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Descendants of
James Lytle Fisher
(1763-1825)

Also See:

Register Report of Descendants of James L. Fisher
(updated 4/23/04)


The Fisher & Ratliff families interconnected extensively through their respective history,
see Ratliff Connection below:


The outline of the descendants of James L. Fisher, to my last Fisher ancestor, Margaret "Maggie" Fisher who married Hill "Peg Leg" Casey.


Maggie Fisher Casey with children (Clockwise: Harold, Wayne (baby), Evalee, Harris)
Maggie Fisher Casey with Children


 James Lytle Fisher 1763 - 1825
.  +Delilah Unknown 1767 -
. 2   Sarah Fisher 1780 -
....  +James Ratliff 1780 -
. 2   James Fisher 1789 - 1837
....  +Anna Ladd Damron 1797 -
. 2   [1] John Fisher 1790 -
....  +Charity Unknown
.  *2nd Wife of [1] John Fisher:
....  +Elizabeth Whiteside 1804 -
. 2   Joshua Fisher 1797 -***
....  +Mary M. Ratliff 1798 -***
        ***please note the similarities in name to my ancestors below
. 2   Delilah Catherine Fisher 1798 - 1857
....  +George Washington Damron 1793 -
. 2   Mary Fisher 1800 -
....  +Thompson Ratliff 1798 -
. 2     J. King Fisher 1802 - 1880 (**Please note that this J. King Fisher is NOT the same "King Fisher" who was a notorious outlaw of the 1870s-1880s, though this King Fisher does spring from this lineage...more below)
....  +Mildred S. Croford 1813 - ?1856
.....3   Mildred Mahaley (Mahalia, or "Dude") Fisher 1856 - 1916
..........  +Henry Clay Adams 1854 -
(***Please see notes below on recent extensive work on Mildred Mahalia Fisher, as we have determined she was NOT a child of Joshua Fisher & Mary Margaret Ratliff as initially thought.  Click this LINK for more information, and for an outline of the other descendants of J.King Fisher, a prominent citizen of Bell Co., TX)
.  *2nd Wife of [2] J. King Fisher:
....  +Harriett Reed Henderson
. 2  Moses Fisher 1805 - 1882 (Moses Fisher was a Primitive Baptist Preacher)
....  +Lucy Shafer (or Shaver? or Shaffer) 1808 - 1837 (1st Wife of Moses Fisher)
.... 3 Joshua Fisher 1832 - 1902
.......  +Mary Margaret Ratliff 1831 - 1924
....... 4   Mary Fisher 1855 -
..........  +J. H. G. Keller
....... 4   Franklin Pierce Fisher 1858 -
..........  +Emma Jones
....... 4   Pemelia Cornelia Fisher 1862 -
..........  +Levi Kimbro
....... 4   Sarah Fisher 1865 -
..........  +Unknown Philps
....... 4 Margaret "Maggie" Fisher 1871 - 1931 (see death certificate)
..........  +James Hill Casey "II" 1866 - 1927 (Known as Hill Casey)
            ***(please use link to explore the descendants of JHCII to include me.)
....... 4   Jennie Ann Fisher 1874 -
..........  +Robert Randle
....... 4   Louvina Levinia Fisher 1868 - 1924
..........  +Francis M. Beck
.... 3   Martha Fisher 1833 - 1850
.... 3   George Fisher 1835 - 1923
.... 3   Ruth Fisher 1837 -
....  +Permelia Cornelia Oliver 1823 - ? ( *2nd Wife of Moses Fisher)
.... 3   Mary Fisher 1840 -
....    +Frank M. Russell
.... 3   Elisebeth Fisher 1840 - 1840
.... 3   Delilah Fisher 1845 -
.... 3   James Fisher 1848 - 1850
. 2   Nancy Fisher 1808 - 1853
....  +Martin Harvick

The Mary M. Ratliff (b. 1798) that married Joshua Fisher (b. 1797) and the Mary Margaret Ratliff b. 1831 were not directly related.  The elder Joshua Fisher was the UNCLE to the younger.

