Foster Cemetery #1 of 19W

Foster Cemetery #1 of 19W

Spivey Mountain, Unicoi County, Tennessee

Surveyed, documented, and analyzed by Beth Bradford-Pytel

updated on 02/12/12

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Foster Cemetery #1 is located off US Hwy. 19W (Spivey Mnt. Rd) on Spivey Mountain, Unicoi County, Tennessee.  From the town of Erwin, take I-28 towards Asheville, TN and exit Temple Hill Road.  This is US Highway 19-23W which splits at Ernestville.  At the fork make a left onto 19W heading towards Burnsville, NC.  The winding road cuts through Spivey mountain offering spectacular views of the Unaka mountain range.   Proceed on 19W for about 10 minutes.  Just before you begin to climb the mountain, you will make a left turn across from the Old Van Hensley store [on the right].  There is a sign at the entrance of the small gravel which road leads up the hill towards the cemetery.

 

SURNAMES:  BROCKUS [#3], CHANDLER [#8; 19], CLOUSE [#19b], COUSINS [#23-24], FOSTER [#1-3; 5, 7-21;  HENSLEY [#22; 25-26] , SIMMONS [#4-6]


1. FOSTER, Ray

b/d January 23, 1917

[Infant s/o of Andy Foster and Zettie L. Chandler]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. Death Record #429 unknown death cause; informant I. T. Chandler [Kittyton, TN]; buried "Foster Cemetery"

 

2. FOSTER, Oliver, Infant

b. August 1919 - d. February 1910

[#1 and #2 brothers]

 

3. BROCKUS, [Malissa] Lissie A. [FOSTER]

b. April 3, 1877 - d. January 21, 1904

[w/o William P. Brockus; d/o Thomas Foster and Naomi Chandler #18/19]

NOTE: married June 21, 1896

 

4. SIMMONS, Spencer "Spence"

b. February 15, 1875 - d. February 2, 1956

 

5. SIMMONS, Fronia [FOSTER]

b. January 25, 1875 - d. June 21, 1976

[w/o Spencer #4; d/o Thomas Foster and Naoma "Oma" Chandler #18/19;

children: Birdie, Dora, Gracie, Mary #6, Woodrow]

 

6. SIMMONS, Mary M.

b. February 8, 1912 - d. July 5, 1955

[d/o Spencer Simmons #4 and Fronia Foster #5]

 

7. FOSTER, Andy Thomas

b. November 18, 1885 - d. March 29, 1974

 

8. FOSTER, Zettie L. [CHANDLER]

b. November 28, 1895 - d. November 8, 1976

[w/o Andy T. #7; d/o Isaac "Ike" Chandler and Lucinda "Cinda" B. Hensley]

 

9. FOSTER, Arvil H. "Baldy"

b. November 8, 1929 - d. August 10, 1985

[s/o Andy Foster and Zettie L. Chandler]

 

10. FOSTER, Raymond R.

b. January 13, 1921 - d. ?

[s/o Andy Foster and Zettie L. Chandler]

 

11. FOSTER, (private)

 

12. FOSTER, (private)

 

13. FOSTER, Merle L., Infant

b. September 7, 1904 - d. December 24, 1908

[d/o John H. Foster and 1st wife Amelda Sams]

 

14. FOSTER, Mamie

b. February 11, 1901 - d. May 5, 1901

[J. H Foster and Amelda Sams]

 

15. FOSTER, Birdie [Infant]

b. April 6, 1897 - d. April 24, 1897

[J. H Foster and Amelda Sams]

 

16. FOSTER, Freddie

b/d December 13, 1895

[J. H Foster and Amelda Sams]

 

17. FOSTER, Infant Daughter

b/d December 20, 1894

[J. H Foster and Amelda Sams]

 

17b. FOSTER, Infant Daughter

b/d December 30, 1915

[J. H Foster and Amelda Sams]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record #541-1915; "stillborn" - infant female; informant father of Kittyton; parents noted in record and buried "Foster Cem."

 

18a. FOSTER, Thomas

Co. H. 10th TENN Cav. Union - Army

no dates on tombstone [b. abt 1837 - d. November 16, 1908]

[s/o Kennedy "Kan" Powell Foster and 1st wife Rebecca Kersawn [Crissaun] buried Kennedy Kan Cemetery (abt. 2 miles up the road off 19W- Spivey Mnt. Road)

NOTE:  during the 1880 Unicoi Co., Census, Thomas' 85 yr old mother was living with the family; A Winter in the South, Fourth paper, Harpers New Monthly Magazine, Dec. 1857, pgs. 167-183; historical article about Kennedy Kan Foster and the life of Bald Mountain, NC

 

18b. FOSTER, Naomi  [ Noma CHANDLER]

no dates on tombstone [per death certificate b. December 25, 1839 - d.  December 3, 1928]

[d/o Larkin Chandler (b. abt. 1801 in NC) and Sarah Metcalf (b. abt. 1809 in NC);

w/o Thomas Foster #18; married abt. 1859 Washington Co., TN

children: Silas, Kennedy, Sarah Alice Martin's Creek #967., Mary J., Eliza Emma Martin's Creek #825b, Nancy E., Fronia #5, John Henry, Melissa A. #3, Lucinda, Dora E., Hester #20]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. Death record #30778-1928; cause of death "not stated"; widow; informant Frannie Simmons of Clear Branch; parents mentioned in record; buried "Foster Cem."

 

19a.  BRACKINS. Dora E. [FOSTER]  unmarked

b. July 17, 1882 - d. September 20, 1918

[d/o  Thomas Foster and Naomi Chandler; w/o David M. Brackins - married Dec. 25, 1895

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record #608-1918; caused of death "tuberculosis of lungs"; informant J.H. Foster of Kittyton; buried "Foster Cem."

 

19b.  CLOUSE, Mary Jane [FOSTER]  unmarked

b. September 17, 1865 - d. July 2, 1915

[d/o  Thomas Foster and Naomi Chandler; w/o W.J. Clouse]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record #507-1915; caused of death "tuberculosis of lungs"; married; informant W.J. Clouse of Kittyton; buried "Foster Cem."

 

20. FOSTER, Hester

b. April 10, 1887 - d. November 10, 1946

[d/o Thomas Foster and Naomi Chandler #18/19]

 

21. FOSTER, Mary

b. April 17, 1934 - d. February 14, 1935

[d/o Roy Leona Foster

]

22. HENSLEY, Lester

b. 1886 - d. 1959

 

23. COUSINS, Noah

b. ? - d. 1960

 

24. COUSINS, Martha

b. 1904 - 1957

 

25. HENSLEY, Floyd H.

b. ? - d. 1979

 

26. HENSLEY, Wayne Oran

b. January 25, 1944 - d. May 20, 1983

 

plus several unmarked graves

 

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