John Mason Fitzgerald

about 1810–1 July 1889 (Age 79)
Fayette, Kentucky, United States

The Life of John Mason

When John Mason Fitzgerald was born about 1810, in Fayette, Kentucky, United States, his father, Jesse Fitzgerald, was 35 and his mother, Lucretia Shellars, was 34. He married Mary Sophia Bond in 1835, in Scott, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Upshur, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Meade Magisterial District, Upshur, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 1 July 1889, in Upshur, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Evergreen, Upshur, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Mason Fitzgerald
1810–1889
Mary Sophia Bond
1818–1896
Marriage: 1835
Mary Katherine Fitzgerald
1838–1915
Cassandra Mary Fitzgerald
1838–
John William Fitzgerald
1839–1907
James Lawrence Fitzgerald
1844–1920
Jesse Fitzgerald
1846–1923
Amanda Fitzgerald
1847–1926
Matilda "Tilly" Fitzgerald
1848–1876
George Fitzgerald
1849–
Luvina Cassianna Fitzgerald
1851–1932
Samuel R. Fitzgerald
1852–1880
Wilinia Elizabeth Fitzgerald
1852–1923
George Fitzgerald
1852–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1835
Scott, Kentucky, United States
children

(12)

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1775–1841Male

    Lucretia Shellars

    Female1776–1855Female

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1812

Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 2

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 22

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglo-Norman French patronymic from the personal name Gerald ( see Garrett ). The name was formed by the addition of the Anglo-Norman French prefix fi(t)z ‘son of’ (Latin filius) to the personal name. The Gaelicized form Mac Gearailt is common in the Gaelic-speaking areas of West Kerry.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John M Fitzjerrald, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John M Fitzgerald, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jno M Fitsgerald, "United States Census, 1860"

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