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Re: Henry Fitzhugh, 1822-1906, Lewisburg, KY
Posted by: Suzanne (Sue) PRATT DEAN (ID *****0098) Date: July 27, 2005 at 01:55:54
In Reply to: Henry Fitzhugh, 1822-1906, Lewisburg, KY by Suzanne (Sue) PRATT DEAN of 555

Hello to ALL who read this...

In order for anyone to help search for our Mystery Henry, I will attempt to give some information that will help you understand some dates, names and places.

My known Fitzhugh line:

Henry Fitzhugh...m.01-04-1848..Nancy Brown
Lewisberg, Logan, KY??..........llinois ??
parents: THE BIG QUESTION!!!...parents: John C./Sarah ?

Katherine C. Fitzhugh..m.09-05-1880...Albert Hiram Pratt
Camas Prairie, ID.................Brighton, Somerset, Maine
(His line proven to Joshua Pratt, The Anne 1623)

Grant Hiram Pratt...m.08-29-1910...Mabel Eloise Derevan
Alturas, Modoc, CA.................Alturas, Modoc, CA
(Her line proven to Edward Doten, Mayflower 1620)

Virgil Pratt........m.10-12-1946...Meera Myrl Elam Remick
Alturas............................Quincy, Plumas, CA
(Her Christian Remick and Ralph Hunt lines proved)

Suzanne Myrl Pratt..m.03-14-1975...Edward Wayne Dean
Alturas............................Burney, Shasta, CA

The 1860 Jefferson Township, Jefferson Territory, Kansas Census shows:

Henry.....35...Missouri...(This is confused with Kentucky on a previous census.)
Nancy.....28...Illinois...(By not locating Henry, I can not locate Nancy, either.)
Sarah....3 mo..Kansas
Cyrus Brown...19..Missouri (Probably her brother)

I haven’t been able to locate Henry on an earlier census that would show his parents. And I have spent hours at the Family History Center and on the Internet.

They took off from St. Joseph, where they were married and headed north on the Oregon Trail. Catherine (Katie) was born on Camas Prairie, Idaho, as the group was forced to spend the winter there. Her birth was recorded in Boise. Continuing on, Nancy died in Roseburg, Oregon in 1869 and I have yet to find her grave. My cousin has indicated she is associated with the Hugh Brown's of Brownsville, OR. My dad (almost 91) and I have searched by hand and foot the pioneer cemeteries around here. Nothing, yet. I have the hand-written note made by Katie.

Henry and family traveled to the Yreka area (Round Valley), Siskiyou County, CA before heading on for Alturas, Modoc, CA. While in Round Valley, he married Martha Ann Mayden/Maiden. They had a total of 8 children: Ellis Daniel, Robert E. Lee, Henry Clay, John Wesley, James Monroe, Charles, Lucille Elizabeth (Ramsey), and Lula Ann (Sullivan), from 1872-1890. With the exception of maybe one, all are buried in the Alturas Pioneer Cemetery. Fitzhugh Creek is named after him, it going through his homestead south of town.

Katie's first marriage produced 10 Pratt children: Albert Carlos, Gainey Rufo, Fortesque Worthington, Grant Hiram, Viola Frances, Mary, Annie, Cloyd Marchel, Coral, and Floyd Miller. We have pictures of all. She married two more times; Guy Harden having 4 more children-- Melvin, Walter, Cecil and Frank; and Joseph Reeder, no children. All of us kids and grandkids called her Grandma Reeder. Her house still stands in Cedarville, CA.

We have had three Pratt/Fitzhugh Reunions in the Alturas/Cedarville area. I would love to be able to draw in more relatives from more lines to have an even larger one in different areas. I have pulled up the Fitzhugh’s of this area...Samuel Fitzhugh's homestead was 640 acres along the Umpqua River in Wilbur. I looked it up today at the Court House. I feel so close to finding Henry's family, yet puzzled at the same time. Several Fitzhugh's are buried at the IOOF Cemetery and the Veterans Cemetery in Roseburg.

With this information, maybe someone will be able to identify which family he is from. I have not been able to find him or Nancy on any web-site. We do not have a copy of their marriage certificate, either. Hopefully, there are some out there that can help. There are a bunch of us out here that would love to tie on to a limb somewhere!!!

Thanks to all of you for the responses and continued help...

Most sincerely,

A twig on a fallen limb...
Roseburg, Oregon

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