Fitch (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Still to do of January 1, 2023:

  • Recruit patrilineal descendants of James Fitch to Y-DNA test and publish their results. Any male who believe he is such a descendant should Read me First

IMPORTANT: Read me First

Biography

First Generation

[[1] (Maj.) James Fitch], son of James (Thomas, George, Roger) Fitch and Abigail Whitefield, was born Saybrook (prob. now Essex), CT 2 Aug 1649 and died Canterbury, CT 10 Nov 1727. He married twice, first Jan 1676 Elizabeth Mason (not descended from a Mayflower passenger) and second Norwich 8 May 1697, Alice Bradford and by this marriage they had seven children: Abigail (1687/8), Ebenezer (1689/90), Daniel (1692/3), Lucy (c1697), Jerusha (1699/1700), Theophilus (c1702) and Jabez (c1703).

Second Generation

Ebenezer Fitch was born Norwich, CT 10 Jan 1689/90 and died Windsor, CT 20 Nov 1724. He married Canterbury 18 Sep 1712 Bridget Brown[1] and they had six children: Alice (1712/3), James (1715), Elijah (1717/8), Eleazer (1720), Medinah (1722) and Ebenezer (1724/5).

(Capt.) Daniel Fitch was born Canterbury, CT 20 Feb 1691/2 and died there 3 Aug 1752. He married Canterbury 5 Mar 1718 Anna Cooke and they had six children: William (1720), James (1722), Ebenezer (1724), John (1726), Daniel (1728/9) and Theophilus (1731).

Theophilus Fitch was born Canterbury, CT abt 1701 and died there 20 Jul 1751. He married twice, first Canterbury 15 Dec 1731 Mary Huntington (no ch.) and second, Stonington 2 Oct 1734 Grace Prentice. By his second wife he had: Samuel (1735), Theophilus (1737), Phineas (1739-1739), James (1740), Daniel (1742-1743), Mary (1744) and Sarah (1748).

(Capt.) Jabez Fitch was born Norwich, CT abt 30 Jan 1703 and died Canterbury, CT 31 Jan 1784. He married thrice, 1) Canterbury, CT 29 May 1722 Lydia Gale 2) Canterbury 14 Jan 1754 Elizabeth (Spaulding) Darby[2] (no ch.) and 3) Rebecca (Ensworth [?Ainsworth]) King (no ch.) By hif first wife he had eight children: Jerusha (1722/3), Alice (1724/5), Perez (1726), Jabez (1728), Lucy & Lydia (twins, 1736), Aashel (1736) and Abigail (1738).

Third Generation

James Fitch was born Windsor, CT 24 Jul 1715 and died aft 17 Aug 1782. He married Coventry, CT 6 Oct 1738 Phebe Maraugh and they had eight children: Phebe (1738-1738/9), Richard (1742), Phebe (1748), Jesse (1752), Sarah (1755), Hannah (1757), Russell (1760) and James (1762).

Elijah Fitch was born Winndsor, CT 23 Feb 1717/8 and died Chester, Nova Scotia aft 28 Apr 1778. He married twice, 1) Windsor, CT 28 Oct 1742 Mary Loomis and 2) Ashford 24 Sep 1745 Abigail Taylor. By his first wife he had: Mary (1744). By his second wife he had four more children: Ebenezer (1746), Sophiah (1751-1753), Elihu (1753-1754) and Keziah (1758).

Eleazer Fitch was born Windsor, CT 28 May 1720 and died there 2 May 18800. He married Windham, CT 11 May 1738 Zerviah Wales and they had: Zerviah (1739-1739), Zerviah (1741), Eleazer (1743), Nathaniel (1745), Bridget (1748-1759), Shubael (1749/50), Mary (1751), Abner (1753-1754), Olive (1755), Luther (1757) and Jerusha (1761).

Medinah Fitch was born Windsor, CT 20 Nov 1722 and died Ellington, CT 14 Nov 1792. He married twice 1) Windsor, CT Lydia Avery and 2) Jerusha Thomson (likely no ch.) By his first wife he had: Jonathan (1745), Bridget (1746), prob. Elnathan (c1758) and prob. Medinah.

