I have read all the posts about this family cemetery with great interest. You see, I'm from the family that is buried there. My mother's cousin, Alfred Thompson (still living in Fairfax) was instrumental in insuring that VDOT did not back out on their obligation to preserve this site. As far as I know Alfred and his family are still taking care of it. I haven't been down there since my parents died but it's nice to know that the graves remain unmolested.
> Apparently that is the Thompson family.
> Thompson Family Cemetery
> Located on the east side of Lee Hwy., @100' north
> of Nutley St., Fairfax, Va..
> This 1/2 ac. cemetery stands on a rise in the
> western part of the Pan Am Shopping Center parking
> lot. There are only two headstones, but there are
> many unmarked graves present. Below is a list of
> additional individuals thought to be buried here.
> The cemetery is clean and well maintained.
> IN MEMORY OF
> ARMISTEAD T. THOMPSON
> SON OF
> Lawson T. & Fannie A. Thompson
> A member of Co. C, 5 Regt. Va. Vols.
> Who died at Point Lookout, Md.
> a prisoner of war Nov. 23, 1864
> After an imprisonment of
> 17 months.
> Mouldering though thy body be
> Yet in our dreams thy form we see:
> Our tears in torrents duly fall
> O! thee we would but can't recall.
> Thou art gone to Christ thy God
> He who bought thee with His blood
> Enabled thee to run thy race:
> Raised thee now to see His face.
> JOHN COMPTON
> OCT. 1825
> JULY 1918
> LAURA VIRGINIA
> JUNE 22, 1845
> SEPT. 5, 1915
> (Front) AMANDA ABIGAIL
> APRIL 4, 1876
> FEB. 1, 1904
> Other persons thought to be buried here:
> (a) Henry Allen
> (b) Rita A. T. Covington
> (c) Daniel Thompson (1755-c. 1835)
> (d) Ellen Thompson
> (e) Fannie A. Thompson (d. 1884)
> (f) Katie Thompson
> (g) Rev. Lawson T. Thompson (d. 1886)
> (h) Lola Thompson
> (i) Marshall Thompson
> (j) Nat Thompson
> (k) Samuel P. Thompson (b. 1705)
> (l) Carmey Tobin
> (M) Mamie Tobin (d. 1890)
> What I find more interesting is the number of
> graves that have been plowed over for parking lots
> or roads etc. No doubt everyday each one of us
> drives over many a grave, or eat fries there...
> CIVIL WAR BURIALS - RTE. 28
> 5931 Fort Dr., Centreville, Va.
> Around 1994 a grave was discovered by relic
> hunters on land slated for development. On Jan.
> 30, 1997, a team headed by Fairfax County
> Archeologist Michael Johnson disinterred the
> remains of six Civil War soldiers. All six were
> white males, ages 18-24, dressed in army uniforms.
> It is unknown whether they were Union or
> Confederate soldiers, but availible evidence
> indicate Union. Reinterrment is planned for St.
> Johns Episcopal Church. A McDonalds Restaurant now
> occupies the original site.