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The timeline has been created to provide a linear understanding of the events which took place during the lives of Peter Jefferson [JF], Dr. Thomas Walker [TW], James Maury [JM], and Joshua Fry [JF].  The purpose of the timeline is to be able to compare and contrast important events with relation to the other men.  To view the important events move cursor over the initials and an alt tag will appear with information on that date then click the link to go to that person's biography page.

Joshua Fry, Circa 1700, born in Somersetshire, England Peter Jefferson, born Feb 8, 1708 Thomas Walker, Born January 25, 1715  in King and Queen County in Tidewater, Va. James Maury, 1719- As an infant, James Maury immigrated with his family from Dublin, Ireland Peter Jefferson, 1737, arrives and settles in Albemarle County 1757- Peter Jefferson dies on August 17th leaving his children under Walker's guardianship including 13-year-old Thomas Jefferson. Joshua Fry, 1738- Attempts making a map of all Virginia's waterways James Maury, 1742- Ordained and for one year was the minister in King William County 1755-Maury served as chaplain to the Albemarle troops fighting in the French and Indian War. James Maury, 1761-  Publishes his public letter on the impending controversy of the Anabaptists, a religious organization rebelling against the common ideas of the church 1753-The Loyal Company planned another great journey west with an expedition up the Missouri River and on to the Pacific Ocean. Thomas Walker was to lead the expedition but the adventure never took place because the French and Indian War intervened. Thomas Walker, 1765 - Permanently settled in Albemarle County with the building of Castle Hill. In the middle of Meriwether Lewis' land, which Walker received through his marriage to Mildred Thorton Meriwether. Joshua Fry, May 31, 1754- Dies en route to Will's Creek to aid Colonel George Washington at the outbreak of the 7 Years War. Thomas Walker, 1779- Served with Daniel Smith as a Virginia Commissioner responsible for extending the Virginia-North Carolina border.  Their expedition would lead to the designation of the border known as the Walker Line. Thomas Walker, 1794 - Died at home at Castle Hill on November 9, 1794. 1769- Thomas Walker presented his map compiled of his journeys to the west to the House of Burgesses during a debate over the boundary between Virginia's western settlements and Indian lands. George Washington, who was then head of the Mississippi Company, modified this map in 1769 and included it in that land-speculating company's petition for 2.5 million acres near the junction of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. 1769 Death of James Maury.  His duties as minister of the Fredericksville Parish are passed down to his son, Matthew. Joshua Fry, 1743 - moves to what will become Albemarle County Joshua Fry, 1745- Meets assistant surveyor, Albemarle resident, and close friend Peter Jefferson 1744- Sworn in as Lieutenant of Albemarle County, as well as surveyor, and  justice of the peace Joshua Fry, 1749- Maps and surveys the extended border between Virginia and North Carolina 1752- Peter Jefferson and Joshua Fry create and extensive map of the Virginia Colony called the "Fry-Jefferson Map". 1752- Peter Jefferson and Joshua Fry create and extensive map of the Virginia Colony called the "Fry-Jefferson Map". 1751 - Maury became the minister of the Fredericksville Parish and specifically at Walkers Middle Church 1750- Maury makes a self-changing discovery and reads Daniel Coxe's A Description of the English Province of Carolana. This influences him and his fellow charter members to plan an expedition West outside of Virginia. 1750- The Loyal Company appointed Thomas Walker to lead an expedition to explore and survey its grant of 800,000 acres in what is now southeastern Kentucky. One discovery led to his naming the Cumberland Gap in honor of the Duke of Cumberland who had crushed the recent (1746) rebellion of Charles Edward Stuart, the "Young Pretender," at Culloden in Scotland. 1749- The Loyal Land Company is established.  All four men are charter members. 1749- The Loyal Land Company is established.  All four men are charter members. 1749- The Loyal Land Company is established.  All four men are charter members. 1749- The Loyal Land Company is established.  All four men are charter members. 1751- Fry and Peter Jefferson draft a "An account of the Bounds of the Colony of Virginia" of  "Fry-Jefferson Map" timeline

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