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Looking for relatives Fite are you kin

Posted: 1197519927000
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I am Dennis The Fite Family in America


Benjamin Franklin Fite (German name spelled Feidt)

Born - 1827 Cologne , Germany

Married 2-22-1849 in Brown, Ohio

Death - 11-25-1863 at Missionery Ridge , Tenn.

Occupation- Farmer

Military Record - Civil War

CO G 59th Vol. Inf.

Oct 14, 1862-November 25, 1863

Enlisted in Portsmouth , Ohio

Eyes- Blue

Hair- dark

Complexion- Light

Height- 6' 1"

Residence- Higginsport, Brown Co.


Jane Bathsheba Lawrence

Born 1-15-1827 in Brown, Ohio

Died 11-7-1908 in Lewis , Ky - Eastfork Cemetery

Father's name - George Lawrence

Mother' maiden name Francis


George Henry Fite Born 8-1-1850 Pleasant, Brown, Ohio

*John Benjamin Fite Born 12-11-1852 " "

-Spouse: Sarah Ellen Havens

Joseph Vance Fite Born 7-27-1855 " "

-Spouse: Sindy Havens Married in Lewis , KY

Charles Franklin Fite Born 9-21-1857 Brown, Ohio

Aurelius Fite Born 9-20-1859 Brown, Ohio

-Spouse: Lina Himes

Thomas Richardson Fite Born3-7-1862 Brown, Ohio


John Benjamin Fite

Born 12-11-1852 in Higginsport, Brown Co. Ohio

Burial-East Fort 6-7-1932

Place of Residence- Hasalton, Lewis Co., Ky



Father-Benjamin FranklinFite

Mother-Jane Bathsheba Lawrence


Sarah Ellen Havens

Born - 3-25-1857 in Mt. Sterling, Morgan Co., Ky

Church- Methodist

Father - Joel Monroe Havens

Mother - Mary Ellen DeBusk


John Benjamin, Jr. Born 1-5-1876 , Trinity, Lewis Co. Ky

Spouse Louisa Kilgore Married 1898

Died 2-22-1921

Burial Mt. Tabor Lewis Co., Ky

Charles Franklin Born 12-31-1877 Haselton , Ky

Finnes Favorite Born 2-5-1880 Haselton, Lewis Co, Ky

- Spouse Jenny Alvina Williams Death 1-7-1948 Mt. Tabor , Ribolt , Ky

Hattie Ann

Husband 1- Jesse Hardyman

Husband 2- James Dixon

*George Mitchell Fite Born 3-12-1884 Haselton, Lewis Co., Ky

Spouse Fannie Francis Tucker Married 1902

Died 6-29-1920 Burial- East Fork

Thomas Bruce Born 7-22-1886

Spouse-Mary Magdeline Kiser Haselton, Lewis Co., Ky

Lewis Emory Born 10-31-18 ?? Haselton, Lewis Co., Ky

Spouse- Marie Logan

Died 6-1965

Burial Mt. Tabor , Ribolt , Ky



-Lewis Emory

- another son

Joel Monroe Born 7-19-1891

Spouse 1- Nellie Polly

Spouse 2- Doxis Everman

Died 7-1971

Beulah Estella Born 9-11-1893 Haselton, Lewis County , Ky

Spouse 1- George Williams

Spouse 2 Harold Bennett

Jennings Bryan Born 9-4-1895

Spouse- Mathilda Housham

Burial- Mt. Tabor , Lewis County , Ky


George Mitchell Fite

Born- 3-12-1884 Haselton, Lewis Co., Ky

Married 1902

Death 6-18-1920 in a mine explosion Newhall #6 Mine. Died on way home to Ribolt , Ky #1 train Welch Station West Bound.

Occupation Coal Miner

Father - John Benjamin Fite, Sr.

