Amanda Kouns 1837-1911 m. 1860 Daniel Webster Fisher 1838-1913

d/o Mary Kouns 1814-1889 m. 1833 Michael Kouns 1804-1881
Mason, VA-Jackson WV-DC Jackson, WV Blair, PA – DC


1837 Feb born Mason, WV (listed as Pt. Pleasant, Mason, WV in daughter’s marriage license dated July 29, 1907)

1840 Federal Census Mason, WV; enumerated with father Michael Kouns, Jr record (1 female under age 5)

1850 Federal Census 38
th District Mason, WV; age 15; lists VA as her birthplace [Mason was VA until 1863 Jun 20]

1860 Apr 4 – marriage license issued by Jackson County Court Clerk’s office (
Jackson County Marriage License Register p 145)

1860 Apr 25 – marriage to Daniel Webster Fisher, Jackson, WV (both named in Marriage license of daughter Mary Edith Fisher dated July 29, 1907) WV Marriage Index list place of marriage as Jackson, WV, 1860. (
A Human Life: Marriage to Amanda D. Kouns, reflections on Marriage — On the 25th of April I was married at Ravenswood, Va., to Amanda D. Kouns, the daughter of Michael Kouns, the leading elder of the Presbyterian church at that place, and the owner of a body of land on the river below the town, this being part of a tract originally entered by George Washington [Kouns, her maternal grandfather].

??1860 Federal Census Jackson WV [not listed in Census for her parents]

1862 Jul 4 – son
Walter Lowrie born, Wheeling, Marshall, WV (listed in father’s 1870 Federal Census record (July 6) in 4th Ward, Wheeling, OH (WV) p. 9; age 8; and 1880 Federal Census record (June 8) in Hanover Twp, Jefferson, IN, p12; age 17) [married Mabel Taylor 22 Apr 1891 in Boston, Middlesex, MA]

1866 Jan 25 – son Howard born, Wheeling, Marshall, WV (listed in father’s 1870 Federal Census record (July 6) in 4
th Ward, Wheeling, OH (WV) p. 9; age 4; and 1880 Federal Census record (June 8) in Hanover Twp, Jefferson, IN, p12; age 114) [married Sara Katharine Conner 10 Jan 1896 in New Albany, Floyd, IN]

1869 Feb – daughter Mary Edith born, Wheeling, Marshall, WV (listed in father’s 1870 Federal Census record (July 6) in 4
th Ward, Wheeling, OH (WV) p. 9; age 10) [married Halbert Hains Britan]

1870 July 6 — Federal Census Wheeling Ward 4,WV with husband Daniel Webster Fisher

1880 June 8 — Federal Census Hanover Twp, Jefferson IN with husband Daniel Webster Fisher; age 43

1881 May 11 – father Michael died Ravenswood, Jackson, WV

1889 Oct 26 – mother Mary died Ravenswood, Jackson, WV

1900 June 9 — Federal Census Hanover Twp, Jefferson, IN with husband Daniel Webster Fisher; age 63

1907 Jul 29 – Marriage Register for daughter Mary Edith lists Amanda and Daniel as her parents.

1908 Amanda and husband moved to household of son Howard Fisher in Washington DC

1909 — A Human Life, autobiography of Daniel Webster Fisher (1909), “married at Ravenswood, VA to Amanda D Kouns, the daughter of Michael Kouns, the leading elder of the Presbyterian Church at that place, and the owner of a body of land on the river below the town, this being part of a tract originally entered by George Washington [Kouns].”

1910 Apr 28 — Federal Census Precinct 10, Washington DC living in household of son Howard; age 73

1911 Mar 22 – died, Washington, DC at home of son Howard (DC Selected Deaths Index #2115392 cn197899) age 74

1911 Mar 22 Obit in
Washington Times newspaper

1911 Mar 23 Obit in
Indianapolis Star newspaper

1911 Mar 23 Obit in
Washington Times newspaper

1911 Mar 23 Obit in
Washington Post newspaper

1911 Mar 24 Obit in
Washington Post newspaper

1911 Mar 25 – buried at Presbyterian Cemetery Hanover IN

Headstone, Presbyterian Cemetery Hanover IN
Inscription: “Amanda D. Fisher Died March 22, 1911”

1913 Jan 28 – husband Daniel Webster Fisher died, Washington, DC; age 75; at home of son Howard

1935 Nov 9 – Death certificate for son Walter L lists Amanda and Daniel as his parents