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George W. Fairfax
Born 1833
Died August 11, 1901
Place of Birth: Fairfax County, Virginia
Buried: Fairfax/Maley/Woodyard/Jett Family Cemetery, 11313 Hunting Horse Drive, Clifton, Virginia
How Died: Tuberculosis
Military Service: Confederacy
Military rank held: Private
Unit: Company B, 49th Virginia Infantry
Battles/engagements: Appomattox

George and his brother, James, both voted for secession at Arundell’s Tavern. At the age of 28, George enlisted on August 12, 1861. During the war, he served with C.A. Nelson’s Quantico Guards of the 49th Infantry.

George was hospitalized in Richmond due to illness twice during 1861 and 1862. When the war ended, George was with Lee’s Army and was paroled at Appomattox Courthouse on April 10, 1865. Later, he and his wife settled on Wolf Run Shoals Road. In the 1880 census, George and Mary Fairfax, their three children, Peter Jett (George’s father-in-law), S. Peter Jett (George’s brother-in-law), and Thomas Fairfax (George’s brother) were living in the same house.

George is buried in the family cemetery with S. Peter Jett and John “Jeff” Woodyard, both also Privates in the Confederate army.

Sources:
1. Brothers and Cousins: Confederate Soldiers and Sailors of Fairfax County, VA, compiled by William Page Johnson, II
2. US Census, 1880
3. fold3 (formerly footnote.com)


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Researched and written by Mary Lipsey