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Kenaz Ralls

Born 1763 - Died 1845

Kenaz Ralls (1763-1845) was the son of Edward Ralls (1725-1785) and Mary Rawleigh (died c.1804) of Stafford County, Virginia.  Most of the Ralls family lived in the northern part of Stafford on land that’s now part of the Quantico Marine Corps base.  During the American Revolution, Kenaz served as a substitute in Capt. Warren’s company of the Prince William County militia.  In 1793 Kenaz was overseer of the “Acquia Road beginning at the Marsh Road and running from thence to the borders of Fauquier.”  He resided in Stafford for a while, but lived his later years in Fauquier County