William Fitch

2 June 1774–22 November 1852 (Age 78)
Windham, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of William

When William Fitch was born on 2 June 1774, in Windham, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Eleazer Fitch, was 31 and his mother, Sibbel Bass, was 25. He married Elizabeth B Austin about 1806, in Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1850. He died on 22 November 1852, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

William Fitch
1774–1852
Elizabeth B Austin
1787–1863
Marriage: about 1806
Charles Fitch
1807–
George William Fitch
1819–1884

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1806Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1776
    Age 2
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 2
    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 26
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    Name Meaning

    English: of disputed origin. Reaney rejects the traditional explanation that it is a nickname derived from early modern English fitch ‘polecat’, as this word is not recorded in this form until the 16th century, whereas the byname or surname Fitchet is found as early as the 12th century. He proposes instead that the name may be from Old French fiche ‘stake’ (used as a boundary marker), but with the sense ‘iron point’, and so a metonymic occupational name for a workman who used an ironpointed implement.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Fick
    Ficke
    Ficken
    Fickett
    Figg
    Fitchett
    Fitz

    Sources (8)

    • William Fitch, "United States Census, 1850"
    • William in entry for George Fitch, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
    • Bela Fitch, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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