Henry Fisher was born on December 23, 1796 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Henry left Pennsylvania settling in Dover, Ohio before 1822 when he married Elizabeth Crites on March 12, 1822. Henry and Elizabeth had ten children; John (1822), Daniel (1826), Solomon (1828), George (1830), Joseph (1832), Anna (1835), Elizabeth (1839), Lydia (1840), Henry (1843), Mary (1845).
By the 1830 Federal Census, the Fisher Family is living in York Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. They have three sons, presumably, John, Daniel and Solomon listed on the census. In the 1840 Federal Census, Henry has three sons who are age ten to fourteen and two sons who are six to ten. He has three daughters under five and a female over twenty (this must be a sister/niece of either Henry or Elizabeth because Elizabeth is the youngest Crites daughter in her family.) and his wife is between thirty and thirty-nine. There are eleven in the household in 1840.
In the 1850 Federal Census, Henry and Elizabeth have seven children living at home. They live in York Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. The children listed in the census are Solomon, George, Joseph, Ann, Elizabeth, Lydia, and Henry. (no sign of Mary) John and Daniel have married. John remains in the York Township near his parents but Daniel has move to Wells County, Indiana. In the 1850 Non-Population Schedule taken on the 30th of July 1850. Henry has seventy acres improved and 74 acres of land that are not improved at an estimated valve of $4000.00. He has five horses, five milking cows, 8 cattle, 28 sheep, 14 pigs, 200 bushels of wheat, 100 bushels of rye, 300 bushels of corn and 160 bushels of oats.
In the 1860 Federal Census, Henry and Elizabeth have four children living with the, Elizabeth, Lydia, Henry and Margaret H. Could the census taker be mistaken…Is this Mary who should have been listed in the previous census or a Granchild who really is five). If it is Mary then the age is wrong she would have been fifteen. Henry Critz is living with them too. He is he is the older brother of Elizabeth.
In the 1870 Federal Census, Henry and Elizabeth are seventy-five and seventy-four years old. They have a daughter Elizabeth living with them and two grandchildren, Barbara (1851) and Jacob (1854). Under the comments they list that Elizabeth is insane. She never marries. They also have Henry Crites living with him and he is a brother to Elizabeth. He lists his occupation as farm Labor. Henry Fisher’s is farmer who owns his farm and the Value is listed at $3320. On the US Non- Population Schedule taken on June 22, 1870, Henry Fisher had 2 horses, 5 pigs, 2 milk cows, 60 bushels of wheat, 200 bushels of corn and 250 bushels of oats.
The 1880 Federal Census, which was taken on the 15th of June 1880, show that Henry is a widower. His wife died on March 30, 1880. His adult daughter lived with him and two grandchildren, Jennie and Jacob.
One hundred and thirty eight years ago, on June 2, 1882, Henry Fisher died in York Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. He is buried in Crooked Run Cemetery in Dover, Ohio.
In Henry’s Will, he names George as his executor and divides his will nine ways which tells me that Mary must have died. He states that if George takes in Elizabeth for the remainder of her life than he get her share to assist in taking care of her. George handles the execution of Henry’s Will through the probate process.
Rest in peace, Henry!
Henry was the husband of my five times Great Aunt.