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In memory of Benjamin Fitts, my Paternal 7th Great-Grandfather on the LEONARD branch.


  • Genealogy of the Fitts or Fitz Family in America, by James H. Fitts & James H. Fitts, 1869. [Link]
  • History of the town of Oxford, Massachusetts, with genealogies and notes on persons and estates, by Daniels, George Fisher, 1820-1897, p. 507-510 [Link]
  • Vital Records of Ipswich, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849, Vol. 1, p. 139.
  • Descendants of John Fairfield of Wenham, v.1, First five generations. By Wynn Cowan Fairfield, p. 23. [Link]


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Benjamin Fitts

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1727 Apr 16 (bapt.)

Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts


1749 Oct 31

Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts



1803 Feb 14

Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts


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Benjamin Fitts was born in 1727 to Robert & Hannah (Dike) Fitts. He "moved to Sutton with his father". Benjamin was married twice and fathered 19 children.

He married first to Sarah Fairfield of Wenham on Oct. 31, 1749. They had at least five children before Sarah died, between 1759 and 1762. He married second to Mary Cook on Dec. 19, 1762. Late in life he moved from Douglas to the southeast part of Oxford, bought some land and built a house there. He died February 14, 1803 and his widow, Mary, died Nov. 11, 1837, at age 95.


Benjamin Fitts & Sarah Fairfield were the parents of my ancestor,

With Sarah Fairfield:

  1. Sarah Fitts, born 1750
  2. Daniel Fitts (1753-1837)
  3. Walter Fitts, born April 4, 1755, married Sarah Merriam.
  4. Robert Fitts, born March 27, 1757, died 1837 at Auburn. Married Phebe Patch.
  5. Edward Fitts, born Feb. 10, 1759. Killed in the Revolution)
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