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Children of Turner Dixon: Petition, Fauquier County

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[perpendicular as label on folded document] D.Fauntleroy's affidavit FY-8

I am the solicitor of the family

I was born, & raised, within less than two miles of the residence of the late Turner Dixon, & sons for some time a pupil in his family school, & at this time rent the dower land of his widow Maria Dixon. Having had the best opportunity of judging of the present as well as the past situation, & condition, of the said Turner Dixon's family I am clearly of the opinion that a division of the dower estate of the said Maria Dixon amongst her numerous family would be greatly to the interest of all parties. The said widow Maria has been so long a lunatic, without a symptom of recovery, that all hope at this time appears to be vain, & her case entirely hoplesss in all human counts. [signed] Bailey N. Johnson Fauquier Count towit Personally appeared before me a justice of the peace for the county aforesaid on the 7th November 1832 Baily N. Johnson and made oath to the truth of the above statement. Witness my hand this 7th November 1832. [signed] JK Marshall Fy-9