Aaron FISHER [Parents]-14069 was born on 16 Jan 1758 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts. He died on 10 Oct 1843 in Wendell, Hampshire, Massachusetts. Aaron married (MRIN:6935) Elizabeth MOORE "Bettey"-14070 on 19 Sep 1781 in Wendell, Hampshire, Massachusetts.
BIOGRAPHY: Research of Susan Kimes Burgess:
The Fisher Genealogy : Record of the Descendants of Joshua, Anthony, and Cornelius Fisher, of Dedham, Mass., 1630-1640; compiled by Philip A. Fisher; Everett, Mass.: Massachusetts Pub. Co., 1898, 474 pgs.
115. AARON6, son of Benjamin (48) and Sarah (Everett) Fisher, was b. at Dedham, Jan. 16, 1758, and d. at Wendell, Mass., Oct. 10, 1843. He m. Rebecca, daughter of Israel and Abigail (Howe) Moore, of Bolton, Mass., who was b. in Lancaster, Nov. 15, 1758.
Aaron served in the Revolution, first, it is said, at the Lexington Alarm, in Capt. Asa Fairbanks' company, when only seventeen years old; was in Capt. Ebenezer Everett's company, William McIntosh's Regt., enlisting at Roxbury, June 8, 1778, aged 20 ; 5 ft. 8 in. in height ; hair reddish ; eyes grey ; husbandman, res. Dedham; enlisted for nine months from arrival at Fishkill, N.Y., where he arrived June 14, 1778, and was assigned to Capt. Brewer's company, Col. Carleton's Regt., and was in Col. Rufus Putnam's Regt., with rank of sergeant. As early as June, 1776, we find his name on the roll of Capt. Timothy Stow's company, Col. Ephraim Wheelock's Regt. of men stationed at Ticonderoga, with rank of sergeant, and serving five months. He was placed on the pension roll Oct. 28, 1818, but suspended by act of May 1, 1820; but under act of June 7, 1832, drew a pension from March 4, 1831, until his death. He moved to Wendell, Franklin county, Mass., at the close of the Revolution, where the house in which he subsequently resided for sixty years is standing and still occupied as a dwelling. His flint-lock musket, and wooden canteen, carried by him during the Revolution, are in the possession of his grandson, James E. Clark, of Athol Centre, Mass. On his canteen he carved his initials and the date, Oct. 18, 1778, while on duty at Fort Ticonderoga. He and his wife and eldest son, Aaron, Jr., were among the charter members of "The Baptist Church of Christ in Wendell," founded June 11, 1799. His wife d. in Wendell, Dec. 27, 1836, aged 78 years.
Extracted from "History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts, Volume II," by Louis H. Everts, 1879.
THE BAPTIST CHURCH.
The origin of the Baptist Church in Wendell may be traced to June 11, 1799, when, at the request of the Baptist Church in Shutesbury, a council was convened at Wendell to advise with said church and sundry members thereof, who have manifested their desire of embodying into a church by themselves." After inquiry into "the circumstances of the brethren and friends in Wendell," it was voted without dissension that "this council view it expedient and promising to tend to the upbuilding of the cause of Christianity for the brethren and sisters in Wendell to embody themselves into a church by the name of 'The Baptist Church of Christ in Wendell.'" The names of those who formed the church were David Boynton, Foxwell Thomas, Aaron Fisher, Jonas Fisk, Ephraim Locke, Jason Phillips, Cornelius Moore, Jabez Sawyer. Aaron Fisher, Jr., and 17 women,-2h in all. Among the pastors who served the church after its organization may be noted Ezra Kendall, Samuel King. David Goddard, Aaron Burbank, Lysander Fay. William Leach. Norman Clark, John Hunt. Rev. H. S. Davis is now the pastor. The average number of attendants is about 80. The church held occasional public worship in school-houses and other places until 1819, when a meeting-house was erected about half a mile east of Wendell Centre, In 1845 the building was removed to the present site, and remodeled and improved as it now appears.
MILITARY: Revolutionary War Pension Records of Aaron Fisher; #S. 30.417; Massachusetts
Transcribed by Susan Kimes Burgess, April 16, 2006
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
On this fifth day of February 1833 personally appeared in open court before Honorable Richard E. Newcomb Judge of the Court of Probate now sitting at Wendell in & for the county of Franklin Aaron Fisher a resident of said Wendell aged seventy four years who being first duly sworn according to law, doth, on his oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefits of the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832. That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers. He served as herein stated. That in the latter part of June 1776 he then residing in Dedham in the County of Norfolk, enlisted into the revolutionary service for the term of five months in Capt. Timothy Stows company, & Capt. Wheelocks regiment, that he was marched to Ticonderoga, & there stationed till the fore part of December 1776 when he was honorably dismissed. That in June 1778 he again enlisted for the term of nine months in Capt. Brewers company & Col. Brewers Regiment commanded by Col. Carlton, & having served his term was honorably dismissed. That on the 3. October 1818, he applied to Joshua Green Esq. Then a Judge of a Court in this County to obtain from the Secretary at War a Certificate of Pension under the act of 18 March 1818. that he accordingly received one, but was afterwards stricken off on account of property - That in July last he again applied to Joshua Green Esq. To send his application to the War Office hoping to be restored to his former pension; but instead thereof received a Certificate W554 for only Thirty dollars per annum, in which he thinks there must be a mistake, or his last term of service would amount to as much or more than that, under the new acts-. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or an annuity except the present & he declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any agency in any state except as above.
Sworn to & subscribed, the day & year aforesaid. He further states he was born in Dedham 16th Jany 1758. has no ???? of his age & resided there till he moved to Wendell fifty years ago.