Fitzhughs in Malvern, Arkansas from Ireland

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My husband's family is from Malvern, Arkansas.  There is a Fitzhugh road in Malvern.  Steve says that his dad said that there is a Fitzhugh cemetary that "fills a whole valley."  In addition, he reports that his grandfather, Duke Fitzhugh, emigrated from Ireland.  Seems to be an impossible feat to fill a whole valley with decesed Fitzhughs in one generation.  Of course, he could have emigrated to the place an ancestor emigrated to.  Anyway, I am looking for any information about the Fitzhughs.  Not finding any matches on Wikitree with the limited information I have.  Thank you all for looking at this.  ~laurel
WikiTree profile: Duke Fitzhugh
in Genealogy Help by Laurel Fitzhugh G2G1 (1.3k points)

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Malvern appears to be in Hot Springs Ark.

Could this be your "Duke"  Seems to be a few Fitzhughs here?

Birth:  Nov. 22, 1894, USA
Death:  May 29, 1976, USA

Arnold Duke Fitzhugh

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5378569

image
Son of Sarah Leanna Nichols and James Earl Fitzhugh.
Married Priscilla Susan Morehead.
Children: Charles E. "Buck", Leonard Arnold "Chick", Edgar, and Austin "Plug" Fitzhugh.

 

 

by Sandy Edwards G2G6 Mach 7 (72.5k points)
This is definitely my "Duke".  All the family names match.  Can I use findagrave as a source?  There are no pictures of headstones, or anything.
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Use the free search tool at: https://familysearch.org/search  - plug in names/date ranges etc. from records below to find more on this family.  Looks like Arnold Duke Fitzhugh was son of James Earl Fitzhugh and Sarah Leanne Nichols, married Priscilla/Susan  Moorehead.

 US 1940 Census Clear Creek Township, Hot Spring, AR

Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQVY-CGV), Edgar L Fitzhugh in household of Arnold D Fitzhugh, Clear Creek Township, Hot Spring, Arkansas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 30-7, sheet 6A, family 83, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 141.

Arnold D Fitzhugh  Head M 45 AR

P Susan Fitzhugh  Wife F 38 AR

Charles E Fitzhugh  Son M 18 AR

Leonard Fitzhugh  Son M 17 AR

Edgar L Fitzhugh  Son M 11 AR

Austin Fitzhugh  Son M 4 AR

 

Marriage Records

Citing this Record: "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NMTV-BJW ), Duke Fitzhugh and Moorhead, 24 May 1920; citing , Hot Spring, Arkansas, United States, county offices, Arkansas; FHL microfilm 1,011,254.

Citing this Record: "Arkansas Marriages, 1837-1944," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FQ5M-VXB ), Duke Fitzhugh and Prascilla Morehead, 02 May 1920; citing Hot Spring, Arkansas; FHL microfilm 1,011,254.

Name: Duke Fitzhugh

Birth Est: 1896 Age: 24

Spouse: Prascilla Morehead

Birth Est: 1901  Age: 19

Marriage: 02 May 1920  Hot Spring, AR

Reference ID: p184

 

U S Census, 1900  Clear Creek & Harrison Townships, Hot Spring, AR

 

Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3FQ-GRF), Duke Fitzhugh in household of Sarah L Fitzhugh, Clear Creek & Harrison Townships, Hot Spring, Arkansas, United States; citing sheet 5A, family 82, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,061.

 

Sarah L(uanne? or Leanne) Fitzhugh  Head F 32 AR

John D Fitzhugh  Son M 9 AR

Coy A Fitzhugh  Dau F 7 AR

Duke Fitzhugh  Son M 6 AR

Allen B Fitzhugh  Dau F 4 AR

Polly A Right  Mother F 56 Arkansas

 

 

U S Census, 1910 Clear Creek, Hot Springs, AR (census page has numerous Fitzhugh families)

Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MKJB-6ZZ), Duke Fitzhugh in household of Luanner Fitzhugh, Clear Creek, Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 85, sheet 9A, family 149, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,064.

 

Luanner Fitzhugh  Head F 40 AR

Duffie Fitzhugh  Son M 18 AR

Coy Fitzhugh  Daughter F 17 AR

Duke Fitzhugh  Son M 15 AR

Polly Ann Knight  Mother F 65 AR

Martha Cunningham  Grandmother F 85 AL

 

Coy Atress Fitzhugh Schoggin  Find A Grave Memorial# 5406716

Daughter of Sarah Leanna Nichols and James Earl Fitzhugh.

James Earl Fitzhugh Find A Grave Memorial# 5609123

Son of Louisa Bell Phillips and Claiborne Chitwood Fitzhugh.
Married Sarah Leanna Nichols 28 December 1890.

Fitzhugh Family Cemetery  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GRid=5609123&CRid=618516&

 

 

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (719k points)
This is great.  Thank you.  Can I use the findagrave site as a source document, when there are no photographs of headstones?  I believe that someone went through a lot of trouble to enter this information, but is it valid as a source?

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