The Friends of Freedmen's Cemetery


Alexandria Archaeology

Below is a list of the deceased, as well as the individual who designed the bag for each person.

Name Gender Age Decorated by Front
ADAMS, Mary Ellen female 1y 6m Corrinne Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
ANNIS, Infant unknown 6 weeks Marya Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
AUSTIN, Daniel male 1y 5m Danielle Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BAGBY, Edith female 19y Christopher Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BARNUM, Charles male 19y Anonymous Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BERRYMAN, Horace male 7y Louise Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BEVERLY, Elizabeth female 28y Dorothy Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BEVERLY, William B. [or W.?] male 1m Joshua Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BIBB, Richard Owen male 27y Kenneth Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BIRD, Samuel male 28y Rodney Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BLACKBURN, Infant unknown stillborn Donovan Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BLACKWELL, Ann Eliza female 1d Liv Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BLACKWELL, Israel male 6y Heydn Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BLAKE, Samuel, male 21y Willetta Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BLAND, Child unknown 4d S. Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BODLEN, Alfred male 21y George Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BOGERSON, Richard male 1y3m K. Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BOLDEN, Cornelius male 19y Theresa Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BOMBRAY, Strother male 6y Rebecca Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BOOTH, Infant unknown 9m Gwen Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BRIGHT, Infant unknown 7d Rhonda Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Nathan male 35y Anonymous Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Phillip male 4m Gretchen Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Robert male about 50 Anonymous Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Willis male 32y Margarete Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWNER, Henry male 1y6m Margarete Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BRUTUS, Betsey female 2m Savannah Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BUCHANAN, Hannah female 35y Margarete Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BUCHANAN, Sina Ann female 3m19d Savannah Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BUCKLEY, Amanda female 20y David Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BUCKNER, Gus male 3y Max Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BUMBLEY, Harriet female 7d Zach Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CARTER, Esther female 18y Kirby Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CARTER, George male 2y Rebecca Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CARTER, Henry male 11y Garrett Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CARTER, Joseph male 9y Lillie Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CARTER, Lucy female 5y Nadina Gideon Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CARTER, Mary female 37y Lillie Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CARTER, Nancy female 12y Margarete Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CARTER, Rose female 70y Anthony Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CARTER, Thornton male 18y Anonymous Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CHAMP, Julia female 24y Lillie Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CHASE, Sandy female 5y3m Lillie Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CLARK, Joseph male 75y Delia M Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CLAYTON, Thomas male 76y Lillie Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CLEMENTS, William H. male 25y Delia M Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
COATES, Amanda female 40y Delia M Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
COATES, Enoch male 5m Zoe Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
COLE, Allen male 5m Lillie Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
COLE, Anna female 4m Corrinne Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
COLE, John Henry male 20y Delia M Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
COLE, Lucy female 30y Delia M Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
COLE, Martha female 23d Delia M Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
COLEMAN, Adaline female 30y Delia M Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
COLEMAN, Charlie male 2y Delia M Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
COLEMAN, Eliza female 9y Delia M Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
COLEMAN, Fanny female 47y Delia M Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
COLEMAN, Harriet female 20y Delia M Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
COLEMAN, Infant unknown 4m Melissa M Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
COLEMAN, James male 4y Shaka Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
COLEMAN, Sarah female 15y Margarete Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
COLEMAN, William H. male 24y Margarete Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CONGER [Conyer], Benjamin male 42y Wesley Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
COOPER, Lewis male 30y Shaka Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CRAIG, Solomon male 2y Zachary Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CRAIG, William male 2m Erin and Dad Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
CRANKLIN, Frank male 7y22d Lori Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
DAVIS, Thornton male 6y Lindsay Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
FIELD, Ann Virginia female 19y Kirby Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
FORD, Minta female very old Louise Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
HARRISON, Mary Jane female 6y Delia M Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
HARRISON, Sina Ann female 27y Delia M Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
HARRISON, William male 1m Delia M Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
HARRISON, Winnie female 83y Delia M Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
HARVEY, John male 22y Delia M Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
HASKINS, Ann female 2y Delia M Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
HASKINS, John H. male 2m Delia M Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
HAYES, Sarah female 5y Lillie Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
HAYLSTOCK, Rosetta female 1y Mikael Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
HEADLEY, Robert male 23y Darlene Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
HEARD, Alexander male 70y Darlene Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
HENDERSON, Emeline female 35y Darlene Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
HENDERSON, Infant unknown 1y Darlene Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
HENRY, Maria female 50y Anonymous Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
HENRY, Susan female 1y6m Darlene Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
HENRY, William male 23y Tariq Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
HOLKOME, Tilla female 16y Lillie Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
HOLMES, Thornton male 8y Tariq Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
HOUSTON, Alexander male 35y Shaka Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
HOWARD, Infant unknown stillborn Karen Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
HUGHES, Winnie female 70y Nina Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
HUMPHRIES, Sarah female 3y Darlene Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
