Cornelia Smith Fitzgerald

Cornelia Smith Fitzgerald

Place of birth: 
Hillsborough, NC
Date of birth: 
Place of death: 
Durham, NC
Date of death: 

Cornelia Fitzgerald (née Smith), was born in Hillsborough, into slavery, in 1844. She was the daughter of James Sidney Smith and Harriet (née Fasset) Smith.

She married Robert George Fitzgerald August 8, 1869, in Orange County. Her children were Mary Pauline (née Fitzgerald) Dame, Mariah Louise (née Fitzgerald) Jeffers, Thomas Fitzgerald, Sarah W. (née Fitzgerald) Small, Agnes Georgiana Fitzgerald, and Roberta Fitzgerald.

She died July 9, 1924 at age 80 in Durham. She is buried in the Fitzgerald section of the Maplewood Cemetery in Durham.

Circa 1900

Her 1924 death certificate


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