Browse Exhibits (24 total)

Gooding Family Cemetery

The Gooding Family Cemetery is located on Little River Turnpike, across the street from Northern Virginia Community College. The land was owned and farmed by the Gooding family for over a hundred years. It was also the site of the famous skirmish between Col. John Mosby's Rangers and Union Cavalry troops in 1863.

Trumble Family Cemetery

An examination of those named on a single granite marker within a 20'x20' chain-linked fence.  The Trumble Family Cemetery is comprised of just one marker with the names of ten people.  Vance Trumble came to Fairfac County with his parents from New York at a young age.  They were part of the large migration of northern farmers into many parts of Virginia bringign with them new techniques for cultivation after heavy and continuous tobacco harvesting had drained the soil.  The cemetery is located in the woods behind Parkwood Baptist Church in Annandale, Virginia.  It is in good shape and maintained by Boy Scout Troop 1523.  Perhaps the biggest piece of history during their lives was the Civil War, which Vance Trumble fought in as a confederate soldier.

Laura Ratcliffe-Hanna

This is an overview of the cemetery of a Civil War spy, Laura Ratcliffe-Hanna.  She aided the Confederate Army with valuable information of Union Army movements around Northern Virginia and provided her house to several of the Confederate infantry for shelter and for meetings.

Special thanks to the Meiselman's for allowing me to come to their historic homes and especially for Win Mesielman for sharing some key information for my project.

Lee Chapel Cemetery

THis exhibits focuses on the Lee Chapel Cemetery and on the Beach Family that is buries there 

Davis/Marshall Family Cemetery-Marshall Family

The Davis/Marshall Family Cemetery is located in Lorton, Virginia at the intesection of Hampton Road and Ox Road.  It was established in 1856 by the Marshall family.  This cemetery consists of 19 marked headstones, and a couple of unmarked gravestones.   This exhibit will focus specially on the Marshall, Tyers, and Flatford families that are buried there. 

Quantico Baptist Church Cemetery

Quantico Baptist Church Cemetery is located on the corner of Aden Road and Joplin Road in Prince William County, Virginia.  Tombstones dates range from 1897-1924 and mostly consists of members of the Payne and Arnold families.  The men in both families were primarily farmers.  The church itself no longer stands.  Only a single support beam and foundation stones remain.  The pastor of Quantico Baptist was elder William M. Smoot.  His followers were commonly known as the "Smootites".

Chestnut Grove Cemetery

This exhibition will focus on Chestnut Grove Cemetery, and the Hutchison family burial plot that is located there.

Kidwell/Robertson Family Cemetery

Kidwell/Robertson Family Cemetery, Fairfax, VA

Scott Family Cemetery

A look into the lives of the Scott Family, a very prominent family in Fairfax County in the 18th and 19th century.