HUNTER, Jared male 7y Tariq Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JACKS, Richard male 6y Tariq Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JACKSON, Allen male infant Darlene Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JACKSON, Andrew male 1y3m Darlene Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JACKSON, Augustus male 16y Dr. T. Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JACKSON, Warner male 45y Lillie Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TAYLOR, Child unknown 4y Michelle Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TAYLOR, Fanny female 3y Michael Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TAYLOR, Henry male 25y Michael Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TAYLOR, James male 38y Bonnie Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TAYLOR, Jane female 1m Ruth Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TAYLOR, Jane E. female 17y Sean Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TAYLOR, Maria female 35y Sean Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TAYLOR, Martha female 16y Sarah Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TAYLOR, Mathew male 8y Sarah Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TAYLOR, Robert male 19y Karen Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TAYLOR, Sanford male 11y Sue Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TAYLOR, Thomas male 70y Briana Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TENNY [Terry?], Harriett female 35y Kyra Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TENNY, Mary female 10y Sarah Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TERRILL, Rachel female 30y Sarah Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TEWELL, Rosina female 17y Sue Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THOMAS, Alace female 10m Karen Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THOMAS, Bella female 7y Karen Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THOMAS, Elisabeth female 5m Sarah Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THOMAS, Elizabeth female 1y Kyra Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THOMAS, Ellen female 25y Sue Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THOMAS, Infant unknown 1 week Karen Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THOMAS, Jacob male 26y Karen Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THOMAS, James male infant Terilee Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THOMAS, Jesse male 75y Anonymous Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THOMAS, Pattie female 60y Sean Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THOMAS, Rebecca female 90y Briana Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THOMAS, Richard Arthur male 6y6m Kyra Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THOMAS, Ridson male 29y Karen Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THOMAS, Samuel male 35y Karen Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THOMPKINS, Infant unknown stillborn Briana Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THOMPSON, Allen male unknown Lillie Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THOMPSON, Ann female unknown Lillie Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THOMPSON, Eliza female 60y Sean Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THOMPSON, George W. male 41y Lillie Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THOMPSON, James male 15y Briana Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THOMPSON, James male 6y7m Briana Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THOMPSON, Keziah female 10m Kyra Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THOMPSON, Robin female 1d Valerie Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THOMPSON, Sally female 2m Briana Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THOMPSON, Sarah female 1y3m Kyra Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THOMPSON, Susan female 30y Francine Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THOMPSON, Thomas male 1m Briana Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THOMPSON, Walker male 7 weeks Briana Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THOMPSON, William H. male 15y Robert C. Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THORNLEY, Sarah female 21y Karen Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THORNTON, Barbara female 10y Natasha Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THORNTON, Daniel male 9m Briana Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THORNTON, Infant unknown stillborn Briana Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THORNTON, Jesse male 35y Staffy Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
THURSTON, Emma female 1½y Natasha Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TIBBS, Aleck male 13y Sneezy Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TIBBS, Caroline female 10y Victoria Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TIBBS, James male 17y Anna Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TIBBS, Mary female 7y Sean Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TILLS, Susan female 10y Emmy Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TIMBERS, Eliza female 28y Lillie Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TIMBERS, Joshua male 45y Lillie Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TIMBERS, Kitty female 74y Sandra Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TOLES, Lewis male 8m Sasha Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TOLIVER, Billy male 2y5m Karen Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TOLIVER, John T. male 3m Ben Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TOLORBER, Benjamin male 24y Anonymous Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TOWLES, Child unknown 1m Michael Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TRIPLETT, Bednigo male 10y Lillie Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TRUMAN, Infant unknown 3m Lillie Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TUCKER, Martha female 1d Briannah Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TUNMAN (Junman?), John male 25y Lillie Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
TURNER, Caroline female 3y Jeanne Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
WALKER, Susan female 50y Anonymous Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
WARNER, Manual male 100y Anonymous Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
WHITNEY, Eliza female 50y Michelle Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
WILBOT, Juliet female 3m Michelle Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
WILKESON, Herrington male 60y Darvin Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
WILKESON, John male 19y Michelle Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
WILKINSON, James H. male 10m Sarah Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
WILKINSON, Joseph male 22y Michelle Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
WILKINSON, Margaret female 13y Sarah Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
WILLIAMS, Arthur male 25y Darvin Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
WILLIAMS, Bettie female 50y Michelle Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
WILSON, Susan female 1y9m Deb Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
WINFREY, Robert male 4d Savannah Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
WISE, William M. male 20y Kevin Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
WOOD, Thomas male 25y David Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
WRIGHT, Albert male 30y Sue Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
WRIGHT, Child unknown unknown Anonymous Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
WRIGHT, Henry male 50y Sue Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
WRIGHT, Isaac male 1d Sue Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
WRIGHT, Stephen H. male 33y Anonymous Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
YORK, James male 23y Anonymous Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
YOUNG, Fidelia female 1m Anonymous Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
YOUNG, Henry male 8y Olivia Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
YOUNG, Jane female 7y Kirby Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
YOUNG, Samuel male 38y Anonymous Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
YOUNG, William H. male 4m Teresa Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
ZIMMS, Albert male 20y Marya Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
(       ), twin infants unknown unknown Terilee Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image

