The Friends of Freedmen's Cemetery


Jefferson-Houston

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
ARMSTEAD, Hannah female old Makayla Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
ARMSTRONG, James male 35y Zerik Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
ARMSTRONG, Lucy female 4y Clarissa Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
ARMSTRONG, Peter male 60y Natavia Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
ARNOLD, John male 55y Jameel Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
ARRINGTON, Infant unknown stillborn India Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
ARRINGTON, Nancy female 11y Josuea Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
ARRINGTON, Nancy female 2y Imani Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
ARTIST, Moses male 40y DaVon Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
ASH, Harriet female 2y Edwin Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
ASHBY, Lucy female 2m Amarri Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
ASHBY, Maria female unknown Kiara Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
ASHBY, Mary female 1y 6m Nynee Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
ASHBY, Thomas male 70y Savannah Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
ASHLEY, Mary female unknown Winston Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
ATKINS, Infant unknown 1 week Whitney Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
AUSTIN, Alfred male 35y Norris Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BAGBY, Mary female 1d Kordaye Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BAILEY, Hiram male unknown Emmanuel Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BAILEY, Hiram male 24y Saleem Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BAILEY, Millie female 80y Jeremie Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BAILEY, Patrick male 1y6m Teddy Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BAILEY, Sally female infant Emmanuel Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BAILEY, Walker male 2y Shalia Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BAILY, Hiram male 24y Kyra Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BAIRD, Jefferson, male 14y Jirule Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BAKER, Henry male 1y Kevin Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BAKER, Henry Lewis male 1y Shalia Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BAKER, Mitchell male 21y Nasir Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BALL, Ann female 1d Marcus Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BALL, Martha female 15m Teddy Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BALTIMORE, Infant unknown stillborn Jauai Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BALTIMORE, Maria (twin) female 1d Dorian Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BALTIMORE, Martha (twin) female 1d Nyle Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BALTIMORE, Moses male 3y Saleem Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BALTIMORE, Thomas male 60y Victoria Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BANDIN, Lucy female 8y Kiarra Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BANKER, Edward male 4y Hisham Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BANKHEAD, Infant unknown 3m Anonymous Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BANKS, Amy female 3m Brian Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BANKS, Charles Henry male 4y Victoria Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BANKS, Cintha female unknown Karen Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BANKS, Cynthia female 6y Nya Imoniy Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BANKS, Infant unknown 5d Helen Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BANKS, James male 51y Jessica Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BANKS, John male 40y Datra Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BANKS, Mary Eliza female 1y3m Damontic Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BANKS, two infants unknown stillborn Herson Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BANNON, Scott male unknown Te'Shaun Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BAPTIST, John male 40y Nya Imoniy Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BARBER, James male 3m Darryl Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BARBER, Sally female 2y Steve Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BARBOUR, George male 5y Tekyra Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BARBOUR, Robert male 2y Anonymous Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BARNES, Ann female 9y Kevin Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BARNES, Emma female 5y Brian Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BARNUM, Corah female unknown Steve Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BATTEN, Child unknown 3y Helen Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BAYLER, Angelina female 28y Anonymous Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BEATE, Lucy female 6y10m Herson Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BESON, Simon male 26y Nicole Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BETHRICK, Granison male 45y Betina Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BLACKWELL, Anna female 7y Jaurus Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BLACKWELL, Chloe female 3y Tyree Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BLACKWELL, Henry male 1y6m Chonyia Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BLACKWELL, Martha female 1y4m Ryan Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BLACKWELL, Rebecca female 9y Zane Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BLANN, Mary female 13y David Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BOMBRAY, Ann female 60y Tae'Von Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BOMBRAY, Daniel male 25y John Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BOMBRAY, Jane female 3m Nigel Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BOMBRAY, Ned male 7y Francisco Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROOKS, Edward male 7d Zane Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROOKS, Edward male 23y Brianna Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROOKS, Evan male 55y Adasha Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROOKS, Flora female unknown Melvin Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROOKS, Harriet H. female 14y Warren Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROOKS, Helen female 2y Thelia Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROOKS, Infant unknown 1d Jauai Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROOKS, James male 25y Nigel Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROOKS, John A. male 45y Rayvonn Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROOKS, Joseph male 70y John Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROOKS, Mary female 3y Imani Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROOKS, Mary female 65y Lye Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROOKS, Mary Elisabeth female 8d Marcus Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROOKS, Phebe V. female 7m Stephanie Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROOKS, Robert male 4y Maurice Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROOKS, Rose female 2y2m Armani Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROOKS, Susan female 70y Quondre Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROOKS, William male 55y Imani Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Alice female 2y8m Kordaye Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Andrew male 26y Jasmin Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Andrew male 57y Davon Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Ann female 1y1m Chardaye Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Ann Eliza female 7m Teddy Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Anna [Amy?] female 25y Chardaye Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Anna female 12y Kiarra Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Bailey female 7y Shalia Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Celia female 3y4m Roxana Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Child unknown 5m Roxana Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Daniel male 8m Francisco Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Daniel male 23y Saleem Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Elisabeth female 34y Chanyia Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Ellison male unknown Nicole Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Emma female 1y Roxana Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Flora female 10y Ryan Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Frances female 45y Chardaye Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, George male 29y Jirule Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Hezekiah male 12y Brianna Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Infant unknown 11m Warren Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Infant unknown 5m Warren Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Infant unknown 1y Armani Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Infant unknown stillborn Dorian Chandler Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Infant unknown 9m Roxana Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Infant unknown stillborn Nyle Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Infant unknown 1 week Warren Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Infant unknown 1d Tae'Von Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, James male 47y James Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Jane female 30y David Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, John male 26y Franklin Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, John male 35y Amarri Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, John Henry male 11m German Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, John W. male 15y Edwin Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Kitty female 15y7m Annie Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Lewis male 20y Armani Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Lizzie female 25y Nyree Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Margaret female 45y Charnisha Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
BROWN, Mary female 24y Kiara 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.

April 29th, 2007