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Re: Who was FISHER COUNTY named for????
Posted by: Julia Brittain (ID *****0223) Date: May 27, 2005 at 04:24:56
In Reply to: Who was FISHER COUNTY named for???? by Debra Bunnell of 210

Fisher County TX was named for SAMUEL RHODES FISHER who was one of the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independance. Samuel was a native of PA; born 1794; married Ann Pleasant; moved to TX in 1830; lived in Matagorda, TX. Samuel was also the Secretary of the TX Navy on 1836; died Mar 1839; buried at Matagorda, Matagorda County, TX.
Source - History of Fisher County Texas, aka "The First 107 Years of Fisher County History", 1983, Hooper Shelton and the Fisher County Historical Commission.
You might also check the online "Handbook of Texas".

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