Fred E. Fisher – Tombstone Inscription


Fisher, Fred E.

Section 28.0
ID # 280406

Fred E. Fisher (Frederick Elijah Fisher) was born January 3, 1789 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. By 1820 he was living in Nashville. The census that year says he was “engaged in manufactures.” In 1828 he married Ann Washington Buck of Williamson County, Tennessee. He died June 15, 1856.

Sons mentioned in his will include Henry Clay Fisher, Edwin D. Fisher, James A. Fisher, Joseph W. Fisher, Jacob G. Fisher and Frederick T. Fisher (called Thomas).

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Frederick E. Fisher’s will left his Nashville “home place” on High Street (now Capitol Boulevard) to Edwin and distributed to his sons stock in the Nashville Manufacturing Company and the Nolensville Turnpike, along with other property on High Street, Broad, Demonbreun, Cherry (now Fourth Avenue), Vine (now Seventh Avenue), Spruce (now Eighth Avenue) and Ash Streets.. “All else” he left to his wife Ann.

Fisher Monument in Olivet

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Although Frederick E. Fisher is buried in the Nashville City Cemetery, he and his wife are memorialized on a monument at Mt.Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, located on burial grounds bought by his sons. Many descendants of the Fishers mentioned in the will are buried at Mt. Olivet.

Frederick was my great-great grandfather. His son Henry Clay Fisher (1842-1919) was my great grandfather. Henry’s son Henry (Harry) Gordon Fisher (1876-1957 ) was my grandfather. His son Granville Chapman Fisher (1906-1988 ) was my father.

Douglas Murrey Fisher
402 Bridge Street
Franklin, Tennessee 37064
January 23, 2010

Frederick Fisher- Olivet  Ann Fisher - Olivet
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