Posted By:Sandra Shelly,
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Subject:Re: GIST/GUESS SIMPSON FAMLIES
Post Date:September 30, 2000 at 04:13:25
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/va/fairfax/messages/153.html
Forum:Fairfax County, VA Genealogy Forum
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Linda,
I have found more information about the
property leased from Sampson Darrow by
the Gists. George Washington actually
purchased this land in sections and at
different times. The last part was purchased
in the late 1750s, Ann Simpson Gist was
living on the property. John Gist, Ann and
Josephs son lived near his Mother although
when the last of the property was purchased
by George Washington, I am not sure if John
still lived there.
The Gists had a "lifetime", lease on this property. The property
is believed to be the "Dogue Run", property
and had another home besides Mt. Vernon on
it. I am still getting information together
about this property. I do know that it was in
herited by a neice of George Washington and her husband and "Dogue Run" is open to tourists today.
Sandy
today.
Sandy