David  Fisher

            David Fisher  came to Perry in 1825, and settled on the east side of the township.  He was married to  Elizabeth M. Hodges  in the State of Kentucky, moved to Shelby County, Ind., and thence to Marion.  He started the first tan-yard in Perry township.  It was at his house that the Lick Creek Baptist Church was organized in the spring of 1826.  He was an enterprising pioneer, and did his part to advance the moral and material interests of the neighborhood.  He always took a strong stand on the side of law, good order, and religion.  He had a large family, consisting of four sons and five daughters, in the following order:  John P.,  James W.,  Cynthia,  Mary J.,  Benjamin L.,  Elizabeth R.,  Matilda,  Joseph L.,  and  Sarah E. Fisher.  They all lived to maturity, except one daughter.  They are now scattered from Indiana to Western Kansas, only tow living in this county, --- one daughter and  Joseph L. Fisher,  of Indianapolis.  David Fisher died in 1836.  His wife survived him four years.
History of Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana, by B. R. Sulgrove, Philadelphia: L. H. Everts & Co., 1884,
page 588.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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