• Current Projects, Williams Family Cemetery

    Posted on July 19th, 2014

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    Williams Family Cemetery

    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 […]

  • Current Projects, Hunter Family Cemetery Vienna

    Posted on January 1st, 2014

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    Hunter Family Cemetery, Vienna

    Hunter Family Cemetery, Vienna

    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 […]

  • Clarke/Hunt Family Cemetery, Current Projects

    Posted on January 1st, 2014

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    Clarke/Hunt Family Cemetery

    Clarke/Hunt Family Cemetery

    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 […]

  • Current Projects, Wakefield Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery

    Posted on January 1st, 2014

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    Wakefield Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery

    Wakefield Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery

    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 […]

  • Two FCCPA-Hosted Events in 2013

    Two FCCPA-Hosted Events in 2013

    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. […]

  • Cranford United Methodist Church Cemetery, Current Projects

    Posted on September 2nd, 2013

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    Cranford United Methodist Church Cemetery

    Cranford United Methodist Church Cemetery

    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 […]

  • Current Projects, Pohick Episcopal Church Cemetery

    Posted on September 2nd, 2013

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    Pohick Episcopal Church Cemetery

    Pohick Episcopal Church Cemetery

    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 […]

  • Current Projects, Dranesville United Methodist Church Cemetery

    Posted on September 1st, 2013

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    Dranesville United Methodist Church Cemetery

    Dranesville United Methodist Church Cemetery

    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, Gooding-Seaton Cemetery

    Posted on September 1st, 2013

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    Gooding-Seaton Cleanup: Phase 4

    Gooding-Seaton Cleanup: Phase 4

    In June of 2013 members of the FCCPA joined future Eagle Scout Connor Benavides as part of 47 volunteers who did a cleanup at the Gooding-Seaton Family cemetery. This is the fourth scout-led project at the cemetery which FCCPA has participated in. Fortunately a neighboring family has volunteered to adopt this cemetery. With the work […]

  • Adams Family Cemetery, Vienna, Current Projects

    Posted on September 1st, 2013

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    Adams Family Cemetery, Vienna

    Adams Family Cemetery, Vienna

    With the help of Scout Garrett Stewart who lives in the neighborhood of the cemetery, the surveyor was able to locate the cemetery. A wooden sign indicated that there was a cemetery, but the cemetery was so overgrown it was difficult to locate. As an Eagle Scout Project, Garrett led his BSA Troop #13 in […]

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