Clipped From The Huntington Herald
: Y of L Silas Fisher, First White born In Polk Township tells T Bash Story ot Pioneer Days (By F. 8. .Bash) Recently I had the honor of shak ing hands with a man, who was the first white child born in PoOc township. This statement, emphasizes' two remarkable facts: One of them, is that an individual must be well along in years to have been the first whlto baby born in Polk township,'' and the second is 'that the man IS" still living In the same township in which 'he was born. - I refer to Silas 'B. Fisher of Monument City, who will , be ninety years old' on' his next birthday. Ho lives with his son - ln - Iaw and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William Kell'am.' When the daughter Martha ushered me into the bouse I n'oUced a white haired man sitting ' near the stove reading the Huntington Herald. It, waa, - Uncle Silas, i When I, ad vanced he gave me a handshake that for strength and' heartiness surprised me. . He talked thoughtfully and de liberately, saying: - "Yes. that's to I was the first - vrhite child born In Polk township. .I wits' bern 'December U.'lMhnd wlll'b ninety years .old pj. b; - t Brudar.;Mr - psrenta .: were Nathan Fisher and wife, whr lived on the Range Line road. There's nobody living there how, but the land is owned by Jess Rlnearson. I had three brc.hers and three sisters - John, James, David, Maitha, Mary and Elliabeth." : '.From . another ' aource I And that Susannah Fisher, cousin of Silas, was the first 'white person to die in the township, miaabeth Fisher and Charlea Morgan ; became the first bride and groom in the township. As I sat wjth this aged, - well preserved ad pleasant old man, my mind could not .help glancing" backward in. history over the record of Polk township which this man's life spans. Why, think of itt He was born before there was a Polk township In Huntington county. - Sllaa wu - a lad ten year old when Polk township waa organ ized by the commissioners in March, 1S4. , Prior to that it was a part oi Lancaster township. It ' was Jacob Fisber, uncle to Silas, who was the very first stttler. in what afterward became Polk townshp. but the psr - (Continued on 'Js Twelve).