Nestled between two townhouses in the heart of urban western Prince William County, concealed behind a discrete wooden fence, is a small family cemetery. There is no name on the fence. No plaque announcing the cemetery. It sits quietly, shaded by walnut trees. It is well maintained and cared for, so I can only assume that there are still family members who visit to pay their respects.
Researching the land with the help of the wonderful staff at RELIC, I learned that the land once belonged to Howson/Howison Pinn, a free, educated black man.