William Fisher

Male 1783 - 1831  (47 years)


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  • Name William Fisher 
    Born 18 Apr 1783  Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1809  White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 19 Feb 1831  White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6
    Died 0Mar 1831  White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 7
    Buried John Fisher Homestead, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7
    • in an unmarked grave...
    Person ID I15701  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2018 

    Father John Fisher,   b. 11 Sep 1756, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1837, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth (Tubb),   b. 28 Oct 1758, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1823, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 29 Nov 1779  Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    Family ID F5780  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy Chisum,   b. 1790-1791, Spartanburg County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Dec 1858, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 2 Apr 1807  Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9
    Residence (Family) 1820  White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Malissa "Massee" Fisher,   b. 19 Feb 1808, Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1876, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. John Fisher,   b. 9 Nov 1811, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1878, Ballard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. William Fisher, Jr.,   b. 17 Sep 1817, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Oct 1862, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     4. James M. Fisher,   b. 29 Feb 1820, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1907, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     5. Ambrose Fisher,   b. 23 Mar 1823, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1878, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     6. Alford "Bob" Fisher,   b. 25 Oct 1825, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1910, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     7. Nancy Fisher,   b. 0Dec 1827, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ~ 1880, Bardwell, Carlisle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)
     8. George Washington Fisher,   b. 10 Sep 1830, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1893, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F5559  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Apr 1783 - Rutherford County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Apr 1807 - Rutherford County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1809 - White County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 1820 - White County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 19 Feb 1831 - White County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 0Mar 1831 - White County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - John Fisher Homestead, DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • William Fisher
      BIRTH 18 Apr 1783
      Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA
      DEATH 1831 (aged 4748)
      White County, Tennessee, USA
      BURIAL
      Fisher Cemetery
      DeKalb County, Tennessee, USA
      MEMORIAL ID 83336545 View Source: Created by: Jeannine Rickard
      Added: 12 Jan 2012

      William Fisher was the second son by the second wife of John Fisher (Elizabeth). He was born in Rutherford County,North Carolina, and he moved to White County, Tennessee, around 1809. He settled across the Caney Fork River from where his father, John, had settled in what is now DeKalb County, Tennessee. He and his wife, Nancy Chisam Fisher, spent the remainder of their lives on the homestead at the base of Hickory Nut Mountain. They raised nine children there.

      The genealogical data of the Nicholas Fisher family compiled by E.E.(Elisha Edmond) Webb in December, 1930, indicates that William and his wife Nancy were buried in the Fisher Grave Yard in present day DeKalb County, Tennessee. There do not appear to be markers for their graves.

      Family Members
      Parents
      Photo
      John Fisher
      17561837

      Elizabeth Tubb? Fisher
      17581823

      Spouse
      Photo
      Nancy Chisam Fisher*
      17901858 (m. 1807)

      Siblings
      Mary Fisher Dunham*
      17881861

      David Fisher*
      18001879

      Photo
      Thomas Fisher*
      18051879

      Children
      Melissa Fisher Moore*
      18081876

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      John Fisher*
      18111878

      Elizabeth Fisher UpChurch*
      1813 unknown

      Photo
      Ambrose Fisher*
      18231878

      end of this biography [2]
    • Abstracted from, "The Fisher Line", Complied by Margaret Fisher and Betty Fisher Cox, 1980, p. 46:


      "In the name of God Amen. I William Fisher being weak and Sickley in body but of strong mind and perfect memory Do make and ordain this my last will and testament;

      First and in the first place, I give my soul to Almighty God andmy body to the dust from which it came,to be buried in good decent burial at the discretion of my executors.

      Second I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife one negro girl named Catharine as long as she remains a widow one cow and calf the pick of my flock one good feather bed and furniture

      my daughter Massee Moore has got her portion of the title

      I give unto my daughter Elizabeth a good feather bed and furniture a cow and calf called Bute

      I give my oldest son John one young mare bridle and saddle

      I give my son William on young horse colt

      I also give unto my wife one horse called Florince and my mare called Nance and thirteen head hogs

      the balance of my personal property to be given up to my executors for them to sell and all the loose plunder, my waggon forming tools that is on my plantation which I now live to besold and the money to be equally divided between my wife and all the children two stills and a set of still tubs to be sold with the rest of the property.

      I want my wife to have the use of my plantation where I now live to raise her children on as long as she remains a widow and the balance of my lands to be rented out and rest to be applied to the use of raising family.

      and four large of barrels of brandy to be sold with rest of plunder I wished one yoke of steers and cart the household and kitchen furniture for the use of my family.

      In confirmation where of I appoint my friends Daniel Walling and Isaac Taylor my Sole executors this 19th day of February one thousand eight hundred and thirty one."

      William Fisher

      Wit: Wilson Upchurch
      Samuel A. (his mark) Moore


      State of Tennessee
      White County
      April Session, County Court, A.D. 1831

      "This day the last will and testament of William Fisher, Dec. was provided in open court and the adm. executor and publication thereof was provided in open court by the oath of Wilson Upchurch and Samuel A. Moore subscribing witness thereto for the purposes and things therein witnessed and that the said William Fisher was at the execution thereof and of sound and disposing mind and memory whereupon Isaac Taylor and Daniel Walling named executors therein appeared in court and undertook the oath proscribed by law and with Thomas Robinson and James Randols entered into and acknowledged bond conditioned as the law requires which is asked to be recorded.

      Given at office 11 Apr. 1831

      Test. Jacob A. Lane, clerk"

      end of last will & testament [5]
    • Appears in 1820 White County Census as head-of-household, between 26-45 and with three sons and two daughters...DAH

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    • Came to White Co. in 1809...

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  • Sources 
    1. [S20274] "The Fisher Line", compiled by Margaret Fisher & Betty Fisher Cox, 1980., p. 44 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S12763] "William Fisher", Biography & Registry, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=83336545, abstracted by Da.

    3. [S12764] "John Fisher (1756-1837)", Biography & Profile, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=24406962, abstract.

    4. [S12974] "Elizabeth Tubb? Fisher", Cemetery Profile, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/90939050/elizabeth-fisher, abstracted by.

    5. [S53225] Abstracted from, "The Fisher Line", Complied by Margaret Fisher and Betty Fisher Cox, 1980,, p. 46.

    6. [S833] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=83336545.

    7. [S58] "The Families of White County,Tennessee in 1860", enumerated & notated by, p. 34 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S1677] "The Fisher Line - Nicholas Fisher's Descendants:1730-1980", Compiled by, p. 8 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S12761] "Nancy Chisam Fisher", Profile, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=83336907, abstracted by David A. H.