America Fisher

Brief Life History of America

When America Fisher was born about 1844, in Barren, Kentucky, United States, her father, David Tush Fisher, was 33 and her mother, Sarah Ellen Barbour, was 34. She married Fry about 1872, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Magisterial District 2 Tracy, Barren, Kentucky, United States in 1860 and Harrisonville, Shelby, Kentucky, United States in 1880. She died in 1899, in Walton, Boone, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 56.

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

Sources (7)

  • America Fisher, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: America Fisher - birth-name: America Fisher
  • Nancy E North, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1850 · 8th Most Populated State

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


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

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a fisherman, from Middle English fis(sc)her(e) ‘fisherman’ (Old English fiscere). In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from many other languages, including German Fischer and its Slavic(ized) variant Fišer (see Fiser ), Dutch Visser , Hungarian Halász (see Halasz ), Italian Pescatore , Slovenian Ribič (see Ribic ), and Croatian Ribić or Ribar .

English: in a few cases, possibly a topographic name for someone who lived near a fish weir on a river, from Middle English fis(sc)hwere, fisshyar ‘fish weir’ (Old English fiscwer, fiscgear), or a habitational name from a place so named, such as Fisher in North Mundham, Sussex.

Irish: translation into English of Gaelic Ó Bradáin ‘descendant of Bradán’, a personal name meaning ‘salmon’. See Braden .

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

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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

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