FISHER John

Male 1786 - 1842  (55 years)


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  • Name FISHER John  [1, 2
    Born 28 Jul 1786  Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    CENSUS 1790  Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 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  [5
    • 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
    Died 26 Jan 1842  Eastbrook, Lawrence Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Buried Fisher Cemetery, Eastbrook, Lawrence Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I215  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) 
    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  [7, 8
    Family ID F81  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family ROBERTS, Sarah,   b. 18 Aug 1788,   d. 17 May 1847  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 24 Mar 1808  [9, 10, 11
    Children 
     1. FISHER, Thomas  [Birth]
     2. FISHER, John,   b. 6 Jun 1809
     3. FISHER, Martha,   b. 7 Mar 1811,   d. 18 May 1811  (Age 0 years)
    +4. FISHER, Mary,   b. 29 Feb 1812,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. FISHER Abel,   b. 1 Feb 1814, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9/10 Sep 1891, Iola, Allen Co., KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [Birth]
    +6. FISHER, John R.,   b. 6 Dec 1815, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. FISHER, Thompson,   b. 27 Dec 1817,   d. 7 Oct 1847  (Age 29 years)
     8. FISHER Mathias,   b. 27 Dec 1819  [Birth]
     9. FISHER, Rachel,   b. 1 Oct 1821,   d. 5 Mar 1845  (Age 23 years)
    +10. FISHER Robert Richford Roberts,   b. 13 Nov 1823, Eastbrook, Lawrence Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1911, Hickory Township, Lawrence Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [Birth]
    +11. FISHER, Sarah Jane,   b. 1 Oct 1825,   d. 1863  (Age 37 years)
     12. FISHER, Gilbert C.,   b. 14 Nov 1827,   d. 18 Aug 1830  (Age 2 years)
     13. FISHER, Emoline/Emmaline,   b. 26 Mar 1830
     14. FISHER, Nancy,   b. 17 Aug 1832
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2007 00:14:41 
    Family ID F90  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Jul 1786 - Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 1790 - Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Jan 1842 - Eastbrook, Lawrence Co., PA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • The "Eastbrook Mills" were built originally by John Fisher, in 1836, and rebuilt in 1859. The mill is a fine, large building, containing three run of stone. About 1816-17 Thomas and John Fisher built a sawmill near the site of the gristmill. Two have since been erected at the same place, the last one is still standing, though unused and much dilapidated. [12]
    • 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. [13]
    • About 1817 Thomas and John Fisher built a woolen-mill in Eastbrook, above the site of their saw-mill. [14]
    • The first store at Eastbrook was kept by John Fisher, about 1835-6. It was a general store and still stands at the west end of the bridge. [14]
    • The first postoffice was established in 1837, the petition being circulated by John
      Waddington. The candidates for the position of postmaster were T. H. Harrah and John Fisher; the latter was the successful man. after Harrah had done most of the work to get the office established. However, Harrah afterwards had his ambition satisfied, and obtained the office after its affairs had been administered by Fisher and Alexander Carpenter. [14]
    • John Fisher, a nephew of Thomas, was born at Ligonier, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, in 1788. In 1809 he removed to what is now Lawrence County. He took charge of his uncle's saw-mill, and operated it for some years. His son, Thomas Fisher, the 3d, named for his grand-uncle, was born at the mills in 1809, a short time after he came. Mr. Fisher was a practical surveyor, and had set his compass and planted his "Jacob's staff" in all parts of Lawrence County. John Fisher raised a company and took it to the field during the war of 1812-15. About the year 1817 he and his uncle Thomas erected" a fuling and carding mill at Eastbrook, now in Hickory Township, on the "Hettenbaugh Run," which was operated until about 1827. Captain John Fisher lived at Eastbrook until his death in 1841. [15]
    • Col. John Fisher was born at Fort Fisher in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, and was a son of Mathias Fisher, who was killed by the Indians on the Ohio River. Colonel Fisher came to King's Chapel, Neshannok Township, then in Mercer County, in 1811, and was an officer in the War of 1812. In 1823 he came to East Brook, giving the town its name. He 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. [16]
    • The pioneer history records the coming of not a few brave men who had seen service in the Colonial Army during the Revolution, and to whom many of the citizens of today trace their lineage. By the time of the second war with England, that territory now comprising Lawrence County had made rapid strides in its development, and was populated by a hardy class whose patriotism carried many to the front. Others were drafted into the service. Two companies were raised in the vicinity of New Castle, one captained by John Fisher and the other by James Hamilton, and were rendezvoused at Mercer. The service of the men from this community was in various companies and brigades, and their course during the war can not be followed. Some were called to Erie at different periods during the war, a number of them going as often as three times. A portion of them were with General Cook's Brigade, which went from Pittsburg in the fall of 1812, and joined General Harrison's Army on the Sandusky and Miami Rivers, in Ohio. [17]
    • Received a $5 from his father Mathias Fisher on Mathias' death in 1834: "I give and bequeath to my son John Fisher the sum of five dollars." [18]

  • 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).
      "Mathias Fisher married Martha ThompsonÉ
      "Chilldren:
      "JohnÉ"

    2. [SR59] Will: Fisher, John - 1842, John Fisher, 302-303 (Reliability: 3), 3 Feb 1842.

    3. [SR67] R. M. Fisher Passbook, Rebecca M. Fisher, (Unpublished), 8 (Reliability: 2), 28 Jul 1786.
      John Fisher was born July 28th 1786

    4. [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.

    5. [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.

    6. [SR67] R. M. Fisher Passbook, Rebecca M. Fisher, (Unpublished), 10 (Reliability: 2), 26 Jan 1842.
      John Fisher Died January 26th 1842 Aged 55 years 6 months and 2 days

    7. [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.

    8. [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.

    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).
      John, married Sarah Roberts and settled near New Castle, Pennsylvania.

    10. [SR59] Will: Fisher, John - 1842, John Fisher, 301 (Reliability: 3), 12 Jun 1841.
      "I give and bequeath to my wife Sarah during her life the occupancy of the mansion house lot and garden and fruit trees in the lot around the houseÉ"

    11. [SR67] R. M. Fisher Passbook, Rebecca M. Fisher, (Unpublished), 8 (Reliability: 2), 24 Mar 1808.
      John Fisher and Sarah Roberts was married March 24th A. D. 1808

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

    13. [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.

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

    15. [S387] 20th Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, Aaron L. Hazen, (Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, 1908), 31833012051915., 257-258 (Reliability: 2), 1908.

    16. [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.

    17. [S387] 20th Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, Aaron L. Hazen, (Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, 1908), 31833012051915., 192 (Reliability: 2), 1908.

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