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Reuben A. Fisher

 
 

Born: Abt. 1799, Lincoln County, NC
Died: 

 
 
Reuben A. Fisher was one of at least six children born to William Fisher and Jenny Harwell.  Reuben was born about 1799 in Lincoln County, NC. 
                                       
Reuben Fisher married Mary Fisher on 10 Mar 1822.  The Bondsman was Mason Harwell and Witness was Jas. T. Alexand.  In the 1880 Catawba County Census (Mountain Creek Township), Reuben & Mary's son lists that his mother was born in S.C.
 
 
Reuben Fisher & Mary Fisher's Marriage License Bond, 10 Mar 1822

 
     
     
                                       
 

Lincoln County, NC Deed Book 37, Page 60

 
     
  This Indenture this 28th day of March AD 1835 between Mason Harwell of the County of Lincoln and State of North Carolina of the one part and Reuben Fisher of the county and State aforesaid of the other part.  Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of Five hundred and twenty five dollars to the said Mason Harwell in hand paid by the said Reuben Fisher the receipt and payment whereof is hereby acknowledged hath given and granted and by these presents doth give grant bargain and sell alien and confirm unto the said Reuben Fisher his heirs and assigns forever a tract of land lying and being in the County of Lincoln on the blind branch and waters of Mountain Creek near the Little Mountain and is bounded as follows, Beginning at a pine David Linebarger's corner running South 74 W. 68 poles with his line to a Rock & pine on Michael Linebargers line then North 256 poles to a White oak Forney's corner then S 86 E 93 poles to a small Gum corner of the heirs of Thomas Fisher thence a New line South 80 poles to a post oak another corner of said heirs running North 76 E. 35 poles to a Black oak David Linebarger's other corner, then with his line S. 20 West 160 poles to the beginning containing by estimation 143 acres be the same more or less, To Have and to Hold the aforesaid tract or parcel of land together with all woods ways waters mines minerals hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or appertaining to him the said Reuben Fisher his heirs and assigns forever from the said Mason Harwell and his heirs and from all persons whatsoever claiming or to claim the same And the said Mason Harwell doth for himself and his heirs covenant and agree to warrant and defend the aforesaid land and premises to the said Reuben Fisher his heirs and assigns forever In Witness whereof the said Mason Harwell hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and Year first above Written.

Signed Sealed and Delivered                                                       Mason Harwell (seal)
in presence of us
Stephen Fisher                                        State of North Carolina
Richard Fisher                                         Lincoln County July Sessions 1837
                                                            
The within deed of conveyance was duly proved in open court by Stephen Fisher a witness thereto recorded and ordered to be Registered.
                                                             Witness: M. W. Abernathy, C.C.
 
 
 

 

Children of Reuben Fisher and Mary Fisher
Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
Frances Elizabeth Fisher 08 Aug 1826 24 Jan 1918 James Franklin Loftin
William G. Fisher Abt. 1830   Mary Howard
Minerva Fisher Abt. 1832   Washington Sigmon
James Fisher Abt. 1835    
Emeline Fisher Abt. 1838    
Thomas Fisher Abt. 1840    
Sarah S. Fisher 07 Nov 1842 17 Apr 1925 Perry Edwards
Milly Fisher 1845    

Children's names come from the 1850 census and Betty Beatty

 
 
 

1850 Catawba County Census

 
First Name Last Name Age Sex Occupation Real Estate Birth
Reuben Fisher 52 M Farmer $800 NC
Mary " 50 F     "
William " 20 M     "
Minerva " 18 F     "
James " 15 M     "
Eleline " 12 F     "
Thomas " 10 M     "
Sarah " 8 F     "
Mille " 6 F     "
 
According to the 1850 Catawba County Census, all of Reuben and Mary's children were still living on the family farm except for Frances Elizabeth who had married James Franklin Loftin.  Reuben was 52 and Mary's age was 50.  The family farm was valued at $600.
 
 
 
It appears that Mary Fisher died between 1850 and 1860.  She is not listed on the 1860 Catawba County Census, but Reuben appears to have a new wife, Lavina Fisher, age 50.  Reuben is 61.  Reuben's daughters, Emiline (age 23), Sarah (age 17), and Milly R (age 15) are still living on the family farm.  Thomas (age 20) is listed out of the usual chronological age order and appears at the bottom of the household names along with Henry Brown (age 16).  Reuben's Real Estate value has increased from $800 in 1850 to $2000 in 1860 and he has a Personal Estate Value of $570.  The Census further states that Reuben and Lavina were not able to read or write.
 
 

1860 Catawba County Census

 
First Name Last Name Age Sex Occupation Real
Estate
Value
Personal
Estate
Value
Birth Attended
School
Can't
Read or
Write
Reuben Fisher 61 M Farmer $2000 $570 NC    
Lavina " 50 F       "   X
Emiline " 23 F       "   X
Sarah " 17 F       " X  
Milly R. " 15 F       " X  
Tho. " 20 M Farm
Laborer
    "    
Henry Brown 16 M       "    
 
 
The 1860 Catawba County Agricultural Census reveals that Reuben owned about 216 acres of land, 3 horses, a cow, 7 head of cattle, 7 sheep and 20 hogs.  It also reveals the value of livestock, slaughtered animals, homemade manufactures and farm implements.
 
 

1860 Catawba County Agricultural Census, Catawba Station

 
Name of Owner: Reuben Fisher Value of Livestock: $300 Wheat, # of Bushels:  32
Improved (Land): 80 acres Horses: 3 Oats, # of Bushels:  0
Unimproved (Land): 156 acres Mules: 0 Indian Corn Bushels:  300
Cash Value of Farm: $2000   Milk Cows: 1 Ginned Cotton Bales:  2
Value of Farm Implements: $65 Working Oxen: 0 Wool: 20
    Other Cattle: 2    
Value of Homemade Manufactures: $15 Swine: 20    
Value of Animals
Slaughtered:
$30 Sheep: 7    
 
 
 
The 1870 Catawba County Census reveals that Reuben/Rubin (age 71) was living in the Mountain Creek Township, whose Post Office was at Sherrills Ford.  There were four living on the Fisher farm: Ruben, his wife Lavina/Viney, daughter Sarah, and a 19-year-old black female by the name of Mary Hooper.  The Census shows that Mary was born in South Carolina and had attended school during the year.  There is no indication if she was a relative or a servant.
 
 

1870 Catawba County Census

 
Last Name First Name Age Sex Race Occupation Birth Attended
School
Can't
Write
Fisher Rubin 71 M W Farmer NC    
------ Viney 57 F W Keeping
House
"   X
------ Sarah 27 F W At Home "    
Hooper Mary 19 F B ----- SC X  
 
 
Reuben Fisher appears to have died after 1870, but there is currently no indication of the exact date or where he is buried.  Daughter Sarah married Perry Edwards sometime after 1870.
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
If you have additional information or photos of Reuben A. Fisher, please contact me.