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 William F. Fitzhugh

William F. Fitzhugh

Birth
Hamilton, Boone County, Kentucky, USA
Death 23 Oct 1883 (aged 65)
McKinney, Collin County, Texas, USA
Burial Denison, Grayson County, Texas, USA
Plot Block 38
Memorial ID 6620613 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Army Officer. As a child he moved with his parents to Missouri, and at the age of 17, he volunteered for service in the Seminole War in Florida. Later, when returning to Missouri, he took part in the campain to expel the Mormons from that state. In 1845 he moved to Texas, were he married Miss Mary Rattan and received 650 Acres to farm. During the War with Mexico he served in the First Regiment Of Texas Volunteers. After the war he devided his time between farming and serving with the Texas Rangers. In March 1862 he entered Confederate Service and served as the first Colonel and commander of the 16th Texas Cavalry. After the War he resumed farming at Melissa, Texas. He also served as doorkeeper for the Constitutional Convention of 1875 and as Senate doorkeeper for the 15th through the 18th legislatures. In 1883 he was killed when he was thrown from a wagon. He was first buried in the Pecan Grove Cemetery near McKinney, Texas, but later re-interred in the Fairfield Cemetery near Denison, Texas.



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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Herbert Rickards
  • Added: 19 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6620613
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William F. Fitzhugh (8 May 1818–23 Oct 1883), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6620613, citing Fairview Cemetery, Denison, Grayson County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .