Submitted by Sara Richardson Kelly.



James Fisher

Ohio County, WV

James Fisher an alien who has lately arrived in the United States and is desirous of being naturalized a citizen thereof this day appeared in court and in pursuance of the act of congress made a report of himself which report is in the following words: I James Fisher make the following report of myself to the County Court for the County of Ohio in the state of Virginia that is to say I report that I was born in Yorkshire England on or about the 20th day of December in the year 1785 being more in the 55 year of my age that I am a subject of the Queen of England owing allegiance to that monarch and none other that I migrated from Hull in England in the 1st day of May in the year 1816 and arrived at Quebec Canada about the 1st of June 1816 and afterwards about the year 1827 or 8 I came to New York State in the United States and that I arrived at this county in the state of Virginia one of the United States on or about (day was left blank in original) day of June, 1834 where I intend to settle myself (signed) James Fisher-And the said James Fisher here in Court declared on oath that it is bonafide his intention to become a citizen of the United States and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign prince potentate state of sovereignly whatsoever and particularly to the Queen of England whose subject he now is.