Violetta Fitch

about 1766–
Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Violetta

When Violetta Fitch was born about 1766, in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Ezekiel Fitch, was 34 and her mother, Susannah Higley, was 36.

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Family Time Line

Ezekiel Fitch
1732–1811
Susannah Higley
1730–
Elijah Fitch
1748–
Midwell Fitch
1749–1816
Abel Fitch
1750–1826
Ezekiel Jr. Fitch
1755–1779
Lucinda Fitch
1757–1791
Presinthia Fitch
1759–
Lucretia Fitch
1761–
Wealthy Fitch
1763–
Violetta Fitch
1766–
Elijah Fitch
1752–
Theadora Fitch
1752–1820
Susannah Fitch
1760–
Elizabeth Fitch
1762–1825

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 10

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 10

"""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."""""""
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 15

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

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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