Chauncy P. Fitch

Male17 January 1771–1 January 1823

Brief Life History of Chauncy P.

When Chauncy P. Fitch was born on 17 January 1771, in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Jabez Fitch, was 41 and his mother, Lydia Huntington, was 35. He married Elizabeth Sheldon about 1801. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 1 January 1823, in Sheldon, Franklin, Vermont, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon, Franklin, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

Chauncy P. Fitch
Elizabeth Sheldon
Marriage: about 1801
Jabez Huntington Fitch
Samuel Sheldon Fitch Sr.
Lucy Louise Fitch
Rev. John Ashley Fitch
Louisa Ashley Fitch
Lucretia Fitch
Elizabeth Sheldon Fitch
Chauncey Fitch Jr.

Sources (16)

  • Fitch in entry for Henry Fitch, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"
  • Chancey Fitch, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Chauncy Fitch in entry for Chauncy P Fitch and Emeline Lincoln, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1801
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 5

    """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."""""""

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 15

    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.

    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 .


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

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