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Otis Buringame FITCH and Caroline NICHOLS Family

m. Abt 1850


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  • Otis Buringame FITCHFather | Male
    Otis Buringame FITCH

    Born  Abt 1832  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     
    Married  Abt 1850  [1, 2, 3]   
    Father   
    Mother   

    Caroline NICHOLSMother | Female
    Caroline NICHOLS

    Born  1835   
    Died  1902   
    Buried     
    Father   
    Mother   

    Maria FITCHChild 1 | Female
    Maria FITCH

    Born  Abt 1851  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     

    Ophelia FITCHChild 2 | Female
    Ophelia FITCH

    Born  Abt 1853  Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     

    Fitz A FITCHChild 3 | Male
    Fitz A FITCH

    Born  Abt 1858  Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     

    Ernest M FITCHChild 4 | Male
    + Ernest M FITCH

    Born  11 Mar 1876   
    Died  5 Mar 1961   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Abbie ALLISION | F97 
    Married  Abt 1897   

    Maggie FITCHChild 5 | Female
    Maggie FITCH

    Born  Sep 1887  Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     

  • Notes 
    • There is a Maggie FITCH, age 12, listed as living with Abbie and Ernest FITCH in the 1900 Census for Elk County. I seriously doubt this is Ernest and Abbie's daughter, as they would have been 11 when Maggie was conceived. There is no information about who Maggie's parents are, though. Could she be a niece, or perhaps Ernest's baby sister? Age 12 in 1900 would have had her born in 1888, but Otis would have been about 50 then.

      20 Apr 2012
      When I got a better copy of the 1900 Elk County Census, I could see that Maggie is listed as the adopted daughter of Caroline, born Sep 1887, age 12 at last birthday.

      Caroline is listed as (M)arried, not widowed or divorced, but she's also listed as Head of Household.

    Census:
    • Otis B Fitch appears in the 1850 Census in Franklinville, NY, about 70 N of Johnsonburg PA. He appears at line 27, as the 113th dwelling visited.
      On line 20, at the 112th dwelling visited, the following people appear:
      Ephraim Fitch, age 58? Born M??? (Massachusetts?) b~1792
      Othalia? Fitch, age 51? (Possibly Athalia?) Born in New York (“N.Y.”) b~1799
      John O Fitch, age 21 b~1829
      Lydia Fitch, age 15 b~1835
      Charles D?, age 12 b~1838
      E??cta?, age 8 female b~1842
      David? Mayer, age 85; listed as pauper, no occupation listed b~1765.
    • There were 11 people from the FITCH and NICHOLS families living together. Otis and Caroline Fitch and their three children (Maria, 9; Ophelia, 7; and Fitz A, 2), along with George W and Mary Z Nichols and their four sons (William H, 8; Judson C, 6; Frank E, 3; and James H, 1).
      Otis FITCH listed his occupation as farmer ($800 real estate; $300 personal estate); George W NICHOLS listed his occupation as "Cabinet-maker" ($30 personal estate).

  • Sources 
    1. [S26] Letter - Fulton, Mary - 3/15/2004 (Reliability: 2).
    2. [S233] 1860 Census of McKean County, Liberty TWP, PA, Libety TWP; McKean Co, PA; Roll M653_1138; page 759; image 166 (Reliability: 2).
    3. [S234] 1850 Census of Cattaraugus Co Franklinville city NY, Franklinville, Cattaraugus, New York; Roll: M432_480; Page: 385; Image: 136 (Reliability: 2).
      Shows them "Married within the year," and the census is dated 20 July 1850.