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

Dumfries Cemetery

Dumfries Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), May 30, 2020
1. Dumfries Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  At this location stood the Quantico Chapel, a log church, serving the first settlers of Overwharton Parish ca. 1667
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionColonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 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. Marker is at the entrance to Dumfries Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dumfries VA 22025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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); Mason Locke Weems and George Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); Weems-Botts House (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different
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marker also named Weems-Botts House (approx. ¼ mile away); Prince William County Court House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dumfries.
Additional commentary.
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
Editor's Note: If you wish to contact Mr. Farrow, you can do so by adding a comment here or by using the "Contact Us" link at the bottom right of this page. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — 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.
Dumfries Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., April 20, 2008
2. Dumfries Cemetery Marker

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.

3. Abraham Farrow comment
@ Richard Farrow who commented on Abraham Farrow who is also my 8G Grandfather, I am looking for grave of his grandson Joseph Farrow who died in April, 1784. He was married to Elizabeth Masterson, whose father Edward Masterson may be buried in vicinity as well. Kirk Warner

Editor's Note: I sent a request to Mr. Farrow with your information. However, I received notice the email address he provided is no longer in use.
    — Submitted March 3, 2017, by Kirk Warner of Raleigh, North Carolina.
Familiar Name on the Gravestone image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 was last revised on May 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 4,328 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 30, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2, 3. submitted on April 23, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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