The Reeves Family and the Ewing Family Genealogies

 

 

 

 

Fauquier County, Virginia

 

 

Fauquier County was carved out of Prince William County and Chartered on May 1, 1759. Originally the land was part of the Northern Neck Proprietary, a vast land grant held by the 6th Lord Fairfax.  It is located in northern Virginia, near the District of Columbia..

The county was named after Francis Fauquier, Lt. Governor of Virginia from 1758 to his death in 1768.  Thomas Jefferson said that Fauquier was “…the ablest governor to grace the position.”  Francis Fauquier was popular among those seeking British independence.

The county’s most notable native was John Marshall, the fourth Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

 

 

 

 

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