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Fisk, John R.

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Fisk, John R.
March 06, 2007 07:35PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 7th ed.,
1887, Kenton Co.

JOHN R. FISK, a native of Genesee County, N. Y., was born December 14,
1815, and is a son of David and Abigail (Sargeant) Fisk, natives,
respectively, of Massachusetts and Vermont, and of Welsh and English
origin. David Fisk, a physician, settled in Kenton County, Ky., where
he practiced medicine a few years, and died at Mount Vernon, Ohio, on
his way home to New York, in 1824. His wife died in Covington, Ky., in
1849. John F. Fisk arrived in Kentucky May 31, 1837, and was educated
at the Freeman Carey Institute, Hamilton County, Ohio, and in 1840-41
he taught the Germantown Academy, at Germantown, Mason Co., Ky., and
became principal of the Maysville Academy in 1842, remaining there
until 1844. He read law under Frank Hord, of Mayvilles, Ky., attended
the law school at Covington, under Gov. James T. Morehead and Judge
Pryor, and was admitted to the bar of Kenton County, Ky., in 1848,
having practiced in 1845-46 elsewhere in Kentucky, and has since
practiced the profession in Kenton County. He has been both city and
county attorney, and in 1857 was elected to the State Senate, of which
body he was elected speaker, which made him ex-officio
Lieutenant-governor of the State. October 14, 1842, he married
Miss Elizabeth S. Johnson, of Cincinnati, who was born in 1824. Seven
children were born to them: Charles S., who was born August 31, 1843,
is a graduate of Miami University and the Cincinnati Law School;
Virginia A., Sarah C., Belle F., Robert., John F., Jr., and Bessie S.
Mr. Fisk is a member of the I.O.O.F., has been Grand Master of the
State, and Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of the United States.
He is a director of the First National Bank, of Cincinnati; Covington
Gas Light Company, Kenton Insurance Company, Covington & Cincinnati
Bridge Company, and the Covington Protestant Children's Home, director
of the Champion Coal & Tow-boat Company, and a trustee of the Christian
Church in Covington, and was at one time president of the Covington & Cincinnati Street Railway Company.

Fisk Sargeant Hord Pryor Johnson Morehead
Mason-KY Genesee-NY Hamilton-OH MA VT

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