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James Fisher born 25 Dec 1844 in French Canada
Posted by: Gwendolyn Godwin-Mann (ID *****0497) Date: May 10, 2009 at 21:16:01
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Please help with parents and siblings of James J. Fisher, or J. James Fisher AKA Jesse James Fisher, (used James or J. J. on legal forms) born 25 Dec. 1844 in Canada; died 16 Nov 1927 Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida. Married Barbara Josephine Malone born in Fla. (he used name James Fisher on marriage record) 31 Jan 1877 in Baldwin County Alabama. They resided there about 14 years. Several U.S. Censuses, state James was born in Canada and both parents born in Canada. One census states born in French Canada. He spoke, read, and wrote English. He lists himself as a farmer, Barbara lists as a merchant.

He came to the Escambia, Fl/Baldwin, Al area to work in the logging industry. He became the foreman of a sawmill in Al.
Family lore states that he and several brothers (names unknown) were in the bicycle, buggy repair business, in French Canada. They came to the Michigan area together, they stayed, he came South.

The children of this union were, James A. 1879; William H. 1880-1905 (known to be the favorite son, asked to be buried next to him upon his death); Charlotte 1883; Catherine, 1886; Daniel E., 1889; Mary 1891.

Our family naming tradition: first son named after paternal grandfather= James A.
Second daughter named after paternal grandmother = Catherine
Second son maternal grandfather= William (yes)
First daughter maternal grandmother=Charlotte (yes)

1851 Canada, Quebec census James s/o George is not him.

Any help will be appreciated.

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