There are two ways of writing about a cemetery. One is to portray the people buried there, which I attempted to do in my previous article. The other is to relate how the cemetery came to be—in other words, the history of the property where the cemetery is located. It usually makes sense to focus on the place since many of its early owners were buried in the cemetery. At first I thought that in this case, none of them were. But, research has changed my mind.
I have not thoroughly researched the Fisher family. This information comes primarily from my encounters with them while researching other families. You will notice many question marks in the dates. There are huge gaps in this tree, partly due to my lack of knowledge of the Fishers in Hunterdon County, partly due to their being so ubiquitous in the County, and partly due to the fact that so many of them moved away. It also did not help that the early Fishers often seem to have avoided recording their land purchases and wills.