Elizabeth MUNRO

Elizabeth MUNRO

Female 1759 - 1845

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  • Name  Elizabeth MUNRO 
    Born  2 Dec 1759  Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  1845  Montreal, , Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I4691  Munro
    Last Modified  24 Nov 2003 

    Father  Rev. Henry MUNRO,   b. 1730, Dingwall, , Ross and Cromarty, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1801, Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1732,   d. Dec 1759 
    Married  Abt 1759 
    Family ID  F236  Group Sheet

    Family  Donald FISHER,   b. Abt 1757, Breadalbane, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1798, Hebron, Washington Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 Feb 1776  Albany, Albany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Henry Munro FISHER,   b. Abt 1780, Prob., Hebron, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1827, Prairie Du Chien, Crawford Co., Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Alexander FISHER,   b. Abt 1782,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Elizabeth FISHER,   b. Abt 1784,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F1969  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Elizabeth was called Betsy. Her mother died giving birth to her while her father was away with the 77th Highland Regiment in the French and Indian War.

      She was cared for at first by persons unknown to us and later probably by a member of her father's household in Albany, New York. By 1775 she was an irrepressible girl of seventeen who married Donald Fisher against her father's wishes. Donald had been a soldier in the 77th. She led a colorful life with him. They were married in the First Dutch Reformed Church in Albany, New York.

      In his History of Washington County, Asa Fitch says that she consorted with counterfeiters and was indicted for forging her father's name to a deed some years later. References to her in the family correspondence are veiled. She and her sons, Harry and Alexander Fisher, went to Montreal, where she died. She had a daughter also, of whom little is said.

      Ref: Clan Munro files - Davis, Harriette
      - Fisher, Arthur H. - Pedigree chart
      - Fisher IGI

      Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Genealogist, Clan Munro Association, USA