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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Surname Saturday -- FITCH (two generations)

I chose the Fitch name (with Connecticut roots) today because I know another blogger shares the same surname, and I hope others do to. Two generations of my Fitch family are shown below, and those in green are my direct lines. I have this surname for five generations.

Two of my Fitch descendants are buried at Old Cemetery, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut.  James and Nathaniel tombstones may be seen on Find-A-Grave.

For additional information, please view page 328 of the google book, Connecticut historical collections: containing a general collection of ... By John Warner Barber

Descendant Register, Generation No. 1

1. THOMAS FITCH was born 1590, and died ABT JAN 1632/33. He married ANNE REEVE 8 AUG 1611 in Bocking, England. She was born 29 NOV 1590, and died 20 JAN 1684/85 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.

Children of THOMAS FITCH and ANNE REEVE were:

2 i. Thomas FITCH was born BEF 14 OCT 1612 in St. Mary's, Bocking, England, and died 1704 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married Anna Stacia \ STACEY 1 NOV 1632 in St. Mary's, Bocking, England. He married Susannah (__) w\o Thomas FITCH ABT 1650. She died 8 JUL 1673 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
3 ii. John FITCH was born 10 JUN 1613 in Bocking, County Essex, England, and died 1666 in Braintree, County Essex, England.
+ 4 iii. JAMES FITCH was born 24 DEC 1622 in Bocking, County Essex, England, and died 18 NOV 1702 in Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut.
5 iv. Sarah FITCH was born 24 JUL 1631 in Bocking, County Essex, England. She married John BURR ABT 1673 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.

Descendant Register, Generation No. 2

4. JAMES FITCH (THOMAS FITCH1) was born 24 DEC 1622 in Bocking, County Essex, England, and died 18 NOV 1702 in Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut. He was buried in Trumbull Cemetery (Ancient Grave Yard), Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut. He married Abigail WHITFIELD OCT 1648 in Norwich / Saybrook, Connecticut, daughter of Henry WHITFIELD and Dorothy SHEAFFE. She was born 1 SEP 1622 in Ockley, Surrey, England, and died 9 SEP 1659 in Saybrook, New London Co., Connecticut. He married PRISCILLA MASON OCT 1664 in Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, daughter of JOHN MASON and ANN PECK. She was born OCT 1641 in Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, and died AFT 1711.

Children of JAMES FITCH and Abigail WHITFIELD were:

+ 6 i. James FITCH was born 2 AUG 1649 in Saybrook, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 10 NOV 1727 in Canterbury, Windham Co., Connecticut.
7 ii. Abigail FITCH was born 6 AUG 1650 in Saybrook, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 5 JUN 1687 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She married John MASON ABT 1670 in Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, son of JOHN MASON and ANN PECK. He was born AUG 1646 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 18 SEP 1676 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut. She married John BUTTOLPH 27 JUN 1682, son of Thomas BUTTOLPH and Ann HARDING. He was born 28 FEB 1639/40 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, and died 14 JAN 1691/92 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
8 iii. Elizabeth FITCH was born 2 JAN 1650/51 in Saybrook, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 7 JUL 1689 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts. She married Edward TAYLOR 5 NOV 1674 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.
9 iv. Hannah FITCH was born 17 SEP 1653 in Saybrook, New London Co., Connecticut, and died AFT 1697 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She married Thomas MIX 30 JUN 1677 in Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, son of Thomas MIX and Rebecca TURNER. He was born 30 AUG 1655 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 30 JUL 1706 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
10 v. Samuel FITCH was born MAR 1654/55 in Saybrook, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 18 FEB 1724/25 in Prob. Preston, New London Co., Connecticut. He married Mary BREWSTER 28 NOV 1678 in New London / Norwich, Connecticut. She was born 10 DEC 1660 in Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 25 AUG 1751.
11 vi. Dorothy FITCH was born APR 1658 in Saybrook, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 28 JUN 1691 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She married Nathaniel BISSELL 4 JUL 1683 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.

Children of JAMES FITCH and PRISCILLA MASON were:

12 i. Daniel FITCH was born 16 AUG 1665 in Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 3 JUN 1712. He married Mary SHERWOOD\SHERROD 7 MAR 1697/98 in Preston, New London Co., Connecticut. She was born 1672 in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, and died 16 SEP 1752 in Montville, New London Co., Connecticut.
13 ii. John FITCH was born JAN 1666/67 in Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 24 MAY 1743 in Windham, Windham Co., Connecticut. He married Elizabeth WATERMAN 10 JUL 1695 in Norwich / Windham, Connecticut, daughter of Thomas WATERMAN and Miriam TRACY. She was born 6 AUG 1675 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, and died 24 JUN 1751 in Windham, Windham Co., Connecticut.
14 iii. Jeremiah FITCH was born SEP 1670 in Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 22 MAY 1736 in Coventry, Tolland Co., Connecticut. He married Ruth GIFFORD 4 JUN 1698. She was born 30 DEC 1676 in Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, and died AFT 1736 in Coventry, Tolland Co., Connecticut.
15 iv. Jabez FITCH was born APR 1672 in Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 22 NOV 1746 in Portsmouth, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. He married Elizabeth APPLETON 26 JUL 1704 in Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She was born 23 APR 1682, and died 18 OCT 1765 in Portsmouth, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.
16 v. Anne FITCH was born APR 1675 in Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 17 OCT 1715 in Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut. She married Joseph BRADFORD 5 OCT 1698 in Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut. He was born 18 APR 1675 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died 16 JAN 1746/47 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut.
+ 17 vi. NATHANIEL FITCH was born OCT 1679 in Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 14 MAY 1759 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut.
+ 18 vii. Joseph FITCH was born NOV 1681 in Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 9 MAY 1741 in Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut.
19 viii. Eleazer FITCH was born 14 MAY 1683, and died 4 JUN 1748 in Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut. He married Martha BROWN, daughter of John BROWN and Anne MASON. She was born 20 NOV 1681 in Swansea, Massachusetts.

4 comments:

hummer said...

Oh! We're related! James Bradford who marred Anne Fitch daughter of James and Priscilla.
I keep wanting to spend time here but taking care of family needs to know closer to home right now.
This is great!

Barbara said...

Hummer, this is simply great news. When you have the time, maybe we can share more information. Thanks for letting me know this.

Melanie said...

My name is Melanie Fitch and apparently (as family lore tells it) my 7 times great grandfather was Thomas Fitch IV, Governor of the Colony of Connecticut and his son Hezekiah was my 6 times great-grandfather. I would like to know more but my grandfather and his sisters have passed away.

Barbara Poole said...

Melanie, you can write me, and maybe I could give you some hints regarding your research.