Sarah Fitch

8 November 1790–27 May 1822 (Age 31)
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Fitch was born on 8 November 1790, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Col Jonathan Fitch, was 63 and her mother, Elisabeth Mary Mix, was 44. She married Marvin Gorham in 1812, in Connecticut, United States. She died on 27 May 1822, in her hometown, at the age of 31.

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Marvin Gorham
1789–1864
Sarah Fitch
1790–1822
Marriage: 1812

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1812
Connecticut, United States

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World Events (8)

1791

Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1791 · The Bill of Rights

Age 1

After the Constitution was made, some objections were raised by Anti-Federalists. So, in response ten amendments were discussed and voted on to become The Bill of Rights. These rights were made to clarify and guarantee certain freedoms of residents of the country.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 10

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.

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  • Sarah Fitch, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"
  • Sarah Fitch, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"
  • Sarah Fitch, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"

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