FISHER Mary

Female Abt 1796 -


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  • Name FISHER Mary  [1, 2
    Nickname Polly 
    Born Abt 1796 
    Gender Female 
    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
    Person ID I216  Main
    Last Modified 16 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) 
    Mother 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  [5, 6
    Family ID F81  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family STEWART Berekiah,   b. 11 Jan 1799, Fairfield Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1854, Fairfield Township, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married Y  [7, 8
    Children 
     1. STEWART, William A.
     2. STEWART, Eunice
     3. STEWART, Benjamin
     4. STEWART, Caroline
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2007 00:21:50 
    Family ID F91  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • Received $5 bequest from her father Mathias Fisher on his death in 1834: "And also to my daughter Mary Stewart the sum of five dollars which shall be in full of their respective claims." [9]

  • 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:É
      "PollyÉ"

    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., 570 (Reliability: 2).
      "BarachiahÉmarried Polly Fisher"

    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. [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.

    6. [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.

    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).
      Polly, married Barachiah Stewart.

    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., 570 (Reliability: 2).
      Barachiah...married Polly Fisher

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