Mathias' death in 1834:" I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Fisher the sum of one hundred payable by my son Abel within one year of my decease which shall be in full of his claim." [13]

  • Sources 
    1. [S67] History of McDonough County, Illinois - 1885, ((Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885)), 977.342 H2., 644 (Reliability: 2), 1885.

    2. [S228] Census: 1800 U.S. - Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA, (Ancestry,com), Roll: 41; Page: 1040; Image: 227; Family History Library Film: 363344. (Reliability: 2), 1800.

    3. [S229] Census: 1810 U.S. - Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA , (Ancestry,com), Roll 51; Page: 875; Family History Number: 0193677; Image: 00221 (Reliability: 2), 1810.

    4. [S102] Census: 1850 U.S. - Township 8 N 6 W, Henderson Co., IL , (Ancestry,com), Roll M432_109; Page: 84B; Image: 530 (Reliability: 2), 01 Oct 1850.

    5. [S83] Census: 1860 U.S. - LaHarpe Township, Hancock Co., IL, (Ancestry,com), Roll: M653_184; Page: 983; Image: 730. (Reliability: 3), 22 Aug 1860.

    6. [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.

    7. [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.

    8. [S67] History of McDonough County, Illinois - 1885, ((Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885)), 977.342 H2., p. 644 (Reliability: 2), 1885.

    9. [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).

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

    11. [S387] 20th Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, Aaron L. Hazen, (Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, 1908), 31833012051915., 246-247 (Reliability: 2), 1908.

    12. [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.

    13. [SR23] Will: Fisher, Mathias - 1834, Mathias Fisher, (Registrar of Wills), Will Book 2: p 303. (Reliability: 3), 9 Dec 1833.