Capt. Jabez Fitch

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Capt. Jabez Fitch

Birthplace: Norwich, New London County, Connecticut
Death: February 29, 1812 (75)
Hyde Park, Lamoille County, Vermont, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jabez Fitch and Anna Fitch
Husband of Hannah Fitch
Father of Hannah Pond; Jabez Fitch; Darius Fitch; Betsey Fitch; Cordilla Fitch and 2 others
Brother of Dr. Pelatiah Fitch; Asa Fitch; Lurena Fitch; Justice Fitch; Elisha Fitch and 3 others

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About Capt. Jabez Fitch

CAPT Fitch, the son of Jabez Fitch and Anne Knowlton, married Hannah Perkins. He was a veteran of both the French and Indian Wars and the American Revolution (17th Connecticut Regiment). He kept a diary of his Revolutionary War experiences, which was later published. He was captured by the British on 27 August 1776 during the Battle of Long Island. He was one of the original settlers of Hyde Park, VT, arriving in 1788 with three of his sons (Darius, Theophilus, and Jabez). The rest of the family arrived later.

Jabez Fitch, born at Norwich, Connecticut, February 15, 1737, was known to keep a detailed diary from when he was about 12 until shortly before his death in 1812. It is from this diary that we have much of the information about the early settlement of Hyde Park. Capt. Fitch came to Hyde Park in 1787 for the first time and was present during the original surveying of the town. He returned again in 1788 with three of his sons, Darius, Wilson, & Jabez, and began to clear the land during the warm months. Another year or two later the family came to settle permanently.

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Capt. Jabez Fitch's Timeline

February 15, 1737
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut
April 6, 1762
United States
April 6, 1762
July 15, 1765
June 7, 1771
May 10, 1773
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, USA
February 29, 1812
Age 75
Hyde Park, Lamoille County, Vermont, United States