Friday, October 14, 2011

Colonel Frederick Fisher Of The Revolutionary War.

Colonel Frederick Fisher, is a hard man to find any information on we know he was born on February 22, 1741, but there is some confusion on where he was born. Some say it was in Tribes Hill, New York, while others say it was Albany New York. Frederick died on June 9, 1809, but here again there is some confusion on where, some say Tribes Hill, New York, while others say Fonda Montgomery New York.

There is also some confusion on his surname. In the miliary records it's Fisher, while in other records it was spelled Vischer or Visscher. Frederick was married on May 22, 1768, but again researchers can not agree on the spelling of his wife's name some have it as Gezena De Graff, while others say it was Gazena DeGraff. I don't know who's right or wrong but I go by the Military records and in those it's Frederick Fisher. He was born to Harmen F. Fisher and Catarina Brouwer.

Here is some interesting information I found on him.

Colonel Frederick Fisher came before me Simon Veeder, one of the justices of the county Montgomery in the state of New York, and made oath that he was examined by Abraham ten Brook and Peter Gansevoort Junie Esquires.  Appointed by said state for that purpose obtained a certificate or had his certificate examined and countersigned setting forth that he had served as a Colonel of the militia in the county of Montgomery.  That he was disabled by being wounded and scalped at Caughawaga on May 22, 1780, by a party of Indians and that he now lives in the District of Caughawaga in the county of Montgomery.
Frederick Fisher.
Sworn before me this day May 22, 1789, Simon Veeder, Justice.
To Gerrard Banker Esqr., Trassurer of the State of New York.
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September 14, 1778.

Received a Letter from Col. Frederick Fisher which is dated the 23rd., August 1778 which Letter is in the Words following, to wit, (prout)

Whereas General Stark has discharged from Confinement a Negro Man named Prince as being a Prisoner of War and in his Discharge to the Sheriff has set forth that he has done it by Consent of this Board and as no such Consent was at any Time obtained from us Ordered therefore that as the said Negro Man Prince is in no Wise under the Directions of the Commissioners of Conspiracies we cannot give our Assent or Dissent to his Discharge from the Custody of the Sheriff, and that the Sheriff be immediately served with a Copy of this Order.
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Received a Letter from Frederick Fisher Co. H of a Regiment of Militia of Tryon County dated 10th., Instant informing us that he sent down to us a certain Peter Davis lately an Inhabitant of Tryon County who went off and joined the Enemy last Year & now came over from them and surrendered himself to him in Hopes of being pardoned for his Offence ordered that the Subject of the above Letter be taken into Consideration.
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The second raid of sir John Johnson in October 1780, was the cause of nearly all the claims in Tryon county.  The object of the raid was to cut off the supplies which General Washington depended on.

A list of the real and personal effects of Frederick Fisher wantonly taken and destoryed by the emeny in September 1780.

A Dwelling house, burnt....100.00
2 Beds and bedding............20.16
Mens  Women ware...........23.04
A tea kittle...........................4.00
A Brass kittle.......................0.09
Plates.................................19.19
Earther ware........................1.11
2 Brass ladles.......................0.09
A siver mounted sword.........7.00
2 Guns..................................2.10
Holstors and pistols...............2.16
A saddle bridle & saddle bags....304
A pair boots..........................1.12
A Negres & wench carryed off...240.00
A Barn & 2 barrcks, burnt.....35.00
12 load hay, burnt..................15.00
50 scipples Indian corn, burnt...7.10
2 hourses carryed off..............30.00
A set of horse harness.............22.10
Total 494.7.0--pounds.

State of New York Ss. Frederick Fisher being duly sworn deposith and saith that the above account contains the articles belonging to him which were burnt or destoyed or carryed off by the enemy and the prices affixed oppsite to be the same are reasonable.
Colonel Frederick Fisher.
Sworn before me this day January 1782.
Robert Yates.

2 comments:

Karen Pecorelli said...

He went by Fisher, near his death he went back to the original spelling of Visscher

Kendra Van Pelt said...

Colonel Frederick Visscher was very courageous and he was my ancestor.