Posted By:Debbie Robison
Subject:Re: Henry Butler in Fairfax County
Post Date:January 27, 2011 at 18:21:38
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Forum:Fairfax County, VA Genealogy Forum
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There is a Mill Branch shown on the 1878 Hopkins map in the area of Fairfax County that used to be Loudoun County. See the upper left corner of the map found online at

I believe that the "Old Mill" shown near Rowzee was constructed ca. 1816 by Samuel G. Griffith on land that used to belong to Daniel McCarty. The land did not belong to Fairfax, so if this is the same Mill Branch as mentioned in your deed, then Butler's lot must have been below River Road (now known as Beach Mill Road), since that land did belong to Fairfax. I have not run across any references to Wolf Den Branch.

If you are unaware, Fairfax County was divided at this time into two parishes: Fairfax and Truro. Fairfax parish was the northern part of the county and Truro parish was the southern part of the county. The parish boundary line crossed Hunter Mill Road just south of where Lawyers road now crosses. Since Pat Duncan provided the info that Butler lived in Fairfax Parish, you can further narrow your search to the northern part of the county west of Difficult Run.