Biography of Alanson T. Fisher

Alanson T. Fisher, son of Lillie, was born in Boonville, N. Y., September 20, 1800. His father came from Boonville to the Holland Purchase, in Alexander, in 1804, and settled on what is still known as the "Lillie Fisher farm." There he spent the remainder of his long life and died at the age of 98. He was a man of influence and highly respected, was a leader in the Masonic order, held the honorable position of Master of the lodge, and was buried with Masonic honors. Alanson T. Fisher, February 27, 1844, married Sophia Monroe, of Batavia, who was born November 4, 1815. He settled at Darien Center, where he remained until his death, March 6, 1886. Mr. Fisher was a man of great, financial ability, and his great diversity of business (stage driver and proprietor, hotelkeeper, merchant, dealer in live stock, and town officer) was managed with. consummate skill and success. He was cleat-headed, far-sighted, and amassed the largest fortune of any one in Darien. As a man he was honorable, a fair dealer, a reliable citizen, and a kind neighbor. Charles M., only son of Mr. and Mrs. Fisher, was born November 28, 1845, married Alice M. Granniss, August 1, 1866, and their children are Monroe L., who married Clara Harrington, and Canton G.

FROM: Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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