John Graves of North Carolina inherited land in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, from his father Thomas. John sold his inherited land to Col. William Pettus of Louisa County, Virginia, in 1782. William probably moved to Spotsylvania soon afterwards. The land is described as overlooking the "north fork of the Pamunkey River," now known as the North Anna River. The land included high ground and low land on the river bank. I have driven along the roads in that area but never pinpointed the site. I suspect that it was situated just east of present-day Lake Anna.