Great information! I wonder when the name "Fishertown" came into use. I'm wondering if prior to William's store, it was unnamed or just called something like "Fisher's Place". I don't know one way or the other -- just wondering if Samuel's residence/settlement was called "Fishertown" or if that came later. It was on the Texas Road so some sort of roadhouse or trading post would have been likely early on and probably a campground for when the river couldn't be crossed. A ferry would have been likely very early too since it could be a good source of income. I'd lean toward your info that "Fishertown" was founded by Samuel and later became more prominent when William's store was established. It seems unlikely that there was nothing there other than Samuel's house (i.e. no roadhouse or store) from 1847-1855.