 
My direct ancestors are outlined in RED.

This info is available for download as a GEDCOM file here.
*please see index page prior to Emailing author

Perhaps an easier way to view the data is via a PDF (Portable Document Format) file:

Descendants of James Lytle Fisher


***Information on J. King Fisher and descendants:

Please note:  I am NOT a descendant of J. King Fisher, but rather am a descendant of his brother Moses Fisher.  A recent 'meeting of the minds' between myself and several other researchers, including the husband of a descendant of Mildred Mahalia (MM) Fisher has led us to change her position in this family's genealogy.

Descendants of J. King Fisher

 1   J. King Fisher 1802 - 1880 (son of James Lytle Fisher, died after 1880...)
..  +Mildred S. Croford 1813 - 185? (probably about 1854-1856)
............... 2   Julia A. Fisher 1833 -
............... 2   George Fisher 1836 -
............... 2   Maria Fisher 1838 -
............... 2   James Fisher 1840 -
............... 2   Harvey Fisher 1842 -
............... 2   Mary Fisher 1845 -
............... 2   Jackson Fisher 1848 -
............... 2   Manly Fisher 1850 -
............... 2  Mildred Mahalia Fisher 1856 - 1916 (her birth-year is _probably_ 1854 according to census data.)
...................  +Henry Clay Adams 1854 - 1929
................................ 3   Walter Clay Adams 1874 - 1934
................................ 3   George William Adams 1875 - 1944
....................................  +Unknown
................................................. 4   Arthur Adams
................................ 3   Sophronia Jane Adams 1879 - 1947
....................................  +Silas Lee 1874 - 1940
................................ 3   John Pink Adams 1881 - 1963
....................................  +Unknown
................................................. 4   Bess Adams
.....................................................  +Unknown McMullen
................................ 3   Delila Cathryn Adams 1883 - 1962
....................................  +Josiah Clinton Beall 1876 - 1926
................................................. 4   Eula Pink Beall 1910 - 1968
.....................................................  +Luetta Powell 1914 -
.................................................................. 5   Lou Nelle Beall
......................................................................  +Charles Jefferson George
................................ 3   Nora Belle Adams 1885 - 1967
....................................  +Unknown Roberts
................................ 3   Homa Pearl Adams 1887 - 1949
....................................  +Unknown Dixon
................................ 3   Rosa Laberta Adams 1892 - 1971
....................................  +Unknown Montgomery
................................ 3   Arthur Carl Adams 1895 - 1935
  *2nd Wife of [1] J. King Fisher:
..  +Harriett Reed Henderson 1820 - 1869
............... 2   Fannie Fisher 1859 -
............... 2   Tennessee Fisher 1866 -
............... 2   Doris Fisher 1863 -
...................  +Jim Orpsburn 1857 -
................................ 3   Hattie Orpsburn 1879 -

