Biography of Hon. Francis A. Hyatt
Madison County, NY Biographies





Hyatt, Hon. Francis A., p. o. Perryville. was born in Ridgefleld, Fairfield county, Conn., August 5, 1828, a son of Aaron S. and Electa (Keeler) Hyatt. His father settled in Madison county in 1832. The first of the Hyatt family to come to this country from England, was Thomas Hyatt, who settled in Stamford Conn, in 1641, and was founder of this branch of the family in America. Francis A. Hyatt began business on the farm in 1850, and has since resided in the town of Fenner. He was elected town clerk in 1856 serving several terms; justice of the peace in 1859 and held that office eight years; was elected road commissioner, but declined to serve; was member of Assembly in 1861 aud again represented the district in the Legislature in 1872; was a delegate to the Republican State conventions of 1861, 1872, 1881. 1882, and 1895, and for many years was a notary public and often employed in the settlement of estates. He is a member of Sullivan Lodge. A. F. & A. M.. No. 148. Mr. Hyatt is one of the best known men in Madison county, a representative citizen and although in a measure retired from active public duty, is still interested in everything pertaining to the general welfare of the county. While courteous and liberal in his attitude towards the opinion of others, he holds firmly his own views, and acts upon them in a conscientious manner.

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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