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Erastus Fitch, son of Darius, was born at Hyde Park in 1811, on the old Fitch farm, now owned by his son, Vernon D. Erastus married Sarah Brigham, of Morristown, reared a family of three children, and died in 1845. His wife survived him ten years, dying in 1855. Vernon D. was born on the old farm in 1840, and married Elizabeth Sumner, of Troy, Vt. The Fitch family is one of the oldest in the town, Jabez Fitch having made the first settlement on the old Fitch homestead, The house now standing thereon, built by Darius, was raised the day after the battle of Plattsburgh, in 1814.