Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Hezekiah Fairfax

Male 1755 - Bef 1838  (< 83 years)


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  • Name Hezekiah Fairfax 
    Born 1755  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 3 Dec 1838  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I039474  Tree1
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 

    Father William Fairfax,   b. 1722, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1793, Prince William County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Benedicta Blanchet,   b. 1722, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1762, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married Abt 1742  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11920  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anne Mills,   b. Abt 1758, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1802, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married Abt 1775  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Henrietta Fairfax,   b. 28 Jan 1776, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1854, Clinton County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. William Hezekiah Fairfax,   b. 1779, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1848, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. Mary Scott Fairfax,   b. Between 1780 and 1781, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1856, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
     4. Anne 'Nancy' Fairfax,   b. Between 1784 and 1786, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
     5. Sarah 'Sally' Fairfax,   b. 1795, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 56 years)
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F09654  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Calvert,   b. 1781, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1866, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married Bef 1798  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Fairfax,   b. 11 Mar 1798, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1874, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. John Hezekiah Fairfax,   b. 1 May 1801, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1872, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. Sanford Fairfax,   b. Abt 1802, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1859, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
     4. Catherine Fairfax,   b. 1802, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 49 years)
     5. Minor Fairfax,   b. 1808, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 43 years)
     6. Thompson Fairfax,   b. 1808, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1885, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     7. Martha Fairfax,   b. Abt 1815, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1756, Spencer County Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Susannah Fairfax,   b. 1817, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1886, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F22482  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Research notes by Laree Lee

      At Rules held in the Clerk's office of the Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery of Prince William County on the 3rd day of December 1838. Francis C. Davis Administrator of Hezekiah Fairfax deceased, and Thompson Fairfax, Plaintiffs, against Margaret Fairfax widow and relic of Hezekiah Fairfax deceased, Robert West and Henrietta his wife, William Ashford and Sally his wife, William Fairfax, Matthew Davis and Molly his wife, Warner Davis and Catherine his wife, Hezekiah Fairfax, Sanford Fairfax, French L. Simpson and Patsey his wife, Susan Fairfax, Minor Fairfax, Hezekiah Reeves and Liddy his wife, Polly Crouch, Bernard Crouch and Hezekiah Crouch, Defendents


      In CHANCERY

      The defendants Robert West and Henrietta his wife, French L. Simpson and Patsey his wife, and Bernard Crouch not having entered their appearance and given security according to the act of Assembly and the rules of this Court, and it appearing by satisfactory evidence that they are not inhabitants of this commonwealth - It is ordered, that the said defendants appear here on the first day of the next term and answer the bill of the Plaintiffs; and that a copy of this order be forthwith inserted in some newspaper published in the town of Warrenton, for two month successively and posted at the front door of the Court house of this County.

      A Copy - Teste, J.H. Reid Clk
      ===
      http://pw1 dot netcom.com/~ninah/sales.htm 1998 Christina Hunt Sale of Property for William Fairfax

      1998 Christina Hunt

      There appear to be two men named William FAIRFAX living in Prince William County, VA in the early 1800's who were close in age. The first William Fairfax, who was married to Lettice ADAMS, was the son of William Fairfax and Elizabeth BUCKNER. The second William Fairfax. was the son of Hezekiah FAIRFAX and his first wife Anne MILLS. His wife was named Eleanor. She is enumerated as a widow with Redmon MILLS in the 1850 census of Prince William Co.,VA.

      The Prince William Co. Court Minutes refer to the first William as Wm Fairfax, Sr and the 2nd as Wm Fairfax This designation does not appear in the court documents referring to their estates. In this time frame Sr and Jr do not indicate father and son. It only means there were two men with the same name.

      The following property sales show the two men who both apparently died in 1848. The two sales are in the Prince William County Will Book.

      Laree' Lee and Darlene Thompson have both made big contributions toward working out this little mystery. Genealogies which include the Fairfax family do not have full listings of Wm. Fairfax Senior's children and virtually nothing is said about the existence of Wm. Fairfax Junior.

      [Note that the two widows- Letty and Ellen -purchased personal items such as beds.]

      Fairfax Wm. A List of property sold at the sale of the property of Wm Fairfax - by deed of sale
      the adm. George Davis. March 24th 1848.

      Property Sold
      Purchasers names
      1 bed cover
      Letty Fairfax
      1 old black cow
      " "
      1 young " "
      " "
      1 negro man
      Charles
      " "
      1 Cutting box
      Warren Davis
      2 hoes & 1 fork
      George Davis
      1 ?
      Vernon Davis
      1 plow & ?
      Letty Fairfax
      1 pr flat irons
      Hugh C. Davis
      1 pot rack
      " "


      Sale of Property for 2nd William Fairfax Sept. 18, 1848.

      Names
      Property
      Enoch Haislip paid
      1 Large table
      Ellen Fairfax
      1 small "
      Ellen Fairfax
      1 Cupboard
      Redmon Mills
      1 Clock
      Ellen Fairfax
      1 Chair
      Ellen Fairfax
      1 bed & furniture
      Add. Sanders
      1 Counterpain
      Ellen Fairfax
      1 Pillow
      A.P. Lynn
      1 Desk
      Ellen Fairfax
      1 Desk
      Thomas Beach
      1 Slate
      Add. Sanders
      1 Hackle
      Ellen Fairfax
      2 Tubs and tray
      Redmon Mills
      1 Pr tongs
      Ellen Fairfax

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