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Re: Fallis/Follis of Stafford, Virginia
Posted by: Jerrilynn Eby (ID *****9725) Date: February 23, 2007 at 08:31:05
In Reply to: Re: Fallis/Follis of Stafford, Virginia by Cindy Ball of 330

Dear Ms. Ball,

Thank you for responding to my query. I suspect that George and Isaac were brothers or shared kinship of some sort. George Fallis/Follis settled in Stafford c.1776. His name first appears in that year as a purchaser of a 712 acres from the administrators of Charles Carter of Stanstead. I am fairly certain that George was a Quaker, one of a number of skilled craftsmen who came here at that time to work at James Hunter's Rappahannock Forge near Falmouth on the Rappahannock River. About a dozen or so Quakers were in that group and most purchased tracts located on what is now Poplar Road and clustered along both sides of Potomac Run. In 1781 George divided his land between his four sons: Richard (born 1770), Thomas, Job (1758-c.1820), and John (born 1756). In 1798 Richard married Phebe Dillon of Frederick County, Virginia. At the time of that marriage, Richard was also a resident of Frederick. In 1776 John married Mary Antrim whose father was a leader in the local Quaker community.

I would love to know more about George Fallis/Follis. I believe he was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of George Follis (born 1698) and Mary Lemonee also of Boston. In 1747 young George married Mary Brown and she appears in several Stafford deeds with her husband.

Jerrilynn


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