John Mason Fitzgerald

Maleabout 1810–1 July 1889

Brief Life History of John Mason

When John Mason Fitzgerald was born about 1810, in Fayette, Kentucky, United States, his father, Jesse Fitzgerald, was 36 and his mother, Lucretia Shellars, was 35. 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 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 80, and was buried in Evergreen, Upshur, West Virginia, United States.

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John Mason Fitzgerald
Mary Sophia Bond
Marriage: 1835
Mary Katherine Fitzgerald
Cassandra Mary Fitzgerald
John William Fitzgerald
Amanda Fitzgerald
James Lawrence Fitzgerald
Jesse Fitzgerald
Matilda "Tilly" Fitzgerald
George Fitzgerald
Luvina Cassianna Fitzgerald
Samuel R. Fitzgerald
Wilinia Elizabeth Fitzgerald
George Fitzgerald

Sources (18)

  • John M Fitzjerrald, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John M Fitzgerald in entry for Amanda Jane Toms, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • John M Fitzgerald, "United States Census, 1870"

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  • Marriage
    1835Scott, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (12)

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    World Events (8)


    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Eamon, Liam, Aidan, Bridgid, Caitlin, Donal, Fitz, Fitzgerald, Ciaran, Colum, Dermot.

    Irish: from Anglo-Norman French fi(t)z ‘son’ (see Fitz ) + the personal name Gerald (see Gerald ), ‘son of Gerald’. This is a very common Anglo-Norman name in Ireland, where it has been Gaelicized as Mac Gearailt. Irish bearers of the name claim descent from Gerald Fitzwalter de Windsor, constable of Pembroke Castle in the early 12th century, whose grandson Raymond (or Redmond) ‘le Gros’ FitzGerald (died after 1185) led the invasion of Ireland on behalf of Strongbow in 1170. A branch of the family held the title Knight of Glin from at least 1299–2011.

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

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