Nancy Fitch

16 July 1785–1842 (Age 56)
Windham, Connecticut, United States

The Life 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 about 1806, in Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States. 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: about 1806

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1806
Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

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

Age 3

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

Age 17

"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

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.

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Sources (3)

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

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