Biography of Charles H. Fish
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Fish, Charles H., was born in the town of Enfield, May 4, 1832. He was educated in the public schools and learned the mason's trade, which he has followed most of his life until he retired two years ago. January 5, 1854, he married Lorinda Terry, of Trumansburgh, and they have eight children: Lucy C., Lizzie, Cora M., Bertha K., Charles B., Kittie T., Fra and A. De Vere. Lucy C. married George Northrup; Lizzie married Henry Weed, and has one daughter, Lola; Bertha K. married Arthur D. Stout, of Farmers; Fra married Charles Voorhees of Elmira, and has two children, Hamilton and George. Mr. Fish's father, John R., was born in Delaware county, April 23, 1805, and married Charlotte Harvey, of Enfield, and had seven children: Lydia, Marinda, Charles H., Reuben H., J. Corey, Rosina and Florence B. In September, 1863, Charles H. enlisted in Company M, 21st N. Y. Calvary, was wounded near Martinsburg, in the Shenandoah Valley, and was honorably discharged at the close of the war.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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