CEMETERY #1 & #2 (Western) MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE
The lone memorial of the Foster Cemetery #1
From Hwy. 50 (Williamsport Pike) go about 3/4 mile west of Arkland Church of Christ and turn south on Poplar Creek Road. Go about 1 & 1/2 miles to the Lewis Grimmett place (1988) on left. The lone tombstone is very visible on east side of the road. It is being maintained as a part of the yard of the nearby home. Locator Maps Cemetery area views.
FOSTER, John E., (6 Nov 1824 - 28 Jul 1907.) "John E. Foster married Elizabeth White, 8 Jul 1851." (Son of Joseph & Mary Anderson Foster.)
FOSTER CEMETERY, #2 (250 yards due east of Foster Cemetery #1 to a point and
100 yards south of that point is this Cem.)
CURRY, Joseph, 19 Jul 1860 - 10 May 1867. "Son of C.B. & M.A. Curry." (This is the only standing tombstone)
CURRY, Ella K., 22 Apr - 9 Dec 1867. "Daughter of C.B. & M.A. Curry." (This is the only standing tombstone)
FOSTER, Benjamin C., "born in Abberville District, S.C. on 30 Dec 1819, came to Tenn. 21 Nov 1830, married Fannie G. Roberson on 1 Jun 1846 and d. 28 Jul 1898.' (Son of Joseph & Mary Anderson Foster.)
FOSTER, Fanny G., 5 Nov 1830 - 19 Jul 1873. "Professed Christ and united with M. E. Church, 1842;
wife of B. C. Foster. (Daughter of Robert & Mary Anderson, both of Ireland.)
FOSTER, Elizabeth White, 12 Jul 1834 - 18 Jan 1863. (Daughter of William & Elizabeth Vaughn White; wife of J. W. Foster; tombstone fallen.)
FOSTER, Tom J., 1849 - 1903. (stone missed or not found in 2009)
FOSTER, Ernest B., 1889 - 1890. (stone missed or not found in 2009)
FOSTER, Mary E., 1892 - 1893. (stone missed or not found in 2009)
FOSTER, Daniel, "died 8 Dec 1902, of Cross Bridges." (Columbia Daily Herald, 8 Dec 1902.) (no tombstone here, do not know for sure he lies under the soil of this cemetery; stone not found in 2009).
Seven fieldstones marking unknown graves found in 2009.
broken marker, no inscription.
This cemetery as you can see from the photos has lost memorials. The evergreen vines are so dense that one sinks up into them about 8 inches with each step. This allows ample room for the stones to fall and be hard to locate.
Transcribed originally for both cemeteries mostly from Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries, visited 1 Mar 1988 by the late Fred Lee Hawkins, Jr., published on page 670. Information also listed in the book, They Passed This Way about 1967, page A-158. Foster Cemetery #1 visited and photographed 18 Nov 2008. 1st published here 7 Dec 2008. There were no discrepancies with past researchers noted. Foster Cemetery #2 was visited and photographed 01 Jan 2009.
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