America Fisher

about 1844–1899 (Age 55)
Barren, Kentucky, United States

The Life of America

When America Fisher was born about 1844, in Barren, Kentucky, United States, her father, David Tush Fisher, was 32 and her mother, Sarah Ellen Barbour, was 33. She married Fry in 1872, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Harrisonville, Shelby, Kentucky, United States in 1880. She died in 1899, in Walton, Boone, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

America Fisher
Marriage: 1872
Lucie A Fry
Nettie C. Fry
Ella M. Fry
William Fry

Spouse and Children




Kentucky, United States


    Lucie A Fry


    Nettie C. Fry


    Ella M. Fry


    William Fry


Parents and Siblings

    David Tush Fisher


    Sarah Ellen Barbour




World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 6

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Age 17

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a fisherman, Middle English fischer. The name has also been used in Ireland as a loose equivalent of Braden . As an American family name, this has absorbed cognates and names of similar meaning from many other European languages, including German Fischer, Dutch Visser, Hungarian Halász, Italian Pescatore, Polish Rybarz, etc.2 In a few cases, the English name may in fact be a topographic name for someone who lived near a fish weir on a river, from the Old English term fisc-gear ‘fish weir’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a fisherman, Yiddish fisher, German Fischer.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

America Fisher Fry (Burial info)

Birth: 1841 Death: 1899 Burial: Richwood Presbyterian Cemetery Walton Boone County Kentucky, USA Plot: D - 2 Created by: RWCB Record added: Jun 19, 2014 Find A Grave Memorial# 131576827

Sources (3)

  • America Fry, "United States Census, 1880"
  • America Fisher in household of Edward Barbour, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: America Fisher - birth-name: America Fisher

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