FITCH, JAMES, Lebanon, or Canterbury, eldest s. of the preced. was a man of importance, major, an Assist. of the Col. 1681, and prob. many yrs. later, had
nine s. some by first w. whose name is not kn. and some m. 1 Jan 1676, Eliz. youngest d. of maj. John Mason own sis. of the sec. w. of his f. wh. d. 8 Oct. 1684, and by her had James, b. 1 Jan 1678, d. soon; James, again, 7 June 1679; Jedediah, 17 Apr 1681; Samuel 1684; and by sec. w. Alice, wid of Rev. William Adams, d. of Dep. Gov. William Bradford, wh. brot. him eight ch. Of these seventeen no date for b. of any is seen; yet we have the happiness of hear. the names of ten: James, Jedediah, Samuel, Abigail, Ebenezer, Daniel, Jeremiah, Thomas, Lucy and Jabez.m. 18 May 1687, had Abigail, 22 Feb 1688; Ebenezer, 10 Jan. 1690; Daniel, Feb. 1693; John, 1695; Bridget, 1698; Josiah, 1699; William, 1701; and Jabez, 1703.