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Samuel Fitch

Birthdate: (33)
Birthplace: Blocking, Essex, England
Death: 1659 (32)
Milford, New Haven Colony (Present Fairfield County), (Present Connecticut)
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Fitch, Sr. of Bocking and Anna Fitch
Husband of Susannah Mary Fitch
Father of Joseph Fitch; Thomas Fitch; James Fitch; Jacobus Fitch; Samuel Fitch, Jr. and 1 other
Brother of Thomas Fitch of Norwalk; Mary Sherwood; Reverend James Fitch; Capt. Joseph Fitch, Sr.; Sarah Burr and 4 others

Occupation: Deputy of Hartford to the General Court (new called State Representative), School Master
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About Samuel Fitch

"History of the Fitch Family"; 929.273; F5551F; Vol.2; Chapter XIII; p. 204

"The House of Fitch"; 929.273; F551Fg; Chapter III; p. 20

NOTE: Samuel was the son of Thomas Fitch and Anne Reeve born 9 Nov 1626 at Bocking, Essex County, England. He married Susannah Whiting, widow of William Whiting of Hartford CT. Samuel died in 1659 probably in Milford, CT.

Biographical sketch: Samuel was an emigrant ancester of Hartford, CT. born at Bocking, County Essex, England. He probably came to America in the company of his two brothers, Thomas I of Norwalk, CT. and Joseph of Windsor, CT. and their widowed mother, Anne (Reeve) Fitch. They were preceded by their brother Rev. James Fitch of Norwich, CT., who came to New England in 1638.

Savage, the historian, says that there is a possibility that Samuel Fitch I settled at Milford, CT., as early as 1644. This is unlikely, however, as he is named in the will of his brother Nathaniel in 1648 as then living in England.

The earliest positive record we have of him is in 1650 at Hartford, CT. He was spoken of in the records of his time as "Mr.", which proves he ranked as a gentleman. He was engaged in 1650 to keep the school at Hartford for three years, beginning 1 Jan 1649/50; and was a freeman, 1651. He was later of Milford, CT.

Like his three brothers he was a man of prominence in local affairs. He was a representative to the General Court, 1654-55. He married Mrs. Susannah Whiting, widow of "Worshipful Mr. William Whiting" of Hartford, CT. Samuel Fitch and his wife had two sons; Samuel II and Thomas I. After his death in 1659 his widow married (3) Alexander Bryan of Milford, CT.

Samuel came to America with two of his brothers and his mother, after the death of his father . He taught school in Hartford, CT, and later at Milford. He was a Representative to the Gene ral Court 1654-1655 .Samuel became a Free man in 1651, and became prominent in local affairs . In the local records, he was given the distinguishing title "Mr." (Source: Connecticut Ance stry, Vol. 26, #4, page 191).

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ID: I01711 Name: Samuel Fitch 1 Sex: M Birth: 9 NOV 1626 in Bocking, Essex, England Birth: 9 NOV 1626 in Bocking, , Essex, England 1 Death: 1659 in ,Hartford, CT Death: 1659 in , Hartford, Connecticut, USA 1 Note: Samuel Fitch was schoolmaster in Hartford, Conn., as early as 1650. He served as Deputy (Representative) for Hartford to the General Court (Legistlature) in 1654 and 1655. He married Susannah, widow of William Whiting, of Hartford, and they had two sons.

One of them, Thomas, lived in Wethersfield, Conn. On Sept. 15, 1680, he married Abigail Goodrich, the daughter of William Goodrich and Sarah Marvin, who was born June 5, 1662 and died Nov. 8, 1684. They had three children, of whom only Abigail survived. It is believed that Abigail was raised by her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Sarah (Marvin) Goodrich. Abigail married Abraham Kimberly. The probate of Thomas Fitch in 1704 mentioned the daughter Abigail, the wife of Abraham Kimberly.

Samuel came to America with two of his brothers and his mother, after the death of his father. He taught school in Hartford, CT, and later at Milford. He was a Representative to the General Court 1654-1655. Samuel became a Free man in 1651, and became prominent in local affairs. In the local records, he was given the distinguishing title "Mr." (Source: Connecticut Ancestry, Vol. 26, #4, page 191).

Father: Thomas Fitch b: 1590 in Bocking, Essex, England Mother: Anna Reeve b: 29 NOV 1590 in Garret Manor, Bocking, Essex, England

Marriage 1 Susannah Wiggins b: 1620 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England Children Has Children Thomas Fitch b: 1652 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT


Citation: History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Volume 1, 1930-1932, edited by Donald Lines Jacobus, p. 361-362
Sources: Title: OneWorldTree Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc.

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Samuel Fitch's Timeline

1626
November 9, 1626
Blocking, Essex, England
1651
1651
Age 24
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
1652
1652
Age 25
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
1654
1654
Age 27
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
1656
1656
Age 29
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
1659
1659
Age 32
Milford, New Haven Colony (Present Fairfield County), (Present Connecticut)
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Schoolmaster