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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 buried at the Williamsburg Cemetery in Groveland, NY.
- Official State Canvass, in NYT on January 1, 1852
- The Charges against Henry Fitzhugh, in NYT on April 4, 1853
- Whig Convention, in NYT on September 21, 1854, nominating Fitzhugh for re-election
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 42, 237 and 273; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
- Fitzhugh genealogy in Upstate Arcadia: Landscape, Aesthetics, and the Triumph of Social Differentiation in America by Peter J. Hugill (Rowman & Littlefield, 1995, ISBN 0847678563 , ISBN 9780847678563 ; page 50)
-  Political Graveyard
-  Transcriptions from Gravestones, at RootsWeb
-  Fitzhugh genealogy