Facts and Events
Early Land Acquisition in Orange County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys:
- Mr. George Fairfax & Miss Sarah Fairfax of Fairfax Co., 2 Oct. 1747 - 27 Feb. 1747/48; 1,524 acres on Branch of Crooked Run, Cannon River near Battle Mt., adj. Capt. James Compton, John Roberts, Anthony Scott, Capt. Robtert Green, Samuel Scott. Chain Carriers - William Duncan, Jr. & Samuel Scott. Pilot & marker - William Duncan & Thos. Corbin. Surv. James Genn. [Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Orange & Augusta Counties, with Tithables, Delinquents, Petitioners, 1730-1754, Volume One, Peggy Smomo Joyner, pg. 13]. (Note: this land acquisition was for George Fairfax and his sister, "Miss" Sarah Fairfax).