Starting Sept. 30, 2014, will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.
Learn more

Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Regional: U.S. States: Wisconsin: Richland County

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Re: Marriage record, Richland county
Posted by: Michael Collier (ID *****5002) Date: July 10, 2007 at 04:37:01
In Reply to: Re: Marriage record, Richland county by Clarice Phillips of 214

Hi Clarice --

Glad I could help. Here are a couple more things you may not have access to:

American Civil War Soldiers

Name: Isaac Fish,
Residence: Bloom, Wisconsin
Enlistment Date: 13 Aug 1862
Side Served: Union
State Served: Wisconsin
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 13 August 1862.
Enlisted in Company B, 25th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 13 Aug 1862.
Died of disease Company B, 25th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 21 May 1863 at Columbus, KY.

Source Information:
Historical Data Systems, comp.. American Civil War Soldiers [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: Data compiled by Historical Data Systems of Kingston.

Copyright 1997-2000.
Historical Data Systems, Inc.
PO Box 35
Duxbury, MA 02331

This database is a compilation of military records (including state rosters, pension records, and regimental histories) of individual soldiers who served in the United States Civil War.

I'm sorry to say I could not find out where Isaac was buried, but these soldiers were often sent home for burial. Now here's a land record:

Wisconsin Land Records
about Isaac Fish
Name: Isaac Fish
Land Office: LA CROSSE
Sequence #: 1
Document Number: 55
Total Acres: 160
Signature: Yes
Canceled Document: No
Issue Date: 19 Feb 1857
Mineral Rights Reserved: No
Metes and Bounds: No
Statutory Reference: 3 Stat. 566
Multiple Warantee Names: No
Act or Treaty: April 24, 1820
Multiple Patentee Names: No
Entry Classification: Sale-Cash Entries
Land Description:
. 1. ESW . 4TH PM - 1831 MINNESOTA/WISCONSIN - T13N R1W Sec27
. 2. WSE . 4TH PM - 1831 MINNESOTA/WISCONSIN - T13N R1W Sec27

This land is actually about 1 mile North of the county border between Richland and Vernon Counties into Vernon County. This border is also the northern border of Bloom Township in Richland County. The land patent was in 1857 so, since the 1860 Census shows him living in Bloom Twp., Richland Co., I suspect Isaac either sold or swapped this land rather quickly. I don't know why as, looking at this land on a 1:24,000 USGS Topographic Chart, it's located on top of an almost flat plateau like area with steep drop-offs all around it. The land may possibly have been too rocky with not much topsoil -- not suitable for farming. Overhead satellite photography shows this to be completely forested, as though no part of it has ever been farmed -- though this could, by now, be either second or third growth forest.

You can download a copy of the 1874 Bloom Twp. Plat Map here:

Near the SE corner (actually, in the 2nd land section from the right/2nd land section from the bottom) you will see, in larger caps than anything else around it, the phrase "SPRING VALLEY." This is just S of the town of Bloom City. There is a road (County Road D) going SE from Bloom City that passes directly between the two "Ls" of the word "VALLEY." If you then look at the smaller print directly beneath this, you will see "Jas. Jones."

This is just 1/2 mile SE of Bloom City and this plat shows that James Jones owns 120 acres of land, the SW corner of which borders on the West Branch Clark River. Viewed in satellite photography, about half of it is fine sedimentary bottom land with rich soil, with the rest being thickly wooded hill. This is confirmed by the 1:24,000 USGS Topographical Chart of the same area.

James Jones also received two Wisconsin land patents, dated 1854. While the 1874 Plat Map includes the totality of these patents, the southernmost part of the property shown on the Plat is NOT part of the original 1854 patent! Therefore, the assumption would be that this part of the land not originally in Jones' patent was the land actually owned by Isaac Fish before he died in the Civ. War. So, thanks to providence and convenience, two widowed neighbors, James A. Jones and Charlotte Fish married, combining both families and land holdings.

By the way, the 1850 Census finds ISAAC FISH, 18, b. OH, living in Harrison, Howard Co., IN, in the household of Joseph (53, b. ca 1796/7, MA) and Mary (48, b. ca 1801/2, PA) Fish, oldest child 20, b. OH, so it's possible marriage occurred as late 1827-30, probably somewhere in OH -- AND, CHARLOTTE BROUGHARD (sic), 17, b. OH, living in Dist. 7, Boone Co., IN, in the household of Christopher (42, b. ca. 1807/8, OH) and Sarah (40, b. ca 1809/10, OH) Broughard, Charlotte is oldest listed child although there could be older siblings, so estimate marriage ca. 1826-1832, DEFINITELY somewhere in OH.

Then, on the 1840 Census, the only Joseph Fish of proper age is living in Clinton Co., OH. This census indicates that the oldest children are between 15-20 -- this now places marriage in the 1820-25 time frame. Thus:

FamilySearch International Genealogical Index
North America
IGI Individual Record

. Male

. Marriage: 04 APR 1822, Butler Co., Ohio

Source Information:
. Batch No.: M514511
. Sheet: 00
. Dates: 1803 - 1879
. Source Call No.: 0355779 V. 1-4 (see: *** NOTE ***)
. Type: Film

*** NOTE: This record is a transcription of the following source:
*** "Marriage records, 1803-1930; index, 1803-1937,
*** Ohio. Probate Court (Butler County)"
*** and, as such is quotable as genealogical source documentation.

Sadly, I could find no such information about the Broughards. However, and I won't relate why as it's fairly complicated, I'm pretty certain that the Broughards were among the very earliest settlers in Ohio (looks like they came around 1801) and they were originally from Virginia.

This is about all I can do for you, for now.

Mike Collier
Oak Harbor, WA

Notify Administrator about this message?
No followups yet

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network