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Ancestral Lines of Helen Worthington Gauss, p106

Left margin not readable; right margin: Great-great grandparents of [Helen Worthington Gauss]; rest not readable

2nd Generation - see next page

William Tunnel - was born in France just before the emigration of his father to Yorkshire, England.

His wife Anne Fairfax was ???? to the Fairfax family - she was called Lady Anne to the day of her death.

Tradition - record is silent as to any sons of this pair until about 1745. There may have been two reasons - the older children may have been daughters who marrying, lost the Tunnell name - or if there were sons - they may have died in infancy - there is some echo of a Fairfax Tunnell in those early Virginia years but the oldest son of whom I can speak with any certainty is Robert Tunnell born 1747 -

1740 (about) Emigrated to Spottsylvania Co., VA 2 miles east of Fredricksburg, VA

1755 (about) removed to Fairfax Co., VA not far from where Herndon now is - or not far from the great falls of the Potomac where he died - Dec 28 1787 - 85 years old

1787 - Died & buried in Fairfax Co., VA




Source:

Location of original unknown. Photocopy made by Helen Worthington Gauss for Helen Worthington Sansone in the Susan Chambless collections. There is a photocopy of this photocopy (2nd generation) located in the St. Louis Public library. Transcription by Peggy T. Robinson, 2013



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