The persons depicted in the melon color above, Jeff George and wife Lou Nelle, first contacted me after finding my genealogical data online.  Initially from previous researchers' work, Mildred Mahalia Fisher (who had married H.C. Adams) was shown in the family of Joshua Fisher, and Mary M. Ratliff, my ancestors.  Closer scrutiny of census data, etc., showed clearly that she wasn't a member of this family.  Family information provided by Jeff George (Charles Jefferson "Jeff" George) indicated that Mildred had been considered an 'orphan', and thus further searching showed that she was in a Ratliff household in the 1860 and 1870 censuses (the household of Mahala Ratliff, widow of Guilford Ratliff), and in 1860, was actually listed as having the last name of Ratliff (or rather it should be said by default her last name was 'ditto' to the head of the household, Mahala Ratliff, and she was 6 years old.)  By 1870, she was called Mildred FISHER, and was 16 years old.  Other family lore had her being raised (likely in between these times) by an older sister named Mary "Polly" Sparks, who appears to be a Mary Fisher who married a Sam Sparks of Bell Co., TX.  Putting this all together, we have surmised that MM Fisher (as we shall call Mildred Mahalia Fisher b. 1854-1856 subsequently) was the last child of J. King Fisher & Mildred Croford Fisher.  After the death of her mother (at childbirth or soon after) she went to live with Mahala Ratliff (widow of Guilford.)  My presumption (though I cannot yet prove it) is that Mahala Ratliff and Mildred Croford Fisher were sisters.  They were close in age, and both born in Kentucky...  Therefore MM Fisher was living and being raised by her aunt in 1860 and 1870, and perhaps was intermittently also cared for by an older sister Mary "Polly" Sparks.  By 1880 she has married H.C. (Henry Clay Adams) and her descendants are fairly well mapped out, including down to Lou Nelle Beall George, wife of Jeff George, my co-collaborator in this endeavor which has been an intriguing and exciting genealogical exploration which I have thoroughly enjoyed!  As with all genealogical information, one can rarely be 100% certain, but this scenario seems to fit the available data best.  Input from those who may have additional information is welcomed! ... DLC 4/23/2004


Descendants of Job Ratliff

Also See:
Register Report of Descendants of Job Ratliff
(updated 4/23/04)




 1   Job Ratliff 1782 - 1870 - Job & Agnes appear in the 1860 Williamson Co., TX census in the household of Mahala Ratliff (widow of Guilford Ratliff 1810-1858), and their ages are listed as 78 and 77 at that time.  Job was born in Virginia, and Agnes states she was born in North Carolina.  At the time of this writing, I cannot find Job in the 1870 census images, but I believe he may be enumerated somewhere, and thus was living in that census year, and thus died after 1870.
..  +Agnes Unknown 1783 - aft. 1860 (bet. 1860-1870).
............... 2   Thompson Ratliff 1798 -
...................  +Mary Fisher 1800 -
............... 2   [2] James B. Ratliff 1806 - 1886
...................  +Catherine Unknown b. ? - d. abt. 1860
................................ 3   Guilford Ratliff 1829 -
....................................  +Mary J. Unknown
................................ 3  Mary M. Ratliff 1831 - 1924
....................................  +Joshua Fisher 1832 - 1902
................................................. 4   Mary Fisher 1855 -
.....................................................  +J. H. G. Keller
................................................. 4   Franklin Pierce Fisher 1858 -
.....................................................  +Emma Jones
................................................. 4   Pemelia Cornelia Fisher 1862 -
.....................................................  +Levi Kimbro
................................................. 4   Sarah Fisher 1865 -
.....................................................  +Unknown Philps
................................................. 4   Louvina Levinia Fisher 1868 - 1924
.....................................................  +Francis M. Beck
................................................. 4   Margaret "Maggie" Fisher 1871 - 1931
.....................................................  +James Hill Casey 1866 - 1927
................................................. 4   Jennie Ann Fisher 1874 -
.....................................................  +Robert Randle
................................ 3   Job Ratliff 1834 -
....................................  +Mary Unknown
................................ 3   Agnes Ratliff 1835 - 1908
....................................  +Andrew J. Chapman
................................ 3   Mahala Ratliff 1839 -
....................................  +Sam H. Carter
................................ 3   Sarah Ratliff 1841 -
....................................  +William S. Mullen
................................ 3   Elizabeth Ratliff 1844 -
....................................  +Aaron Woods
................................ 3   Nathaniel Murrel Ratliff 1846 -
....................................  +Sarah A. Williams
................................................. 4   [1] Lillie Bell Ratliff - 1924
