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Louisa F. Fitzgerald

Female Abt 1828 - 1865  (~ 37 years)


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  • Name Louisa F. Fitzgerald 
    Born Abt 1828  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 1865  [2
    Person ID I5075  Our Genealogy
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2007 

    Father Aaron Fitzgerald,   b. Abt 1808, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1881, Logan County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Lucinda [Fitzgerald],   b. Abt 1807, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. BET. 1860 - 1870  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married Bef 1828 
    Family ID F2392  Group Sheet

    Family Rev. William Vance McNeely,   b. Abt 1831, Blount County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1899, Greene County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married Abt 1850  Probably Hamilton or Bradley Counties, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. James A. McNeely,   b. Abt 1851, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1876  (Age ~ 25 years)
     2. Mary Martellia "Marteely" McNeely,   b. 3 Aug 1854, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1932, McDonald County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. John C. McNeely,   b. 28 Dec 1856, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1908  (Age 51 years)
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F2068  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Hi Tara, Uncle Bill, and other interested parties,

      Earlier this week, I was able to travel to Washington, DC and didresearch at the National Archives. In the McNeely line, Tara and I havebeen researching William V. McNeely as John and Mary's father. Record ofhis service in the War of Northern Aggression (As we refer to it in theSouth), as a Union soldier, I suspected he may have filed for a pensionand searched for his pension file at the National Archives. He is listedwith pension file #575906, certificate #724643. His widow, Augusta S.McNeely, collected widow's pension upon William's death, widow's pensionfile #700384, certificate #504878. His service was from 15 Nov 1863,discharged at Clarksville, Ark., 8 August 1865. He entered service asPrivate and was discharged as Sergeant with the Company "C" 2nd ArkansasInfantry.

      His pension application was filed 10 February 1891, under the provisionsof the Act of June 27, 1890. He collected until his death on 5 March 1899.
      Augusta S. (White) McNeely collected her pension until 12 May 1913 whenshe remarried (at age 68!). I believe she remarried in Topeka, Kansas,but I'm not sure.

      Among lots of information, William states he and Augusta S. White (age44) were married 25 Dec. 1889 in Christian County, Mo., Rev. JamesHolderby.

      His previous wife was Lucinda B.M. Cannon, d. 6 Dec. 1886 at ChristianCounty, Mo. (She was a Confederate widow by the way)

      His children are Mary M. Hamby, b. August 13, 1854 and J.C. McNeely, b.Dec. 28, 1856.

      On Augusta's claim, she gives the name of William's first wife. Louisa F.Fitzgerald. Mary Hamby signed a statement for Augusta. She states thatshe is the daughter of the late William V. McNeely and his first wife whodied in the year 1865. Her father remarried and his second wife died the6th day of December 1887.

      Tara, I don't know if you are dancing, but I am doing the happy dancehere! I almost did it in the archives!!!

      This gives us John and Mary's mother's maiden name. We now have them backanother generation.

      Addressees included in this message have expressed an interest in thefamily history. I will write a new newsletter this week and include thisinformation for the rest of the family.

      There are other names here, Tara, which we might pursue. M.S. Durham andJ.T. White (Augusta's brother) signed sworn statements for Augusta. J.W.Barnett signed a statement for William's claim. Sarah S. Richter and L.F. Stiffer signed statements for Augusta. Both claims were processed byAlex West , attorney, at Nixa, Mo.

      Tara, I think he entered service from Sparta, Mo. That is stated on hismedical papers but nowhere else. This gives us a location to search forrecords. Of course, that was where he filed his application so I'm notsure it is correct. I guess the history of the C2 Regiment ArkansasInfantry to find where he may have enlisted.

      If you want any copies of these documents, let me know. They were allobtained June 30, 2005, at the National Archives.

      Pat

      [the 26th subdivision E D Tenn, County of Bradley, State of Tennessee, 4Sept 1850 by Pryor N. Sea] Pg. 156A
      line 1, Aaron FITZGERALD 43 M Baptist Minister 150 Tennessee
      Lucinda 43 F " [Tennessee] cannot r/w
      Louesia 21 F " [Tennessee] attended school
      Nancy 18 F " [Tennessee] attended school
      Mary A. 15 F " [Tennessee] attended school
      John 13 M " [Tennessee] attended school
      Casander 11 F " [Tennessee] attended school
      Sarah 9 F " [Tennessee]
      Lucinda 6 F " [Tennessee]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1645] 1860 Iron Co., MO Census.

    2. [S177] Pat McNeely, testimony of her daughter Mary in the pension claim of William's third wife Augusta White McNeely.

    3. [S2509] Personal comment, T. Anderson Painter, all Hamilton Co., TN marriage records of this period were destroyed.


 
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