Christ Church Cemetery

The Author of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act

James Murray Mason (November 3, 1798 – April 28, 1871), laid to rest in Alexandria’s Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery, was a complex figure in American history. As the son of […]

The Presbyterian Cemetery

Gazaway Bugg Lamar: The Wealthy Banker, Cotton Merchant, and Steamship Pioneer Buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery

Gazaway Bugg Lamar (October 3, 1798 – October 5, 1874) was a prominent figure in the American business landscape of the 19th century, hailing from Georgia. His legacy is etched […]

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