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Anthony Marquis

Born 1752 - Died 1821

The spelling of this surname varies in the surviving records between “Marquis” and “Marquess.”  Anthony Marquis (1752-1821) married Elizabeth Winlock (died 1825) and lived about a half-mile above the old Berea Post Office.  He purchased this farm in 1803 from the estate of James Hunter (1721-1784).  Anthony was a saddle maker by trade and is thought to have been the son of William Marquis (died c.1778) of Culpeper County.  In 1791 and 1792 Anthony Marquis served as a constable in Stafford and in 1791 was licensed to keep a tavern or ordinary here.