|Birth: ||May 19, 1807|
|Death: ||Jan. 26, 1888|
Greenleaf Fisk, Brown County pioneer, was born in Albany, New York, on May 19, 1807.
He served in the Texas army at the battle of San Jacinto and as a member of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Texas from Bastrop.
At the age of twenty, he entered Lane's Theological Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio, to prepare for the Presbyterian ministry.
He later attended Hanover College at Hanover, Indiana. For some reason he gave up his plans to enter the ministry and moved to Texas in 1834. . He settled at or near Mina (now Bastrop) shortly before Texas independence was declared.
There he married Mary A. Manlove before joining the Mina Volunteers under Capt. Jesse Billingsley and participating in the battle of San Jacinto.
After the war he and his wife and their first son returned to Bastrop, where he served as clerk of the district court (1827) before he was elected to the House of Representatives (1838-39).
In 1841 he served as chief justice of Bastrop County.
At Fisk's death on January 26, 1888, the entire town closed in honor of its founder, whose funeral was conducted in the old First Presbyterian Church in Brownwood.
He was buried in Brownwood in Greenleaf Cemetery, for which he had earlier donated the land.
NOTE: Greenleaf Fisk is not buried in the Texas State Cemetery. He is buried in Brownwood, Texas in Greenleaf Cemetery. His headstone in the State Cemetery is a cenotaph, or memorial marker.
Mary Ann Manlove Fisk (1811 - 1853)*
Texas State Cemetery
Plot: Section:Republic Hill, Section 1 Row:V Number:1A
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Record added: Mar 31, 2005
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