George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 23 March 1760]

Sunday Mar. 23d. Southerly Wind and Warm. Miss Fairfax & Miss Dent came here.

Hannah Fairfax was a younger sister of George William Fairfax. Miss Dent was possibly Elizabeth Dent (1727–1796) or one of her younger sisters, all daughters of Peter Dent (c.1694–1757), of Whitehaven, on Mattawoman Creek in the Piscataway region of Prince George’s County, Md. (NEWMAN description begins Harry Wright Newman. The Maryland Dents: A Genealogical History of the Descendants of Judge Thomas Dent and Captain John Dent Who Settled Early in the Province of Maryland. Richmond, Va., 1963. description ends , 36–39).

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