Nancy Fitch

Brief Life History of Nancy

When Nancy Fitch was born on 16 July 1785, in Windham, Connecticut, United States, her father, Eleazer Fitch, was 42 and her mother, Sibbel Bass, was 36. She married Nathaniel Wales on 16 February 1809, in Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died in 1842, in Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Windham Cemetery, Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Wales
1786–1828
Nancy Fitch
1785–1842
Marriage: 16 February 1809
William Wales
1813–1902
George H. Wales
1818–1846

Sources (3)

  • Nancy Fitch, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Nancy Fitch Wales, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Nancy Fitch, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

1788 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State

Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788. In 1650, before it was a state, the boundary of Connecticut ran north from the westside of Greenwich Bay and the coast of the Pacific Ocean. During the 1600s, Westmoreland County was in Connecticut when the boundaries were changed Westmoreland County went to Pennsylvania.

1802 · Brass is Discovered

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

Name Meaning

from Old French fiche, perhaps ‘pointed implement for fixing or transfixing something or someone’ (such as a lance?), a derivative of Old French fichier ‘to fix, fasten, pin on, stick into, pierce’. Compare Modern French fiche ‘peg, pin’. Reaney remarks that ‘as Hugh Malet is said to have abandoned for a time his nickname ‘little hammer’ in favor of Fichet (see Mallet ), fiche must have been used of a pointed weapon, a spear or lance, and Fitch and Fitchett (see Fitchett ) of a spearman or a knight famous for his exploits with the lance’. Use of Fiche as a personal name is possibly implied by diminutive personal name forms such as Fechet (see Fitchett ) and Fechel, attested in Fechel de Fercalahn, 1225–50. The latter is perhaps the source of the now extinct English surname Fetchell.

occasionally a variant of Fitz .

English:

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

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