.....................................................  +G. W. Ford
.................................................  *2nd Husband of [1] Lillie Bell Ratliff:
.....................................................  +John Benson Cox 1861 -
...............  *2nd Wife of [2] James B. Ratliff:
...................  +Nancy Chapman
................................ 3   Rutha E. Ratliff
................................ 3   Lucy E. Ratliff
............... 2   Guilford Ratliff 1810 - 1858
...................  +Mahala Unknown*** 1809 - aft. 1870 (***see Mahala in re:  her involvement in the raising of Mildred Mahalia Fisher)
................................ 3   Archillus Ratliff 1829 - 1903
................................ 3   James C. Ratliff 1832 - 1900
................................ 3   Joseph Ratliff 1835 -
................................ 3   Thompson Ratliff 1838 - 1883
................................ 3   Delilah Ratliff 1840 -
................................ 3   Mildred S. Ratliff 1841 -
................................ 3   Jobe Marshall Ratliff 1841 - 1916
................................ 3   John K. Ratliff 1847 -
................................ 3   Mary M. Ratliff 1850 -
............... 2   Agnes Ratliff 1812 -
............... 2   Delilah Ratliff 1814 -
............... 2   Joseph Ratliff 1817 -
............... 2   Job Ratliff 1821 - 1899
...................  +Mary J. Chapman 1827 - 1914
................................ 3   William Perry Ratliff 1853 - 1938
....................................  +Sarah Jane Marrs 1854 - 1915
................................................. 4   William E. Ratliff 1871 - 1947
.....................................................  +Annie Medow
................................................. 4   Louis Aaron Ratliff 1873 - 1947
.....................................................  +Katie Casey 1875 - 1929
................................................. 4   Thomas W. Ratliff 1875 - 1956
.....................................................  +Kate Hogan
................................................. 4   Dexter Matthew Ratliff 1878 - 1948
.....................................................  +Lela May Davis
................................................. 4   Eola Ratliff 1881 - 1968
.....................................................  +I. D. Shepard
................................................. 4   Sarah Florence Ratliff 1883 - 1972
.....................................................  +G. W. Phillips
................................................. 4   Arthor J. Ratliff 1885 - 1953
.....................................................  +Eunice Purifoy
................................................. 4   Maud Ratliff 1887 - 1972
.....................................................  +J. H. Power
................................................. 4   Pearl Ratliff 1890 - 1981
.....................................................  +O. M. Johnson
................................................. 4   Infant Ratliff 1893 - 1893
................................................. 4   Infant2 Ratliff 1893 - 1893
................................................. 4   Minnie J. Ratliff 1894 - 1981
.....................................................  +W. A. Slawson
................................................. 4   Lopha Mae Ratliff 1897 - 1982
.....................................................  +J. D. Slawson
................................................. 4   Infant Ratliff 1900 - 1900
................................ 3   James J. Ratliff 1848 - 1900
................................ 3   Gilford Ratliff 1858 - 1942
................................ 3   Elijah Chapman Ratliff
................................ 3   Mary Elizabeth Ratliff
................................ 3   Mirah Ratliff
................................ 3   Lucy Ratliff
 
 



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Credits:


Much of the Fisher line information comes from the work and/or compilation of Carla Davis Woolley (my 3rd cousin).  I am much indebted to her and others!  Carla and I share two ancestors of distinct lines:  Willis Casey b. 1836 was our 2nd great grandfather, and Jobe Ratliff b. ~1780 was our 4th great-grandfather which would actually mean we are both 3rd cousins and 5th cousins!  Other work is derived from the research of Kelly "Cuz Kel" Sullivan, et. al.
Any input, leads, corrections, updates, praise, criticism, or general comments
appreciated!




*N.B. I have received a great deal of Email regarding this line as some research had suggested that James Lytle Fisher may have been the son of a Cherokee Chief named Kingfisher.  I now believe this is likely not true.  I am working on a final statement on this matter, and my GEDCOM may still reflect this possibility, though I believe it to be false.  Interestingly, the work recently undertaken involving M.M. (Mildred Mahalia Fisher) caused the question of Indian heritage to resurface as Mr. Jeff George had family stories of M.M. Fisher being descended from Indian blood, this time, I believe it was Chickasaw...  Though it is still possible that there is Native American ancestry in this line, I have yet to uncover incontrovertible evidence to support it...dlc 4/23/04.



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