The following obit was found in the Fisher Family Bible.It appears to have belonged to Henry Fisher who was the son of George and Barbara Moss Fisher. This obit was glued to the inside of the Bible.I have typed it exactly as it was printed.If anyone belongs to the Fisher mailing list will you please forward this on.(TJSaylor@aol.com or Terri.Jo@worldnet.att.net)
Death of George Fisher
George Fisher was born in Franklin county, Virginia, in the year 1820 and died in Mexico, Miami county Indiana, January 23, 1890, in his 70th year. With his parents, the late Peter Fisher and wife, in 1828, deceased moved from Virginia to Ohio where they resided until 1836, when they came from there here and settled in the then semi-wilderness of Eel river. Soon after reaching his majority George was married to Barbara Moss, daughter of the William Moss Sr., of most precious memory. To this union was born nine children, five sons and four daughters, five of whom four sons and one daughter and the venerable companion of his youth yet live to mourn the loss of a kind husband and a generous father. The first year after marriage the young couple lived in a log cabin on the home farm or rather in the clearing. When not employed in tilling the crop the time was spent in clearing a spot and building a cabin on an adjoining tract which in the next year became the family home of the young couple, where by perseverence and industry in time the wilderness of woods gave way to fertile fields. The cabin gave way to the more modern hewed log house, which in time gave way to the commodious frame dwelling. While temporal wants were well looked after, the spiritual wants were not neglected by this young couple. Whether or not the fathers of both these young folks being ministers of the gospel had any thing to do with it, early in life they united with the Dunkard church and for over forty years have been faithful, exemplary christians; and it may be well to mention that two of the sons are ministers of the gospel. The religion that was so beneficial in clearing up the forest and making a pleasant home, and had such a blessed influence in the rearing of a family, deceased found to be most precious in sickness and in death, and although not able to converse with his friends in his last moments, his actions, which always speaks more explicit than words, said plainly as death drew near, "Though I walk through the valley and shadow of death I will fear no evil for Thou art with me, Thy rod and Thy staff shall comfort me." Funeral from the Dunkard church on Saturday, conducted by Elder Shively.N. B. H.