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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
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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_p019
Description PERRY FITZGERALD 2. She called her husband to kill it, and by the time that was done, another came out the same cavity. At another time she saw one hanging down from the unlathed floor timber over her head before she had got out of bed in the morning, swinging back and forth apparently hunting a good place to fall. The expedition with which she gathered up her baby and disappeared from that vicinity is said to have been somewhat marvelous." In the History of Vermilllon County, Illinois we read the following account of the Cosat Family: " Fster Gosat came here in 1830 and commenced a farm on section 11, just west of Samuel Copeland , and lived there about thirty years. He died, and his family is scattered, one son living in Ross. His brother David came in 183^, and took up lands near Peter Cosat in the timber, and lived there until 18^9, when he sold to Mr. Gunn and went to Wisconsin, where his father-in-law had gone. David Cosat came back from Wisconsin a year later, and bought one hundred and twenty acres of E.M. Kirk, at five dollars per acre. He engaged in farming and raising cattle, and horses. He still resides on the farm, but thinks he has nearly passed his working days. Several of his children live near him. His son John J,, is a Justice of the Peace, and is an ordained elder of the Christian Church," From the map of Vormillion County we can see that Perry Fitzgerald 's farm was only about a mile and a half from the farm of Peter Cosat. In those days that would be called close neighbors. So Perry met and fell in love with Peter Cosat's daughter Mary Ann. So two years after Perry went Elount h© Married Mary Ann Ccsat 10 Jan* 1839. They were married by Freeman Smalley, Elder of the Baptist Church* He lived near or in Higginsville where Benjamin Fitzgerald, Ferry's brcther lived. Perry and Mary Ann's first child was a boy , born 25 Mar. 18'K), and they named him John after his grandfather Fitzgerald. ( Map of Varmillion Coo A, Perry, B, Peter Cosat, C, Benjamin Fitzgerald, M&RY ANN COSAT PERRY FITZGERALD VermiUion County Marriage Records p. 51. D* Zi:
Format image/jpeg
Setname uum_jwfc
Date Created 2005-09-12
Date Modified 2005-09-12
ID 204329
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k0727d/204329