There are four headstones and at least twelve additional graves marked by field stones. The Fairfax Herald reported in 1930 and 1933 that the United Daughters of the Confederacy placed the headstones for the three Confederate soldiers, Fairfax, Woodyard and Jett. Accounts differ when describing the death of George W. Fairfax.
The Fairfax Genealogical Society, citing documents saved from the Fairfax home before demolition, reports that George W. Fairfax, Jr. died in combat during the Civil War. William Page Johnson II in Brothers and Cousins: Confederate Soldiers and Sailors of Fairfax County, Virginia writes that George W. Fairfax died of tuberculosis at the age of 64 in 1901.
Johnson also writes that Peter S. Jett of Stafford County was listed as living in Swetnam (Fairfax Station) in 1885 and the date and cause of his death are unknown. John (Jeff) W. Woodyard was described as a resident on Wolf Run Shoals Road and as a blacksmith. Residents of Clifton state that Woodyard’s blacksmith shop stands today (2009) on Clifton Road near the Davis General Store. John. E. Maley was buried in the cemetery in 1931. The relationship between these four men is unknown. The war records do not show the three Confederate soldiers as serving in the same unit.
Brothers and Cousins: Confederate Soldiers and Sailors of Fairfax County, Virginia
Compiled by William Page Johnson II, Iberian Publishing Company, Athens Georgia
Fairfax County, Virginia Gravestones Fairfax Genealogical Society
See also Civil War Honor Roll profiles for