In the 1850 Census, Charles Fitzgerald, age 39, appears in Chester, Orange County, New York.Others are in the household are:
Sarah Fitzgerald/39 Janet Fitzgerald/12 John Fitzgerald/10 Peter Fitzgerald/2 Thomas Galloway/81
In another household in the 1850 Census is William Fitzgerald, age 70, and Rebecca Fitzgerald, age 70, in Chester, Orange County, New York.
Charles Fitzgerald appears in Monroe, Orange County, New York, in the 1840 Census.Only household heads are listed in Censuses before 1850.Their ages are not listed.
William Fitzgerald appears in Monroe, Orange County, New York, in the 1820 Census.
William Fitzgerald appears in Warwick, Orange County, New York, in the 1800 Census.
Another William Fitzgerald appears in Cheesecocks, Orange County, New York, in the 1800 Census.
William Fitzgerald appears in Warwick, Orange County, New York, in the 1790 Census, the first US Census.
William Fitzgerald, age 90, appears in Election District 2, Perinton, Monroe County, New York, with his daughter, Hannah Fitzgerald, age 28, in the 1855 New York State Census.A search for the will of William Fitzgerald in the records of Monroe County Surrogates' Court may reveal relationships to the other William Fitzgeralds.Searches in the records of Orange County Surrogates Court for wills of individuals named William Fitzgerald may prove relationships. In the 17th and 18th centuries, it was common for New England families to name eldest sons after their fathers.Consequently, in the historical records, it is common to see five generations descended from a single proband with the same given and surnames.It is also common to see sons other than first sons named after uncles with the same given and surnames.