The Friends of Freedmen's Cemetery


Lyles Crouch Elementary

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
JOHNSON, Emily female 3y Akobi Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, Esther female 70y Ajaratu Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, Frisby (recruit) male 50y Lachlan Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, George male 28y Graeme Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, George male 27y Peregrine Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, George male 20y Kaila Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, Georgiana female 5m Margaret Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, Hagar male 60y Gabriella Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, Henry male 23y Catherine Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, Henry male 35y Carter Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, Infant unknown stillborn Alexandra Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, Infant unknown stillborn Jada Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, Infant unknown stillborn Callum Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, Infant unknown stillborn Margaret Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, Infant unknown 1m Sarah Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, Infant unknown 1d Samuel Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, James male 25y Julia Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, James, Eld. male 66y Akobi Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, Jimmy male 13d Alexandra Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, John male 55y Jada Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, Joseph male 40y Gabrielle Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, Lewis male unknown Carter Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, Louisa female 12y Maeve Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, Mary female 21d Thomas Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, Mary female 3m Thomas S. Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, Mary Frances female 14d Marina Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, Mills female 2y Swep Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, Nancy female 22y Reel Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, Peggy female 95y Carlos Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, Sally female 26y Ariel Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, Sam male 3y Yakiri Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, Squire male 7y Connor Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, Strother male 2y Marina Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, Thornton male 60y John Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, Vernetta female 11m Emma Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOHNSON, William, Jr. female 1y Patrick Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JONES, Archy male 35y Alexander Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JONES, Charlie male 11y Denny Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JONES, Child unknown 1w Caroline Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JONES, Eliza female 50y Effie Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JONES, F. unknown 25y Kaitlin Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JONES, Frances female 13y Sierra Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JONES, Infant unknown 6d Joseph Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JONES, Infant unknown 2m Nigel Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JONES, Infant unknown 4m Sean Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JONES, Infant unknown stillborn Kayla Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JONES, Infant unknown 1d Diamond Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JONES, Jack male 40y Patrick Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JONES, James male 13y Malaysia Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JONES, James male 1y Shayla Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JONES, James H. male 2y6m Austin Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JONES, Jemmy female 2y Maddie Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JONES, John male 3y Spencer Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JONES, Laura female 17d Thomas Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JONES, Laura female 22y William Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JONES, Lewis Augustus male 15d Savanna Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JONES, Lucinda female 20m Monet Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JONES, Mary female 8y Jenna Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JONES, William male 36y Detriona Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JONES, William Edward male 1y2m Joey Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JONES, William male 21y Grayson Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JORDAN, Sarah female 40y Caroline Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOSHUAY, Joseph male 3y Will Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JOURDAN, Andrew male 23y Troy Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JULIUS, Henry male 60y Veronta Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
JULIUS, Robert male 75y Caroline Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
KANE, Willie male 2y Semaria Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
KELLY, James Grant male 5d Leon Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
KENNEDY, Celia female 35y Will Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
KENYON, Infant unknown unknown Ella Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
KERRY, John male 2y4m Lilian Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
KIER, Jannie female 2y Rachelle Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
KING, Bill male 40y Daniel Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
KING, Charlotte female 80y Nathaniel Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
KING, Louisa female 14m Anijah Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
KING, Tommy male 1y1m Liza Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
KINNER, Willis S. male 22y Olivia Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
KNIGHT, Lucinda female 4m Reed Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
KNIGHT, Margaret female 1y2m Anthony Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
KNOX, Mary female 35y Kate Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
KOSS, Betsey Ann female 2y10m Tyra Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
KRETCHER, George male 17m Adam Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LACEY, Caroline female 7y Emily Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LACEY, George male 3m Joseph Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LACEY, Harriet female 2y Diane Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LACEY, Martha female 19y Kiauna Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LACEY, Robert male 1y Isaih Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LACY, Benton male 8y Asia Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LAMB, Hiram male 55y Cynthia Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LAMBRETH, Charles male 22y Louis Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LANDEN, Adam male 25y Kenna Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LANDER, Infant unknown 1m Jeremiah Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LANE, David male 21y Avery Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LANE, Infant unknown 3m Cristian Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LANE, Joseph male 52y Akila Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LANGLEY (Lawfrey), Lucas male 16y Keomi Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LANGSTON, Abram male 2m Diante Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LANGSTON, Lila female 1y Jan Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LARE, Infant unknown unknown Ebony Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LAREW, George male 19y Kiauna Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LATIN, Killis male 70y Eisley Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LAWS, Infant unknown unknown India Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LAWSON, Grant male 8m Hannah Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LAWSON, Infant unknown 1y3m Koji Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LAWSON, Lucy female 35y Briona Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LECERT, Becky Ann female 4y Lilian Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEE, Adam male 40y Matthew Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEE, Andrew male 1y Connor Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEE, Ann female 6m Basil Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEE, Arthur male 60y Alishia Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEE, Caroline female 9m Gabriel Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEE, Emma J. female 14m Joshua Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEE, George male 3y Letu Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEE, Ida female 4m Iesha Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEE, Infant unknown 1d Qaylean Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEE, Infant unknown 1d John Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEE, Jerry male 60y Savannah Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEE, John male 21y Murray Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEE, John W. male 30y Ross Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEE, Major male 2y6m Elizabeth Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEE, Marshall male 18y Claire Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEE, Moses male 1d Giulia Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEE, Patty female 80y John Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEE, Tascar male 2d Marine Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEMMON, John male 21y John Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LENDSDOWN, George male 75y Josie Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEVEL, Infant unknown 4m Adriana Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEVEL, Joe male 65y Alexander Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEVEL, Joseph male 65y Jack Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEWIS, Benjamin male 55y Abbey Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEWIS, Burrell male 3y D'Nae Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEWIS, Charley male 1y3m Linus Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEWIS, Julia female 22y Gwen Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEWIS, Lucy female 5y Kieliel Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEWIS, Lysander male 35y Andi Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEWIS, Martha female 25y Daniel Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEWIS, Mary female 12d Raejon Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEWIS, Mary female 19y Thomas Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEWIS, Mary J. female 2y Tamir Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEWIS, Moses male 17y Jennifer Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEWIS, Richard male 22y Peter Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LEWIS, William male 28y Wisam Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LIGAN, Richard male 20y Jermaine Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LIGHTFOOT, (      ) unknown 30y Camryn Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LIGHTFOOT, Mary female 4m Trey Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LINCOLN, Perry male 47y Julia Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LINES, Charlotte female 20y Ernesto Illumination Bag Thumbnail Image
LINGUS, Orin James male 38y Semaji 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