Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 475 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY. 455
in the battles-of Fort-Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth,
and the siege of Vicksburg and Mobile.
Early in 1865 he was transferred to Texas,
and in November of that year he was honorably
discharged. He enlisted as a non-commissioned
officer, and was promoted successively
from post to post until he was made
Captain, and was discharged with this title.
When the war was ended, he became a Inember
of the revenue service at Galveston,
Texas, and served eighteen years. In 1887,
he removed to Dallas, and after engaging in
railroad business for several months, was appointed
Chief Registry Clerk, a position
which he has ably filled to the present time.
Politically Mr. Baker adheres to the principles
of the Republican party, and is one of
the leaders in this county. He is Comnander
of John A. Dix Post, G. A. R., and
takes a deep interest in the organization.
In 1867, he was united'in marriage to Miss
Harrington, and to them have been born three
children: Lizzie, Arthur, and Henry.
C. FISHER, who is engaged in farming
in Precinct No..3, Dallas county,
Texas, dates his birth in Benton county,
Missouri, November 1, 1849. His parents,
James M. and Eliza (Bennett) Fisher, natives
of Barren county, Kentucky, went to Missouri
at an early day, and settled on a farm
in Benton county. Of their ten children,
the subject of our sketch is the seventh-born.
Their names are as follows: G. W., deceased;
Sarah, wife of Alexander Holmes, St. Clair
county, Missouri; Nancy, wife of H. B.
Lightfoot, of Polk county, Missouri; Amanda,
wife of Jacob Job, of Moniteau county, Missouri;
Mary E., wife of R. Thrower, of California;
Margaret E., wife of a Mr. Foster, of
California; J. C.; Eliza, deceased; and William
G., deceased. The father died in Polk
county, Missouri, in 1868, and the mother
died the following year in Nebraska, where
she was living with one of her children.
J. C. Fisher was educated in Polk county,
and at the age of twenty-one commenced life
for himself as a farmer, which vocation he
has since followed. He moved from Polk to
Vernon county, remaining at the latter place
three years. In 1875, he came to Texas, and
at first farmed on rented land. In 1883, he
purchased the farm on which he now lives,
thirty-six and two-thirds acres, for which he
paid $25 an acre. It is all prairie land and
at the time of purchase was nearly all under
cultivation. Being choice farming land, it
is now valued at from $50 to $60 an acre.
Mr. Fisher was married, April 10, 1871,
to Miss Mary A. Morris, of St. Clair county,
Missouri. Her parents, Ham and Susan
(Dallas) Morris, had six children, viz.: Nancy
M., wife of Jefferson Durham, of Cedar
county, Missouri; Rilda, wife of A. T. Mhullins,
of Cedar county Missouri; Mary A.;
the next born is deceased; Snodon, a resident
of St. Clair county, Missouri, and Hugh,
of Palo Pinto, Texas. To Mr. and Mrs. Fisher
were born seven children, five of whom died
when small. Those living are L. S. and
Minnie P., both residing with their father.
Mrs. Fisher was born November 30, 1851,
and departed this life. February 27, 1884.
She was a member of the Missionary Baptist
OHN T. HAND, Superintendent of Public
Schools of Dallas city, Texas, is a
native of Georgia, born in February,
1835. ,He is a son of Isaiah and Hannah L.
(Henderson) Hand, natives of South and
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/475/: accessed April 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.