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Jeremiah Fisher
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Birth: May 23, 1765
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Oct. 11, 1846
Vermont, USA

Jeremiah Fisher Sr.
B. May 23, 1765, Litchfield County, Connecticut
D. October 11, 1846, Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vermont USA

Jeremiah Fisher Sr. was born May 23, 1765 and was reared in Litchfield county, CT. He was 15 years old when he served in place of his father, doing two enlistments in the Continental Army from Connecticut and one from Vermont. He drove supply wagons for General Skidmore. Per Fisher family descendants, on one occasion, while Jeremiah Fisher was driving a team of horses and a wagon along a narrow road, he encountered George Washington leading his army. The story goes that Jeremiah Fisher overheard Washington call for his troops to stand to the side of the road so the wagon could pass. As he was passing, Fisher overheard an officer ask Washington why he made way for a lowly wagonload. Fisher heard Washington reply, "In these days, nothing is more important that supplies for the troops." Jeremiah served for a total of 32 months. His record is well documented.

At various times, he lived in Guilford, Vermont; Orford, New Hampshire; and Charlestown, New Hampshire.

Based on his age and an old family document, Jeremiah was probably first married in the 1780s. Nothing is known of this wife. Sarah Elizabeth, Lyman, and William are probably children of this marriage. Olive (born 1792) would also have been from this marriage. We know that Jeremiah moved to Northfield, Washington County, Vermont and married Sabra Tubbs on May 29, 1804. They had five children, Mary Anne, Harvey, Eleazer, Jeremiah Jr, and Sophia.

Jeremiah and his family moved to Milton, Chittenden County, Vermont in 1816. During the period 1822 to1832 they lived in Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont. In 1833 Jeremiah was listed as a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Colchester, Chittenden County, Vermont where he lived until his death on October 11, 1846. He was buried in Shelburne, Vermont and his gravesite has never been located. The next reference to Sabra was found in the 1850 census where she was listed as living as a “pauper.” Sabra died in 1856, her grave has never been found.

Revolutionary War Patriot
Buried in Shelburne, Vermont according to a declaration made at the time by his son, Harvey Fisher. This declaration is included in his Revolutionary War record.

We are unable to locate Jeremiah's grave.

The Daughter's of the American Revolution recognize that Jeremiah was buried in Vermont. 
Family links: 
  Henry Fisher (1731 - ____)
  Eunice Palmer Fisher (1740 - 1827)
  Sabra Tubbs Fisher (1777 - 1856)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Fisher Fifield (1803 - 1877)*
  Eleazer Fisher (1810 - 1913)*
  Harvey Fisher (1811 - 1878)*
  Jeremiah Fisher (1815 - 1900)*
  David Fisher (1755 - 1811)*
  Jeremiah Fisher (1765 - 1846)
*Calculated relationship
Specifically: Shelburne, Vermont USA
Created by: Sue Chenoweth
Record added: Dec 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102280717

- Deborah Barber
 Added: May. 12, 2015

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