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Dumfries in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dumfries Cemetery

 
 
Dumfries Cemetery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W., April 20, 2008
1. Dumfries Cemetery Marker
Inscription. At this location stood the Quantico Chapel, a log church, serving the first settlers of Overwharton Parish ca. 1667
 
Location. 38° 34.037′ N, 77° 19.98′ W. Marker is in Dumfries, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Mine Road near Cameron Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at the entrance to Dumfries Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Dumfries VA 22025, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Revolutionary War Patriots and War of 1812 Veterans (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory (about 500 feet away); Quantico Church (about 500 feet away); William Grayson Bandstand Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Weems-Botts House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Prince William County Court House (approx. mile away); History of Dumfries (approx. half a mile away); Revolutionary War Campaign of 1781 (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Dumfries.
 
Additional comments.
1. Dumfries Cemetery
I have a special interest in the pre-Rev. War history of this area. An ancestor of mine (Abraham Farrow, d1730) owned deeds for about 2500a of the surounding area. Would like to exchange documentary refs. with those having similar interests.
R. P. Farrow
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Dumfries Cemetery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W., April 20, 2008
2. Dumfries Cemetery Marker
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    — Submitted August 17, 2008, by Richard P. Farrow of Washington, District of Columbia.

2. Request for information about William Askins
My ancestor, William Askins, bought land in Prince William county very early-1731. He also shopped at a popular store in Dumfries. I'm looking for ANY information on either my ancestor or the store.
Thank you.

Editor's Note: If you have any information, please add it as a comment to this page or send a note to the editor. We will forward the information to Ms. Askins.
    — Submitted March 11, 2010, by Mary Helen Askins of Triangle, Virginia.

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.
 
Familiar Name on the Gravestone Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W., April 20, 2008
3. Familiar Name on the Gravestone
Pocahontas, wife of W. D. Peel
Nov 29, 1881 - Mar 31, 1908
The gravemarker for their son, John, is in the background.
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,021 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 23, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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