Betty Ann Fitch

Betty Ann Fitch is part of an extended family that worked and lived at Monticello for more than a century.  She earned her master’s degree in English and became a teacher.  She was particularly close to her grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Henderson Fitch, who was orphaned at age four and taken in by the Levy-Mayhoff family, the owners of Monticello.  Mary Elizabeth Henderson lived with and worked for the Mayhoffs for more than twenty years, spending long periods in New York City as well as Monticello.  She married Thomas Jefferson Fitch, the Monticello coachman and chauffeur.  Betty Ann Fitch is her family’s history-keeper and treasures a quilt made by her grandmother and her sewing circle.