FISHER, Jacob - A native Pennsylvanian, was born in Washington county on 4 Jun 1835. He was a son of John and Christena (Richard) Fisher, deceased. His wife was born in Pennsylvania in 1846, and their marriage was consummated 15 Apr 1863 in Greene county, Pennsylvania. She was Susan, daughter of Samuel and Agnes (Fuiker) Murry, both still spared. Mr. and Mrs. Fisher are the parents of eleven children: Anna, deceased; Samuel, deceased; Oliver, deceased; Francis M.; Elias H.; Andrew J.; Anna, deceased; Isaac M., deceased; Cyrus D.; Louis, deceased; and Jesse H. Comrade Fisher was among the veterans of the late war, having enlisted 6 Aug 1861 at Wheeling, (W)VA when 26 years of age. He entered the ranks of Co. B. 1st WV Volunteer Cavalry. In the fall of 1861 he was confined in hospital at Wheeling one month with diptheria. In 1862 he was again taken to hospital at Cumberland, MD two weeks with heart trouble. In the winter of 1861 he was furloughed for fourteen days. This was extended thirty days and he returned to command at end of time. His brother Samuel served in the 61st PA Volunteer Infantry and was wounded in the left leg at the battle of the Wilderness. Another brother, John, was a member of the 40th PA Volunteer Infantry. Comrade Fisher is a member of the Lockwood Post. He is disabled and a retired soldier. His address is Brink, WV.

Source: Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen, by H. H. Hardesty, 1898.

Submitted by Linda Fluharty.