Biography of George T. Fearon
Madison County, NY Biographies





Fearon, George T., p. o. Pratt's Hollow, who is known throughout this section of the State as one of the largest and most successful fruit growers of the region, was born in the vicinity of his present splendid residence, April 21, 1835, and was the grandson of George Fearon, the latter one of the respected early settlers of this part of Eaton: he is the son of Robert and Ann (Christian) Fearon, and lived at home with his parents until 1860, when he began work for himself by setting out a ten acre lot with apple and pear trees in Pratt's Hollow. Four years later he bought his father's 160 acre farm and began developing it as a fruit farm. As years passed the fruit acreage was increased and in 1876 Mr. Fearon discontinued hop growing and devoted his energies wholly to fruit growing and farming. The result of this busy life is now seen in a vast orchard and vineyard, of which fifty acres are devoted to berries and sixteen acres to grapes. On his land, and his son's adjoining, are 1,000 cherry trees, 1,000 peach trees, 200 plum trees and several thousand apple trees, constituting one of the largest orchards in the State. Mr. Fearon is known as a progressive and successful business man. He is a Prohibitionist from principle, interested in all worthy causes, yet takes no active part in public affairs. He is a member of the Independent church at Kenwood. On June 25, 1860, Mr. Fearon married Adella Thurston, and to her earnest cooperation has in good part been due his success in life. Of their three children, two are still living: David C , and Fred M., the latter of whom lives on the old Fearon homestead farm.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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