This cemetery is surounded by the Manassas national Battlefield Park but the 4.724 acre parcel is owned by the Davis family. In the mid 1990s when Ron Turner did the original cemetery survey Abe Davis, who was an elderly black resident of Catharpin, told Ron Turner where the cemetery was and that it was known as the Davis Family Cemetery. The Manassas National Battlefield park refers to this cemetery as Compton Cemetery since it was on Compton Road.
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All fieldstones, no names.
Ron Turner & Howard Thompson - 22 Sep 1996
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Ron Turner & Howard Thompson
22 Sep 1996
Ron Turner, Robert Moser, and David Cuff
Dec. 20, 2015
Cemetery is remote and hard to notice in the woods. There is a large dead tree that has fallen over one row of graves. We counted 17 graves in 3 rows. Row layout is 8-8-1.