Ebenezer Fitch (II) was born Windsor, CT 10 Mar 1724/5 and died Wallingford, CT abt 1775. He married Wallingford 16 May 1749 Lydia Johnson and they had seven children: Lydia (1749-1750), Justus Johnson (1751), Hezekiah (1753), Cynthia (c1758), Lydia (1761-1761), Ebenezer (1762-1762) and Irene (1771).


William Fitch was bp Canterbury, CT 17 Jul 1720 and died Oneida Co., NY. He married Canterbury, CT 27 Jan 1740/1 Mary Paine and they had eleven children: Anna (1742), William (1743/4), Abigail (1745), Mary (1747), Elisha (1749), Alice (1751), Rufus (1755), Olive & Phebe (twins 1757), James Paine (1758) and Daniel (1762).

Ebenezer Fitch was born Canturbury, CT 14 Jul 1724 and died Norwich, CT 13 Jan/Feb 1797. He married Norwich 3 Sep 1750 Mary Huntington and they had eleven children: Eunice (1751-1752), Gerard (1753), Eunice (1755), Abigail (1757), Ebenezer (1759), Rogere (1761), Mary (1764), Oliver (1766), Elizabeth (1768), Sarah (1771) and Charles (1775-1801 unm.)

Theophilus Fitch was born Canterbury, CT 14 Jul 1731 and died there bef. 4 Jul 1781. He married Hannah Ashley and they had Hannah (c1761).


Samuel Fitch was born Stonington, CT 17 Jun 1735 and died aft 1784. He married there 15 Apr 1756 Priscilla Hilliard and they had two children (Stonington): Lucy (1756) and Dyar (1758).

Theophilus Fitch (II) was born Stonington 8 May 1737 and died bef 4 Jul 1781. He married Stonington 9 Nov 1757 Hannah Stephens and they had: Sarah (1758), Prentice (1760), James (1762), Catherine (1767), Theophilus (1770) and Freelove (1773).


Perez Fitch was born Canterbury, CT Dec 1726 and died Stamford, CT 6 Sep 1775. He married Stamford 4 Sep 1753 Martha Coggeshall and they had six children (Stamford): Martha (1754), William (1756), Betsey (1758), Abigail (1760), Samuel (1768) and Catherine.

Jabez Fitch (II) was born Norwich or Lisbon CT 23 May 1729 and died Sheldon, VT 19 Dec 1806. He married Canterbury 22 Aug 1754 Lydia Huntington and they had twelve children (all but 2nd born Canterbury): Perez (1755-1755), Ebenezer (Norwich 1756), Abigail (1757-1759), Lydia (1758-1759), Lydia (1760), Abigail (1762-1763), Jabez Gaill (1764), Sarah (1766), Anna (1768), Chauncey (1771), Samuel (1773), Lucy (1777) and Alice (1781).

Asahel Fitch was bp Canterbury, CT 27 Aug 1738 and died Redding, CT 31 Mar 1793. He married twice, 1) 24 Jun 1760 Rachel Strong and 2) Wilton, CT 4 Oct 1764 Hannah Lockwood. By his first wife he had: Anna (1760). By his second wife he had five more children: Clarissa (1768), Hannah (1770), James Gale (1773-1795 unm.), Abigail Ellis & Ellis Abigail (twins, 1776) and Martha (bp 1779).


  1. After Ebenezer's death, Bridget married 1728 John Perry.
  2. Widow of William Darby.

DNA results TBD

The Fitch DNA Project does not list anyone claiming James Fitch as their Most Distant Known Patrilineal Ancestor (MDKPA).

Further DNA testing needed

Testing of patrilineal descendants is needed. Any male who believes their patrilineal ancestry goes through James Fitch is encouraged to contact MayflowerDNA1620@gmail.com

References and External Links

  • Wakefield, Robert S. and Lainhart, Ann Smith, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: vol. 22 Bradford General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA. 2004