Biography of Elbridge G. Fenton


Fenton, Elbridge G., Brant. p. o. Fenton, born in Greene county, N. Y., in 1839, is a son of Thomas W. and grandson of Benjamin Fenton. He came to Erie county in the fall of 1857, where he lived with his uncle and attended the Fredonia Academy during the winters of 1859 and 1860. In 1861 he enlisted in the 21st N. Y. Vols., at Buffalo, in which regiment he served two years. being in a large number of en gagements, and was wounded at Second Bull Run. He was in the hospital from August 31, 1862, until December 13, 1862, when he received a sixty days' furlough, which he spent at Westfield Academy, and after rejoining his regiment, was detailed to Washington to do light guard duty until the expiration of term of enlistment, when he returned to Erie county and Brant. He re-enlisted at Buffalo in the 33d N. Y. Light Artillery, independent battery, and was commissioned a lieutenant therein October 9, 1864. He returned to Brant at the close of the war, where he has since been engaged in farming, lumbering and fruit growing. He is a bachelor, and has for his home company and housekeepers two maiden sisters, Dama and Emma. Mr. Fenton was one of the incorporators of the North Collins Bank and is now its vice-president. In politics he has always been a Republican.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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