Fisk, Perrin Batchelder
Age: 26, credited to Waitsfield, VTVITALS
Birth: 07/30/1837, Waitsfield, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
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Fisk, Perrin Batchelder, of Lyndon, son of Deacon Lyman and Mary (Spofford) Fisk, was born in Waitsfield, July 30, 1837, and from the age of thirteen to twenty-one labored at his father's trade of coopering. Strongly determined to obtain an education, at his majority he entered Barre Academy. Having chosen the ministry as his profession, he took a course in Bangor (Me.) Theological Seminary, where he graduated in the class of 1863. In the early part of the war of the rebellion he served as delegate of the Christian Commission in the Army of the Potomac. The coffee wagon had been sent to the Christian Commission at City Point, Va., and not being appreciated by those in authority, it had been left to rust by the wayside. Mr. Fisk finding it, saw it was a good idea and got permission to try it. It proved a great success and is remembered with gratitude by many a veteran.
Leaving Dracut in 1865, the subsequent pastorates of Mr. Fisk were in Massachusetts, Vermont, and Minnesota, and for two years he acted as the field agent of Carleton College of the last named state. Ill-health in his family demanded removal to a warmer climate, therefore he served in the home missionary field in Illinois and Florida for about five years. Returning to Vermont, he supplied at Morrisville and afterwards removed to Lyndon, where he now resides and has under his charge the parishes of Lyndon and St. Johnsbury Centre.
August 25, 1863, Mr. Fisk was united in marriage to Miss Harriet L., daughter of Charles E. and Luana (Carpenter) Bigelow. They have four children: Flora F. (Mrs. G. L. Zimmerman), George Shephard, Fidelia, and Grace Harriet.
Mr. Fisk was chaplain of the Vermont Senate in 1869 and 1870, and inaugurated the custom of daily legislative prayer meetings. He is a poet of more than local reputation and a few of his compositions have been published in the "Poets and Poetry of Vermont."
Source: Jacob G. Ullery, compiler, Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont, (Transcript Publishing Company, Brattleboro, VT, 1894), Part II, pp. 138.