FRANCIS C. FITZHUGH. Died on May 12, 1910, at his home, in Charlottesville, Va., Francis C. Fitzhugh, at the age of seventy-two years. He was born at Barboursville, Orange County. Va., in 1838, and was educated at a good neighborhood school. His father died, leaving his mother with a large family, and it became necessary for Frank to go to work early in life. Being fond of reading and study, he acquired a good education.
At the commencement of the War between the States he was serving in the Jones bookstore at the University of Virginia, but he promptly enlisted in Company F, 13th Virginia Infantry Regiment. His health was so bad at that time that the surgeon rejected him. His diary, which is well preserved, contains the following:"March 15, 1862, mustered into the Confederate service in the Virginia Battery, Capt. J. M. Carrington, one hundred and fifty men and six guns. May 17, 1862, left the university to join General Jackson in the Valley of Virginia." He names the places where they camped on the march and tells of the marching and of the battles in which they participated.
He was honorably paroled at the close of the war and returned to his home, in Orange County, Va. He always took interest in the welfare of Confederate veterans, and was a member of John Bowie Strange Camp, U. C. V., Charlottesville, Va., at the time of his death.
Comrade Fitzhugh was twice married. His first wife was Miss Margaret G. Conway, of Green County, Va. By this union he had two sons and two daughters. His second wife was Miss Roberta L. Conway, of Madison County, Va., a cousin of his first wife, by which marriage there were a son and a daughter. His wife and the six children survive him. He was a quiet gentleman, but possessed a keen sense of humor, and was good company and much beloved by his neighbors. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and took an active part in its affairs and its Sunday school. He was an affectionate husband and devoted father. He fought a good fight as a soldier for his beloved Southland and as a soldier of the cross. [From sketch by Catlett Conway, sergeant Company A, 7th Virginia Infantry]
Confederate Veteran, Volume 18; Publisher: S.A. Cunningham, 1910. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Son of Son of James Madison and Mary (Stuart) Fitzhugh, married secondly, 21 AUG 1884 Greene County, VA Louise Roberta Conway (#105041527), b. Feb. 20, 1843 d. Oct. 11, 1918, d/o Battaile Fitzhugh Taliaferro Conway (1814-1897/#19063174) and Mary Ann Wallace.
Added at the request of Richard H. L. Chichester, III (#46953186)