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Abram Canfield FISK

Abram Canfield FISK

Tammie Smith (View posts)
Posted: 911563200000
Classification: Query
Surnames: FISK
I am searching for information on Abram Canfield FISK. He supposedly came to Branch County in 1835. And had a large Estate and raised horses.Abram was born in NY 19 Feb 1815 and died in Branch County 27 Sep 1897 and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery. I would appreciate any information. I would like to find any decendants of his if possible. I am working on this family line in Texas and have a lot of information I would like to share.

Re: Abram Canfield FISK

Posted: 1352131378000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1352133524000
Surnames: Batterson, Fisk
I am not directly related, but my ancestor married into the family. Esther (Batterson) There were no children of the marriage. I am very intersted in the family though. She married several times up till Fisk died, then dissappeared off the map. I have two different dates for her death, trying to verify which is correct. All of her husbands (maybe except my ancestor) served in the Civil War. Mine died in 1864, but I cant find proof that it was because of the war. If you care to share, it would be great!

Re: Abram Canfield FISK

Posted: 1352927682000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1352990695000
Surnames: Fisk, Smith
I’m not related to any member of this family.

1940 is the last available census at this time.

death record -
County Branch
City/village/township Coldwater
Last Name Fisk
Given Name Abram C
Birth Year 1815
Age 82
Death Day 27
Death Month Sep
Death Year 1897
Father's Given Name Nathan
Father's Last Name Fisk, Chesterfield, Mass.
mother's name - Rebecca Canfield, NY
father of 4 children
occ. - stock broker

1910 -

1900 -
Name: Wm B Fish
[Wm B Fisk]
Age: 46
Birth Date: Aug 1853
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1900: Coldwater, Branch, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Alice J Fish
Marriage Year: 1877
Years married: 23
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York

Wm B Fish 46, 8/53 MI
Alice J Fish 47, 2/53 NY - 3 children & 1 living
children of William & Alice -
name: Ralph A. Fisk
gender: Male
burial date:
burial place:
death date: 06 Dec 1886
death place: Coldwater, Branch, Michigan
age: 7
birth date: 1879
birthplace: Michigan
occupation: Child
race: White
marital status: Single
father: Wm B. Fisk
father's birthplace:
mother: Alice J. Fisk

name: William A. Fisk
gender: Male
burial date:
burial place:
death date: 10 Jul 1878
death place: Coldwater, Branch, Michigan
age: 25
birth date: 1853
birthplace: New York
occupation: Scholar
race: White
marital status: Widowed
father: Wm. B. Fisk
father's birthplace:
mother: Francis J. Fisk

death record -
Michigan, Death Records, 1897-1920
Name: William Fisk
Birth Year: 1853
Death Date: 18 Sep 1905
Death Place: Coldwater, Branch
Age: 52
Father's Name: A C Fisk
Mother Name: Catherine Smith

1880 -
Name: Canfield Fisk [aka = Abram]
Age: 65
Birth Year: abt 1815
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1880: Coldwater, Branch, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Catherine Fisk
Father's Birthplace: Massachusetts
Mother's Birthplace: Connecticut
Occupation: Farmer

Canfield Fisk 65, NY
Catherine Fisk 63, NY
Willie B. Fisk 23, MI - married son, [1857]
Allie Fisk 21, NY - d/inlaw
Kerney C Fisk 2, MI - listed as s/son [should be g/son]
Ralph Fisk 4m, Feb. 1880, MI - listed as s/son [should be g/son]

1870 -
Name: Abram C Fisk
Age in 1870: 53
Birth Year: abt 1817
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1870: Coldwater, Branch, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Coldwater

Abram C Fisk 53, NY - farmer
Catharine Fisk 49, NY
Francis A Fisk 21, MI - farmer
Abram C Fisk 13, MI [1857][death record below]
Wm B Fisk 15, MI

death record -
Abraham C Fisk Jr.
Birth 24 Sep 1855 in Michigan
Death: Sep. 27, 1900
Coldwater Branch County, Michigan, USA

Moved to Chicago Ill. Had only been there 6 months when he died of tuberculosis at age 37.
Note: Died in Chicago, sent back to Coldwater for burial.

