FOSTER (Richard) CEMETERY, Smiser-Hickman Rd, Stiversville, MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE
From Stiversville, go north on Pulaski Pike 1/4 mile and
turn (left) west on Smiser-Hickman Road. The cemetery is on the bank of the road
behind the first house on right. (1988) Nothing like that today. The cemetery is
closer to "beside a house than behind a house on the bank". That is
because a house was built beside the cemetery since 1988. The house that
the cemetery is behind is further down the road east and facing Hwy 31.
Todays instructions would be to go south on Pulaski Pike about 10 miles and turn right or west on Smiser -Hickman Road. Go about 500 yards and the cemetery is found on the road bank on the right just before one reaches the last house in the corner of the road on the right before the road bends right. The cemetery is in the thicket there. All the memorials are fallen so nothing can be seen from the road. I could not tell for sure but there was the presence of only two complete memorials, fallen, and the pieces scattered around.
BOATRIGHT, Inf. son of T.R.E. & Fannie O., no dates.
(no inscription found in 2009)
FOSTER, Richard, 25 Dec 1785 in Charlotte County Virginia, Died 1 Feb 1868 in Stiversville, Maury County Tn. Married: Elizabeth Mann Foster 30 Aug 1804 in Charlotte County, Virginia. Mr. Fred Hawkins has this to say: Richard was a veteran of the War of 1812, commissioned an ensign in 1814, and was the son of George and Sara Wilkes Foster.
FOSTER, Elizabeth (Mann), 5 Jun 1789 - 15 Aug 1870. 81-02-10. (Married to Richard Foster 30 Aug 1804 in Charlotte County, Virginia.
FOSTER, Julia, 20 Jul 1811 - 23 Apr 1889. "Daughter of Richard
& Elizabeth Foster.) (no inscription found in 2009)
FOSTER, Sallie A., 12 Oct 1831 - 2 Jan 1893. 92-00-20. "wife of R. S. Foster."
"This cemetery is about ready to erode and fall into the ditch caused by the grading of the road. There are several graves marked by fieldstones."
I did not find this graveyard in 2005 but was focused on the area 50 yards (due to Delorme Mapping error) north of the road. Nothing there. [WA 19 Dec 2005, compiled 26 Jan 2009] Update 28 Feb 2009. I went back and found it the second time around. Because all the stones are lying on the ground the cemetery is hard to see.
Some information from MCTC, updated from an e-mail from the Internet written to Mary Bob McClain 23 Jan 2009 from Alvie Pickford. Listed in "Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries", 17 Feb 1988, by Fred Lee Hawkins, page 610. Listed also in "They Passed This Way" Page A-71. Other information & mapping graphics by Wayne Austin 26 Jan 2009. Revsed after finding this cemetery 28 Jan 2009.
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