Monday, June 11, 2012

William Fairfax Sr - SAR Dedication, 9 June 2012 Bacon Race Cemetery

 
COLONEL WILLIAM GRAYSON CHAPTER SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO THE PATRIOT GRAVE MARKING FOR WILLIAM FAIRFAX SATURDAY JUNE 9, 2012 AT THE HISTORIC OAK GROVE- BACON RACE CEMETERY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF DAVIS FORD ROAD AND BACON RACE ROAD WOODBRIDGE VIRGINIA. CEREMONY WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE CHAPTER MEETING AT APPROXIMATELY 2:00PM.



William Fairfax Sr (1720-1793). William Fairfax was born in Charles County, Maryland to John Fairfax Jr. and Mary Scott. William Fairfax had four sisters, Elizabeth, Catherine, Anne, and Mary. William Fairfax's mother Mary (Scott) Fairfax, was the daughter of Edward Scott, and Martha Tilden. William Fairfax married twice, first to Benedicta Blancett, daughter of Rodham Blancett Sr. Secondly Elizabeth Buckner, daughter of Peyton Buckner of Virginia. William Fairfax had issue, Jonathan Fairfax married (Sarah Wright) remained in Maryland lived at Goose Bay (Rev War Veteran). Benedicta Fairfax never married, Hezekiah Fairfax married twice (Anne Mills & Margaret Calvert) Ann Fairfax married (William Warder) Catherine Fairfax married (William Garner - Rev War Veteran) Sarah Fairfax married (Henry Davis) by William Fairfax Sr's second wife Elizabeth Buckner he had issue, Col John Fairfax (War of 1812 title) married twice (Mary Byrne & Nancy Lloyd Franklin) William Fairfax II married twice (Nancy "Anne" King & Lettice Adams), Elizabeth Fairfax married (Richard Pell), Adah Fairfax married (Burwell Calvert) son of William and Hannah Calvert. William Calvert was one of the men ordered to take William Fairfax Sr's estate inventory. The Fairfax family of Maryland is an old landed gentry family of Catholic faith. The Calverts, the proprietors of the Maryland plantinate, set up Maryland as a haven a refuge for practicing English Catholics.


"Marking the Grace of William Fairfax"
Three different societies were present for the Sons of the American Revolution dedication for William Fairfax Sr.


Virginia Society of SAR, Col William Grayson Chapter of SAR, and  The Culpeper Minute Men Chapter of Virginia SAR
Above photo, Bugler - SSG Judy Havrilla , U.S. Army Band, played taps, a member of Pershing's Own. Tim Headley a member of Col William Grayson's SAR Chapter, who organized the entire dedication for our Patriot ancestor William Fairfax Sr. Those descendants attending representing the children of William Fairfax Sr.


John Ward, descendant of William Fairfax Sr's son Hezekiah Fairfax, daughter Nancy Fairfax married Joseph Crouch.


Don Wilson, descendant of William Fairfax Sr daughter Elizabeth Fairfax who married Richard Pell


A West descendant of Henrietta (Fairfax) West, eldest daughter of Hezekiah Fairfax and Anne Mills. Hezekiah Fairfax son of William Fairfax Sr.


Ken Craft, descendant of William Fairfax Sr through his son Hezekiah Fairfax's son John Hezekiah Fairfax and Mary Mills Davis.


Tim Headley, and Headley Family, descendant of William Fairfax Sr's son Hezekiah Fairfax through his daughter Catherine Fairfax who married Warren Davis.


I am so thankful to my Fairfax cousins who attended our Grandpa Fairfax's long overdue dedication for his Patriot service to our Country. I descend through William Fairfax Sr's son Hezekiah Fairfax's eldest son William "Billy" Fairfax, who married Eleanor.  Those who didn't attend, were there with you all in spirit. Including Darlene Thompson, descendant of William Fairfax Sr., through his son William Fairfax II, son Uriah J Fairfax.


I have put together a slide show from photos sent to me by our cousin Tim Headley, taken by Wade M Headley, and Renate Vanegas.


William Fairfax Sr - Sons Of The American Revolution Dedication, Bacon Race Cemetery, 9 June 2012.
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