|Birth: ||Apr. 19, 1736|
|Death: ||May 28, 1784|
Barak Scarborough Fisher was the son John Fisher and Elizabeth Scarborough Fisher.
Barak Fisher married Mary Butler on February 18, 1761 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania at the Buckingham Meeting House where they were members. Two of their children were noted in the minutes before they moved to Frederick County, Virginia in 1763.
When Barak, Mary and the first 2 children left Bucks County, Pennsylvania and came to Frederick County, Virginia, in 1763, a certificate was read and accepted from the Buckingham monthly meeting at Bucks County, Pennsylvania, for both Mary Butler and Barak Fisher in 1763 to be accepted into the Back Creek Church at Gainsboro, Frederick County, Virginia.
This Fisher family, as were their forebears, were Quakers.
The family settled on Back Creek near the village of Gainsboro about 9 miles southwest of Winchester, Virginia. According to one biography, it was a time of war with Indians and they had to leave their home several times to seek asylum in more established settlements.
Barak was described as an "industrious, frugal man" who left "handsome beginnings for his children". He made a will on March 9, 1783.
His final illness was a lingering one, "perhaps of an arthmatick nature". Barak died on May 28 1784 in Hopewell, Frederick County, Virginia. He is buried with his wife, Mary Butler Fisher, in the Old Back Creek Meeting House Burial Grounds, Gainsboro, Virginia. Mary Butler Fisher outlived her husband by many years.
There are 9 children named on a gravestone in the Back Creek Church Cemetery. There were 4 sons and 5 daughters:
John (1 Feb 1762)
Thomas (18 Nov 1763)
Joseph (28 April 1765)
Sarah (25 July 1768)
Mary (19 March 1771)
Elizabeth (17 April 1773)
Hannah (22 May 1775)
Barak (13 Nov 1776)
(It was their daughter Elizabeth who married Thomas Brownfield and moved to Fayette County, Pennsylvania, in 1805 and began the line of Brownfields there.)
NOTE: Information has been gathered from cemetery listings, records of the Quaker Churches of Bucks County, Pennsylvania and Frederick County, Virginia and several biographies and from LDS Family Search Records.
Mary Butler Fisher (1743 - 1806)*
Thomas Fisher (1763 - 1850)*
Elizabeth Fisher Brownfield (1773 - 1835)*
Back Creek Quaker Cemetery
Maintained by: Jo Roberts
Originally Created by: Mike Brown
Record added: Feb 20, 2008
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