1Ezra S. Stearns, The Descendants of Dea. Zachary Fitch of Reading, NEHGR Vol. 55, p. 293 (Jul. 1901).
"16. SAMUEL3 FITCH, b. March 4, 1673-4, was the son of Samuel.(sup)2 In addition to the estate of his father, he received from his maternal grandfather, Job Lane, one-fourth of the Winthrop farm, upon which he settled at the time of his marriage. (See Hazen's Billerica, and Brown's Bedford.) This farm was in Billerica, and in the incorporation of Bedford, 1729, it was included in the new town. His children were born in Billerica, but those who remained upon the paternal acres were residents of Bedford. He was a soldier in the Indian War, 1706; and many of his sons and grandsons were soldiers in the French and Indian War or in the Revolution. He was town clerk and selectman, and through life an intelligent useful citizen. He m. March 20, 1695, Elizabeth Walker, b. Feb. 13, 1677-8, dau. of Joseph and Sarah (Wyman) Walker of Billerica. She d. Nov. 26, 1716. Seven of her eight children survived her. He m. second, 1717, Eunice Taylor, b. in Concord, Dec. 22, 1678, dau. of John and Eunice (Wooley) Taylor. He d. April 4, 1742. The widow Eunice d. Aug. 27, 1767.
Children by first wife:
i. SARAH,4 b. Dec. 25, 1696; d. Feb. 4, 1696-7.
23. ii. SARAH, b. May 4, 1698; m. Aug. 26, 1727, Richard Hickson of Stoughton.
24. iii. SAMUEL, b. Feb. 14, 1699-1700.
25. iv. JOSEPH, b. Oct. 2, 1702.
26. v. BENJAMIN, b. July 30, 1705.
27. vi. JOHN, b. Feb. 12, 1707-8.
28. vii. JEREMIAH.
29. viii.ZACHARIAH. b. Feb. 13, 1712-13.
Child by second wife:
ix. ELIZABETH, b. Sept. 23, 1718; m. Dec. 11, 1735, Joseph Mead, b. 1712, son of Stephen and Ruth (Taylor) Mead. They lived upon the Mead homestead in Bedford.".