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New book chronicles Lees of White Stone

The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society recently announced the release of a new book, “The Lees of White Stone, Lancaster County, Virginia, 1650-1900,” by Lois Crane Williams with Tom Kinney.

The book traces the history of a property on James Wharf Road southwest of the Lancaster County town of White Stone, historically known as the Thomas Lee Estate and now occupied by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock. Primary landowners included the Lee, Lawson and Sanders families.

The book begins with Epaphroditus Lawson who patented the 1,000 acres in 1650. “People crossing the Rappa-hannock River into Lancaster County today can see what was Epaphroditus Lawson’s land stretching about three-quarters of a mile both upriver and downriver from the Norris Bridge,” Williams said. “Running a mile inland, the property touched on Carters Creek and Currell Cove. It came to be bisected by Ferry Road, which led from the area that is now White Stone to a ferry landing on the ...

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