Seems like we have some cousins identifying themselves see below. Just a few observations. The Heflin Moffet Cemetery is a ways down the road from Marshall. Is the cemetery on the site of the Allison Farm on Rt 691?
Poorhouse is located in Leeds, equidistant and NW of Warrenton, and S of Marshall. It is midway between South Branch (of Carter's Run) and Carter's Run itself. That's going to be real difficult to follow without a detailed map I'm afraid. Depends too upon the tilt of the map. George Hinson, s/o James Hinson and Polly Dulin, owned land adjacent to Poorhouse, which was subject to a law suit a few years back which was (believe it or not) based upon the Marshall brothers buying the leaseholds of the Fairfax family in the early 1800s. Thus Poorhouse lies within the famous "Free State" of Fauquier. Regards... Jim Ball
By Pat Oliver One of my Fauquier OLIVERs, Hezekiah OLIVER, was apparently the Fauquier County Poorhouse keeper in 1820 (see the 1820 Federal Census.) This man later moved to Maury County TN (ca 1827) and was a school teacher. Can anyone point me to the Fauquier County records which might tell me more about this man, how he came to have that post, when he was appointed, where the "poorhouse" was located, etc. Also, is there any connection between the Fauquier county Poorhouse and the community/town recently discussed on this list?
You directions are perfect
. I hadn't thought about that land falling in Leeds, interesting point. Letty Rosser Ball would not have lived there until 1814 or so, but that's not to say other family members were not in the area earlier. She purchased land, but probably lived with someone else when she first returned from KY. I see Free State Rd on the map, running just west of the Poorhouse Creek. Where would the Leeds boundary line be in this area? One book says Rev James Thompson was the minister of Leeds, the glebe being on Little River, near The Plains. That's pretty far east. Now, Edward and Letty's dau. Nancy Alice Ball was born "on Carter's Run." I think another dau. m. a Hinson [don't have my records nearby at the moment]. Nancy m. Henry Bailey [probable of Joseph, of Carr Bailey] 1817. I can't remember if any of the family married Dulins, but I know the name is everywhere they are. Dulins wit. a couple of family deeds. My aunt's notes show Nancy & Henry's dau. Leticia/Letty Bailey Cockrill is buried at Allison Farm, Rt 691, near Marshall [Moffett- Heflin Cem.] Henry's bro. Carr m. Elizabeth Cockrill 1828, and Henry's dau. Leticia Bailey m. 1848 Thomas [John Thomas?] Cockrill. It is this Leticia's tombstone that says she was a member of the Old School Baptist Church. On the death register 1895, Leticia [Bailey] Cockrill is listed at Little Georgetown, as is her son Thomas [maybe she lived with him]. I suspect Leticia Bailey was a member of the Upper Broad Run Baptist Church, formed 1838, as "primitive Baptist," breaking away from Broad Run Bapt. Ch. at New Baltimore. I haven't tried to find these records. I'm presuming "old school" and "primitive" to be one and the same. [? ] You are saying there was a law suit in recent years that related to the Marshall land coup? Wow... Good grief - my 1st Letty was blind? No, I didn't know that! [your latest note just came through - changes some of the stuff I said above, so disregard when necessary, as I don't feel like re-writing this book ] I have a document that shows Letty buying land after she returns - I'll find that - and, I will post her will [I want Jim to put the will on the Fauquier website, anyhow]. She is far from rich, but doesn't appear poor, either. If you don't mind, I'm going to continue to bounce some things off you, for your critique. I want to go to Fauquier in a couple of weeks, and need to have my fuzzy brain sorted out, so I accomplish something. Ca 1982-3 my aunt gave me a tour of the family areas, and I want to try to retrace that trip. The Thomas Cockrill farm was still there, and I would recognize it if I find it. Its around the curve from a church, it could have been the Episcopal church, Lil' Geo'town. I'll know it when I see it. .. thanks for all your info - very interesting! [how did you find out about Letty being blind?] Jeanne
It seems that Jim Ball, Jeanne Barton, Jim Burgess and Pat Oliver are cousins. All descended from Edward BALL and Letty Ball.