This website is dedicated to the study of the Fitch Family of Southern Illinois, in particular Wayne County, Illinois who descended from William Fitch b. abt 1783 in Tennessee and settled in Wayne County, IL about 1815. Although my personal genealogy line also connects through another branch with the three Fitch sons of Thomas Fitch and Anne who settled in Connecticut, I have not found a connection between the Wayne County Fitch family and the very wealthy and famous Fitch ancestors from Essex County, England and Connecticut. If you would like to correspond regarding the families on these pages, please e-mail me at the address below.
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WAYNE CO., IL - research family roots in Wayne County, Illinois
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Hubbell Historical Society Web Site for more information on Hubbell (Hubble).
To read about the early Fitch family history, see Early Colonial Fitch families in a monograph by noted Fitch Genealogist and author John T. Fitch
I am greatly indebted to the family researchers who came before and published many compiled genealogies. I am especially grateful for all the work that My aunt Elsie did on our family genealogy. She spent many years going to courthouses and family reunions all over the country. She helped instill in me the love of genealogy.
Others to whom I am indebted: Sylvia Niles Fildes Marks for Her Fildes Family History, Betty Wheat for The William Fitch Family History and Helen Fildes Walker for her Hoffee family history. I am indebted to the Hubbell Family Historical Society for all the wonderful work they have done over the years. There have been numerous Fitch researchers including John T. Fitch.
I have learned a great deal by searching the census pages myself to verify the facts presented in these genealogy compilations. In many cases, I have been able to update the information from these sources by using the Social Security Death Index, and Doris Bland's cemetery transcription books.
Digging through the old documents brings my ancestors more to life and helps me understand why certain family traits have been passed down.
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