Sunday, June 26, 2011

Luther and Elizabeth Hazelton Fitz

Luther Fitz was born on 13 Jan 1819 at Chester, Rockingham, New Hampshire, the son of Captain Benjamin Fitts (or Fitz) and Susannah Dearborn. He taught school for a
time in Chester. He married Elizabeth French Hazelton, daughter of Josiah Hazelton
and Sarah Emerson, on 22 May 1845 at Chester, Rockingham, New
He and his wife, Elizabeth, appeared on the census of 1850 at Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, where he was teaching school, as well as his daughters Elizabeth and Helen (who died young).
He and Elizabeth appeared on the census of 1860 at Chester, Rockingham, New Hampshire,
with his daughters, Elizabeth, Ella, Mary and Josephine (another daughter, Henrietta, also died young).
He was a successful farmer. He was taxed for a carriage in 1866 at Chester. He and Elizabeth
appeared on the census of 1870 at Chester, with their daughters Ella, Mary, Josie, and the youngest, Isabelle.
Luther's barn was hit by lightning on 18 Aug 1875 at Chester. He
died on 13 Mar 1877 at Chester at age 58. His wife, Elizabeth, died in Faribault, Minnesota, where she was visiting
her daughter, Ella.
They are both buried at Chester Village Cemetery, Chester,
Rockingham, New Hampshire.
They are my mother-in-law Connie's great grandparents.

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