John Fisher

John Fisher

Male Abt 1783 - 1852  (~ 69 years)

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  • Name John Fisher 
    Born Abt 1783  New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Apr 1852  Fishersburg, Madison County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Hidden Cemetery Fishersburg, Madison County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1129  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2015 

    Father Benjamin W Fisher,   b. Abt 1755, Jackson, Wayne County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1818, Clermont County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Mother Rosanna Fisher,   b. Abt 1761, Clermont County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1845, Clermont County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Family ID F500  Group Sheet

    Family Barbary Shetterly,   b. 1785, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1875, Madison County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Children 
     1. Absalom Fisher,   b. 1808, Clermont County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1879, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +2. William Fisher,   b. 1810, Clermont County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1839, Madison County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     3. Andrew Fisher,   b. 13 Mar 1811, Clermont County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1895, Madison County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. George Fisher,   b. 1816, Clermont County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1870, Madison County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     5. Eliza Fisher,   b. 1820, Clermont County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1868, Madison County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     6. Mary J Fisher,   b. 1820, Clermont County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1868, Pendleton, Madison County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     7. Alfred Fisher,   b. 20 Nov 1823, Goshen, Clermont County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1905, Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     8. John Wesley Fisher,   b. 6 Oct 1825, Goshen, Clermont County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1903, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     9. Sylvester Thomas Fisher,   b. 1827, Goshen, Clermont County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1864, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     10. Caroline Elizabeth Fisher,   b. 25 Feb 1831, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1920, Indianola, Warren County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F499  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1783 - New Jersey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Apr 1852 - Fishersburg, Madison County, Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hidden Cemetery Fishersburg, Madison County, Indiana Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Documents
    John Fisher U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments
    John Fisher U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments
    From Ancestry

  • Notes 
    • 1850 Census Stony Creek, Madison, Indiana as John FISHER
    • U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914
      Name: John Fisher
      Birthplace: New Jersey, United States

    • The Hidden Cemetery is the resting place for the very first family to enter Stony Creek Township. The Fisher brothers John and Benjamin arrived with "kith and kin" in 1820. Older brother John, c. 1781-1850, is buried here along with his wife Barbary/Barbara, c. 1785-aft. 1870, and their son William. Younger brother Benjamin was a veteran of the War of 1812 and has the distinction of being one of the few white settlers to be killed by Native Americans still in the area at that time. His violent death occurred during the Strawtown Massacre in March of 1821. Fishersburg was named in honor of Benjamin. While he is buried in the Strawtown Cemetery in Hamilton County, his widow is buried at the Hidden. Her first name was Hannah, c. 1798-c.1833; she was one of the first white women in the county and the mother of area leader Charles Fisher, etc. She, herself, had a frightening encounter with Native Americans several years after Benjamin's death, and their son Charles would later chronicle these stories for local newspapers. Eventually, Hannah married Benoni Freel, the first to settle land in Jackson Township just to the north.
      While this earliest of Stony Creek Township cemeteries holds the remains of some of the first families to the entire county--Fishers, Freels, Gwinns, and Huntzingers/Hunsingers, etc.--its original location is still in question. Some facts are evident from published histories. The very first death in Stony Creek Township, according to the 1880 Kingman history of Madison County, was a George Shetterly in 1830. He was the son of Henry and Mary Shetterly and from that publication "was buried on the Charles Fisher farm." George's death actually began this early settlers' graveyard. In looking through old plat maps of the area and other historical documents, the location of the Hidden Cemetery "on the Charles Fisher farm" would be in the general area of the southwest corner of the intersection of SR 32 and Lapel's Main Street as pictured above.

      The Hidden continued in use until the 1880s; however, by the early 20th century the headstones and boundary markers had long since disappeared, and the cemetery grounds were unrecognizable. In the 1940s and 50s a golf course covered the area and later a residential development was added. While the golf course, itself, had to give way in the second half of the century to further progress, the private homes, of course, remained.
      Since the cemetery was in danger of being completely forgotten, the MCCC, in 1976 on the strength of its archives and research at the time, decided to place a commemorative sign for the cemetery north of the burial site of Mary Freel, 1804-1847. Mary was noted as "buried across the road [what is now Main Street] on higher ground" in an apple orchard. This would have been to the east of the Hidden which was flooded at the time of Mary's death.
      While the sign for the Hidden Cemetery remains, at this point, a little distance from the general area in which the original graveyard once existed, a few of the members of Stony Creek Township's earliest settlers can be memorialized, at least, at this web site.


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