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Children of Turner Dixon: Petition, Fauquier County

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[perpendicular as label on folded document] James K. Marshall's Affidavit Fy-14

I have been intimately acquainted with the condition & circumstances of the family of Turner Dixon deceased ever since my earliest recollection, particularly with some of his children, who were the wards of my father, & am of opinion that a division of the dower estate of Mrs. Maria Dixon (the widow of the said Turner Dixon) would be greatly to the advantage of her children. Residing within a few miles of Thos. Turner Esqr with whom the said Maria Dixoon resides, I feel qualified to say from all the facts in my possession that her lunacy is of a chronic character & that her recovery is hopeless. [signed] Rob. E. Peyton M.D.

Fauqr, County toWit Doctor Robert E Peyton made oath before me a Justice of the Peace for said county that the above statement contains the truth. Given under my hand this 6 day November 1832. [signed] A Hickerson Fy-15