Notable Residents of Fauquier County

John Marshall
Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

John Marshall, born in Fauquier County in 1755, was the fourth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1801 to 1835, helped shape American constitutional law and make the Supreme Court a center of power.

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Turner Ashby
Black Knight of the Confederacy

Turner Ashby, born in Fauquier County in 1828, was a Confederate cavalry general during the Civil War. He achieved prominence as Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's cavalry commander in the Shenandoah Valley. + Learn More

James Markham Marshall Ambler
Passed Assistant Surgeon

James Markham Marshall Ambler, born in Fauquier County in 1848, was a soldier in the Confederate Army, and a physician on the Arctic exploring ship, the U.S.S. Jeanette, which sailed from San Francisco, California. + Learn More

John Singleton Mosby
"The Gray Ghost"

Colonel John Singleton Mosby, known as the "Gray Ghost," was a Colonel in the Civil War, and lived for a time in Fauquier County in what is now the Town of Warrenton. He was noted for his lightning quick... + Learn More