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Title Fitzgerald Famly Stories
Personal Names Fitzgerald, John W., 1907-1998
Creator Fitzgerald, John W., 1907-1998
Date Digital 2004-06-24
Type Text; Image
Format application/pdf
Format Creation Scanned at 300 dpi on Epson Expression 1640 XL flatbed scanner. Files saved as uncompressed TIFF. Resized to 1000 pixel-width JPEG images with Photoshop CS.
Language eng
Rights Management Digital Images copyright 2004, Univerity of Utah. All rights reserved.
Scanning Technician Charles Nielson
Metadata Cataloger Charles Nielson
ARK ark:/87278/s6k0727d
Setname uum_jwfc
Date Created 2005-09-12
Date Modified 2017-09-11
ID 204348
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k0727d

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Title uu_fitzgerald2_p016
Description JOHN FITZGERALD ------LEAH PHILLIPS south of the small town of Reily. He is recorded in the 1820 Butler County census as John Fitzjarsal, but not in the 1830 census. However he died at his farm near Reily in August of 1839. In September of 1837 he sold two sections of property to his son Perry which he owned in Blount Twp, Vermillion County, Illinois. John had apparently bought this land during the period of land speculation in that area and had bought sight and unseen. Both John and Perry are named as residents of Butler County, Ohio in the deed. John Fitzgerald died intestate which necessitated an appraisal and sale of his property to settle the estate. The lists made and the scraps of notes indicate that he was a prosperous farmer of his day, contrary to what had been im-gined. John and his wife Leah died within two weeks of each other from unstated causes, attended by a local doctor; coffins and grave markers ordered and paid for out of the estate. John and Leah were buried in the St. Charles Cemetary in the Reily Township. Barbary their eldest daughter may have been mentally or physically unable to care for herself since John Nebeker, her sister Lurena»s husband is named in the estate settlement as her guardian. She continued to live with her sister Lurena Fitzgerald Nebeker and went with the Nebeker family to Utah , where she died unmarried 1 July 1892. John and Leah's daughter Lovina, married James Lynch in Oct. 1828, she was only 15 years old at the time. Her husband James, is on hand at the estate settlement to accept her share, but she is not named as an heir. Perry is not named during the settlement either, other than as being a recipient of a share, and John Nebeker accepts if on Perry's behalf. By this time Perry was already in Blount Twp, , Vermillion Co., Illinois. Benjamin, the youngest (19) and the only one born in Butler Co. , Ohio was present at the sale of the estate and received and is next recorded as living in Higginsville, Vermillion County, 111. . He was living there in 1850 and was recorded on the census. He is r«corded in the town records of Higginsville as being the town supervisor in 1859. Three of his daughter are recorded in the records, they are: Elizabeth Emily Ina B. John Fitzgerald and Leah Phillips Fitzgerald *s daughter Lurena joined the Mormons and made the trek to Utah arriving 25 Sept. 1847. The record of Pioneer arrivals gives the follow-information: Father John Nebeker 34 old born 1 Aug. 1813 Mother Lurena Fitzgerald 28 ii n 25 Aug. 1819 Children William Perry 11 ii n 5 Sept 1836 Aaron 7 it n 28 Dec 1840 Ira 8 ii ii 23 June 1839 Ashton 4 ti ii 23 Sept .1843 Rozella 3 n n 3 Oct. 1846 Brother George Nebeker 22 n it 22 Jan. 1827 Born Newport, Newcastle Others in care of John Nsbeker: Sister-in-law Mary Ann Cosat Fitzgerald 26 born 30 Sept. 1821 Her son John Fitzgerald 7 born 25 March 1840, Danville, 111. ********#*****>!.¦ !,¦!.***** Many thanks to Alta Fitzgerald Andrus Aylett, J.Z. Stewart and Ruth Smith Morris for their hours of research which I have made use of in connection with some of my own. Edson Smith Packer
Format application/pdf
Setname uum_jwfc
Date Created 2005-09-12
Date Modified 2005-09-12
ID 204326
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k0727d/204326