Fisher Family Genealogy

FISHER Martha J.

Female 1879 -


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  • Name FISHER Martha J. 
    Nickname Mattie 
    Born 23 Dec 1879  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage License reads:
      Place of Birth: Illinois
      Residence: Blandinsville
      Father: John Fisher
      Mother: Diantha Foster
    Gender Female 
    CENSUS 02 Jun 1880  Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census: 1880 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL, Roll: 227; Family History Film: 1254227; Page: 393C; Enumeration District: 160; Image: 0789
    Census: 1880 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL, Roll: 227; Family History Film: 1254227; Page: 393C; Enumeration District: 160; Image: 0789
    Person ID I242  Main
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2013 

    Father FISHER John Kells,   b. 5 Mar 1833, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1891, Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother FOSTER Diantha J.,   b. 30 Apr 1841, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1881  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 8 Dec 1859  McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Marriage License: Fisher, John K. and Diantha J. Foster - 1859
    Marriage License: Fisher, John K. and Diantha J. Foster - 1859
    Notes 
    • From History of McDonough Co., IL 1885: John Fisher, the present supervisor of Hire township, is considered one of the best farmers in the county. He lives near Blandinsville, on section 10, and owns, in all, 369 acres of land, not one acre of which is untillable. His buildings are good and present a neat appearance. The house is two-stories, and the main part is 24x28 feet, with an addition 16x20 feet. His main barn is 38x48 feet. The main features of his farming consist of raising stock and feeding cattle for the eastern markets. He has some fine Norman and Clydesdale brood mares from which he raises some fine draft horses. John Fisher made his home with his parents until 20 years of age, when he went to Morgan county, Illinois, where he remained one year. He is the son of Thomas and Polly (Kells) Fisher, and was the ninth child of a family of 10 children, all of whom are now living,except William, tile eldest child. Thomas Fisher was born in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, 1 March 11, 1791, and died at his home in Blandinsville, in 1868. He settled in McDonough county in 1844, coming from Hancock county, Illinois, where he had settled in 1840. His first wife died, and he was again married to Elizabeth Brown, by whom there were four children. Being a mechanic by trade, or rather a mill-wright, on coming to Blandinsville he built a saw and grist mill there, besides other mills in the county, working at the trade for nearly 20 years. John Fisher was married in 1857 to Diantha Foster, a native of Michigan. She died September 20, 1881, leaving six children-William, Frank, James, Charles, Mary and Martha. George, the oldest child, is deceased. [3]
    Family ID F71  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family BUSHNELL, W. G.,   b. Abt 1875, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 24 Nov 1898  Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • W.G. Bushnell, age 23; residence: Blandinsville, IL
      Martha Fisher, age 20; residence: Blandinsville, IL
      Married By J. H. Delano, Baptist Pastor
      Witnesses: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fisher (Martha's brother and sister-in-law)
    Marriage License: Bushnell, W. G. and Martha. Fisher - 1898; License No. 2111; back
    Marriage License: Bushnell, W. G. and Martha. Fisher - 1898; License No. 2111; back
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2013 
    Family ID F101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 02 Jun 1880 - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Nov 1898 - Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S86] Census: 1880 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL , (Ancestry.com), Roll: 227; Family History Film: 1254227; Page: 393C; Enumeration District: 160; Image: 0789 (Reliability: 3), 02 Jun 1880.

    2. [SR45] Marriage License: Fisher, John K. and Diantha J. Foster, (Illinois State Board of Health), License No. 1341. (Reliability: 3), 8 Dec 1859.

    3. [S67] History of McDonough County, Illinois - 1885, ((Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885)), 977.342 H2., 644 (Reliability: 2), 1885.

    4. [S389] Marriage Record: Bushnell, W. G. and Martha. Fisher - 1898, (Illinois State Board of Health), License No. 2111. (Reliability: 3), 24 Nov 1898.