Trumble Family Cemetery

The cemetery is located behind homes on Margaret Lane in Annandale, Virginia. In January 2010, the surveyor located the cemetery by following a path from the parking lot of Parkwood Baptist Church on Braddock Road. The crude path through the woods leads to a chain link fence which surrounds a marker, a wooden cross, and a park bench. The cemetery is approximately 15 feet square, covered by leaves and downed limbs. The surveyor believed that the fence was erected around the marker, not necessarily the burials. It appeared unlikely that all ten burials could be within the confines of the fenced area.

The marker lists the following names: Vance L. Trumble, Anne E. Trumble, Samuel H. Trumble, Ellen Trumble, Clara Tracy Trumble, Ann E. Trumble Daniels,
Fred Trumble, Mary Trumble, Franklin Trumble, Nora Botts.

Research about the family, who are buried in the cemetery, showed that Vance Trumble was born about 1837 in Ulster County, NY, son of Van Rensselaer and Mary A. Trumble. In the 1860 census, Vance was shown living in Fairfax County, married to Ann E. Beach and as a carpenter. The Beach family were nearby neighbors. During the Civil War, he served as a private in Co. I, 11th Virginia Cavalry. After the war, he served as Justice of Peace in Fairfax County in 1893.

Vance’s 4 year old grandson, Franklin, who died in Washington, D.C was buried in 1904.

Vance’s son, Samuel Trumble, a member of the Southern Railway bridge gang, was struck and killed by a locomotive, while on a hand car on the tracks between Fairfax and Clifton Stations in 1904.

Whether there is kin relatinship between Nora Botts and the Trumble family is not known. The Fairfax Herald reported on July 29, 1910: “Miss Nora Virginia Botts died at the home of Mrs. Trumble, near Burke, on Tuesday last, aged 14 years.”

Photos of Trumble Family Cemetery
County Survey Record

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