TOLIVER FISHER, an old and respected farmer of Clark Township, was born in this state October 11, 1818, a son of James and Marly (Mahoney) Fisher, both natives of Kentucky. After the death of both father and mother, our subject was taken to Kentucky, when about four years of age, where he lived with an uncle until about twenty-two years of age, when he emigrated from Kentucky, and walked to Marion County, where he remained two years, thence to Clark Township, where he was since resided. Being an orphan, he was compelled to work both winter and summer, and never had the advantage of any schooling at all. He began live for himself at the age of twenty-two, and his occupation has always been that of a farmer. On March 31, 1841, he was united in marriage to Mary M. Miller, a daughter of John and Catharine (Messinger) Miller, and to this union the following children were born, viz.: James M., deceased, born January 8, 1843; William, deceased, born November 8, 1849; John, born June 2, 1851; Zachariah, born February 8, 1853; Garrett, deceased, born January 1, 1863; Cynthia A., deceased, born June 10, 1868; Toliver, born September 10, 1867; Thomas J., born June 10, 1868; Harvey, born January 21, 1869; Albert, born January 26, 1871; Dayton C. and George W., twins, George W. being deceased, born January 13, 1872; Jacob, born August 31, 1873; Stephen, born January 26, 1883, and one unnamed. The mother of these children was born January 1, 1824. She is a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. In politics, Mr. Fisher is a democrat, casting his first presidential vote for Harrison. He now owns 120 acres of land.

Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker

Banta, D.D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888.