James Wilson Fisher (1833-1897)
Generation No. 4
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James Wilson Fisher (1833-1897) Margaret Long (1834- )
James Wilson Fisher      
     Margaret (Long) Fisher
              (1835 -1907)
James Wilson Fisher Family Portrait - 1887
Clockwise from left: James Wilson Fisher, George Elmer Fisher
Anna Martha Fisher, George Ross Fisher, Margaret Fisher
1866 Map of Cass Township, Preston (Adams Mills) Ohio
1866 Map of Cass Township, Preston (Adams Mills) Ohio
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James Wilson Fisher Tombstone - Adams Mills Cemetery
Adams Mills Cemetery, Adams Mills, Ohio
Photograph taken October 2007

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Geographic Coordinates: 40º 9'19.39"N by 81º56'50.53"W
D1 James Wilson Fisher, born May 17, 1833 in Bowerston, Harrison County, Ohio, died August 13, 1897 in Adams Mills, Ohio; married March 26, 1858 Margaret Long, born ca. 1837 in Madison, Ohio, died June 22, 1907 in Newark, Ohio. Margaret's parents were George Long (born ca. 1808 in Pennsylvania) and Sarah _____ born ca. 1805 in Pennsylvania. James and Margaret are buried in Adams Mills Cemetery, Adams Mills, Cass Township, Muskingum County, Ohio. Four children.

James Wilson Fisher was a veteran of the Civil War. On April 20, 1861, he enlisted as a private for three months service in the Sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, also known as the "Guthrie Grays", Company A, at Camp Harrison, Ohio, by Captain Gordon Granger, U. S. Army (view Muster Roll). He was promoted to Assistant Paymaster, U. S. Navy, on May 24, 1861.

In July of 1861, President Abraham Lincoln called for 300,000 more troops for three years. Those in his regiment who chose not to reenlist for three years were mustered out on August 21, 1861 at Cincinnati, Ohio, by T. W. Walker, 1st Lieutenant 3rd Infantry, U. S. A. James (probably) mustered out with his company at this time. The official records of this mustering out have been lost.

Still, James paid a very high price due to that fact that his two only brothers, John H. Fisher and Joseph Fisher, both died in the Civil War.

James and his family moved from Uhrichville, Ohio to Adams Mills, Ohio in 1876. He worked as the station agent at Adams Mills (see map below), on the Panhandle Railroad, which he helped to build. A wonderful photograph exists of James Wilson Fisher and his Section Gang, also known as Gandy Dancers, taken by his son George Elmer Fisher, ca. 1890.

The Weekly Herald
Steubenville, Ohio
Friday August 20, 1897

James Fisher died on Friday morning at Adams Mills, of typhoid fever. Mr. Fisher helped build the Steubenville & Indiana railroad, and was section foreman for many years after it become the Pan Handle. Superintendent Shaler transferred him from Uhrichsville to Adams Mills, and about two years ago he was made agent at that place. He is said to have been the oldest railroader in the employ of the Pan Handle.

The Coshocton Age
Friday August 27, 1897

James Fisher died last Friday after a several weeks illness of typhoid fever. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the home by Rev. York and interment was made in the cemetery near by.

The Coshocton Weekly Times
Coshocton, Ohio
Thursday, June 27, 1907


Mrs. W. H. Fisher, a former resident of Adams Mills died Sunday at four o'clock in the morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Crider in Newark.

Mrs. Fisher was 70 years of age and is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Crider and Miss Rose Fisher of Newark and by one son George Fisher at Carnegie, Pa. A granddaughter, Miss Bell Roff [Ross] lives at Adams Mills.

Semi-Weekly Advocate
Newark, Ohio
Tuesday, June 25, 1907


Mrs. Margaret Fisher, aged 72 years, died Sunday morning at 4 o'clock, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Crider. She died of infirmities incident to old age. There survive her two daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Crider, mentioned above and Rose L. Fisher, both living in Newark, and one son, Geo. E. Fisher of Ravenna, O. She also leaves three grandchildren. Short funeral services will be held at the residence of W. H. Crider on West Main Street, near Sixteenth street, at 8 p. m. Monday, and the body will be taken to Adams Mills Tuesday morning where the interment will take place.

Children of James Wilson Fisher and Margaret Long:

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