Posted By:Debbie Robison
Subject:Re: Peter Sherman
Post Date:December 31, 2010 at 19:19:39
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Forum:Fairfax County, VA Genealogy Forum
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You are correct. William Nelson was the administrator.

Fredericksburg holds some Superior Court cases pertaining Fairfax. Peter Sherman is mentioned in the case titled Adams vs. Nelson record 14-2. An extract is available at

I found the gravestone reference you mentioned online at

I looked around for the Payne cemetery on land division plats, but couldnít find it. I did find the Nelson cemetery on a plat. Nelson had two mills too. No wonder he bought the mill shaft.

You can view the Payne land ownership in 1860 by going to the following URL and clicking on the tax map number 31-3 and those surrounding.

Thatís all I could come up with. I donít have ready access to Arlington County records.

Happy New Year.