Horatio White Fisher
b. 10 July 1827, d. 18 January 1906
- Father: William Phillips Fisher b. 10 March 1797, d. 8 February 1864
- Mother: Martha White b. circa August 1805, d. 9 January 1840
- Horatio White Fisher was born on 10 July 1827 in Alabama.
- William Phillips Fisher and Elizabeth B. Alexander appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Lowndes, Lowndes County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Horatio White Fisher, John Fletcher Fisher and Lorenzo Clarke Fisher. Also in the household was overseer James L. Walker.
- He was a planter, according to the 1850 census.
- He married Rebecca M. Rugeley on 16 January 1851 in Lowndes County, Alabama, with William Rice officiating.
- Horatio White Fisher became a widower at the circa 1856 death of his wife Rebecca M. Rugeley.
- Horatio White Fisher appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Waverly, Walker (later San Jacinto) County, Texas, enumerated near John Comer Abercrombie.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1860 census.
- He served as a captain in the 7th Texas Cavalry Regiment, Sibley's Brigade, CSA.
- He married Sallie Comer Abercrombie, daughter of John Comer Abercrombie and Jane Minerva Sims, on 14 September 1862 in Walker County, Texas, with James E. Scott, MG, officiating.
- On Sunday, 20 December 1863, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Made a visit to John Abercrombie,s to see Capt. Fisher."
- Horatio White Fisher and Sallie Comer Abercrombie appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Huntsville PO, Walker County, Texas. Other members of the household included Mary Rugeley Fisher and Marion Fisher. Also in the household was one Prussian male domestic servant.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1870 census.
- The following appeared on 16 July 1876 in The Galveston Daily News: (New Waverly, July 13) Eds. News--I have just returned form a general trip through Polk, San Jacinto and Walker Counties, and I am glad to report the finest crops of corn that have been made in this section for many years. The cotton looks fine, and the planters are generally up with their work.
. . . Next Saturday the Grangers of this place have an exhibition of water melons, and everybody is invited to attend a general water melon eating. Mr. Jas. A. Hill, a planter a few miles from this place, is the brag planter of the county, and no doubt will make a big display of melons and grapes. Last year he had any quantity of peaches, melons and grapes. I am sorry to say his peach crop this year is nothing. Green M. Wood is another water melon man, and he will come in on the homne stretch among the head. Our Justice, H. W. Fisher, is the king of the strawberry business in this county. He has made between $300 and $400 off his little patch this season. He can sell all he can raise at $1 a gallon at home, and he says cotton is not king--that strawberries is the joker. . . .
- Horatio White Fisher and Sallie Comer Abercrombie appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Walker County, Texas, and cousin William Tinsley, age 20, whose origins are ot yet known.. Other members of the household included Marion Fisher, Sally Comer Fisher, William Phillips Fisher, Emily Jane Fisher and Ella Lorenzo Fisher.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1880 census.
- Horatio White Fisher died on 18 January 1906 at age 78.
- His wife Sallie Comer Abercrombie became a widow at his death.
- He was interred at Hardy Cemetery, New Waverly, Walker County, Texas, near New Waverly.
- For additional biographical information, see The Texas Handbook Online.
- Last Edited: 17 Oct 2014
Family 1: Rebecca M. Rugeley b. circa 1829, d. circa 1856
- Mary Rugeley Fisher+ b. circa 1852, d. 28 June 1883