Tag Archives: Fairfax County

McCarty Family (Fairfax County, Virginia)

In the 18th and 19th centuries, the McCartys were one of Virginia’s most prominent families, associating with families such as the Balls, Lees, Masons, and Washingtons. The family’s progenitor in America was Dennis McCarty, who arrived in Virginia by 1675. … Continue reading

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Lawrence Stirling Alexander (15 Sept. 1842-6 Nov. 1910)

Lawrence S. Alexander was born in Centerville, Fairfax County, Virginia. He was the son of Dr. Robert Alexander, and his wife, Ann Clark, both of South Carolina. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Lawrence enlisted in the 19th Virginia regiment … Continue reading

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Robert T. Love (July 1840-31 May 1862)

Robert T. Love of Fairfax Court House, VA was the son of Thomas R. Love (1806-1891) and his first wife, Ann R. Love (b. ca. 1809). He attended the University of Virginia in sessions 34-35 (1857-1859). Love enlisted as a … Continue reading

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William Sothoron Smoot (28 Nov. 1847-31 Jan. 1900)

William S. Smoot was the son of Jacob Gilliams Smoot (1813-1875) and his wife, Helen Waugh (Calder) Smoot (1822-1883). Though he was born in Maryland, William S. Smoot spent most of his life in Fairfax County, VA. The family’s home … Continue reading

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Fairfax family (Fairfax Co., VA)

Albert, Henry, and Orlando Fairfax were brothers who each attended the University of Virginia. They were sons of Thomas, 9th Lord Fairfax (1762-1846) and his third wife (m. 1801), Margaret Herbert (1783-1858). The father, as well as the sons, were … Continue reading

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