Nathaniel FISHER

Male 1781 - 1855  (74 years)


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  • Name Nathaniel FISHER  [1
    Born 26 Mar 1781  Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Oct 1855  Bristol, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Bristol, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2867  Purdy Family Tree | Bliss Branch
    Last Modified 24 May 2014 

    Father Nathaniel FISHER,   b. 25 Oct 1756, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Aug 1821, Bristol, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Hannah REED,   b. 30 Jan 1758, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1813, Bristol, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married Abt 1780  Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F810  Group Sheet

    Family Lovice PHILLIPS,   b. 28 Jul 1788, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Sep 1864, Bristol, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married Nov 1809  Bristol, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Phebe Lovice FISHER,   b. 09 Mar 1812, Bristol, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1858, Bristol, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    +2. Alfonso Gooding FISHER,   b. 16 Nov 1816, Bristol, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1891, Bristol, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +3. Lucrecia Caroline FISHER,   b. 14 Mar 1822, Bristol, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Apr 1874, Bristol, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 24 May 2014 
    Family ID F809  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    1850 US Census, Bristol, Ontario, New York, page 34A
    1850 US Census, Bristol, Ontario, New York, page 34A
    Dwelling 62, family 68
    Nathaniel Fisher
    Lovice Fisher
    Phebe A Crook

    Dwelling 62, family 69
    Alphonzo G FIsher
    Almeda Fisher
    Edgar FIsher
    Harlan Fisher

    Histories
    Harlan Morton Fisher Family Sketch
    Harlan Morton Fisher Family Sketch
    From the HISTORY OF ONTARIO COUNTY, compiled by Lewis Cass Aldrich, edited by George S. Conover, 1893
    http://ontario.nygenweb.net/Fsurnamefamilysketch.htm


    Harlan M. Fisher, a native and resident of Bristol, was born February 25, 1850, and is a son of Alphonso G., a son of Nathaniel, whose father, Nathaniel, was a native of Dighton Mass., who about 1800 came to Bristol and settled.

    Nathaniel, Jr., was born in Dighton, Mass., and came to Bristol with his parents. He was a colonel in the War of 1812, and was a prominent man. He was held in great respect by the Indians, who often stopped on their hunting expeditions to stay over night with Skianagha, as they called him, perhaps leaving some of their trophies of the chase as they departed in the morning.

    His wife was Lovice Phillips of Dighton, Mass., who bore him one son and two daughters. He died in Bristol in 1855, and his wife in 1863.

    Alphonso was born in Bristol November 16, 1816, and married Almeda, daughter of John Worrallo, who was lost on Lake Erie.

    Mr. Fisher and wife had two sons, Harlan M. and Edgar N., the latter a farmer of Bristol. Mr. Fisher was an active politician, yet never accepted office. He died November 19, 1891, and his wife resides on the old homestead.

    Subject was educated in Canandaigua Academy, graduating in 1878, and taught school for nineteen years in connection with farming. He owns 165 acres of land and is a general farmer. He makes a specialty of breeding bronze turkeys, Holstein cattle and Berkshire swine. He is a member of the Ontario County Agricultural Society, and for four years has lectured at Farmers' Institutes in New York, under the auspices of the State Agricultural Society, on various subjects connected with agriculture, and is considered a drainage expert. He is a Republican, and was assessor two terms.

    In 1872, he married Helen L., daughter of the late Benjamin F. Phillips of Bristol. They reside on the farm settled by Elnathan Gooding, grandfather of Mrs. Fisher and the first settler of Bristol, who came there at the age of seventeen and remained alone the first winter.

    One incident is perhaps worthy of mention as illustrating the material of the sturdy yeomanry of New England who settled the Empire State. While young Gooding was chopping down the thick forest to clear for crops, he heard a twig snap, and glancing over his shoulder saw a large savage standing back of him with a tomahawk raised to deal the deadly blow. Without deigning to give the Indian further notice, he kept on chopping, never missing a single stroke.

    The Indian, admiring his coolness in the trying circumstances, quietly slipped the tomahawk in his belt with an "Ugh, white man no scare", disappeared in the dense woods. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Fisher are: Ethel L., Ada E., Harlan A., Rex P., Almeda L., and Marion E. Ethel L. is a student at Cook Academy at Havana NY.

  • Notes 
    • !Family records compiled by grandson Harlan M. Fisher now in poss. of Edith Steele. Nathaniel Fisher Jr. was a 1st cousin to William Gooding and his brothers and sisters(HMFisher) He served in the War of 1812

  • Sources 
    1. [S230] 1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Year: 1850; Census Place: Bristol, Ontario, New York; Roll: M432_571; Page: 33B; Image: 72.