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Abijah Fitch was born in Cooperstown, NY in 1800 or 1799 and while living there he married Lanah Nelson, who was from Lansingburg, NY. The couple had 12 children, of whom 11 reached adulthood. He moved to Auburn around 1820 and became a distinguished citizen. He was a successful merchant and helped to advance Auburn materially after he moved there. During his lifetime he became interested in the railroad and helped to aid its creation and other projects related to it, including the projection of the Auburn & Syracuse Railroad. He was an exemplary citizen and was well liked by the residents of Auburn. At the time of the Alaska purchase Fitch accompanied William Henry Seward on his trip around the world. He died in Auburn in 1882 or 1883.

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Biography: 
Abijah Fitch was born in Cooperstown, NY in 1800 or 1799 and while living there he married Lanah Nelson, who was from Lansingburg, NY. The couple had 12 children, of whom 11 reached adulthood. He moved to Auburn around 1820 and became a distinguished citizen. He was a successful merchant and helped to advance Auburn materially after he moved there. During his lifetime he became interested in the railroad and helped to aid its creation and other projects related to it, including the projection of the Auburn & Syracuse Railroad. He was an exemplary citizen and was well liked by the residents of Auburn. At the time of the Alaska purchase Fitch accompanied William Henry Seward on his trip around the world. He died in Auburn in 1882 or 1883.
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http://books.google.com/books?id=jt0wAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA129&lpg=PA129&dq=one+hundred+twenty+years+in+auburn,+ny&source=bl&ots=F7BowttnQ-&sig=_iFJcJ8_ijWjqpN01-x1FZRYwl4&hl=en&sa=X&ei=9cwMU6qXFoWMyAHgnIDYAQ&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAg#v=snippet&q=Abijah%20Fitch&f=false
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Historical Records of a Hundred and Twenty Years, Auburn, N. Y., p 136. He is also mentioned on pgs. 136, 137, 172, 249. History of Cayuga County, New York, p 541. He is also mentioned on pgs. 37, 200, 248, 280, 532, 541.
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This website lists his wife's name as Lanah NELSON, not Lanah WILSON. The couple had 12 children together: "1. Fitch, Henry, b. 1821, d. 1822 (Age 1 years) 2. Fitch, Sarah S., b. 1823, d. 1876 (Age 53 years) 3. Fitch, Nelson, b. 1824, Cayuga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 1897 (Age 73 years) 4. Fitch, Helen E., b. 1826, d. 1827 (Age 1 years) 5. Fitch, Helen Eliza, b. 20 Dec 1827, Auburn, Cayuga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 04 Dec 1874, Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 46 years) 6. Fitch, Charles P., b. 1830, Auburn, Cayuga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 1881 (Age 51 years) 7. Fitch, Henry Bates, b. 1832, Cayuga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 1881 (Age 49 years) 8. Fitch, Frances, b. 16 Jan 1834, Auburn, Cayuga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 1900 (Age 65 years) 9. Fitch, Edward M., b. 1836, Auburn, Cayuga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location, d. Jun 1879, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 43 years) 10. Fitch, Cornelia, b. 1838, Auburn, Cayuga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 1893 (Age 55 years) 11. Fitch, Horace B., b. 1839, Auburn, Cayuga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 1887 (Age 48 years) 12. Fitch, Emma, b. 1842, Auburn, Cayuga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 1879 (Age 37 years)"
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http://www.hopetillman.com/tng/getperson.php?personID=I889&tree=hope1
Title of Webpage: 
Fitch, Abijah
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http://books.google.com/books?id=v9Y4AQAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q=Abijah%20Fitch&f=false
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http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Fitch&GSfn=Abijah&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=36&GScnty=1983&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=65464377&df=all&
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http://www.hopetillman.com/tng/getperson.php?personID=I889&tree=hope1 History of Cayuga County, New York, p 541 http://books.google.com/books?id=jt0wAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA129&lpg=PA129&dq=one+hundred+twenty+years+in+auburn,+ny&source=bl&ots=F7BowttnQ-&sig=_iFJcJ8_ijWjqpN01-x1FZRYwl4&hl=en&sa=X&ei=9cwMU6qXFoWMyAHgnIDYAQ&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAg#v=snippet&q=Abijah%20Fitch&f=false Historical Records of a Hundred and Twenty Years, Auburn, N.Y., p 136.
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http://www.forthillcemetery.net/NewRoster/openframe.html
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http://books.google.com/books?id=v9Y4AQAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q=Abijah%20Fitch&f=false
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Historical Records of a Hundred and Twenty Years, Auburn, N. Y., p 136. History of Cayuga County, New York, p 541 http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=fitch&GSfn=abijah&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=36&GScnty=1983&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=65464377&df=all&