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Fisk, Greenleaf  ( 1797 May 19  -  1888 Jan 26 )

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FISK, GREENLEAF - Born in New York, May 19, 1807. He came to Texas in 1834 as is shown in the headright certificate issued to him January 2, 1838 by the Board of Land Commissioners for Bastrop County. He was a member of Captain Jesse Billingsley’s Company and was issued Donation Certificate No. 119 for 640 acres of land, May 21, 1838 for having been detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg.

Judge Fisk was a member of the House of Representatives of the Third Congress of the Republic. In 1841 he was Chief Justice of Bastrop County. He was the first Chief Justice of Williamson County. He was a member of the Texas Veterans Association.

Mr. Fisk moved to Brown County in his latter years. He died January 26, 18___and is buried in a marked grave in Greenleaf Cemetery in Brownwood.

Mr. Fisk was married to __________. Mrs. Fisk was born________in the State of _______and died _______. She is buried in the cemetery at_________. Mr. and Mrs.

Fisk had the following sixteen children:

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Surviving descendants of Mr. and Mrs. Greenleaf Fisk are. T. J. Cashion, Leander; Mr. Greenleaf Fisk Cashion, San Antonio; Mr. Greenelaf Fisk, Abilene, (Editor of the Abilene Times); Mr. Will Fisk, Leander; Mr. Earl Fisk, Leander; and Miss Margaret Faubion, Abilene.

July 5, 1939

Mr. T. J. Cahsion

Leander, Texas

I am preparing short sketches of the prominent men and women of the Republic of Texas. You are receiving two copies of this sketch, one of which you are to keep. I shall appreciate it if you will fill in SOME of the blanks in this sketch and return it to L. W. Kemp, 214 Westmoreland Avenue, Houston.

FISK, GREENLEAF - Born New York, May 19,1807. He came to Texas in 1834 as is shown in the headright certificate issued to him January 2,1838 by the Board of Land Commissioners for Bastrop County. He was a member of Captain Jesse Billingsley’s Company and was issued Donation Certificate No. 119 for 640 acres of land, May 21, 1838 for having been detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg.

Judge Fisk was a member of the House of Representatives of the Third Congress of the Republic. In 1841 he was Chief Justice of Bastrop County. He was the first Chief Justice of Williamson County. He was a member of the Texas Veterans Association.

Mr. Fisk moved to Brown County in his latter years. He died January 26, 1887 and is buried in a marked grave in Greenleaf Cemetery in Brownwood.

Mr. Fisk was thrice married. His first wife before marriage was Mary Manlove, who was born in 1818 and died in 1848. She is buried in the Fisk family cemetery at Leander, Texas. The name of Mr. Fisk’s second wife is not known by the compiler. She lived but a year after marriage. Mr. Fisk next married Miss Mattie Stevens who at her death was buried in the Greenleaf Cemetery in Brownwood.

Fifteen of the sixteen children of Greenleaf Fisk were Emma; Mattie; Neomia; Pheobe; Hosey; Greenleaf; Cisceroe; Milton; Joe, who married Roxia Johnson; James, who married Jimmie Carothers; William, who married Mollie Wheeler; Elizabeth, who married T. J. Cashion; Mollie, who married Dallas Woods; Margaret, who was never married; and Fannie Fisk, who was never married.

Among the surviving descendants of Mr. and Mrs. Greenleaf Fisk are: Mr. T. J. Cashion, Leander; Mrs. Greenleaf Fisk Cashion, San Antonio; Mr. Greenleaf Fisk, Abilene (Editor of the Abilene Times); Mr. Will Fisk, Leander; Mr. Earl Fisk, Leander; and Miss Margaret Faubion, Abilene.

Written by Louis W. Kemp, between 1930 and 1952. Please note that typographical and factual errors have not been corrected from the original sketches. The biographies have been scanned from the original typescripts, a process that sometimes allows for mistakes in the new text. Researchers should verify the accuracy of the texts' contents through other sources before quoting in publications. Additional information on the veteran may be available in the Herzstein Library.


Battle Statistics

  • Died in Battle: No
  • Company: [Capt. Jesse Billingsley] detailed to guard baggage

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1797 May 19
  • Birthplace: New York, Albany
  • Came to Texas: 1834
  • Date of Death: 1888 Jan 26
  • Burial Place: Greenleafe Cemetery, Brownwood, Texas
  • Donation Certificate: 119
  • Profession: Judge, teacher
  • Wife: 1. Mary A. Manlove; 2. Mary Hawkins; 3. Mattie Stevens
  • Children: Emma; Mattie; Neomia; Phoebe; Hosey; Greenleaf; Cisceroe; Miton; Joe; James; William; Elizabeth Fisk Cashion; Mollie Fisk Woods; Margaret; Fannie


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