|Birth: ||Feb. 15, 1686|
|Death: ||Dec. 12, 1758|
CAPTAIN, HENRY FITZHUGH was born on 15 January 1686 in Stafford County, Virginia, and was the son of William Fitzhugh (1651-1701) and Sarah Tucker (1663-?).
Henry Fitzhugh married Susanna Cooke on 24 Feb 1718 in Stafford County, Virginia. Henry & Susanna had SEVEN children (that are known of):
Henry Fitzhugh (1723-1783),
Thomas Fitzhugh (1725-1768),
John Fitzhugh (1727-1809),
William Fitzhugh (1729-1785),
Sarah Anne Fitzhugh (1729-?, twin of William),
Susanna Fitzhugh-Thornton (1732-1795), and
Elizabeth Fitzhugh (1736-?).
John Hesselius painted the portrait of Captain Henry Fitzhugh when Henry was sixty-four. It is said that although Fitzhugh had a sight impairment, he was still a man of dignity and character. Henry was impeccably groomed and dressed. His character was developed early. Henry was tutored since age three by an immigrant Frenchman, and until age eleven when he was sent to England for further education, Henry could only read and write in French. Instructions stated that Henry was to be furnished with clothing "fit & decent" rather than "rich and gaudy." Although Henry was a second son, Henry so distinguished himself as a scholar that he was willed half his father's large library. In turn he dutifully served in both county government and at Williamsburg, bringing credit to the family.
Henry passed away on 12 Dec 1758 in Stafford County, Virginia, he was originally buried at a cemetery on his Father, William Fitzhugh's, plantation estate, "Bedford," which was later relocated to St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery, King George County, Virginia.
1. Brown, Stuart E. Jr. (1983), "Annals of Clarke County Virginia," Virginia Book Company, Berryville, Virginia, Vol 1, pp. 226-236. (Birth, Marriage, & Death)
2. Musselman, Homer D., (1994), "Stafford County Virginia: Veterans and Cemeteries," Bookcrafters, Fredericksburg, Virginia, p. 138,(ISBN: 1-56190-073-7).
Burried at Bedford Cemetery, Stafford County, which was on the Plantation of Col. William Fitzhugh (1651-1701), the cemetery was relocated to St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery, King George County, approximately 3 miles east of it's original location. Daughter of Mordecai Cooke. Consort of Henry Fitzhugh. (Birth, Marriage, & Death)
3. King, George Harrison Stanford, (1961), "The Register of Overwharton Parish Stafford County Virginia, 1723 - 1758, and Sundry Historical & Genealogical Notes," Fellow, American Society of Genealogists, Fredericksburg, Virginia, pp. 224 & 225. (Birth, Marriage, & Death).
4. Sparacio, Ruth & Sparacio, Sam, (1987), "Virginia County Court Records, Stafford County, Virginia Will Book (Liber O), 12 July 1748 - July Court 1767," pp. 86-87 & Memorandum p. 141.
Henry Fitzhugh's Will, 13 June 1759, Stafford County Court, Will Book Liber O, pp. 363-365.
Memorandum, 12 Feb 1760, Deed Book P, pp. 251-252.
5. Sparacio, Ruth & Sparacio, Sam, (1992), "Stafford County, Virginia Deed & Will Book Abstracts, 1809-1810," pp. 61-62.
John Fitzhugh Inventory & Appraisment, Stafford County Court, Ordered 9 Oct 1809, Recorded 8 Jan 1810, pp. 19-21.
A GREAT WEALTH OF THANKS IS OWED TO PAULA LUCY DELOSH FOR HER TIME AND EFFORTS IN CONTRIBUTING THE HEADSTONE PHOTO FOR HENRY AND HIS WIFE SUSANNA POSTED ON THIS WEB SITE!
William Fitzhugh (1651 - 1701)
Sarah Tucker Fitzhugh (1663 - 1703)
Susannah Cooke Fitzhugh (1693 - 1749)
John Fitzhugh (1727 - 1809)*
William Fitzhugh (1677 - 1713)*
Henry Fitzhugh (1686 - 1758)
John Fitzhugh (1692 - 1733)*
Saint Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery
King George County
Maintained by: Mark Morrow
Originally Created by: PL
Record added: Apr 20, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5000727