Tombstone Tuesday – August 25, 2020 – Sarah Jane Shull Fisher

Sarah Jane Shull was born in Ohio to Joseph and Susannah (Sharp) Shull on February 7, 1839 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Joseph and Susannah lived in York Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. In the 1850 Federal Census they had nine children; Elizabeth (1833) , Mary (1835) , William (1836) , Lydia (1838), Sarah (1839), Levi (1842), Samuel (1844), Elijah (1847), Joseph (1849). Joseph Shull Sr. was a farmer.

Sarah Jane Shull became the second wife of Daniel Fisher on February 26, 1859 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.

In the 1860 Federal Census, Daniel and his new wife, Sarah have three children recorded; Elizabeth (1851), Henry (1855), Emmett (1859). Elizabeth and Henry are Daniel’s children from his first wife Sophia Meyer and Emmett is Sarah and Daniel’s son. Margaret, a daughter of Sophia is not listed in this census but is listed in later census. They live in Union Township, Wells County, Indiana.

In the 1870 Federal Census, Daniel and Sarah have nine children; Elizabeth, Henry W. , Margaret (Sophia daughter) (1855), Emmett (1859), Matilda (1861), Clara (1863), George (1865), Ellmore (Elmer is misspelled/translated) (1866), Rachael (1869).

By the time of the 1880 Federal Census, Daniel and Sarah have nine children; Emmett, Matilda, Clara, George, Elmer, Rachael, Daniel (1872), Della (1874).

Sarah Jane Shull Fisher

This photo was publicly shared by Scott Elzey on Ancestry. He is a Fisher descendant. Thanks so much Scott for sharing this photo. I am guessing that this was likely taken shortly before her death.

By the time of the 1900 Federal Census, Daniel and Sarah are living with Clara and her husband, George E. Platt and their children; Vernie, Earl, Zapphey (Jeffie), Haley.

One hundred and twenty years ago, Sarah Jane Fisher died on August 25, 1900. She is buried in Hoverstock Cemetery in Zaneville, Indiana.

Rest in peace, Sarah Jane!

Love, Jan

Sarah Jane is the second wife of my Daniel Fisher. Daniel is a fifth cousin on the Crites side of the family. Daniel Fisher and Jesse Crites (my third Great Grandfather) married two Meyer sisters, Sophia and Elizabeth. Cousins married sisters, just in case you did not get that! Daniel and Jesse came to Indiana together and settled next to each other in Union Township, Wells County. It appears that these two first cousins remained close their whole lives. So I thought a more lengthy explanation was necessary.

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