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From: Christina Hunt <>
Subject: Correction - ancestry of Isabella McNeill Fairfax
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 18:21:28 -0500

Been doing a bit of checking on the ancestry of Isabella McNeill who m. George
Wm. Fairfax s/o Ferdinando Fairfax. I had her father as Maj. W. Gibbs McNeill.
I did some searching on him and realized he could not be her father. More likely
to be her brother. And that is the case.

Major William Gibbs McNeill (her brother) is very well known for his
contributions to railroad systems. He was a West Point graduate.

Isabella's sister was Anna Matilda McNeill Whistler. She was "Whistler's Mother"
from the famous painting!

I have not found out what became of Isabell McNeill Fairfax after her husband's
death. Does anyone know????

Descendants of Dr. Daniel McNeill - 11 Mar 2004

First Generation

1. Dr. Daniel McNeill.1

Dr. Daniel McNeill and Martha Kingsley were married. Martha Kingsley1 was born
in Wilmington, NC. Dr. Daniel McNeill and Martha Kingsley had the following

+2i.Isabella McNeill. (m. George Wm. Fairfax)
3ii.Mary McNeill.1
4iii.William Gibbs McNeill was born on 3 Oct 1800.2 He died on 16 Feb 1853
in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY.2
5iv.Anna Matilda McNeill was born in 1804.1 She died in 1881.1
6v.Charles Johnson McNeill1 was born in 1811.1 He died in 1870.1
7vi.Catherine Jane (Kate) McNeill was born in 1812 in 1877.1

Isabella McNeill and George William Fairfax were married on 25 May 1816 in
Washington, D.C.. George William Fairfax (son of Ferdinando Fairfax and
Elizabeth Blair Cary) was born on 5 Nov 1797 in Jefferson Co., VA. He was
christened on 16 Aug 1803 in Jefferson Co., VA. He died on 13 Jan 1853.
Isabella McNeill and George William Fairfax had the following children:

+8i.Donald McNeill Fairfax (born on 10 Mar 1821).
+9ii.Edwin Cary Fairfax (born on 6 Jan 1833).
10iii.Martha (Matty) Fairfax.3
+11iv.Isabella K. Fairfax (born about 1830).

Third Generation

8. Donald McNeill Fairfax was born on 10 Mar 1821 in VA. He died on 10 Jan
1894. He was buried in Rose Hill Cem., Hagerstown, MD.4

Donald McNeill Fairfax and Virginia Cary Ragland were married on 5 Jun 1854 in ,
Prince Georges Co., MD. Virginia Cary Ragland (daughter of Thomas Ragland and
Eliza Christiana Fairfax) died on 8 Jan 1878 in New London, CT.5,6 Donald
McNeill Fairfax and Virginia Cary Ragland had the following children:

12i.William McNeill Fairfax was born in 1858.

Donald McNeill Fairfax and Josephine Foote were married in 1879. Josephine
Foote (daughter of Andrew Hull Foote) died on 26 May 1918.4 She was buried in
Rose Hill Cem., Hagerstown, MD.4

9. Edwin Cary Fairfax7 was born on 6 Jan 1833 in Loudoun Co., VA. He died on
21 Dec 1912 in Vandergrift, PA. He was buried in St. Peter's German Lutheran
Cem., Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA.

Edwin Cary Fairfax and Naomi Augusta Douglass were married on 19 Nov 1861.
Naomi Augusta Douglass4 was born on 4 May 1842. She died on 27 Sep 1899.

11. Isabella K. Fairfax was born about 1830 in VA.8

Isabella K. Fairfax and Edward B. Hamilton were married on 11 Sep 1856 in
Loudoun Co., VA.


1. <http://www.whistler.arts.gla.ac.uk/correspondence/>;.
2. website <http://americanhistory.si.edu/westpoint/history_2b1.html>;.
3. <http://www.whistler.arts.gla.ac.uk/correspondence/>;,
4. per Betty Jenkins 11-2-99), email.
5. Louise du Bellet, Some Prominent VA Families.
6. Washington Post (ProQuest Historical Newspapers).
7. per Betty Jenkins.
8. 1860 Federal Census, VA VA JEFFERSON KABLETOWN P O.


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