FISHER, JAMES (ca. 1780–ca. 1854). James Fisher, pioneer farmer, was born in North Carolina about 1780. As one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists he received title to a league of land on the west bank of the Brazos River in what is now southeastern Burleson County, on July 19, 1824. The census of March 1826 described him as a farmer and stock raiser between forty and fifty years of age. His household then consisted of a wife, Jenny (or Jane), and six children. On January 1, 1830, Fisher married Sarah (or Sally) Hensley; they had ten children. He lived in Burleson County in 1850 and died sometime before 1854.
Another James Fisher, aged twenty-eight, his wife, Bethany, and their three children came from Hinds County, Mississippi, to Sterling C. Robertson's colony in Texas in December 1834.
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