in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Metalwork. 1967 words.
Fitch, John (21 January 1743–June or July 1798), inventor and craftsman, was born in Windsor, Connecticut, the son of Joseph Fitch and Sarah Shaler, farmers. His father came from...