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Generation No. 5

5. JAMES5 FITCH, REVEREND (THOMAS4, GEORGE3, ROGER2, THOMAS1) was born December 24, 1622 in Essex County, England, and died November 19, 1702 in Lebanon. He married (1) ABIGAIL WHITFIELD October 1648 in Guilford, CT, daughter of HENRY WHITFIELD, REVEREND. She died September 09, 1659 in Saybrook. He married (2) PRISCILLA MASON October 1664, daughter of JOHN MASON, CAPT.. She was born October 1641.

Notes for JAMES FITCH, REVEREND:

Prepared for ministry under Reverend Hooker and Reverend Stone of Hartford, CT. He removed to Norwich in 1660 with a large part of his congregation and continued there until 1696 when he retired and removed to Lebanon, where he died. A number of his sermons have been published. He was a man eminent for his piety and good works. He spent some years as a missionary to the Indians who thought much of him, showing their friendship and love to him in many ways. Chief Owanech granted to him and to Major Mason a tract of land five miles long and one mile wide, upon which he founded the town of Lebanon, CT. He gave the town this name because of cedars growing upon the hillside. He also helped found Saybrook and his wife's father, the Reverend Whitfield (who was a prominent minister of the Church of England) helped in the founding of Guiliford, CT. More About JAMES FITCH, REVEREND: Emigration: 1638, from England to America Ordination: 1646, Minister of the Church at Saybrook, CT

Children of JAMES FITCH and ABIGAIL WHITFIELD are:

6. i. SAMUEL6 FITCH, b. April 06, 1655; d. 1725. 7.

ii. JAMES FITCH, MAJOR, b. August 02, 1649.

iii. ABIGAIL FITCH, b. August 1650.

iv. ELIZABETH FITCH, b. January 1651/52.

v. HANNAH FITCH, b. September 1653.

vi. DOROTHY FITCH, b. April 1658.

Children of JAMES FITCH and PRISCILLA MASON are:

vii. DANIEL6 FITCH, b. August 1665.

viii. JOHN FITCH, b. January 1666/67.

ix. JERMIRAH FITCH, b. September 1670.

x. JABEZ FITCH, b. April 1672.

xi. ANNE FITCH, b. April 1675.

xii. NATHANIEL FITCH, b. October 1679.

Notes for NATHANIEL FITCH:

had 15 children, 11 were sons. xiii. JOSEPH FITCH, b. November 1681. Notes for JOSEPH FITCH: had 7 sons
xiv. ELEAZER FITCH, b. May 14, 1683.



Generation No. 6

 

6. SAMUEL6 FITCH (JAMES5, THOMAS4, GEORGE3, ROGER2, THOMAS1) was born April 06, 1655, and died 1725. He married MARY BREWSTER, daughter of BENJAMIN BREWSTER and ?.

Notes for SAMUEL FITCH:

He lived in East Norwich in the town of Preston.

Children of SAMUEL FITCH and MARY BREWSTER are:

8. i. JABEZ7 FITCH, b. June 03, 1695; d. March 29, 1779.

ii. SAMUEL FITCH, b. October 05, 1681.

iii. HEZEKIAH FITCH, b. January 07, 1682/83.

iv. MARY FITCH, b. March 19, 1679/80.

v. ELIZABETH FITCH, b. February 15, 1683/84; d. February 08, 1714/15, Stonington, CT.

vi. ABIGAL FITCH, b. February 01, 1685/86; m. JAMES CLARKE.

vii. BENJAMIN FITCH, b. March 29, 1691; d. October 10, 1727, Preston, CT; m. HANNAH READE, November 18, 1713.

viii. SAMUEL FITCH III, b. November 23, 1688.

ix. JOHN FITCH, b. May 17, 1693.

x. PELETIAH FITCH, b. February 18, 1697/98; d. January 1749/50, Preston, CT; m. ELIZABETH HASKELL

7. JAMES6 FITCH, MAJOR (JAMES5, THOMAS4, GEORGE3, ROGER2, THOMAS1) was born August 02, 1649. He married (1) ELIZABETH MASON, daughter of JOHN MASON, MAJOR. She was born Bet. 1652 - 1653, and died October 08, 1684. He married (2) ALICE BRADFORD, daughter of WILLIAM BRADFORD, GOVERNOR.


Children of JAMES FITCH and ELIZABETH MASON are:

i. JAMES7 FITCH, b. January 07, 1676/77; d. within same month of birth.

ii. JAMES FITCH II, b. June 07, 1679.

iii. JEDEDIAH FITCH, b. April 17, 1681.

iv. SAMUEL FITCH, b. July 12, 1683.

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