Capt. Henry Fairfax, Sr. (1774 - 1847)

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Birthplace: Charles, Maryland
Death: Died in Leesylvania, Prince William, Virginia
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About Capt. Henry Fairfax, Sr.

Husband of Elizabeth Lindsay Fairfax, son of Jonathan Fairfax and Sarah Wright of "Goose Bay"' near Port Tobacco. Born in Charles County, Maryland, being the fourth and only son who survived to the maturity of manhood. His father died in 1787. At seventeen years of age, young Henry began his exploit of life at Dumfries. Shortly, howerver a shipping house in Baltimore, composed of his father's friends took him into their service, there he began the career of a merchant. He returned to Dumfries and established himself as an exporter of tobacco, in which business he amassed a fortune. In the war of 1812, both his fleet of vessels and private means contributed to the cause of the country. He held the rank of Captain on the staff of Colonel Enoch Renno in the 36th Virginia regiment. He married three times, firstly to Sarah, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Triplett) Carter; secondly to Sophia, daughter of Jesse Scott of Dumfries and thirdly to Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Lindsay.

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Capt. Henry Fairfax, Sr.'s Timeline

September 29, 1774
Charles, Maryland
February 13, 1822
Age 47
Age 53
October 6, 1847
Age 73
Leesylvania, Prince William, Virginia
Ujnion Cem., Leesburg, Loudoun, Virginia