Mother- Sarah Ellen Havens


Fannie Francis Tucker

Born 4-14-1888 Tollesboro Ky Lewis County

Death 12-30-1964

Burial Hartwell Cemetery, McDowell Co, WV

Big Creek Dis. Valls Creek , WV

Church- Methodist

Father ? Tucker


James Benjamin Born 5-15-1903 , Ribolt, Lewis Co., Ky

- Spouse 1 Lora Elswick Married 1920

- Spouse 2 Lura Christian

Death 4-20-1967 of Pneumonia St. Mary's Hosp

Burial Hartwell Cemetery , McDowell County

Children: Jackie Ray


Earl Mitchell Born 2-6-1906 Ribolt , Ky

Spouse Helen Shurilla Married 12-9-1925

Children: Shirley Mae

Mildred (Lucille?)

Ethel Mae Born 1908 Ribolt , Ky

Spouse Gus Beavers Death 11-1926 New Hall Cemetery

Children: Harold Beavers

Josephine Fite Born 1910 or 1911 Ribolt , Ky

Husband- Wiley A. Childress

Children: Wiley Jr.



Rose Lee Fite Born 1914 Ribolt , Ky

- Spouse Julius A. Dykes

Children: Anna Mae

Sonny (Julius Jr?)


Rex – died with heart attack


*Roy Woodrow Fite Born 10-29-1918 New Hall, McDowell Co.

- Spouse Nettie Gilbert Fite Married 7-11-1939

Jesse Ray Fite Born 1919 Died 1919

Roy and Nettie Fite’s Children:

-Patricia Ramona –b. 1940

-Charlene Eleanor –b. 1941

-Roy Woodrow II(Buddy) –b. 1944, d. 2003

-Donna Jean – died with SIDS in 1948

-Ronald Earl –b. 1950

-Dennis Alan –b. 1953

-Sandra Kay –b. 1956

Patricia married (1) Robert Richard (Rick) Haynes, and (2) Lee Dye

3 children by Rick Haynes:

Ronald Richard –b. 1960

Steven Douglas –b. 1961

Mark –b. 1963

Charlene married (1) Gary Robert Kaylor, and (2) John Walton

2 children by Gary Kaylor:

Robert (Bobby) –b. 1963, d. 1977 in car wreck

Nicole Charlene –b. 1967

2 children by John Walton:

Brooke –b. 1979

Ezekial (Zeke) –b. 1981

Roy Woodrow II married (1) Donna Foster, (2) Sandy White and (3) Mary Jane

2 children by Donna:

Jeffery –b. 1968

Kelly –b. 1974

Ronald married Tamela Scarberry

No children

Dennis married Norine Stanley

2 children:

Christopher Alan –b. 1973

Chad Michael –b. 1976

Sandra married John Stevens

2 children:

Jacob –b. 1976

Airian –b. 1980

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Re: Looking for relatives Fite are you kin

Posted: 1268245390000
Classification: Query
Hi my name is Beth Perry..I live in West Portsmouth,Ohio..My grandma was Helen Wilson Fite...She Married Perry Dee Ginn..They had 14 children...They are buried in Lewis County County Kentucky at the Ribolt Cemetary...Other then knowing their childrens name.I have no other info on them...If you have any other info and can link my family to yours that would be great....
Beth Perry

Re: Looking for relatives Fite are you kin

Posted: 1278583703000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Fite, Kiser
Hi, Thomas Bruce Fite and Mary Magdalene Kiser are my great-grandparents. The circumstances surrounding John Benjamin Fite's death are a bit puzzling, perhaps you have some information. Also, I have Benjamin Franklin Fite's place of birth as Ohio, not Germany.

Re: Looking for relatives Fite are you kin

Posted: 1278595526000
Classification: Query
Yes, Benjamin Franklin Fite died in Tennessee in the civel war. On my file for Ancestory is a death certificate. He was born in Brown--correct.

Re: Looking for relatives Fite are you kin

Posted: 1278596367000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Fite
Hi Dennis, I was actually finishing up an email to your yahoo address when I received an alert that a response had been posted to this thread. Check your inbox (it will be coming from for a more detailed explanation of my research thus far.

