FISHER ROBERTS CEMETERY - LUCAS
There are 4 old stones here dating from the 1850s, 2 for the Fishers and 2 for the Roberts. Their bases are broken but otherwise they are in good condition. The writing is beginning to fade from exposure to the elements. At present the stones are lying on the ground. One of the stones is broken from all of the moving.
This is a ½-acre deeded cemetery with the deed listed in Vol J, p 112 and Vol L, p 45. It is on the Whitsaul Fisher survey. Whitsaul Fisher was a Baptist preacher. He and his wife, Amanda, were charter members of the Orchard Gap Baptist Church, which was founded in December of 1853. It was just east of here. The two Fishers buried here were the sons of James T. Fisher. Peter and Whitsaul Fisher both had headrights in the area. A Fisher daughter married a Roberts. The deed does not give precise directions as to the location of the cemetery. It says it is in the fork of 2 branches.
This land was surveyed in 1978 for development. The owner tried to throw the stones out. The stones were saved but the exact location of the cemetery is unknown. An old-timer says there were about 10 graves here at one time. One person says that there were iron head stones in the cemetery and one stone dating into the 1700's (for a birth).
[This cemetery has since been lost. A house has been built on the possible location of the cemetery.]
Cemeteries of Collin County, Texas, by Joy Gough