Wendy Fisher Donnahee and Marilyn Fisher
Located in Kent County near the south branch of the main Buctouche River, Fisher Hill was named for the first settler, James R. Fisher (1811-1894) a native of St. Osyth, Essex Co., England. Fisher Hill was at one time linked to the community of Coates Mills (originally known as Coatesville) by a covered bridge. Only remnants of the bridge piers remain today. The community of Fisher Hill is no longer in existence. Once home to families named Fisher, Chase, Budd, Foley, and Hazen, the only reminder of this lost community is the Baptist Church founded in 1914 on land donated by James G. Fisher. The families living in the community of Fisher Hill built the church the following year in 1915. Many of these families and their descendants have been laid to rest in the church cemetery. The earliest headstone is dated 1916. There are unmarked graves in the cemetery that are believed to be some of the earlier burials. There is strong evidence that the earliest burial may have taken place in 1900, a full fifteen years before the church was constructed. The land donated for the church and cemetery was located on the southeastern corner of James G. Fisher’s property. The 1900 burial was for his younger sister Florence Fisher (1888-1900). Fisher Hill Cemetery is located 2.1 km east of McLaughlin Road on Fisher Hill Road (left-hand side). Fisher Hill Road begins at the intersection of Route 490, McLaughlin Road and Route 485, Sweeneyville Road. This intersection is 8.9 km north of the Kent / Westmorland County line. The Fisher Hill Road is not accessible during the winter and spring months. Also portions of the road may be impassable during the summer and autumn months if there has been a heavy rainfall.
(Text in brackets is additional information provided by the author)
Beers, Bennett 1933 - 1990
Beers, Iona January 9, 1932 - June 15, 1995
Steeves, Cleveland 1949 - May 9, 1999
(Two white crosses mark the burial plots of Bennett and Iona Beers. Cleveland Steeves site is not marked. His cremated remains are buried with his mother Iona Beers. Bennett Beers is the s/o Gladys V. Fairweather)
Beers, Cassidy Alice December 5, 1998 - December 19, 1998
(Great-granddaughter of Gladys V. Fairweather and Henry B. Hazen)
Beers, Ruby E. 1917-1977
Beers, Theodore H. - (s/o Henry Hazen and Gladys V. Fairweather) see Hazen, Henry
Beers, Thomas N. 1929-2000
(s/o Gladys V. Fairweather)
Bowser, John J.
s/o Thomas and Jessie Bowser
died November 25, 1923
aged 26 years
“In Memory of”
Bowser, Sarah - (w/o David J. Fisher) see Fisher, David J.
Bowser, Thomas 1864 -1934
Jessie 1868 -1937
(Double arched headstone Father and Mother inscribed at the top)
Bowser, William E. 1894-1979
(s/o Thomas and Jessie Bowser)
Budd, Baby 1949
Budd, Bedford K. 1914-1963
Budd, Henry 1840-1935
Budd, Elizabeth 1841-1916
Budd, Miles 1863- 1940
(Along with the large family monument there is a flat red granite marker inscribed with the name Miles at the foot of the Budd family burial plot)
Budd, William E. 1879-1944
his wife Annie F. Budd 1889-1948
Budd, Verna M. 1913-1947
Gladys V. Fairweather - (w/o Henry Hazen) see Hazen, Henry B.
Fisher, Baby Audrey (no date inscribed)
(White cross, Audrey Phyllis Fisher, infant d/o William Edwin and Grace Lydia Fisher died May 27, 1937, age 1 month, 5 days old. Source: Coatesville United Church records - Maritime Conference Archives, Sackville, NB)
Fisher, Bertha - (w/o Harry Hannah, d/o James and Maud Fisher) see Hannah, Harry E.
Fisher, David J. 1855 - 1933
his wife Sarah Bowser - 1853 - 1938
Fisher, Dorothy - (w/o Henry Hicks, d/o William and Grace Fisher) see Hicks, Henry
Fisher, Haley Dawn (no date)
(White cross, d/o Bonnie Anne Fisher)
Fisher, Harvey A. 1877-1949
(s/o David J. and Sarah Bowser Fisher)
Fisher, James 1874 - 1937
Fisher, Maud 1875 - 1918
(Double arched headstone Father and Mother inscribed at the top and two footstones or corner blocks “F”, James is the s/o David J. and Sarah Bowser Fisher)
Fisher, Jennie - (d/o David J. and Sarah Bowser Fisher) see Foley
Fisher, Richard 1854 - 1940
(b/o David J. Fisher)
Fisher, Weldon W. October 28, 1938 - December 19, 1989
his wife Carrie A. Gallagher November 10, 1947 -
“Until We Meet Again”
(s/o William and Grace Fisher)
Fisher, William Edwin 1889-1972
his wife Grace Lydia 1904- 1971
(s/o David J. and Sarah Bowser Fisher)
Foley, Jennie Fisher February 15, 1892 - December 18, 1938
(The grave is marked with a small marble diamond shaped flat marker inscribed with the word Mother. Her name and dates are not on the stone. She is buried beside her mother, Sarah Bowser Fisher in the northeast corner of the cemetery)
Gallagher, Carrie A. - (w/o Weldon Fisher) see Fisher, Weldon W.
Hannah, Harry E. 1908 - 1976
his wife Bertha Fisher 1915 -
(Two footstones or corner blocks “H”)
Hazen, Henry B. 1890 - 1980
his wife Gladys V. Fairweather 1906 - 1988
their son Theodore H. 1946-1966
Hazen, John (no date)
(b/o Henry B. Hazen, unmarked grave to the left of the Hazen family headstone)
Hicks, Baby J.
(White cross, infant child of Henry and Dorothy Fisher Hicks)
Hicks, Henry 1921 - October 11, 2000
his wife Dorothy Fisher 1936 - January 17, 2001
Steeves, Daniel Jr. December 8, 1975
(Flat marker, grandson of Henry and Dorothy Fisher Hicks)
Steeves, Charles F.
died May, 21, 1927
aged 70 years
“In Memory of”
Steeves, Cleveland - (s/o Iona Beers) see Beers, Bennett
Unknown surname and date situated between headstones of William E. Bowser and John J. Bowser. It is a flat marble marker inscribed “Baby”. This is believed to be the burial site of a Bowser infant.
There is evidence of other unmarked graves as well as the memory of
descendants who recall unmarked burial sites close to the western side
of the church.