This page is devoted to my mother’s side of the family, the Fishburns. They have been in The United States since before its founding. One of my early ancestors, John Phillip Fishbourne II, came over with William Penn’s colonizing of the area that is now Pennsylvania. John Phillip secured deeds to land in what is now Hershey, Pennsylvania in Lancaster county. This is all documented by the Pennsylvania Historical Society. He changed the spelling of his name to Fishburn soon after he arrived in the Colonies.