TITUS V. FISH, retired farmer, and a pioneer of Benton County, coming here in 1853, was born in Wayne County, Ohio, Sept. 29, 1829, and is a son of Samuel and Catharine (Landis) Fish. When two years of age he moved with his parents to Erie County, N. Y., where he was reared on a farm. He removed to Indiana in 1846, and from there to De Kalb County, Ill.
Mr. Fish was married in Shabbona Township, Jan. 9, 1852, to Miss Electia P. Town, daughter of Edmund and Sarah Town. Mrs. Fish was born in Wyandott County, Ohio, Nov. 14, 1834, and came to De Kalb County, Ill., with her parents, in 1836. Her father erected the first white man's habitation in the town of Shabbona, in that county. Mr. and Mrs. Fish have two children, a son and a daughter. The daughter only is living, by name Allie E., and she resides with her parents. Eddie McClelland died at the age of five years.Mr. and Mrs. Fish came to Iowa in 1853, and purchased a farm of 160 acres on section 26, Iowa Township, Benton County. That was in the pioneer days of this county, when the site of the city of Belle Plaine, now their place of residence, was not known or thought of. Mr. Fish improved his farm and carried it on successfully till October, 1877, when he sold out and moved to Belle Plaine, where he has a tasty and commodious residence and other city property. He is an earnest Democrat, casting his vote with that party on all occasions, and an active and prominent member of the I. O. O. F. He is a member of Belle Plaine Lodge, No. 151, I. O. O. F., and of Home Encampment, No. 48. He has held all the offices in the subordinate, and all but the highest in the camp.
Source Citation: "1887 Benton County, Iowa Biographies" [database online] Benton County IAGenWeb Project. <http://iagenweb.org/benton/>
Original data: "Portrait and Biographical Album of Benton County, Iowa." Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887, p. 222.
Transcribed by: Sue Soden. Submitted to the Benton County IAGenWeb Project on January 28th, 2009. Copyright © 2009 The IAGenWeb Project.