Civil War Service Records
Name: Canfield Fisk
Company: C
Unit: 4 Michigan Infantry.
Rank - Induction: Private
Rank - Discharge: Private
Allegiance: Union

Catherine Smith
Birth 1818 in New York
Death 12 Jul 1881 Coldwater, MI

Smith Wilbur Fisk
Birth 4 Apr 1839 in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan
Death 1896 in Minneapolis, Anoka, Minnesota

Frank A Fisk
Birth 17 Apr 1844 in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan
Death 1901 in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan
County - Branch
City/village/township - Girard
Last Name Fisk
Given Name Frank
Birth Year 1842
Age 58
Death Day 23
Death Month May
Death Year 1901
Father's Given Name A C
Father's Last Name Fisk
mother's name - Catherine Smith, NY
cause of death - heart failure

William B Fisk
Birth 3 Aug 1853 in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan
Death Sept. 18, 1905 in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan

1850 -
Name: A C Fisk
Age: 35
Birth Year: abt 1815
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1850: Coldwater, Branch, Michigan
Gender: Male

A C Fisk 35, NY - farmer
Catharine Fisk 33, NY
Smith M Fisk 12, MI
Frances E Fisk 6, MI
Mary Smith 58, PA [possible m/inlaw]

1860 -
Name: Catherine Fisk
Age in 1860: 42
Birth Year: abt 1818
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1860: Coldwater, Branch, Michigan
Gender: Female
Post Office: Coldwater

A C Fisk 44, NY - farmer
Catherine Fisk 42, NY
Francis A Fisk 15, MI
Willie B Fisk 6, MI
A C Fisk 4, MI

Re: Abram Canfield FISK

Posted: 1354651281000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1354716392000
Surnames: Fisk, Batterson, Cole, Welch
Hi, the Canfield Fisk you have in the last post is the nephew of Abraham Canfield Fisk who raised horses.
Canfield Fisk, who served with the 4th Michigan was married to my ancestor Esther (Batterson)Cole, Welch, Fisk. He was her husband listed in the 1900 census in Branch County MI. Please check, but I believe this is correct and if its not, please let me know and I will change it if its verifiable.

Re: Abram Canfield FISK

Posted: 1354759102000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1354802229000
Surnames: Fisk, Canfield, Smith, Andrus
Tammie, if you wish to see a piece of the Fisk history in Branch County simply Google “Coldwater, MI, Fisk”. You will have a video selection come up under There are three different segments done by the Jewell family who are currently renovating the old A C Fisk home and establishing a coffee business while maintaining the integrity of the original home.

Concerning the posting on family members. The outline shows AC Fisk as a “stock broker” which he was not. He was a “stock breeder” of well-known racehorses in the second half of the 1800s.

Abram C Fisk also used his middle name as an alias on some land transactions as Canfield Fisk. Canfield being his mother’s maiden name. In similar fashion, his eldest son, Smith W Fisk, bore his mother’s maiden name, Smith.

Smith Fisk served as a Lieutenant in the Civil War along with the brother of his wife, Mary N (Andrus) Fisk. Abram Canfield Fisk Jr, fourth and last of Abram’s sons was not born until approximately 1856. The Abram C Fisk enlisting in Company C, Fourth Infantry was born around 1840 and was 21 years of age in 1861 when he joined up for 3 years. In his application for a Civil War Pension the name “Canfield A Fisk” was listed as an alias. He applied for the pension in 1879 on application 328.012.

Also not mentioned is the fact that Abram C Fisk was married twice. First, to Catherine Smith, daughter of 1835 Branch County settler, Rev. Francis Smith, and second to Eleanor Fisk, daughter of another 1835 settler, James Fisk. Some records indicate that Eleanor may have been married to a “Fisher” prior to their late in life marriage.

The four sons of Abram & Catherine were: Smith W Fisk (ca 1838) who later moved to Minneapolis, MN; Francis (Frank) E Fisk (4/17/1842) who died in May 1874; William (Willie B) Fisk (ca 1854) who remained in Coldwater; Abram C Fisk (ca 1856) who died in Chicago, IL.

The issue with the “Fish” sire name is a typo error by someone keying in data from the handwritten US Census records. A quick view of the original record shows you that it was “Fisk”. Alice, Willie’s wife, would outlive him and inherit the AC Fisk farm. She went by the nickname “Allie” and shortly after William’s death she remarried. Again, records currently indicate that she may have remarried for a second time and ended up in LA, CA.

Re: Abram Canfield FISK

Posted: 1354759886000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1354802015000
Surnames: Batterson, Fisk, Remington
Dianevch, to add to your long list of married names for Esther Batterson (?). Records identify her as marrying a Abram C Fisk on January 01, 1891 under the name of Esther A. Remington in Branch County, MI. (Branch County marriage number – G059-10856). This Abram C (alias-Canfield)Fisk not being an immediate family member of the recognized Branch County horse breeder, Abram Canfield Fisk, originally from Penfield, Monroe, NY.

Re: Abram Canfield FISK

Posted: 1354762969000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1354802092000
Surnames: Batterson, Welch, Remington, Fisk
That is correct she did. She was born Batterson, married Cole died 1864, m Edmond Welch died 1871, married Darius Remington,and Abram Fisk, According to the Fisk geneaology, they both descended from Symond Fisk in England, most directly from Nathan Fisk. My citation for this is "Fiske and Fisk family:being the record of the descendents of Symond Fiske, Lord of the manor of Stadhaugh, Suffolk County, En (database online) Provo UT: Operations Inc, 2005 Original data: Pierce, Fredrick Clinton. Chicago 1896.
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