When James Van Benthuysen Fix was born on 16 May 1831, in Washington Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States, his father, Aaron Fix, was 22 and his mother, Margaret Van Benthuysen, was 19. He married Rulannie Randolph on 12 August 1852, in Shelby, Indiana, United States. He lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Addison Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 24 November 1913, at the age of 82, and was buried in Shelbyville, Addison Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States.
German: patronymic from the personal name Veit (from Latin Vitus; see Vito ). This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).
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