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Re: Information on T.C. Farley
Posted by: Lois Johnson (ID *****7844) Date: June 23, 2002 at 21:54:00
In Reply to: Re: Information on T.C. Farley by Ruth of 3417

Ruth!!!

I do so hope you know I was taking a bit of poetic license there!?!

BUT - the setting of the stage and the possibility of such an occurrence might be fun to tell.

To those of you who have a Chesterfield Co. map I spent yesterday making an outline map showing the present day highways and three present day structures i. e., the Chesterfield Airport, The County Fairgound, The Chesterfield Court House and Magnolia Grange built by William Winfrey around 1830.

Part of the land for the Chesterfield Court House was given to the County in 1749 by VALENTINE WINFREE and his son HENRY WINFREE {HENRY m JUDITH FARLEY dau of MATTHEW FARLEY Will of 1st August 1791 Powhatan Co VA}.

When MATTHEW FARLEY sells - 20th December 1764 - the same land he was given by his father JOHN FARLEY, Jr., on 22nd February 1732/3 Chesterfield Co., VA the Deed states

BOUNDED BY - - - - "VALENTINE WINFREY"

For those of you still with me we are on the East Side of The Chesterfield County Court House and Magnolia Grange {Winfrey Property} for MATTHEW FARLEY's land and on the North Side of Highway 145 in Dale Parish.

It's been a long time since I've designed a stage - I've usually left that to my Architect Husband - he's good.

To Continue -

The North Branch of Proctors Creek crosses Highway 145 North of the junction between 145 and 637 and extends into Dale Parish.

24th April 1703 Virginia Patent Book #9, pg 528 JOHN FARLAR, JUNIOR 471 Acres Henrico Co., South side of JAMES RIVER in

"THE FORK OF PROCTORS"

A realtor would say - Location, Location, Location - Water.

Now we add the Family of JOHN FARLEY, JR., and ELIZABETH AKIN and we have -

2 DAUGHTERS and 8 SONS

Surely - there must have been a bit of "rough housing" going on now again with those EIGHT BOYS and I highly suspect the girls joined in as well. To those of us who grew up in Country Surroundings a bit of a frolic in the water was welcome on a hot day.

So let's add a physical description of our Grandfathers as young men to our mix and to me this is the most fantastic part to tell in our short story of possible High Jinxs on Proctors Creek.

HENRY FARLEY, Will Written 21st July 1768 Halifax County, VA - one of the younger brothers along with FRANCIS and PETER had two sons GEORGE and JOHN JAMES FARLEY who served in the Virginia Militia from Amelia County in 1758.

GEORGE was an Ensign - And We Have His Physical Description

GEORGE FAIRLY, Drafted 1755, Amelia, 20 years old

5' 10" TALL - VIRGINIA PLANTER - SANDY HAIRED and THIN FACED

ITEM: "That is Tall for someone in that time in History."

And there is more to add to the mix -

One of the Genealogist in the Library where I work is also a FARLEY DESCENDANT - THOMAS ALEXANDER FARLEY - served in the Civil War and his military description reads

"TALL - SANDY HAIRED - THIN FACED"

When I showed her GEORGE FARLEY's physical description and she answered in kind with her Grandfathers we both almost cried. From official records we can form an imagine of how our Forefather's looked in the early 1700's.

To Conclude - we have a Covey of Eight Brothers

We have Water

There Is A Summer in Every year

My paper says it was to be 88 Degrees in Richmond to-day

Those 8 Boys were tall and I highly suspect full of life

Proctor's Creek was there and in 88 degrees

Boys Will Be Boys - a little pushing a little shoving

And they all got cooled off!

Ruth - You Asked!?!?! - Lois Jennings Johnson



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