The Gooding Family Cemetery


The Gooding Family Cemetery is located just off of Little River Turnpike in Annandale, right across the street from Northern Virginia Community College. The Gooding family lived and farmed this area for over a hundred years. This was the site of a famous skirmish between Col. John Mosby and his Rangers, they ambushed a Cavalry of 63 Union Troops during the Civil War. It was also the site of the famous Gooding Tavern where this skirmish took place. The cemetery is in okay shape today since there have been volunteers that have helped clean it up. During the summer lots of weeds and plants grow up all over the place making it difficult to maintain.


  • Trevor Jennings

Items in the The Gooding Family Cemetery Collection

Wife of William H. Gooding
Born May 28, 1800
Died Nov. 19, 1855
She was a kind and affectionate wife beloved by all who knew her.
F.S. "M. G."

W. H. Gooding
Born May 4, 1804
Died April 26, 1872
f.s. "W. H. G."

the memory of
Margaret R. Gooding
Born 15th Sept. 1813
departed this life
22nd Sept. 1849
aged 36 years & 9 days.
f.s. "M. R. G."

In memory of
Milly Gooding
Departed this life
May 25th 1856
in the 48 year of her age.
f.s. "M. G."

Jane Gooding
Wife of William Gooding
Who departed this life
January 4th. 1837
In the 84 year of her age.
f.s. "J. G."