Good Hope Church Cemetery
Colesville, Montgomery County, Maryland

Surveyed and contributed by Lynnette Porter


To the best of my knowledge, the cemetery isn't used anymore unless someone has previously purchased a plot. At best, the cemetery is in poor condition. The church and it's cemetery should be marked as historic because it was the first church in Colesville, MD built by African Americans for African Americans when slavery was abolished in the state.

I recorded those markers I could read and reach. Some of the markers were located in an overgrown area which made it difficult to get to. As it turns out, most of the people buried there are relatives in some way or another. The Smith and Johnson families were a major part of the African American community of Colesville.


George Washington Smith            November 15, 1918
Benjamin Smith                     1887                        1929
Katie B. Smith                     January 14, 1907            October 8, 1938
Howard E. Smith                    June 19, 1903               May 18, 1979
George S. Smith                    1893                        1963
William H. Smith                   November 17, 1868           April 12, 1932
Alice H. Smith                     November 2, 1872            September 21, 1951
Gladys Smith                       July 19, 1921               April 9, 1993
Alice M. Jackson                   August 26, 1914             March 13, 1986
Louise Jackson                     February 15, 1888           July 14, 1980
David Jackson                      November 2, 1883            January 18, 1958
Mildred Jackson                    June 10, 1887               July 17, 1946
Benjamin Jackson                   November 2, 1892            March 23, 1957
Eugene Jackso n                    November 7, 1899            February 5, 1988
Lillian Jackson                    July 13, 1936               July 19, 1981
Samuel T. Jackson                  1929                        1977
Bertha H.  Jackson                 January 6, 1910             December 3, 1991
Ruth Jackson                       1850                        February 2, 1917
Grace L. W. Jackson                December 20, 1919           February 3, 1986

PVT US Army WWII
William Jackson                    March 25, 1927              January 5, 1977

Donald Jackson                     1945                        1977
Benjamin Johnson
Walter Johnson                     October 14, 1903            December 7, 1956
Charles Johnson                    August 8, 1905              February 16, 1978
Branson Johnson                    1880                        1930
David Johnson                      1874                        1966
Ella  N. Johnson                   1885                        1976
Mary Johnson                       1870                        November 24, 1915
Perry E. Johnson                   1884                        1946
Mary Jane Johnson                  1885                        1942
Lewis W. Hoover                    1912                        1994
Patrick Brooks                     1906                        1989
"Toots" May Inez Brooks            1916                        1986
Lily Smith Fitzgerald              1892                        1981
Walter L. Davis                    March 25, 1908              November 27, 1973
Annie M. Davis                     October 15, 1918            July 4, 1975
Mary C. Nelson                     1917                        1970
Rebecca L. Hughes                  November 2, 1920            February 8, 1971
Eugene Duvall                      1908                        1973
Grace Duvall                       1910                        1993
Harriet A. Lancaster               December 5, 1835            February 2, 1923
Mary Nutter                        August 19, 1924             February 6, 1969
Rebecca Pumphrey                   1919                        1988
Verdi M. Jones                     1893                        1943
Hubert H. Alleyne                  1920                        1998
Mavis E. Alleyne                   1926                        1989

Sgt. US Army  Korea
William Hopkins                    June 30, 1929               February 13, 1999

Araminta D. Garner                 1913                        1998

MATT US Navy WWI
Simon S. Hansborough               August 17, 1900             February 17, 1984

Bessie L. Kelley                   September 18, 1902          July 01, 1987
Paul C. Kelly                      January 22, 1898            November 28, 1973
William Lee Slaughter              1930                        1933
Stephen H. Slaughter               August 1, 1892              April 4, 1964
Ruth Slaughter                     March 12, 1893              April 17, 1962
Adina M. McKenzie                  1909                        1991
Mary Boswell                       April 20, 1895              June 10, 1960
Dennis Boswell                     December 30, 1885

PFC WWII
William Bell Jr.                   May 21, 1908                May 2, 1980

Thomas Ogburn                      December 18, 1912           September 26, 1949
Hattie Ellison                     October 2, 1873             April 21, 1960
Lillian K. McKenney                1905                        1948
Ada Budd Marshall                  July 9, 1869                March 7, 1948
Gloria J. Russell                  March 23, 1947              February 1997
Catherine Keys                     July 18, 1951               April 21, 1998
Sandra Boston                      October 10, 1941            November 7, 1984
Russell C. Boston                  April 5, 1908               May 10, 1973

TEC 5 US Army WWII
Spencer E. Boston                  December 11, 1911           July 23, 1949

Florence A. Boston                 March 15, 1915              July  26, 1996

PFC US Army World War II
James Burton
                                   June 20, 1916               April 11, 1983
PVT US Army World War II
Eddie Burton                       February 2, 1922            August 7, 1985

Charlotte R. Burton                1906                        1951
Flay Lee                           1920                        1938
Emory Lee                          September 1, 1885           May 9, 1964
Harvey Lee Sr.                     December 7, 1915            December 21, 1965
Leela Lee                          November 22, 1896           April 20, 1979
Marion B. Steward                  March 27, 1897              May 21, 1961
Maria Isabella Steward             May 18, 1869                April 18, 1928
William H. Steward                 May 29, 1863                December 26, 1939
Frances Steward                    1823                        1903
Joseph Budd                        February 14, 1848           December 26, 1924
Allen H. Hammond                   1846                        April 2, 1918
Thomas H. Bernard                  November 27, 1892           April 7, 1974
Hattie A. Baker                    August 28, 1872             September 22, 1907
Sarah Lucille Warner               June 27, 1854               November 11, 1922
Emmeline Warner                    1847                        1918
Rogers Thompson                    August 30, 1896             August 11, 1975
Mary Thompson                      November 7, 1895            June 17, 1969
Gertrude Washington                June 6, 1904                July 14, 1974
Margaret N. Washington             1920                        1935
Mary Washington                                                November 24, 1915
Mary Washington                    1906                        1940
Marshall H. Washington             1884                        1948
Arthur C. Washington               July 16, 1908               August 23, 1959
Nellie G. Washington               1884                        1950
Clarence Washington                April 12, 1921              January 30, 1983
William H. Campbell                May 25, 1899                May 9, 1991
Blanche E. Pointdexter             1922                        1981
Georgette E. Anderson              July 15, 1940               November 9, 1989
Viola Hyson                        May 27, 1892                June 28, 1953
Eleanor W. Watkins                 May 21, 1886                November 18, 1950
Alice Adams                        1889                        1931
Helen Gambrell                     1918                        1986

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