Biography of Joseph D. Fisher





Fisher, Joseph D., was born in the town of Batavia, N. Y., July 12, 1846, son of Roswell S. and Margaret (Chamberlain) Fisher. Roswell S. Fisher was a native of Francestown, Hilisborough county. N. H., and a grandson of Nathan Fisher, a Revolutionary soldier; he came to Batavia in 1834, and died there October 5, 1887. Mrs. Margaret Fisher's mother, Mrs. Lydia Chamberlain, was the widow of Abel Rowe, who was one of the first settlers of Batavia: be also kept the first hotel and was the first town collector of Batavia. Joseph D. Fisher obtained his education at Hamilton College; he was principal of East Pembroke school, following teaching for about three years. He is now a practical farmer, and one of the many inhabitants of Batavia whose career has been marked by uprightness of character and a spirit of progress. In 1872 he was married to Libbie J., daughter of Richard Richards; they have four children-Ray R., George W., Mabel L. and Grace E.



Source:
Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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