Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Honor Roll: Dumfries, Virginia, Cemetery Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Honor Roll

The Town of Dumfries, in Prince William County, Virginia, is near the Quantico Marine Corps Base and today serves as a bedroom community for many federal government employees. The town received its charter in 1749, making it the oldest continuously chartered town in Virginia.

At one point in its history it was a major seaport, rivaling New York, Boston and Philadelphia. The port's size and importance peaked in 1763 and thrived for about 15 years. The Revolutionary War, erosion and siltation of the waterway leading to the port and the shift away from tobacco to wheat and sugar led to the port's demise.

Quantico Church was built in Dumfries in 1745. It was a stone church. Currently only a split rail fence and sign mark where the church once stood. Dumfries pioneers whose graves date from 1667 lie in Dumfries Cemetery which surrounds the church site.

Site of the old Quantico Church, built in 1745; personal collection

In 2014 the Sons of the American Revolution, the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Society of the War of 1812 dedicated a memorial dedicated to the veterans of those wars who were interred in the cemetery.

Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Dumfries Cemetery Honor Roll; personal collection

Revolutionary War Patriots and War of 1812 veterans known to be interred in Historic Dumfries Cemetery

Revolutionary War

QM Timothy Brundige 1754-1822
Pvt George Smith 1765-1822
Patriot Thomas Cave 1745-1802
Pvt William Ford - 1794
Patriot William West - 1790
Matross Robert Bryson - 1801
1Lt James Reid 1755-1821
Pvt William Scott 1798
Pvt James W. Colquhoun 1767-1802
Patriot Sarah Williams 1741-1812
Ship Master Bernard Gallagher 1749-1821

War of 1812

QM Sgt Robert Bohanan 1787-1815
QM George Smith 1769-1822
Pvt James S. Gallager 1788-1826
Patroller Mary Ann Cave 1760-1818
Pvt Francis Dunnington 1780-1827
Sgt George F. Huber 1785-1826
Pvt John Lawson 1798-1821
Paymaster David Boyle 1771-1818
Pvt William Smith 1762-1829

Dedicated by the Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution, the Society of the War of 1812 in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia State Society United States Daughters of 1812 and Prince William Resolves NSDAR
14 June 2014

This post was written as a contribution to the Honor Roll Project, which was created by Heather Wilkinson Rojo, author of Nutfield Genealogy.

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