Jabez M Fisher (1803 - 1879) was born in Sandwich. He married the daughter of carver William Sturgis. In the 1840's he joined his brother-in-law Josiah Sturgis at Josiah's stone carving shop in Harwich. Later Jabez opened a stone carving shop in Yarmouth. William S Fisher (1831 - 1907), son of Jabez, also was a stone carver.
Markers XIX (2002) and Markers XX (2003) published by the Association for Gravestone Studies contain extensive articles by author and gravestone researcher James Blachowicz concerning several 19th century marble gravestone carvers located on Cape Cod. These articles include the Fishers. Many of these 19th century marble gravestone carvers including the Fishers were influenced by carver William Sturgis.
Follow the link below to carver William Sturgis for photographs of 19th century marble gravestones in the style of Sturgis and the stone carvers he influenced.
|William Sturgis - gravestone carver|
|Gravestone Carver list|