FISHER Rachel

Female 1806 - 1864  (58 years)


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  • Name FISHER Rachel  [1, 2, 3
    Born 11 Feb 1806  Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Female 
    CENSUS 1810  Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 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  [6
    • 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  [7
    • 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
    CENSUS 21 Aug 1850  Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Rachel actually age 44 at time of this census, not 46 as listed.
    Census: 1850 U.S. - Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN, Roll  M432_142; Page: 13A; Image: 30
    Census: 1850 U.S. - Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN, Roll M432_142; Page: 13A; Image: 30
    CENSUS 01 Aug 1860  Washington Township, Decatur Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census: 1860 U.S. - Washington Township, Decatur Co., IN, Roll  M653_253; Page: 765; Image: 134; Family History Library Film: 803253
    Census: 1860 U.S. - Washington Township, Decatur Co., IN, Roll M653_253; Page: 765; Image: 134; Family History Library Film: 803253
    Died 13 Jun 1864  Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Buried South Park Cemetery, Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Headstone reads: Rachel Fisher, Wife of Silas Stewart, Feb. 11. 1806, June 13. 1864
    Stewart Monument
    Stewart Monument
    Includes inscriptions for Silas Stewart, first wife Mary Hendricks Stewart and second wife Rachel Fisher Stewart.
    Plot: N
    Headstone: Rachel (Fisher) Stewart 1806-1864
    Headstone: Rachel (Fisher) Stewart 1806-1864
    Plot: N
    Person ID I214  Main
    Last Modified 22 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  [11, 12
    Family ID F81  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family STEWART Silas,   b. 25 Oct 1796, Fairfield Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1871, Johnson City, Washington Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Children 
    +1. STEWART Martha Jane,   b. 22 Sep 1837, Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Feb 1892, Johnson City, Washington Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2010 15:14:55 
    Family ID F89  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    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 MapsCENSUS - 21 Aug 1850 - Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 01 Aug 1860 - Washington Township, Decatur Co., IN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Jun 1864 - Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - South Park Cemetery, Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Received all of her father Mathias Fisher's personal property on his death in 1834: "I give and bequeath to my daughter Rachel Fisher all of my personal property of whatever kind it may be." [15]

  • Sources 
    1. [SR23] Will: Fisher, Mathias - 1834, Mathias Fisher, (Registrar of Wills), Will Book 2: p 303. (Reliability: 3), 27 Feb 1834.
      "I give and bequeath to my daughter Rachel Fisher all of my personal property of whatever kind it may be."

    2. [SR1] Colonial and Revolutionary Families of PA, Wilfred Jordan, editor, ((New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1942), 568-576), 974.8 D2c 1978., 571 (Reliability: 2).
      "He (Silas Stewart) married (second) Rachel Fisher."

    3. [SR1] Colonial and Revolutionary Families of PA, Wilfred Jordan, editor, ((New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1942), 568-576), 974.8 D2c 1978., 576 (Reliability: 2).
      "RACHEL FISHER, daughter of Mathias and Martha (Thompson) Fisher, was born Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, February 11, 1806, and died at Greensburg, Indiana, June 13, 1864. She married Silas Stewart."

    4. [SR1] Colonial and Revolutionary Families of PA, Wilfred Jordan, editor, ((New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1942), 568-576), 974.8 D2c 1978., 576 (Reliability: 2).
      RACHEL FISHER, daughter of Mathias and Martha (Thompson) Fisher, was born Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, February 11, 1806...

    5. [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.

    6. [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.

    7. [S230] Census: 1830 U.S. - Ligonier Township, Westmoreland Co., PA , (Ancestry,com), NARA Roll: M19-164; Page: 299; Family History Film: 0020638 (Reliability: 2), 1830.

    8. [S155] Census: 1850 U.S. - Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN , (Ancestry.com), Roll M432_142; Page: 13A; Image: 30 (Reliability: 2), 21 Aug 1850.

    9. [S158] Census: 1860 U.S. - Washington Township, Decatur Co., IN , (Ancestry.com), Roll M653_253; Page: 765; Image: 134; Family History Library Film: 803253 (Reliability: 2), 01 Aug 1860.

    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., 576 (Reliability: 2).
      RACHEL FISHER...died at Greensburg, Indiana, June 13, 1864.

    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., 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.

    12. [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.

    13. [SR1] Colonial and Revolutionary Families of PA, Wilfred Jordan, editor, ((New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1942), 568-576), 974.8 D2c 1978., 576 (Reliability: 2).
      RACHEL FISHER...married Silas Stewart.

    14. [SR1] Colonial and Revolutionary Families of PA, Wilfred Jordan, editor, ((New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1942), 568-576), 974.8 D2c 1978., 571 (Reliability: 2).
      He (Silas Stewart)...married (second) Rachel Fisher.

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