Hi Debra, I haven't been on this board in ages and am a bit rusty with my Fitzpatrick stuff. Which Fitzpatrick family are you connected with? My Ggggfather was Elam F. and his daughter and heir was my gggm, Mary Sara Rebecca Fitzpatrick who married a Harper. They had a plantation outside of Tuskegee, I believe in Cotton Valley, and a home in Tuskegee. Are you tracing slave ancestors or white ancestors? I believe a lot of the people who were emancipated from them during the war took on the surname Harper. Anyway, I'm really curious about what you've found out, and how. Have you looked at the transcription of Constantine F's will on Doll's website? He was Elam's father.