FISHER Abel

Male 1788 - 1876  (87 years)


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  • Name FISHER Abel 
    Born 3 Jun 1788  Ligonier Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    CENSUS 1790  Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • This census lists two "Free White Males Under 16" living with Mathias Fisher, one is presumably son John Fisher, aged about 4 years, the other son Abel Fisher, aged about 2 years.
    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  [4
    • 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 23 Sep 1850  Ligonier Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Lewis (Louis) Roberts who appears with Abel's' family marries Clarissa Fisher, daughter of Abel's brother Thomas Fisher less than a year after this census was taken.
    Census: 1850 U.S. - Ligonier Township, Westmoreland Co., Pa Roll  M432_836; Page: 15A; Image: 379
    Census: 1850 U.S. - Ligonier Township, Westmoreland Co., Pa Roll M432_836; Page: 15A; Image: 379
    CENSUS 09 Jul 1860  Ligonier Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Dwelling No., Family No.,
    Family Members, Age, Sex, Profession, Place of Birth

    257, 257,
    Abel Fisher, 72 M, Farmer, Penn
    Elizabeth Fisher, 65, F, , "
    Jane Wagner Fisher, 35, F, Domestic, "
    Hannah F Fisher, 1, F, , "
    William Fisher, 13, M, , " 
    • Strange than Jane Wagner Fisher is listed as a domestic when she is in fact Abel's daughter.
    CENSUS 25 Aug 1870  Ligonier Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Dwelling No., Family No.,
    Family Members, Age, Sex, Profession, Place of Birth

    405, 414,
    McClure Mary, 54, F, Keeps house, Penna
    Lyons Rachael, 22, F, Domestic Servt, Penna
    Fisher Abel, 82 M, Retired Farmer, Penna
    Wagner Mary, 45, F, Keeps house, Penna
    Wagner Hannah, 11, F, At home, Penna
    Stewart John, 14, M, Works on Farm, Penna 
    Died 3 Apr 1876  Ligonier Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Old Ligonier Cemetery, Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Headstone: Abel Fisher Sr. - 1838 and Abel Fisher Jr. - 1876
    Headstone: Abel Fisher Jr. - 1876
    Headstone: Abel Fisher Sr. - 1838 and Abel Fisher Jr. - 1876
    Headstone: Abel Fisher Jr. - 1876
    Person ID I211  Main
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2010 

    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) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother THOMPSON, Martha,   d. 18 Aug 1829, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Aft 1782  Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Family ID F81  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 STEWART Hannah,   b. 31 May 1792, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1840, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married Y  [10, 11
    Children 
     1. FISHER, John
     2. FISHER, Martha
     3. FISHER, Elizabeth Eunice
     4. FISHER, Thompson D.
     5. FISHER, Rachel,   b. Abt 1823, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. FISHER, Mary Jane,   b. 1824, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     7. FISHER, Caroline Matilda,   b. Abt 1830, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2009 22:20:42 
    Family ID F88  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth,   b. 1794, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1870, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2009 22:16:16 
    Family ID F377  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Jun 1788 - Ligonier Township, 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 - 23 Sep 1850 - Ligonier Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - Dwelling No., Family No., Family Members, Age, Sex, Profession, Place of Birth 257, 257, Abel Fisher, 72 M, Farmer, Penn Elizabeth Fisher, 65, F, , " Jane Wagner Fisher, 35, F, Domestic, " Hannah F Fisher, 1, F, , " William Fisher, 13, M, , " - 09 Jul 1860 - Ligonier Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - Dwelling No., Family No., Family Members, Age, Sex, Profession, Place of Birth 405, 414, McClure Mary, 54, F, Keeps house, Penna Lyons Rachael, 22, F, Domestic Servt, Penna Fisher Abel, 82 M, Retired Farmer, Penna Wagner Mary, 45, F, Keeps house, Penna Wagner Hannah, 11, F, At home, Penna Stewart John, 14, M, Works on Farm, Penna - 25 Aug 1870 - Ligonier Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Apr 1876 - 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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  • Notes 
    • After bequest of ninety acres to Mary McDowel, Abel Fisher inherits the remaining interest in his uncle Abel Fisher Sr's land on his uncle's death in 1838: "I give and bequeath to my niece Mary McDowel ninety acres of the plantation or tract of land whereon I now reside and the same held in common with my brother Mathias and myself containing altogether two hundred and eighty two acres. The said ninety acres to be struck off the south west side or part of the whole adjoining the heirs of Michael Fry lands of James Campbell and lands of George Kern to be enjoyed by her the said Mary McDowel her heirs and assigns forever. And the balance of my right title interest and claim of in and to said land I bequeath to my nephew Abel Fisher his heirs and assigns forever." [12]
    • Received the bulk of his father Mathias Fisher's estate on Mathias' death in 1834: " I give and bequeath to my son Abel Fisher his heirs, Executors, Administrators and assigns all my right title, interest, property and claim of in and to the plantation or tract of land whereon I now reside being the undivided one-half of two hundred and eighty two acres." Abel was also appointed Executor of his father's will: "And I do nominate and appoint my said son Abel Fisher Executor of this my last will hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In testimony whereof I have hereunto let my hand this seventh day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty three. Mathias Fisher." [13]

  • 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), 575.
      Mathias Fisher married Martha Thompson
      Chilldren:
      Abel

    2. [S180] Old Ligonier Cemetery Photos (Reliability: 3), 27 Jul 2009.
      Abel Fisher Jr.
      Born 1788
      Died 1876

    3. [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.

    4. [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.

    5. [S140] Census: 1850 U.S. - Ligonier Township, Westmoreland Co., PA , (Ancestry.com), Roll M432_836; Page: 15A; Image: 379 (Reliability: 3), 23 Sep 1850.

    6. [S153] Census: 1860 U.S. - Ligonier Township, Westmoreland Co., PA, (Ancestry.com), Roll: M653_1195; Page: 587; Image: 703 (Reliability: 3), 09 Jul 1860.

    7. [S154] Census: 1870 U.S. - Ligonier Township, Westmoreland Co., PA, (Ancestry.com), Roll: M593_1465; Page: 381; Image: 745 (Reliability: 3), 25 Aug 1870.

    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.

    10. [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).
      Abel, married Hannah Stewart.

    11. [SR1] Colonial and Revolutionary Families of PA, Wilfred Jordan, editor, ((New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1942), 568-576), 974.8 D2c 1978., 570 (Reliability: 2).
      Hannah...married Abel Fisher

    12. [SR15] Will: Fisher, Abel - 1838, Abel Fisher, (Registrar of Wills), Will Book 2: p 403-404. (Reliability: 3), 18 Aug 1838.

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