At the request of a family relative, a FCCPA member searched for ingress to the burial ground of Lt. Franklin Williams. During a recent visit, the family had member found an iron fence blocking her accustomed entry to the cemetery. The FCCPA member found, with help of a neighbor, a different way to gain access [...]
NEXT MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP MEETING - GUESTS WELCOME!
In September - date to be scheduled
Office of Supervisor John Cook
Braddock District Government Center
9002 Burke Lake Road
Burke, VA 22015
(same building as Kings Park Library)
Inclement weather: We follow the lead of Fairfax County Schools; if the schools are closed or activities canceled, our meeting is canceled.
Survey Saturdays - [...]
This cemetery, located at 1010 Lynn St., Vienna, Virginia, is one of two in Fairfax County with this name.
An email request was received through the FCCPA website wherein the writer sought help in returning a statue to the cemetery. Years ago a relative had taken the statue from the cemetery for safe-keeping. The cemetery was [...]
Note: The Hunt family name is variously spelled Hunt and Huntt. Names of individuals in this article are spelled as found on markers or in reference census documents.
The cemetery is located behind the home at 1913 Aubrey Place, Vienna, Virginia. An email inquiry was received through the FCCPA website, asking what was the current condition [...]
Girl Scout Teen Troop #4016, led by Abby Mundt, volunteered to clean the Wakefield Chapel Cemetery in November 2013. The scouts raked leaves, hauled limbs and cleaned grave markers. It appeared that some of the limbs and brush had been dumped by neighbors onto the cemetery property. Also, brush and weeds were trimmed away from [...]
Tours of Andrew Chapel Cemetery and Lewinsville Presbyterian Cemetery co-sponsored with Fairfax Genealogical Society
On March 23, 2013, FCCPA members led cemetery tours of Andrew Chapel Cemetery and Lewinsville Presbyterian. With approximately thirty in attendance, demonstrations and tours were presented at each cemetery. Participants learned the history of the cemetery and who was buried there. There [...]
The site of the Cranford United Methodist Church in Lorton, Virginia is quite historic. On 16 June 1700, Indians attacked the nearby home of Thomas Barton, killing eight settlers. As a result of the raid, the colonial militia patrols were increased. Surveyors who visited the church and cemetery were impressed with the area’s three hundred [...]
The surveyors found the Pohick Episcopal Church Cemetery well maintained, with loving care. For such an old cemetery, the condition of the grave markers was remarkable. From the oldest marker, Will Harris (d. 1698) to the most recent markers, each was in good condition. Even unknown graves were remembered by a marker. Our FCCPA members [...]
Born August 14, 1839
Died October 4, 1861
Place of Birth: Savannah, Georgia
Buried: Place uncertain
How Died: Cause uncertain
Military Service: Confederacy
Military Rank Held: Private
Unit: Kershaw’s 2nd South Carolina Volunteers
Private Joseph J. Prendergast was born August 14, 1839 in Savannah, Georgia. He enlisted with Kershaw’s 2nd South Carolina Volunteers. Perhaps he was one of the many eager Southerners [...]
Because of its high elevation, the church and cemetery command a wonderful view of western Fairfax County. Surveyors found the historic cemetery well maintained. Church documents indicate that sometime in the 1950s fallen grave markers were moved under two trees in the cemetery. Surveyors found over ten markers lying face down in the mud or [...]
Current Projects, Williams Family Cemetery
At the request of a family relative, a FCCPA member ...
Current Projects, Gooding-Seaton Cemetery
In June of 2013 members of the FCCPA joined future ...
Andrew Chapel Cemetery, Cemetery Preservation & Restoration Seminar, In the News, Willcoxon/Farr Family Cemetery
Tours of Andrew Chapel Cemetery and Lewinsville Presbyterian Cemetery co-sponsored ...
Current Projects, Marshall Family Cemetery
The cemetery is the last remnant of the homestead of ...