Biography of George Fish
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Fish, George, was born in Groton, Conn., in 1798, and at the age of nineteen came to this town, where he married Clarissa, daughter of Richard Francis, a lady noted for her influence for good in the community. Their children were: Harriet and Clarissa, both of whom died young; Hobart, who moved to Wisconsin; Mary, who married Samuel Crittenden; Lucinda, who married George H. Mineah; James, who died in 1863; and Edwin. George Fish was an influential man in public affairs and died in 1882, his wife some years later. For several years he was supervisor, poormaster, etc., and was a strong Whig and Republican. On the occasion of the raising of the frame for the mill at La Fayette, Mr. Fish was called upon to christen the building, in accordance with the customs of the period. This happened on the day on which the Marquis de La Fayette was at Auburn, and being fired by the spirit of the occasion he named the mill the "La Fayette." Edwin Fish was born in Groton, March 20, 1839, worked on a farm till 1861, and in September of that year enlisted in Company C, 76th Regiment, and was promoted to sergeant. He served twenty months and was then discharged on account of disabilities contracted at the south. For three years he lived in Iowa, and then returned to this town, where he has lived since. June 1, 1870, he married Rowena E. Dean, and they have one child, Gilbert Francis Fish.

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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