Hi My name is John Fitzgerald; Richard Fitzgerald is my GG Grandfather also. I live now in the Chicago area but am from Saint John N.B. I'm sorry I don't know too much from the era you are looking at. I have just begun my search. I can give you information on the family tree as it descends from Richard. I would greatly appreciate learning what information you have and also the branch you are on.
I can tell you that at home we have an old Fitzgerald Bible withjust a few entries and pictures of relatives unknown in it