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John Lomax of Fauquier County, Virginia By Rebecca L. McMurry, James F. McMurry, Jr.
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John Lomax was born in Charles County in colonial Maryland and in his teens he moved to Virginia, building one or more houses in Fauquier County, Virginia. The link between the John Lomax of each... More > colony was a slave woman and her family acquired by his father.< Less
John Lomax of Fauquier County, Virginia By Rebecca L. McMurry, James F. McMurry, Jr.
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John Lomax was born in Charles County in colonial Maryland and in his teens he moved to Virginia, building one or more houses in Fauquier County, Virginia. The link between the John Lomax of each... More > colony was a slave woman and her family acquired by his father.< Less
HOWARDSVILLE: The Journey of an African-American Community in Loudoun County, Virginia By Kevin Grigsby
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This book is about the rich history of Howardsville in Loudoun County,Virginia. Howardsville was founded by freed slaves following the end of the Civil War. The book will serve as a historical... More > timeline of the struggles and triumphs of the community from slavery through the years of racial segregation. The extensive genealogical research contained in the book will allow many African-Americans with roots in Loudoun County to rediscover their family’s past. It is from that past that younger and future generations of Howardsville descendants are provided with valuable lessons to help them uphold and cherish the legacy of Howardsville. The last names of the African-American families discussed in the book include: Howard, Basil, Valentine, Summers, Reid, Mitchell, Dorsey, Moreland, Cosberry, Gregg, Jackson, Grigsby, Peterson, Brooks, Young, Payne, Page, Scott, Peters, Gaskins, Pinkett, Gibson,Colbert and others. Hardcover copies will soon be available. Author's email: books.kevin@gmail.com.< Less
Weston: A Place Apart By Betsy Anderson
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Weston, an early-American treasure, is one of Fauquier County’s most completely preserved nineteenth-century farmsteads. Standing on ten of its original 440 acres, the old house and its... More > outbuildings are surrounded by giant oaks, lawns and gardens, woodlands and cornfields. In this book are gathered the history of Weston and stories about the estate collected from neighbors whose families have lived in the area for generations.< Less