George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 22 April 1769]

22. Surveying in the Woods all day. Mr. Chichester Mr. Ball Mr. Hale & Miss Sinai McCarty dind here.

mr. ball: probably Sinah McCarty’s first cousin, Burgess Ball (1749–1800), of Lancaster County, who on 2 July 1770 married Richard Chichester’s niece, Mary Chichester. mr. hale: possibly William Heale (many spellings, including Hale), originally of Lancaster County, who was settled in Fauquier County by 1777. Although her name was often spelled “Sinai,” Miss McCarty was named after her mother, Sinah Ball McCarty (see hayden description begins Horace Edwin Hayden. Virginia Genealogies. A Genealogy of the Glassell Family of Scotland and Virginia, also of the Families of Ball, Brown, Bryan, Conway, Daniel, Ewell, Holladay, Lewis, Littlepage, Moncure, Peyton, Robinson, Scott, Taylor, Wallace, and others, of Virginia and Maryland. 1891. Reprint. Baltimore, 1973. description ends , 92, 111–16; hodges description begins Frances Beal Smith Hodges. The Genealogy of the Beale Family, 1399–1956. Ann Arbor, Mich., 1956. description ends , 274).

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