Posted By:Lois
Subject:Re: James Fitch m. Isabell Ray
Post Date:March 27, 2010 at 12:35:07
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I am not related; don't know if this helps but according to the book "History of the Fitch Family, A.D. 1400 - 1930", Volume 1, Chapter XVI, Fitches in North America, pp 170-171:

Notes for Thomas Rosewell Fitch:
* Birth July 08, 1755 New Haven, Connecticut
* Death abt. 1835 North Carolina

"Thomas Rosewell Fitch, son of Colonel Jonathan Fitch, was descended from Royal blood, as well as from three Colonial Governors--through his grandfather, Hon. Thomas Fitch, Governor of the Colony of Connecticut from 1754 to 1766, through his great great grandfather, Gov. John Haynes, of Mass. and Conn., and through his great-grandfather Gov. Gurdon Saltonstall of Conn.
Thomas Rosewell Fitch was born July 8, 1755, in New Haven, Conn., and married on June 10, 1776, Elizabeth Byrd, born in 1754, daughter of General Jacob Byrd of the Colony of North Carolina. Gen. Jacob Byrd received his commission during the War of 1812 and was the son of Hardy Byrd, private in the 10th Regiment of North Carolina troops, Continental Line, enlisted June 1, 1777. (N. C. Rev. & State Records.)
Thomas Rosewell Fitch settled in Caswell County, N. C. and founded the Fitch branch of that state. He and his wife, Elizabeth (Byrd) Fitch had children, two sons, William and Empson, and daughter Barbara, who married George Barker of Caswell County, N. C."

Sources for Thomas Rosewell Fitch:

1. History of the Fitch Family 1400-1930, Vol. 1 by Roscoe Conkling Fitch Pg 170 & 171,