THOMPSON, Martha

Female - 1829


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  • Name THOMPSON, Martha  [1
    Gender Female 
    CENSUS 1790  Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 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  [3
    • 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  [4
    • 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  [5
    • 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
    Died 18 Aug 1829  Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I210  Main
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2010 

    Family 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) 
    Married Aft 1782  Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    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

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    Link to Google MapsMarried - Aft 1782 - 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., 575-576 (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 fatherÕs 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. [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: 2), 1790.

    3. [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.

    4. [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.

    5. [S231] Census: 1820 U.S. - Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA, (Ancestry,com), NARA Roll: M33_112; Page: 81; Image: 91 (Reliability: 2), 07 Aug 1820.

    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.
      "Mathias Fisher married Martha Thompson, who died August, 1828."

    7. [SR59] Will: Fisher, John - 1842, John Fisher, 302 (Reliability: 3), 12 Jun 1841.
      "My executor is directed to have the remains of my dear mother removed and placed beside my fathers remains in the Methodist Episcopal Church at the village of Ligonier, WestMoreland County Pa; and have placed over them a plain marble slab. My estate paying the expense."

    8. [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.

    9. [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.