I have seen your name on many messages and thought I'd write.I am a descendant of Joseph Birch, who married Janet Bowmaker Robertson; of Caleb Richards, through two of his daughters - Elizabeth, who married Thomas Marcey and Sarah, who married Harrison Cleveland; and of Ananias Payne, through his grandson John who mar. Jane Marcey, dau. of Thomas and Elizabeth.John and Jane's son Theodore married Annie Birch, the dau. of Samuel Birch and Ann Cleveland (dau. of Harrison and Sarah).The Robertson, Birch, Payne, Richards, and Marcey families were all living near one another during the 1780s in Fairfax Co. between Chesterbrook, the Potomac, and the Falls Church area.That area is now north Arlington from East Falls Church along Lee Highway, through Cherrydale to the Potomac, and north across the Fairfax Co. line into Chesterbrook (out Old Dominion Rd.).Some family land was farther out, such as at Munson Hill, Seven Corners, Tyson's Corner, and other areas of present Arlington (such as Ballston, originally Birch's Crossing).
I have traced much of the family and would enjoy sharing information.
Brenda Payne Rose born at Arlington Hospital 1955 Yorktown HS Class of 1973