Biography of Thomas M. Fisher (1841- )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) page 539.
Thomas M. FISHER, contractor, builder and lumber dealer, was born in Shelbyville, Ky., March 28, 1841, and is one of seven children born to Horace H. and Hannah M. (EADS, cousin of Capt. J. B. EADS, of world wide reputation) FISHER. The parents were natives of Baltimore, Md., and Simpsonville, Ky., respectively. They were married in Kentucky, and became the parents of two children, remaining in that State until 1842, when they moved to Troy. He was a watchmaker, a gold and silversmith, having served seven years as an apprentice. He died in 1857. The mother afterward married I. T. NELSON, a Virginian by birth, who had settled in Lincoln County, Mo., at an early date. Both are living, she seventy-eight years of age and he ninety-one. Grandfather FISHER was a soldier in the War of 1812. The mother was a member of the Christian Church, and the father was a life-long Democrat. When about a year old, our subject was brought to Troy, Mo., and educated in the town schools. At the age of sixteen, he returned to Shelby County, Ky., and served three years as an apprentice. In 1861 he volunteered in Company A, Fifteenth Kentucky Infantry, United States Army, and served three and a half years. He participated in the following battles: Stone River, Chickamauga, the Atlanta Campaign, Resaca, and was discharged at Louisville, Ky., without a scratch, or having been taken prisoner. He worked in Shelbyville until 1865, when he moved to Lincoln County, Mo., and there has worked at his trade since. He has built some of the best business blocks and residences in Troy, also barns and residences in this county. In 1869 he married Miss Laura V. NICKLIN, a native of Pennsylvania. Six children were born to this union, five now living, three sons and two daughters. He is a Democrat in politics, is a member of the I.O.O.F. and he and wife are members of the Christian Church. He has followed his trade all his life, and has by honest work gained the confidence of the people.
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