Betty Fitz, Elizabeth Fitts and Jane Fitz, Wife of Daniel or Timothy Flanders?

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In researching more New Hampshire Unsourced Profiles, I have come across Betty Fitz Flanders whose profile says she was the wife of Daniel Flanders. This led me to the article by William Prescott, "The Flanders Family", NEHGR, Vol. 27 (1873). He says that Daniel Flanders wife was actually Sarah Weed, and that Timothy Flanders wife was Jane Fitz. In Timothy's Wikitree profile his wife is listed as Elizabeth Fitts. There is also another Daniel Flanders in Wikitree, the brother of the first Daniel with an unknown spouse. I have proposed merging these two Daniels, since this looks like an error. Confused yet?

Now we come to the book by James Hill Fitts, "The Genealogy of the Fitts or Fitz Family in America", 1869, Google Books, which says that Elisabeth Fitts (note the s) was "pub. to Timothy Flanders of Salisbury, Dec. 2, 1752". Which leads me to believe that Timothy was married to Elisabeth or Elizabeth Fitts or Fitz. I would like to merge Betty Fitz with Elizabeth Fitts (I have marked them as an unmerged match) and list her spouse as Timothy Flanders. If you have followed me so far I congratulate you. It took me a couple of hours to work this out.

My question is: does this all make sense?

WikiTree profile: Betty Flanders
asked in Genealogy Help by Henry Chadwick G2G6 Mach 4 (45.5k points)

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Vital Records of Salisbury, MA Marriages: "Betty, of South Hampton, and Timothy Flanders, int. Dec 2, 1752."

Vital Records of Amesbury, MA Births: The children are born to Timothy and Elisabeth Flanders: Anna/Nancy, Daniel, Levi, Sarah.

VR Amesbury, Marriages Daniel (of Salisbury int), and Sarah Weed Dec 10 1761.

I believe Timothy married Betty/Elisabeth Fitts.

Timothy Flanders' estate was probated Amesbury, Essex County, 1765. Case # 9590. He died a young man.


answered by Ann Carmel G2G6 Mach 2 (28.3k points)
selected by Henry Chadwick

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