Posted By:Sandra Shelly
Post Date:July 12, 2000 at 04:39:51
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Forum:Fairfax County, VA Genealogy Forum
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Gist/Guess-Simpson Families
I'm searching for information about the
GistGuess and Simpson families who were
living in Fairfax ., when it became
a County. Anne Simpson was born about
1690. Her husband was Joseph Gist/Guess. Joseph died about 1739. Joseph and
Anne had at least 4 sons. My Ancestor
Anne Simpson Gist/Guess had a lifetime
lease on property purchased by George
Washington. I believe the land had been
owned by the Darrow family. Does anyone
know if lifetimes leases were common in
those times??
My Gist/Guess branch moved to Orange Co.NC,
then Middle Tn., then Western Ky. Several
Simpson family members moved to NC also.
The moves to NC were from about 175? & on.