FISHER Mathias

Male 1758 - 1834  (76 years)


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  • Name FISHER Mathias 
    Born 12 Feb 1758  Cape May, Cape May Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Bible Record: Family of Matthias Fisher and Rachel Hoowe (family page)
    Bible Record: Family of Matthias Fisher and Rachel Hoowe (family page)
    Gender Male 
    CENSUS 1790  Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Census lists one "Free White Male 16 and Over," Mathias Fisher himself; two "Free White Males Under 16," presumably Mathias and Martha's sons John and Abel; and one "Free White Female," presumably Mathias' wife Martha.
    Census: 1790 U.S. - Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA, Roll: M637_9; Page: 92; Image: 59; Family History Library Film: 0568149
    Census: 1790 U.S. - Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA, Roll: M637_9; Page: 92; Image: 59; Family History Library Film: 0568149
    CENSUS 1800  Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • 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; and 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  [7
    • 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
    CENSUS 07 Aug 1820  Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Census lists Mathias Fisher's household as including: one "Free White Males 26 to 45"- not obvious who this is; sons John, Abel and Thomas were all married with children by this time and son Thompson would have been only ca. 20 years old; one "Free White Males 45 and over" - Mathias himself; one "Free White Females 10 to 16" - likely daughter Rachel Fisher who would have been 14 in 1820; and one "Free White Females 45 and over" - wife Martha Thompson.
    Census: 1820 U.S. - Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA, NARA Roll: M33_112; Page: 81; Image: 91
    Census: 1820 U.S. - Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA, NARA Roll: M33_112; Page: 81; Image: 91
    CENSUS 1830  Ligonier Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Census lists as living in Mathias Fisher household one "Free White Males 5 to 9" - impossible to define who this might be but perhaps a grandson or nephew; one "Free White Males 70 to 79" - Mathias himself; and two "Free White Females 20 to 29." One is likely Mathias' youngest daughter Rachel who married Silas Stewart as his second wife, and therefore could have married later than typical for the times. Silas' first wife Mary Hendricks died in 1823 so Rachel's marriage definitely occured after 1823. The other female must be a relative. Mathias' elder daughter Mary is presumably living with husband Berekiah Stewart who is listed in the 1830 census for Derry Township.
    Census: 1830 U.S. - Ligonier Township, Westmoreland Co., PA, NARA Roll: M19-164; Page: 299; Family History Film: 0020638
    Census: 1830 U.S. - Ligonier Township, Westmoreland Co., PA, NARA Roll: M19-164; Page: 299; Family History Film: 0020638
    MILI Revolutionary War  [10, 11
    Died 17 Feb 1834  Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 12, 13, 14
    Age: 76 
    Buried Old Ligonier Cemetery, Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Headstone: Hannah Fisher - 1840 and Mathias Fisher - 1834
    Headstone: Mathias Fisher - 1834
    Headstone: Hannah Fisher - 1840 and Mathias Fisher - 1834
    Headstone: Mathias Fisher - 1834
    Person ID I198  Main
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2010 

    Father FISHER Abel,   b. Abt 1730, Mountmellick, Laois Co., Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1786, Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother HOOWE Rachel,   b. 12 Oct 1724, Edenderry, Offally Co., Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 27 Feb 1750  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16, 17
    Bible Record: Family of Matthias Fisher and Rachel Hoowe (family page)
    Bible Record: Family of Matthias Fisher and Rachel Hoowe (family page)
    Family ID F82  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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  [18, 19
    Children 
    +1. FISHER John,   b. 28 Jul 1786, Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1842, Eastbrook, Lawrence Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  [Birth]
    +2. FISHER Abel,   b. 3 Jun 1788, Ligonier Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1876, Ligonier Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [Birth]
    +3. FISHER Thomas,   b. 11 Mar 1791, Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1879, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +4. FISHER Mary,   b. Abt 1796
     5. FISHER, Thompson
    +6. FISHER Rachel,   b. 11 Feb 1806, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1864, Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2007 00:31:08 
    Family ID F81  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Feb 1758 - Cape May, Cape May Co., NJ Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Aft 1782 - Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 1790 - Donegal Township, 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 MapsCENSUS - 07 Aug 1820 - Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 1830 - Ligonier Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Old Ligonier Cemetery, Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA Link to Google Earth
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  • 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).
      MATHIAS FISHER, son of Abel and Rachel (Whowee or Howee) Fisher, was born at or near Cape May, New Jersey, February 12, 1758...

    2. [S64] Bible Record: Family of Matthias Fisher and Rachel Hoowe, (George Grierson, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, Dublin, 1754) (Reliability: 3).
      Mathiass Fisher was born february ye 12 1758

    3. [SR18] Fisher Family Sketch - 21 Nov 1888, (Ligonier Echo, Ligonier, Pennsylvania, 21 Nov 1888) (Reliability: 2), 21 Nov 1888.
      Mr. Fisher settled at Cape May, New Jersey, where the family resided for about twenty years, and where their children were born.

    4. [S180] Old Ligonier Cemetery Photos (Reliability: 3), 27 Jul 2009.
      Mathias Fisher
      Born 1758
      Died 1834

    5. [S227] Census: 1790 U.S. - Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA , (Ancestry,com), Roll: M637_9; Page: 92; Image: 59; Family History Library Film: 0568149 (Reliability: 3), 1790.

    6. [S228] Census: 1800 U.S. - Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA, (Ancestry,com), Roll: 41; Page: 1040; Image: 227; Family History Library Film: 363344 (Reliability: 3), 1800.

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

    8. [S231] Census: 1820 U.S. - Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA, (Ancestry,com), NARA Roll: M33_112; Page: 81; Image: 91 (Reliability: 3), 07 Aug 1820.

    9. [S230] Census: 1830 U.S. - Ligonier Township, Westmoreland Co., PA , (Ancestry,com), NARA Roll: M19-164; Page: 299; Family History Film: 0020638 (Reliability: 3), 1830.

    10. [SR52] Lost Battalion of the Revolutionary War, PA., National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol XVI, No. 3, p 44-51, Edgar J. Pershing, (National Genealogical Society: Washington D.C., Sept., 1928)), p 45, 46, 50, 51 (Reliability: 2), Sep 1928.
      p 45: Some days later he sent Captain Shannon with four men to reach Clarke and bring back ammunition. Mathias Fisher, of Ligonier was one of the men who went with Captain Shannon. All of them were captured by the Indians...
      p 46: It was fourteen months before any eye witness or participant in the Battle of the Miami returned to Westmoreland. Then Captain Craig and Mathias Fisher and eight or ten of their companions returned and told stories which have been woven into the traditions now generally accepted as correct.
      P 50: Prisoners...32. Mathias Fisher

    11. [S37] Military: Fisher, Mathias - Revolutionary War Pension File, (National Archives, Textual Reference Branch), Revoltutionary War Pension No. S22239. (Reliability: 3).

    12. [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).
      MATHIAS FISHER...died at Ligonier, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, February 17, 1834.

    13. [SR23] Will: Fisher, Mathias - 1834, Mathias Fisher, (Registrar of Wills), Will Book 2: p 303., 303 (Reliability: 2), 27 Feb 1834.

    14. [SR19] Fisher Historical Sketch - 28 Nov 1888, (Ligonier Echo, Ligonier, Pennsylvania, 28 Nov 1888) (Reliability: 2), 26 Oct 1888.
      Mr. (Mathias) Fisher, like his brother Thomas, died suddenly in 1834, age 76 years.

    15. [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.

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

    17. [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

    18. [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.

    19. [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.