Moore/Hunter Family Cemetery

In January 2012, surveyors found this cemetery inaccessible. A path from the street led the visitors to a concrete wall which enclosed the entire cemetery, with no gate. A brass plaque on the wall provided information about the family buried there. Looking over the wall, visitors could see two gravestone markers. A number of field stone markers indicated the probability of four or five additional graves. Baptist minister Jeremiah Moore, his wife and some of their eleven children and some of their grandchildren are buried there.

Reverend Jeremiah Moore (1746-1815) started ministering as a stroller, a preacher without a license. He was arrested in 1773, imprisoned in the Old Colonial Jail in Alexandria, and defended by Patrick Henry. Reverend Moore went on to found the First Baptist Church of Washington (1802), First Baptist of Alexandria (1803) and Second Baptist Church of Washington (1810). He later ministered to the congregation at Frying Pan Baptist Meeting House. His home “Moorefield” was located in Vienna.

Photos of Moore/Hunter Family Cemetery
County Survey Record

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