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Children of Turner Dixon: Petition, Fauquier County

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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

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