William Fitzgerald

1840–31 March 1865 (Age 25)
Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States

The Life of William

When William Fitzgerald was born in 1840, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States, his father, Samuel Fitzgerald, was 47 and his mother, Nancy Ann Anderson, was 47. He lived in Southern District, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States in 1860. He died on 31 March 1865, in Hatchers, Powhatan, Virginia, United States, at the age of 25.

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Samuel Fitzgerald
Nancy Ann Anderson
Elizabeth John Fitzgerald
Obediah Thomas Fitzgerald
Martha Jane Fitzgerald
Francis Emiline Fitzgerald
Mildred Fitzgerald
Samuel Fitzgerald
Wilmoth Fitzgerald
Mary Ann Fitzgerald
Rebecca Fitzgerald
William Fitzgerald
Louisa Margaret Fitzgerald
Susan Fitzgerald
William Fitzgerald

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World Events (5)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 4

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 21

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Fitzgerald in household of Saml Fitzgerald, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Williann Fitzgerald in household of Saml Fitzgerald, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wm. Fitzgerald, "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912"

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