The Chinn Family

The Chinn Family (HM5F5)

Location: Woodbridge, VA 22192 Prince William County
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N 38° 40.607', W 77° 16.612'

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Near this site lived six generations of the Chinn family, one of Prince William County's early African-American families. The family traces its heritage to Nancy, a slave born in 1794 on the William Roe farm in Fauquier County. William Roe's nephew, Henry Fielder Roe, who owned land near present-day Lake Ridge, eventually became the owner of Nancy and her children through inheritance. One of Nancy's daughters, Mary Jane, married Thomas Chinn, another slave, and they had eight sons. After Emancipation, the Chinns bought several hundred acres of land along Telegraph and Davis Ford Roads (now Minnieville Road). They built homes in the area known as Agnewville, or sometimes known as Chinntown. The family has a long history of service to the County. John Chinn owned a general store, and Robert and William Chinn donated land on which Mt. Olive Baptist Church stands. Several Chinns are buried in that church's cemetery.
HM NumberHM5F5
Series This marker is part of the Virginia: Prince William County Historical Commission series
Marker Number28
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 7:21pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 301936 N 4283369
Decimal Degrees38.67678333, -77.27686667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 40.607', W 77° 16.612'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 40' 36.42" N, 77° 16' 36.72" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12700 Minnieville Rd, Woodbridge VA 22192, US
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