Preservationist and former Indian captive Rebecca Fisher dies
(Texas Day by Day) On this day in 1926, Rebecca Fisher died in Austin. She was born Rebecca Gilleland in Philadelphia in 1831.
Her family came to Texas around 1837 and settled in Refugio County.
In 1840 Comanches attacked their home, killing Rebecca's parents and taking Rebecca and her brother.
The children were rescued by Albert Sidney Johnston and a detachment of Texas soldiers. Continued