To commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812 and to honor the memories of our veterans, FCCPA has compiled a database of veterans buried in our cemeteries.
Included are veterans in the cemeteries in Fairfax County as well as Fairfax City and Falls Church City, which were part of Fairfax County during the time of the War of 1812 and through half of the 20th century.
The database identifies 90 veterans. It is accurate to the best of our knowledge but is not considered complete. Rather, the database is a strong beginning that we hope to improve and expand with further research as well as corrections and additions from its users. To submit these, please contact FCCPA through this website and limit suggested additions to cemeteries in Fairfax County, Fairfax City and Falls Church City. We would appreciate source information and/or documentation for any additions or corrections.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why was the database created?
The database was created for several reasons:
- a mission of the Fairfax Cemetery Preservation Association is to educate the public about the county’s 400+ cemeteries
- the nation is commemorating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812
- we wanted to honor the veterans of the War of 1812
Why weren’t the veterans whose burial spots are unknown included?
We are highlighting the cemeteries in our county, by focusing on the burials of and memorials to the veterans.
What types of records did you use to create the database?
Our first choice was primary sources when possible. Military records were easier to locate, than burial records. Please check our bibliography for further details.
When using secondary sources, the information presented was verified. If it could not be verified, it is so noted in the data base.
How can one make additions or corrections to the database?
Please contact FCCPA through our website at www.honorfairfaxcemeteries.org. We would appreciate source information and or documentation.
Are there plans to expand the database to include other localities?
No, we do not have any such plans at this time.
Does the database include ALL the War of 1812 veterans who were buried in Fairfax County?
The database includes those whose records were located. There are many graves in Fairfax County which are not marked.
A historical compilation like this could not have been completed without the contributions of many people. Foremost, FCCPA is indebted to:
Librarians Laura Wickstead and Elaine McHale at the Virginia Room of the City of Fairfax Regional Library for their guidance and assistance.
Myron (Mike) E. Lyman, Project Chairman of the War of 1812 Veteran Graves in Virginia, for permission to include his research about the Fairfax County War Of 1812 veterans in our database.
David Whitman, Fairfax Genealogical Society Project Chair, for inclusion of his database and extensive research on the veterans of the War of 1812.
The contributors to findagrave.com in providing valuable online reference information and documentation of many or our area cemeteries and gravesites.
Members of our database committee led by Don and Ruth Williams, Dayle Dooley, Mary Lipsey and Jon Vrana.