Freedmen's Cemetery Historical Site Marker - E 109 Freedmen's Cemetery - Federal authorities established a cemetery here for newly freed African Americans during the Civil War. In January 1864, the military governor of Alexandria confiscated for use as a burying ground an abandoned pasture from a family with Confederate sympathies. About 1,700 freed people, including infants and black Union soldiers, were interred here before the last recorded burial in January 1869. Most of the deceased had resided in what is known as Old Town and in nearby rurual settlements. Despite mid-twentieth-century construction projects, many burials remain undisturbed. A list of those interred here has also survived.

Friends of Freedmenís Cemetery
638 North Alfred Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
E-mail: freedmen@juno.com

Freedmen's Cemetery Logo - This logo was designed by Alexandria Archaeology Assistant City Archaeologist, Dr. Steven Shephard, in 2006. The beautifully executed final drawing was made by Alexandria Archaeology volunteer, Mr. Andrew Flora, who made a few modifications. At the center of the logo is a headboard of the design seen in historic photographs of the Alexandria National Cemetery, established at the north end of Wilkes Street in 1862. These grave markers were supplied by the U.S. Army Quartermaster Department in Alexandria and records state that this department also supplied the headboards and coffins for Freedmens Cemetery. The pine boards were whitewashed and the plot number, and presumably, the name of the deceased, and possibly the date of death, were painted in black on the headboard. The number 1864 in the logo represents the year that the cemetery was established. The black silhouette of the African American woman in the center of the board is meant to represent the people, the Freedmen, who were buried at the cemetery. Civilian men, women and many children were buried here, along with African American soldiers of the United States Colored Troops. The rays radiating from the top of the headboard are meant to represent the light of freedom, as well as the souls of the Freedmen ascending into heaven and their final reward. The F and C are for Freedmen's Cemetery. The surrounding broken chain wreath symbolizes the severed bonds of slavery which resulted from the American Civil War which transformed Alexandria and the nation.

June 6th, 2007