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Henry Fitzhugh (August 7, 1801 "The Hive", Washington County, Maryland - August 11, 1866) was an American merchant, businessman and politician from New York.


He was the son of Col. William Fitzhugh, Jr. (1761-1839, one of the founders of Rochester, New York) and Ann (Hughes) Fitzhugh (1771-1829). The family removed in 1816 to a tract of the Phelps and Gorham Purchase. On December 11, 1827, Henry married Elizabeth Barbara Carroll (1806-1866, sister of Charles H. Carroll) at Groveland, New York.

He was a member from Oswego County of the New York State Assembly in 1849.

He was a Canal Commissioner from 1852 to 1857, elected in 1851 and 1854 on the Whig ticket.

He was buried at the Williamsburg Cemetery in Groveland, NY.

U.S. presidential candidates James G. Birney and Gerrit Smith were his brothers-in-law.




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