Mary Wilson Fitzgerald was born on 16 August 1825, in Virginia, United States as the daughter of Jemima Claywell. She married Elias Pinkney Lazenby on 14 November 1845, in Iredell, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in North Carolina, United States in 1870 and Cool Spring Township, Iredell, North Carolina, United States in 1900. She died on 7 May 1916, at the age of 90, and was buried in Providence Methodist Church Cemetery, Statesville, Iredell, North Carolina, United States.
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.