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Below is a family biography included in The History of Franklin County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Squire Fitzgerald, a prominent farmer of Franklin County, and a carpenter by trade, is a son of Washington Fitzgerald. The latter came to Missouri with his father, from Mason County, Ky., in 1818. They first settled in St. Louis County, and afterward moved to Franklin County, where they settled on what is now known as the Maupin Place, March 9, 1858. June 19, 1828, Washington Fitzgerald married Ann, daughter of William Hibber, and of the twelve children born to them nine are still living. Squire Fitzgerald was born July 21, 1829, was reared on a farm, and, being of studious habits, acquired a good education in addition to the limited schooling received. October 30, 1849, he married Eliza J., daughter of Thomas Wiseman, of St. Louis County, Mo. Seven children blessed this union, six of whom are still living, viz.: Isaiah S., Evi W., Bessie A., William P. (a physician), Nancy L. and Addison G. A few years after his marriage Mr. Fitzgerald removed to Franklin County, and rented a farm of 150 acres, subsequently purchasing 360 acres adjoining, and, as a result of his industry and economy, is now the possessor of 300 acres, besides having given a son sixty acres. He is a member of the Masonic lodge, which society held its meetings at his house for a number of years. Politically, he is a Democrat. Mr. and Mrs. Fitzgerald are worthy members of the Old School Presbyterian Church, to which they give cheerful aid.

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This family biography is one of 305 biographies included in The History of Franklin County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Franklin County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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