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Children of Turner Dixon: Petition, Fauquier County

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[perpendicular as label on folded document] Doctor Robert E. Peyton Affidavit Fy-16

I am the nephew of Thomas Turn Esqr the Committee of Mariah Dixon the widow of the late Turner Dixon and have been one of the Commissioners frequently to settle the Committee acc't and guardians acc't of some of the children therefore have had an opportunity of knowing that so fair [far] as the Estate of the said Turner Dixon has been divided the shares of the children falls considerable short in thire [their] maintainance while the widow who is a lunitic [lunatic] and I believe no hope of recovery has a super abundance. I would therefore think that a division of the dower estate would be to the interest of her children. [signed] Rich'd [Riney?] November 7th 1832

Fauq'r County to wit Rich'd [Riney?] personally appeared before me a justice of the peace for said County and made oath to the above Certificate signed by himself that he believes it to be true given under my hand this 16th day of Nov'r 1832. [signed] John H. Ashley Fy-17