1791–1871

Introduction

Born: Jan­u­ary 1, 1791, New Ha­ven, Con­nec­ti­cut.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 31, 1871, New Ha­ven, Con­nec­ti­cut.

Buried: Grove Street Ce­me­te­ry, New Ha­ven, Con­nec­ti­cut.

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Biography

Eleazar was the son of Na­than­i­el Fitch and Ma­ry Thomp­son.

He mar­ried three times—to Eliz­a­beth Lu­cia Woos­ter (1817), Su­san Au­gu­sta Root (1822), and Ma­ry Cof­fin Lunt.

He gra­du­at­ed from Yale Col­lege in 1810, and was a Pro­fess­or of Di­vi­ni­ty there, 1817–63.

With Le­on­ard Ba­con and oth­ers, he com­piled the Con­nec­ti­cut Con­gre­ga­tion­al Psalms & Hymns for Chris­tian Use and Wor­ship in 1845. He con­tribut­ed three psalm ver­sions and three hymns to it .

Sources

Lyrics

Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Fitch (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?