Hi Ken, I tried to respond to this post but landed in another spot on the thread. The Fisher Family Tree was compiled by W.T. Scott (grandson of William Fisher) and my older brother C.W. Fisher (great grandson of William Fisher). W.T. finished his portion in 1957 and C.W. finished his part in 2008. C.W. had only 6 copies of the book printed replete with pictures and gave one to each of his siblings.
According to our Family Tree, Samuel Fisher (1/2 Creek), who is my great, great, grandfather, founded Fishertown after moving with his family from Alabama to Indian Territory in 1847. He was married to a full-blood creek indian and they had 9 children, five of which survive. His son, William Fisher (3/4 Creek), to whom you referred, married his stepsister, Sara P. Lampkin, but they were not blood related.. Sara P. Lampkin was Samuel's second wife, Polly Lampkin's daughter by her first husband. William and Sarah's son, Samuel W. Fisher, (named after my great great grandfather and great grandfather) was my grandfather. His son Samuel Aubrey Fisher was my father.
All of the information was taken from state records, The Chronicles of Oklahoma, other Oklahoma history resources, libraries and newspapers, primarily the McIntosh County Democrat in Checotah, Oklahoma where my siblings and I were raised. Further, we have information that was passed down through the family, such as William FIsher's granddaughter, Virginia "Annie" Noble, who also contributed.
I have read several books that list William Fisher as the founder of Fishertown and his father Samuel is not mentioned. It may be because Samuel was not a public individual as was William and certainly his son Henry. Furthermore, there are very few public records about Samuel Fisher. However, you can find some data that backs up my information at Find A Grave and AccessGeneology.com.
However, either history books are wrong or the history of my family that we received from our parents is incorrect. A History of the State of Oklahoma Vol. 2 by Luther Hill lists Samuel Fisher as 1/2 Creek and the father of William Fisher of Fishertown. I've also read several lineages that lists Samuel as the father of William Fisher. The only thing in question is if Samuel or William founded Fishertown. My information points to my great great grandfather Samuel Fisher as the founder of Fishertown.
However, an entry in Luther Hill's book states that William Fisher was born in 1833 and came from Alabama to Indian Territory in 1847 with his father, Samuel. He would have been 14 years old when Fishertown was founded. It is true that William opened a large and successful store there and later moved it to Checotah. That may be the reason why some historians have mistakenly believed he was the founder of Fishertown, Indian Territory.