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Edward H Fitzgerald is my great grandmothers great uncle,he lived in Norfolk Va.after a great militay career including his brother George B Fitzgerald the 1850 census, Edward was listed as a resident of Norfolk:
Edward Fitzgerald, age 65, purser USN, born PA $8000
Mary, 56, born VA
William, 28, Pas[sed] Mid[shipman] USN, born VA
Francis I, 18, student, born VA
Thomas, 12, student, born VA
Emily, 22, born VA
Ann Maria Fitzgerald, 60, F, born PA
In 1850 he was also listed as the owner of two female black slaves, ages 70 and 20.
In the 1852 Norfolk City Directory, he was listed as residing at 131 E. Main. If he moved soon after, it may have been the home described in Historical and Descriptive Sketches of Norfolk, 1853, as the place where Lafayette stayed during his American tour: "Mrs. Hansford's boarding-house, a fine building then, but recently erected by Capt. Robert E. Steed, at the west corner of East Main and East Streets, subsequently owned and occupied by Purser Fitzgerald, U.S.N., and now by H. B. Grigsby, Esq."
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