Re: Pvt. -Dennis WEAVER 1st. USCT
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 11:42:07 EDT
Hi Denise: Did you notice, that Mason's Island is across the river from Georgetown and the scene of the book, "River Cross My Heart", an Oprah Book Club Selection?
That a Richard P. Jackson, wrote "The Chronicles of Georgetown, D.C.from 1751 to 1878.?
That long time residents of Georgetown were some Jacksons, Cynthia Jackson Hunter, born in Virginia, in 1844 and married Samuel G. Hunter who was born in Virginia in 1840?
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church was the first Black Methodist Church built in Washington,D.C. in Georgetown and founded October 16,1816 and is a designated D.C. Historic landmark and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 24,1975. Mt. Zion Church, was also known as stop on the Underground Railroad, from Virginia across the River from Mason's Island Arlington and Fairfax Counties.
Did you already know that Dennis Weaver was born in Alexandria? By the way; Alexandria, Virginia was named for the Sotch-Irish sons of John Alexander "the immigrant" who owned most of the land from south of Mason's Island along the Potomac River to Belleview, including what is now Ronald Reagan Airport, and may be distant cousins to the Alexanders of Mecklenburg County. Small world.
Best Regards, Lloyd