Stephen Fisher1

#29353, (17 March 1770 - 7 May 1848)


Sarah Cook b. c 1782, d. 1865
Children 1.Milton Fisher+2 (1800 - 1855)
 2.Chester Fisher+2 (c 1801 - )
 3.William Fisher2 (1804 - 1807)
 4.Aaron Fisher+2 (1806 - 1881)
 5.Rebecca Fisher+2 (1808 - )
 6.Samuel Thomas Fisher+2 (c 1812 - 1859)
 7.Truman B Fisher+2 (1814 - 1866)
 8.Stephen Fisher+4 (c 1817 - 1890)
 9.Eben Fisher+10,4 (1818 - 1887)
The Fisher Genealogy (Philip A Fisher, Massachusetts Publishing Co., 1898, based on “The Fisher Family" by Philip Adsit Fisher, The Dedham Historical Register, states that Stephen Fisher was b. New Braintree MA 17 Mar 1770, and married Sally Cook, b. 8 Jan 1783, on 18 Feb 1799. It names their children Milton, Chester, William, Aaron, Rebecca, Samuel Thomas, Truman, Stephen and Ebin Smith. While the children of Sally, or Sarah, can be identified in the Jefferson Co. NY records, it seems unlikely that the Fisher (Stephen and Sally) are the same as the persons who settled in Jefferson Co. and were probably fron Delaware Co. NY. Where given, the birth places of the family members are given as Delaware (prob. Delaware Co. NY) or New York, and in one instance, Maryland. The conclusion is that Fisher has the names (except, perhaps, Cook) correct but the association with the Fishers of Dedham and New Braintree MA wrong. How this might have happened is lost in history, but any evidence to support the association would add much to this genealogy.2 
Birth*17 March 1770He was born on 17 March 1770 at Delaware Co., New YorkG; (see Note above.)1 
Birthcirca 1780He was born circa 1780.3 
Marriage*18 February 1799He married Sarah Cook on 18 February 1799 at MassachusettsG.1 
circa 1810He and Sarah Cook removed to Point Salubrious, Lyme Town, Jefferson Co., New YorkG, circa 1810.4,5 
1820He and Sarah Cook appeared on the census of 1820 at Lyme Town, Jefferson Co., New YorkG; (neis. Daniel Pierce, John Wilcox, Asahel Castle, Seber Howard, Aaron Bacon, Henry Horton, Obed Jackson, Elias Mason; John M Tremper, p. 7.)6 
1830He and Sarah Cook appeared on the census of 1830 at Lyme Town, Jefferson Co., New YorkG; (neis. Chester and Lydia Fisher, line 2; John Tremper, line 25.)7 
Death*7 May 1848He died on 7 May 1848 at Lyme Town, Jefferson Co., New YorkG, at age 78.8 
Burial*May 1848He was buried in May 1848 at Point Salubrious Cemetery, Lyme Town, Jefferson Co., New YorkG.8,9 


  1. [S2481] Philip Adsit Fisher, The Fisher Genealogy (Everett, Massachusetts: Massachusetts Publishing, 1898), p. 194. Stephen Fisher, b. New Braintree MA 17 Mar 1770, son of Jonathan Fisher and Catherine Avery, and Sally Cook, b. 8 Jan 1783, marr. 18 Feb 1799. [Note: record not found in Vital Records of New Braintree]
  2. [S2481] Philip Adsit Fisher, Fisher Genealogy, p. 194.
  3. [S520] VWH.
  4. [S520] VWH.
  5. [S2483] L. H. Everts, History of Jefferson County, New York (Philadelphia: L H Everts & Co., 1878), p. 446. "Point Salubrious was selected as the next permanent stopping-place [after Chaumont]. James I. Horton went there in 1806, and was the first settler. A Mr. Mills was probably the second. Joseph Rider, Silas Taft, Stephen Fisher, and David Rider came not far from 1807. Harry Horton and many others were here in 1810. No village was established, however, and Chaumont continued to retain its position in this respect."
  6. [S115] 1820 U.S. Federal Census. Stephen (45+); F (26-44 [Sally]; 2 M (18-25) [Milton, Chester], m (10-15) [Aaron], 4 m (<10) [Samuel, Truman, Stephen, Eben]; f (10-15) [Rebecca].
  7. [S116] 1830 U.S. Federal Census. Stephen (60-69); F (20-29) [poss. error in age of wife Sally, age 48, or poss. dau. Rebecca, wid. in Dec 1829], M (20-29) [Aaron], 2 m (15-19) [Samuel, Truman], 2 m (10-14) [Stephen, Eben].
  8. [S1857] Jefferson County Cemetery Inscriptions, compilers A. E. Rogers, Ellen Bartlett and John Bartlett, online Point Salubrious Cemetery, Lyme Twp., inscription. Stephen Fisher, d. 7 May 1848, age 78 yrs.
  9. [S1628], online, Old standing grave marker. Stephen Fisher, d. 7 May 1848, 78 yrs. Narrative: Stephen Fisher, b. New Braintree, Worcester Co. MA, 17 Mar 1770, d. 7 May 1848, Chaumont, Jefferson Co. NY; son of Jonathan Fisher (1743-1777), husb. of Sarah Fisher (1782-1865). Memorial 89893426, created by lulu, photos added by R D Calhoun-Eagan and Debbie K.
  10. [S1628], online, Standing stone memorial. Eben S Fisher, d. 14 Oct 1887, age 69y 4m. Narrative: son of Stephen Fisher (1771-1848) and Sarah (1782-1865), bro. of Milton (1801-1855), husb. of Lucinda (1818-1877) and father of John A (1854-1878). Memorial 147947374, created by and photo added by Debbie K.