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John Fitzgerald is the uncle of my great great grandfather.
According to my great grandmother's scrapbook, this is what she wrote:
Colonel John Fitzgerald was Uncle to John Fitzgerald, Rathdowney, Queen's County, Ireland
Grand Uncle to Martin J. Fitzgerald
221 Pleasant Ave., Rome, N.Y.
Martin J. Fitzgerald is my great grandfather. He was born in April of 1856 in Rathdowney, Queen's County, Ireland.
He married Winifred A. McCabe born May 22, 1858. They were married in Ireland, on Sept. 6, 1877. On June 21, 1880 they arrived in New York on the ship City of Richmond. He died in Rome, New York March 15, 1915.
She also has clippings about Col. John and about St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alexandria in the scrapbook.