Nancy Ann Dyches and Joseph Martin Fish

Nancy Ann Dyches was born in 1801 probably in Abbeville district, South Carolina. She was the daughter of Josiah Dyches and Lucinda (?). She married Joseph Martin Fish January 13, 1820 in St Tammany Parish, La. He was born Joseph Martin Fishbach in Germany about 1797. He shortened his name to Fish after coming to America probably in 1811. They moved to Jasper County, TX, probably in 1836. he died in 1862 in Williamson County, TX. She died about 1900 in the county.

Children of Nancy Ann Dyches and Joseph Martin Fish

John N. Fish b. March 17, 1835 in Newton County, TX.
MARY FISH b. 1824, Washington Parish, LA.
AMANDA M. FISH b. 1826.
ISAAC FRANKLIN FISH b. 1833, Louisiana.
LOUISA FISH b. 1838.
CELIA M. FISH b. 1840.
NANCY FISH b. 1842.

Genealogical Sources

Will of Joseph Martin Fish

June 13, 1855

Williamson County Probate File 80

State of Texas
County of Williamson

In the name of God, Amen. I, Joseph Fish, being at this time of sound and disposing mind have thought it proper and do hereby make and constitute this my last will and testament–to wit: I hereby at my death give and bequeath to my three daughters, Nancy, Cretia and Rebecca Fish all my community interest in and to five hundred acres of the league of land patented to me the said Joseph Fish by the Government of Texas situate on the North Gabriel River about five miles above Georgetown, said five hundred acres to include my homestead, and it is fur­ther my will that my wife Nancy Fish have the full control of said land in case I die before her and before the said daughters arrive at the legal age of matu­rity, for the purpose of supporting and suitably educating the said daughters. It is further hereby my will that when each of my said daughters shall arrive at the age of legal maturity or shall marry that then my said wife’s control shall cease as to said daughters share so married or arrived at maturity and each daughter’s share in and to said land at the happening of such event shall be set off and given to her by partition from the other shares of my said daughters and wife–And I do further will to my said daughters to be equally divided between them all my cattle branded “J.F,” to be disposed of if I die before my said wife by her for the use and benefit of my said daughters to be delivered to them each at the same time that she received her share of the said land, this is when each of my said daughters shall marry or arrive at maturity then such daughters share of the cattle shall be given to her along with her land.

In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and scrawl for seal this the 13th day of June 1855.

Executed in the presence of

A. J. Strickland

Joseph Fish
A. S. Walker

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