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Re: Nations Spring
Posted by: Barbara (ID *****1109) Date: November 22, 2011 at 13:27:26
In Reply to: Re: Nations Spring by John Flood of 346

Thank you for replying. I will quote from the article:" (John)Nation certainly moved to the Lower Shenandoah Valley in its settlement beause he staked out an especially desirable piece of property. "Nation's Spring" was important to travelers and was an early landmrk in road clearance. The spring was known by his name long after John Nation sold it and left for North Carolina. Originally part of Lord Fairfax's Northern Neck seat, Greenway Court, "John Nations's Spring " is a landmark on Robert Brooke's 1740 survey of the area. Nation's immediate neighbors were Widow Vickory, Marmaduke Vickory and Jos. Robbins. They were among the first settlers west of the Shenandoah River. "
Part of Nation's tract is in present-day Frederick Co. and part in Clarke Co., divided by Opecquon Creek. Initially Nation's land was in Orange Co; when Frederick Co. was formed in 1743 , the tract fell into that jurisdiction.
The above is from an article by Carol J. Galbreath 1992 and is entitled The Life of Captain John Nation.
John Nation my sixth great grandfather. The s was added to the Nation name after this John , I believe.
This must be a beautiful part of the U.S.
Thanks for contacting me.
Barbara


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