I was aware that Benjamin Franklin Fite was killed during the civil war, but I do not have his death certificate. I do have Bathsheba's petition for a widower's pension though, which also lists John Benjamin as a dependent.

I also have two deeds that record John Benjamin Fite Sr.'s land purchases in Lewis County, Kentucky, in 1879 and 1897.

I will check my records and post these if I've transcribed them.

Re: Looking for relatives Fite are you kin

Posted: 1278596528000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Fite, Havens
Also, to clarify, my inquiry was in regards to the circumstances of John Benjamin Fite's death. I will have to look up the death certificate for the details, but he is listed as a widower and a pauper, and apparently buried in potter's field; my records indicate that Sarah Ellen Havens Fite was still alive at the time of John's death.

Re: Looking for relatives Fite are you kin

Posted: 1278597070000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Fite
Dennis, here is the first deed for John Benjamin Fite (I have not yet transcribed the other one, but I will put it on my to do list... I can also scan and email or fax, or even snail mail you a copy if you'd like).


Name: Deed - William J. Nash to John B. Fite
Author: Thomas A. Mitchell - Court Clerk, Lewis County, Kentucky
Publisher: Lewis County, Kentucky
Call Number: Deed Book Y, Page 223
Notes: Copy in possession of Jonathan Fauth, Chesterfield, Virginia.
Repository: County Clerk, Lewis County, Kentucky
112 Second St.
P.O. Box 129
Vanceburg, KY 41179
(606) 796-3062

Notes: The county clerk is an elected official. At the time this record was obtained in 2010, Glenda Himes was serving as County Clerk for Lewis County.

A current list of Elected Officials for Lewis County can be found at:


Detail: Deed Book: Y; Page: 223
Date: 18 Mar 1879
Notes: Obtained from the Lewis County Clerk on May 3rd, 2010. Copy in possession of Jonathan Fauth, Chesterfield, Virginia.

Actual text:

This indenture made this 22nd day of February, 1879 between Mr. James Nash and Josephine his wife, of the County of Lewis and State of Kentucky of the first part and John B Fite of the County and State aforesaid, party of the second part.

Witnesseth that the said party of the first part in consideration of the sum of Eight-Hundred Dollars paid and to be paid as follows: Six-Hundred Dollars cash in hand paid by said second party and one note if even date herewith for Two-Hundred Dollars to be paid on or before the first day of March, 1880 with Eight percent interest from date and lien retained, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, so hereby sell, grant and convey to the part of the second part, his heirs, and assigns, the following described property is situated on the waters of Crooked Creek in the County and State aforesaid, and bounded as follows: Beginnin at a Stem in the Turnpike near Corner to A. Fitters land, thence N 68° W 63 Poles and Sixteen links to a Boxelder stump in a drain, thence S13½ East 81 Poles to a Synn, thence S68½ East 44½ poles to a stem in Eli Nash's line, thence N4 poles to a stem, thence North East 6 Poles to a stem in John Irwin's line, thence down the branch with said line N8 W22½ poles to a birch Stump 85°W 40 poles to the place of beginning, containing Twenty two acres + 2 Rods of land the same more or less being the same land that was conveyed to Wm J Nash party grantor by deed from Eli Nash & duly recorded in Deed Book "R" page 237 of Lewis County Court records.

To have and to hold the same with the appurtenances therein to the second party, his heirs and assigns forever with Covenant of General Warranty

Witness our hands and seals the day and year first above written

[signature: Wm J Nash] [SEAL]
[signature: Josephine Nash] [SEAL]

State of Kentucky }
County of Lewis }

I, Thomas A Mitchell Clerk of the Lewis County Court do certify that the foregoing deed from Wm J Nash & wife to John B Fite was this day produced to me in said County and duly acknowledged by Wm J Nash & Josephine his wife to be their act & deed for the uses & purposes therein mentioned.

Given under my hand this 18th day of March 1879.

Thomas A Mitchell, Clerk
By S B Adams, D6
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