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This is a hand drawn map of the Compton Family Cemetery. The Cemetery is enclosed by a wrought iron fence and is roughly 30 x 30. To the left is a line of trees, and on the other side of the trees is the house in which the Comptons resided. In front…

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This article from the Washington Post describes how the Virginia Court of Appeals reversed and demanded a retrial for Perry Lee Compton.

It was found that the chicken house that he stole from could not be considered part of the dwelling because…

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In this article from the Washington Post, Perry Lee Compton received two additional years on his sentence for bringing his 2 sons, both minors, along during his chicken raid.

He was given two years for "contributing to the delinquency of…

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This article in the Washington Post describes the indictment of Perry Lee Compton on charges for housebreaking and grand larceny.

Over a nine month period Compton and several others stole various items including a cow and chickens.

In the…

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This is the obituary for Perry Lee Compton, son of Perry F. Compton, in the Washington Times on January 12, 1980.

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This is an image from the Fairfax Herald that states that Perry Lee Compton, son of Perry F. Compton, was arrested for the stealing of a bike. He was found guilty and was sent to the State Reform School until the age of 21.

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This is the obituary for Mr. Perry F. Compton, son of Felix and Eloise Compton, who died in 1956.

He is the father to Perry Lee Compton and grand-father to Perry Lee Compton Jr.

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This is an image of a news article that states that Mr. Perry Compton has bought a home in Clifton from Ms. Amanda Detwiler.

The house he bought was the house in which he grew up in.

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This is a picture of the obituary for Leroy Compton from the Fairfax Herald in 1909.

It states:

"We extend to Mr. and Mrs. Makely our deepest sympathy in the loss of their child; also to Mr. and Mrs. Perry Compton in the loss of a child, both…

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This is a picture of the Compton Family Cemetery.
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