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JOHN FISHER SR. & LUCRETIA (HARRISON)
JOHN FISHER born about 1787 in Pennsylvania, was one
of the first settlers in the Poca Dist. of Kanawha
County W(VA). (Virginia at the time.) He was son of
William Fisher, who came from Germany to Pennsylvania
and probably Augusta Co. VA. Not known that he ever
came to Kanawha County. It is known, that he had six
John and Lucretia HARRISON married in Kanawha County in
1812 by Rev. John Lee. Lucretia was born about 1794,
in Augusta Co. VA. the daughter of Reuben Harrison and
Mary HIGGINBOTHAM, and died about 1875. They were
members of Mount Zion Methodist Episcopal and had
eleven known children:
Rebecca, Mary Ann, Harrison, Franklin, George Henry,
Lucinda Margaret, Rachel, John Jr. Aletha, America
REBECCA 1813 - 1863 m- Joseph Miller 4/18/1833 in Kan.
Co. Joseph was the son of David & Elizabeth FOSTER,
born in Nicholas Co. WV 12/10/1810.
Rebecca and Joseph had ten children:
Elihu, John, Franklin Wilson, Mary Ellen, Martha J.,
Harrison C., Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, Joseph B.
"Buck" and George Elvin.
MARY ANN 1814 - 1882 m- John M. Fisher 10/13/1833
Kan.Co. John Fisher was the son of Conrad Fisher
and Rachel MILLER.
Mary Ann and John M. had seven children:
Mariam C., Harriet, Lucinda, Eliza Ann, Melissa,
unknown, Lucretia and Letha. John and Mary also
raised Charles Lee Fisher son of George Fisher
and Mary SHIVERDECKER.
FRANKLIN H. 1820 - 1901 m- Nancy KOONTZ 10/1/1840
Jackson Co. WV. Nancy 1822 - 1881 was the daughter
of George Koontz and Oney HENDRICKS.
Franklin & Nancy KOONTZ had seven children:
Katherine, Emberson, Marion, Columbus, Evans,
Scott E., and Mary E.
FRANKLIN had a second marriage, to Nancy Jane
SHAVER 10/1/1882 in Kan.Co. WV. Nancy 1860-1906
was the daughter of Paul and Mary RUNNION Shaver.
Frank and Nancy SHAVER had six children:
Alpheus, Allie A., Aquila, Alford Russell
"Russ", Arena, and Ardena.
GEORGE HENRY 1823-1863 died in Miami Co. Kansas.
had been married three 3 times, the first is
believed? to be Martha Louisa BOGGESS "Patsy"
no information about her.
George and Martha "Patsy" had five children:
Edwin, Alpheus "Deck", Langbarn "Lang", Lovica,
GEORGE HENRY'S second marriage was to Mary Ann
SHIVERDECKER 6/15/1852 in Putnam Co. W(VA). She
was the daughter of Michael and Abigail Eliza
HIGGINBOTHAM. Mary b-abt 1828 d- 8/7/1853
Kanawha Co. W(VA).
George and Mary had one child:
Charles Lee b-6/15/1853 d-12/13/1938 Kan.Co. WV.
He was raised by John M. Fisher and Mary Ann Fisher.
GEORGE HENRY'S third marriage was to Eliza
SHIVERDECKER, (Mary Ann's sister).
George and Eliza had two children :
John Franklin and George Taylor Fisher.
Ref: Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co..
Kansas pg 170-171. (Looking for more info on this
family). George Henry is buried in the Fisher
Cemetery at Hillsdale, Kansas.
LUCINDA MARGARET 1826-1903 m-Silas Carney 3/22/1844
Kan.Co.W(VA). Silas 1821 - 1898 was the son of
William Carney and Sarah Margaret BONNETT.
Lucinda and Silas had fifteen children:
Mary Catherin, Elbin, Charles, America, Eldridge,
Margaret Elizabeth, Lucretia "Creasy", Nora Alice,
Celia Jane, John McClellan, William Franklin "Billy",
two infants that didn't live, Martha Bell,
and Sarah Ann.
RACHEL 1828 - 1893 m-2/26/1853 Kan.Co.W(VA) to
Rachel and Anthony had six known children:
Elbin, Norris, Letha A., Mildred C., Mary Henrietta,
and Squire M.
JOHN JR. 1829-1919 - m- 1/24/1850 Kan.Co.W(VA) to
Nancy WALLACE daughter of Alexander & Agnes HARRISON.
John and Nancy had one child:
7b. John Jr. m- 2nd to Mary SHIRKEY 12/1/1853 Kan.
Co., she was daughter of David & Mary SAMUELS.
John and Mary had eight children:
Dr. David Samuel, John H. "Bud", William "Col. Bill",
Mary Alice "Mamie", Henry F., Dr. Greenberry Pleasant,
Osa, and Charles.
ALETHA 1831 - d-aft 1850 m- 2/18/1847 in Kanawha
County to Conrad Fisher 1822 - 1897 in Atchinson,
Kansas, son of Conrad Fisher and Rachel MILLER.
Aletha and Conrad had three children:
By the census, couldn't make out the names.
(might have been, Nichodemus, Jennings and John.
?? Like update on them.
Conrad married a second time, to Susan Ranson and
then moved to Kansas.
AMERICA 1833 -d-aft 1880 in Jackson Co. WV m-
3/28/1856 Kan.Co. W(VA) to Oliver T. Milam "Hood"
1831 - 1887 son of Lindsey & Nancy MILLER Milam.
America and Oliver had nine children:
John W., James L., Oma, Martha E., Robert T.,
Joseph B., Liddie R., Letha Harriet, and William H.
DEATHS FROM THE WV JOURNAL
Wednesday January 24, 1866
JOHN FISHER SR. of this county, was found drowned in
Two Mile Creek below Charleston at the edge of the
ford above the Turnpike Bridge.
When thus discovered he lay on his back, his head
scarcely submerged in the shallow water, and his
feet upon the bank. This occurred on Friday last,
about 4 o' clock in the evening. Some two hours
earlier in the day, Mr. Fisher had been noticed
to start on his way home, which was about 12 miles
north of Charleston and appeared to be in fine spirits.
The body of the deceased was removed to the home
of Mrs. Littlepage, and on Saturday morning an
inquest resulted in the following:
Verdict of the coroner's jury-that the said John
Fisher, Sr. in the opinion of this jury, came to
his death by accidental drowning in Two
Mile Creek, in this county, aforesaid, on the
19th of January 1866. Mr. Fisher was seventy-four
years of age.
Will of John Fisher: Kanawha County WV. Vol. 2-150
Submitted by: Marieda DERRICK Edens at mderoots @aol.com
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