Person:John Fite (5)

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John Fite
m. 12 April 1781
  1. John Fite1781 - Aft 1860
  2. Elizabeth Fite1783 - aft 1860
  3. Jacob Fite1786 - 1870
  4. Leonard Fite, Jr1789 - 1877
  5. Joseph Fite1790 - 1876
  6. Catharine Fite1793 - 1862
  7. David Fite1795 - 1862
  8. Moses Fiteabt 1797 - Abt 1874
  9. William Fite1800 - 1869
  10. Sarah Fite1801 - 1891
  11. Margaret Fite1805 - 1891
  • HJohn Fite1781 - Aft 1860
  • WNancy Smith1780 - 1830
m. c 1798
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Name John Fite
Gender Male
Birth[1] December 1781 Sussex, New Jersey, United StatesGreenwich Township
Marriage c 1798 Tennessee, United Statesto Nancy Smith
Census[2] 1840 DeKalb, Tennessee, United States
Census[3] 1850 Dallas, Arkansas, United States
Census[4] 1860 Dallas, Arkansas, United States
Death[4] Aft 1860 Arkansas, United States

John Fite the eldest son and child of Leonard and Margareth Cross, was born in December, 1781 in Allen Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania and moved with his parents to Lincoln County, N.C. in 1787[1] and in 1796 to Tennessee where he was living in 1840[2]. He married twice, to Nancy Smith at an early age by whom he had twelve children; second to Mary Evans, no issue. He is found in Dallas County, Arkansas on the 1850 Census[3]. He is living in Smith, Dallas, Arkansas in 1860 with a daughter and her family[4].

In 1861, the anniversary of his mother's one hundredth birthday, John Fite was eighty years of age, and at that time had only five children living; he had thirty-six grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. He died in Dallas County, Arkansas, just prior to the civil war[1].

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fite, Elizabeth Mitchell Stephenson. The biographical and genealogical records of the Fite families in the United States. (New York: E.M.S. Fite, 1907), p 28-31.
  2. 2.0 2.1 DeKalb, Tennessee, United States. 1840 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (1840), Roll 520, P 235.

    John Fite
    Free White M 10-14, 1; Free White Males 15-19, 1; Free White Males 50-59, 1; Free White Females, 15-19, 1; Free White Females 50-59, 1; Slaves, 1.

  3. 3.0 3.1 Dallas, Arkansas, United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Roll M432_26, P 37A.

    Jno Fite, M, age 69, b NC
    Leonard Fite, M age 26, Lafayette Fite, M. age 11; Benj Watson, M. age 43.

  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Dallas, Arkansas, United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Roll: M653_40; Page: 982;.

    John Fite, M age 78, b. NJ, Enumerated with Howald Family