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Janet Ariciu William was born in 1702/3 in France d 28 Dec 1787 in prob Loudon Co.,Va.He was buried in 1787 in Fairfax Co.,VA. William who was born in France,went with his parents to Yorkshire,England.There Lady Ann Howard's father hired William to tutor his daughter,Lady Ann in French Language.( at that is was very proper for a ladies to know another language and the French language was considered a most pleasant and romantic language). LADY ANN and WILLIAM fall in Love. Her father would not pemitted their marriage. They ran away and got married and she was disherited by her father. They emigrated to the English Colonies in America about 1736 and settled near Fredricksburg, VA.and later move to Fairfax,Co.Va. and live some distance from Herndon but not far from the falls of the Potomac. Family Story: Lady Ann was said to have lived until 104 years of age. I read were Lady Ann was seen riding a horse near th Potomac at the young age of 99. The family legend is that Lady Ann rode her horse across the Clinch river in TN on her 100th birthday. This is based on the theory that the William Tunnell family was moving at that time. If she died in 1814 as everyone pretty much agrees, and if she was 104 when she died. She would have been 100 in 1810 which was about 22 years after she left VA. I lived in Fairfax county for 12 years. Below the falls is a pretty wide river to ride a horse across. On the other hand the Clinch river in Anderson county is probably not much more than 100 yards wide at any reasonable crossing point.

Some of this is true and some of this story pass thru down the family.
So now it is hard to tell which is true or which is false
Dec 01, 2002 · Reply