Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Chappelear, Elias - Zachariah, Virginia Lineage Rappahannock County Historical Society Washington VA

Here on Gay Street in Washington VA are Judy Tole, Executive Director and yours truly, genealogical visitor. The town was surveyed by George Washington and was established in 1793. At about this time Elias and his family, including son Zachariah of my lineage were working the land having moved from St Mary's County Maryland. Being very hilly this was one of the last Virginia Counties to be created, as was separated from Culpeper County in 1833. Zachariah was listed in the 1820 Census in Culpeper County and paid taxes here until 1830 when he moved to Perry County Ohio with his family, including William Woods Chappelear his youngest born March 13, 1811 likely on the family Chappelear family land between Flint Hill and Gaines Cross Roads.

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