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LEROY TOWN, GENESEE COUNTY, NEW YORK GENWEB PROJECT

BIOGRAPHY

PLINY B. FISK - OF BYRON, NY

Fisk, Pliny B., was born in Byron, December 8, 1830. His father, Levi Fisk, was a native of Franklin County, Mass., and came to Genesee County in 1818, settling in the town of Byron, and in the same year he erected a small woolen mill. He married Cynthia Coleman and became a successful and prosperous farmer He was one of the founders of the Congregational church in Byron; served on the board of supervisors, and was elected to the Assembly in 1850 and 1851. He died September 16, 1878, in his eighty-eighth year. He was survived by John S. Fisk, who died February 2, 1894, Pliny B. Fisk, and by three daughters, Clarissa Fisk, Cynthia C. Fisk and Abigail F. Green, widow of the late Hon. Loren Green. Pliny B. Fisk and Mrs. Green are the only survivors of the family. Pliny B. Fisk was educated in the common schools and in 1857 married Jane Walker, daughter of Cyrenus Walker. They have one son, Levi W., who resides in Byron. Mr. Fisk has been a successful farmer and has throughout his life taken an active interest in school and church matters. In politics he is a Republican.

Source: Our County and its 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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