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The subject of this sketch was born in Ripley, Brown County, Ohio, September 9, 1827. He remained at the place of his birth until thirteen years of age, when he accompanied his father, who-removed to Shelby County, Indiana. There lie finished his schooling, and, in the spring of 1851 came to Daviess County, where he has since made his home. He located in Liberty Township, within one and one-fourth miles of Gallatin, where he has a splendid farm of some 260 acres. His residence is pleasantly situated and, taken altogether, it is one of the best homesteads in Daviess County. He has been quite successful in his farming operations and in the raising of stock, and stands among the most progressive farmers and stock-raisers in the County, and well deserves the high reputation he bears. Mr. Fisher was married, in Shelby County, Indiana, to Miss Julia A. Chapman. The union has been a happy one, and five children gather around the pleasant fireside. They are all living, and are named Pauline, Nelson C., Isabel, Mary L. and Washington 0. Mr. Fisher is now .fifty-four years of age, with a bright and prosperous future before him.