Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Fisher Fellows 1776

Adam, Barnard, and Stephen Fisher were all raising a crop of corn during the year 1776.  Their lands were located in what was to become the area around Danville, and Stephen Fisher would have his problems with the claims of John Crow.  Adam's lands were near the "Mouth of Howards" run [waters of Dicks River], and Barnard's were lying "on the Waters of Salt River".  Now Stephen's land recorded:

"Stephen Fisher this day claimed a settlem't & preemption to a tract of land in the district of Kentucky on account of raising a Crop of Corn in the Country in the year 1776 lying about 3/4 of a Mile East from Jones Settlement & adjoining the same to include his improvment Satisfactory proof being made to the Court they are of Opinion that the s'd Fisher has a right to a settlement of 400 Acres of land to include the above location and the preemption of 1000 Acres adjoining & that a Cert. do not issue untill the further order of this Court-" [from court records held at Harrodsburg 28 Jan., 1780, pp. 150 - 151 Certificate Book of The Virginia Land Commission 1779-1780]

Now the "Jones Settlement" was that of John Gabriel Jones who ends up being my family! 

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