William Phillips Fisher
b. 10 March 1797, d. 8 February 1864
- William Phillips Fisher was born on 10 March 1797 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.
- He married Martha White, daughter of Reubin White and Elizabeth Harrell, circa 1822.
- William Phillips Fisher became a widower at the 9 January 1840 death of his wife Martha White.
- He married Elizabeth B. Alexander on 3 June 1841 in Lowndes County, 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 John Fletcher Fisher, Horatio White Fisher and Lorenzo Clarke Fisher. Also in the household was overseer James L. Walker.
- He was a planter, according to the 1850 census.
- By deed dated 24 January 1853 in Walker County, Texas, Green Mark Wood and his wife Mary Jane LeGrand Wood sold to William Phillips Fisher of Lowndes County, Alabama, 1,000 acres of property in the Andrew Briscoe survey in Walker County, for the sum of $5,000, one-half in cash and a note for one-half due 1 January 1854. Recorded 21 February 1853, notary public Jonathan S. Collard.
- On Tuesday, 14 October 1856, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Mrs. Wood, Mr. Powell, and Ella and Wood started on a visit to Mr. Fisher, C. Abercrombie's, and Mr. McGar and Colonel Yoakum."
- William Phillips Fisher and Elizabeth B. Alexander appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Waverly, Walker (later San Jacinto) County, Texas. Other members of the household included Mary Rugeley Fisher.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1860 census.
- On Saturday, 12 September 1863, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Rode in Carrige to Mr. W. P. Fishers with Madam Wood & left $100 to send to Jack H. Williamson by Mr. Lorenzo Fisher."
- William Phillips Fisher died on 8 February 1864 at age 66.
- He was interred at Waverly Cemetery, Waverly, Walker (later San Jacinto) County, Texas.
- Last Edited: 28 Jan 2015