Syphax, John B. Hon.

Proposed Bill To Provide Artificial Limbs For Soldiers Of The War

Virginia General Assemby (House of Delegates)

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    John B. Syphax was born free in Alexandria County (Arlington) in 1835 on the Parke Custis estate. He was the son of Charles and Maria Custis Syphax. His parents, once enslaved, had been freed by the will of Parke Custis. John Syphax was educated in Washington, D.C., and became a property owner in Alexandria County. His brother, William, was a pioneer in establishing the Washington, D.C., school system. John Syphax represented Arlington County in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1874 to 1875. He served as Alexandria County's Treasurer from 1875 to 1879, and as a justice of the peace. John Syphax died in 1916.