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Albert C Fitzgerald
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Birth: Aug. 14, 1845
South Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 7, 1928
Grayson County
Texas, USA

ALBERT CLEVELAND FITZGERALD (1845-1928), son of Matthew Vannerson Fitzgerald(b: 11 Nov 1816 d: 18 Sept 1863) and Julie Mathis (b: ? d: 1847), served as a private in Captain Butler's South Carolina Infantry, 1st Regiment, during the Civil War. (Source: National Park Service: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors, Film Number M381 roll 11.) In 1862, he joined the Confederate army. He misrepresented his age in order to assist his native state in the Civil War. Nora Belle Fitzgerald Stillwell (1881-1964), daughter of Albert C. Fitzgerald, related that her father was captured by the Union Army three weeks before the War Between the States ended and survived on bread and water until the end of the war. She said that he was released and made his way home to Cowpens, South Carolina. Near the end of the war, soldiers on both sides, who were captured, were often reported as absent without leave or lost. On 17 July 1866, about one year after returning from fighting in the Civil War, Albert Cleveland Fitzgerald married Harriett Lucindi Tillotson, daughter of James Tillotson (1811-1887) and Elizabeth Betsy McAbee (1812-1897).

Albert Cleveland Fitzgerald married Harriet Lucindi Tillotson on 17 July 1866, in Cowpens, Spartanburg County, South Carolina. All of their children were born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and they were:
•Luna [Lunar] (8 Feb 1868 – 23 June 1914)
•Emma Caroline (8 June 1870 – 21 Feb 1955)
•Jessie (10 Feb 1872 – 18 Feb 1933)
•Mattie Jane (17 August 1875 – 5 October 1957)
•James Charles [Charlie] ( 21 May 1878 – 25 Dec 1946)
•Nora Belle (18 Feb 1881 – 22 Sept 1964)
•Matthew Wilson [Witt] (29 April 1885 – 10 March 1969)
•Rufus Pryor (31 March 1888– 27 Oct 1976)
•Clyde Falls (24 August 1894 – 9 May 1966)

Albert and Harriett Fitzgerald's daughter, Lunar, married Miles Winfield Mathis (b: 31 Jul 1851 d: 18 Jul 1936) and their daughter, Jessie married Abner Earlie Mathis (b: 1858 d: 4 Oct 1914). Miles and Earlie Mathis were born in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, and were sons of Tilman Mathis and Mary Gossett. Miles and Earlie Mathis moved to Texas after marrying the two Fitzgerald sisters. Harriet Fitzgerald missed her two daughters (Lunar and Jessie Fitzgerald) so much that she persuaded her husband, Albert, to pack up and move to Texas. They came to Texas in 1895 in a covered wagon and eventually settled in Denison, Texas.

The only family member who did not come to Texas was Emma Caroline Fitzgerald. Emma Caroline had married William A. (Will) Wood and they decided to remain in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Like his father, Albert had been a farmer in South Carolina, and he had the same profession when he relocated to Texas. The countryside in North Texas probably reminded Albert of home with its gently rolling hills. Times were hard, but the family stuck it out despite numerous crop failures.
Family links: 
  Matthew V Vannerson Fitzgerald (1816 - 1863)
  Julia Mathis (____ - 1847)
  Harriet Lucindi Tillotson Fitzgerald (1846 - 1918)
  Mattie J Fitzgerald (1875 - 1957)*
  Jessie Fitzgerald Mathis (1879 - 1933)*
  Nora Belle Fitzgerald Stillwell (1881 - 1964)*
  Matthew Wilson Fitzgerald (1885 - 1969)*
  Rufus Pryor Fitzgerald (1888 - 1976)*
  Albert C Fitzgerald (1845 - 1928)
  Louisiana Aurrie Fitzgerald Cannon (1849 - 1913)**
  Deborah Edmundra Fitzgerald Bryant (1851 - 1900)**
*Calculated relationship
Oakwood Cemetery
Grayson County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 11
Maintained by: Couch Genealogy
Originally Created by: Jan Jones
Record added: Jan 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83817547
Albert C Fitzgerald
Added by: Couch Genealogy
Albert C Fitzgerald
Added by: Couch Genealogy
Albert C Fitzgerald
Added by: Couch Genealogy
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Thank you for your service to our cause, may you rest in peace. Deo Vindice.
- James & Cheryl Graham
 Added: Oct. 25, 2015
May you know eternal peace, Albert.
- Lyle Fulton
 Added: Mar. 31, 2014

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