Making History: Transcribe is made possible in part by federal funding provided through the Library Services and Technology Act program administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Children of Turner Dixon: Petition, Fauquier County

image 5 of 26

Zoom in to read each word clearly.
Some images may have writing in several directions. To rotate an image, hold down shift-Alt and use your mouse to spin the image so it is readable.

This transcription is complete!

Doctor Richard Corkran's Certificate FY-6

I am the near relaiton of the family of the late Turner Dixon, and was intimate at his house during his life & have resided in the neighborhood of his Widow & children ever since his death. The Widow Mrs. Maria Dison has been for many, many years the victim of a confirmed lunacy; without a moment return of her reason, & it is the opinion of her firends & relations that her recovery is hopeless. Mr. Dixon died seised & possessed of a large estate both real & personal. The Third of which allotted to his Widow as her dower being greatly more than sufficient to maintain her in her present condittion, it would be greatly to the advantage of all parties that her property should be divided among her children. [signed] D.Fauntleroy [and] Th. T. Fauntleroy

Nov. 26th 1832 Fauquier County, sct Th. T. Fauntleroy & D. Fauntleroy personally appeared before the [illegible] a justice of the bench for the County aforesaid and qualified to facts set forth in the above certificate. Given under my hand N'r 26th 1832. [signed] Wm Gibson