Foster Cemetery

Read on April 21, 1987 by Dale & Naomi Lowe.
Submitted and re-read by Garry Foster, May 12, 1999.

In the book, Schools, Churches, Cemeteries (Pictures, Charts, Maps), Marshall County, West Virginia, by Dale and Naomi Lowe, it is noted that this cemetery may also be known as the Peninsula Cemetery or Old Beeler's Station Cemetery (not to be confused with the "Old" section of the Beeler's Station Cemetery which is located behind the Christian Church on Rt. 250). The name of Foster Cemetery was used because the land the cemetery is on was originally the farm belonging to James Foster, who, in 1826, came to Marshall County and established the Beeler's Station Christian Church.

The cemetery is located on private property, in a grove of trees, about 1 mile south of Rt 250 on Middle Grave Creek Road. The cemetery is not cared for and several of the markers are down and/or broken, most are weather-worn and difficult to read, so there may be several errors. It appears that some of the markers are missing.

This cemetery was first read April 21, 1987 by Dale & Naomi Lowe. Naomi kindly gave us a copy of their readings as a guide. On May 12, 1999, I re-read the cemetery adding 14 new individuals to the Lowe's list.

????SNEY, Jane - w/o Wm. ????sney - died ? ?,1843 - aged ?/?/? - stone is badly weathered.
BEST, Elizabeth - d/o John & Margaret Titus - w/o James Best - died February 4, 1854 - aged 49 yrs
CAIN, Abram - died January 20, 1862 - aged 96 years
CARSON, Elizabeth - died November 3, 1851 - age 78 years
CARSON, Mary J - died July 31, 1857 - age 36yr/8mo/6da
COX, Abraham - s/o J. & R. A. Cox - April 11, 1839 - age 6yr/3mo/25da
COX, Cynthia - w/o Absalom Cox - died November 18, 1860 - aged 32yrs/4mo/16da
COX, Jane - d/o J. & R. A. Cox - died August 25, 1861 - in her 21 year
COX, John - s/o J. & R. A. Cox - died March 2, 1863 - aged 20yr/6mo/7da
COX, Joseph - died April 18, 1856 - age 62yr/2mo/3da
COX, Louisa - w/o Isaac Cox - died April 23, 1852 - age 23yr/7mo/16da - infant son Virgil
COX, ??? - w/o N. A - .died March 16, 1846 - aged ?yr/8mo/?da - marker crumbled
FOSTER, Eleanor - died March 5, 1881 - in her 90th year
FOSTER, Elizabeth Anne - w/o William Foster - died January ?, 1843 - center of marker is crumbled
FOSTER, James - died March 12, 1869 - in his 84th year
FOSTER, Thomas - died April 20, 1853 - in the 23rd year of his age
HUNT, Salathril C - died May 24, 1857 - aged 25yr/2mo/7da
HUNT, Sarah - w/o Wylie Hunt - died June 21, 1868 - in her 77 year
HUNT, Wiley - died August 9, 1843 - age ?yr/15mo/?da - D. A. E D
HUNT, Wylie - died November 5, 1866 - aged 82yrs/10mo/10da
KERNS, Abraham - died May 28, 1856 - aged 28yrs/8mo/28da
KERNS, Elizabeth - died June 30, 1852 - age 28 yrs
KERNS, George - died January 27, 1875 - in his 11th year
KERNS, Joseph - died January 9, 1875 - aged 81yr/1mo/17da
KERNS, Nancy - died February 13, 18(7?)9 - aged 19 years
KNAPP, Hannah - died August 25, 1867 - age of 66yrs/6mo/27da
KNAPP, John B - died August 19, 1846 - age 63 years
LOW, Alexander - s/o G. W. & M. A. Low - died December 12, 1862 - aged 18yr/11mo/26da - (Was enlisted in Co C, 12 WV Inf, Civil War)
LOW, Infant of A. & M. J. Low - died August 18, 1871
LYDICK, Ruth J - w/o George W. Lydick - died May 11, 1862 - aged 36 yrs.
MARSHALL, Mary F - d/o A. & C. Marshall - died November 18, 1849 - aged 11yr/1mo/21da
MCCOSH, Andrew W - died April 21, 1862(1867?) - in his 12th year
MCCOSH, Thomas - died ? ?, 1865
MURDOCK, Martha - died May 29, 1868 - aged 15yr/8mo/?da
REID, Ann - w/o James Reid - died August 15, 1878 - aged 76 years
REID, Edward - born July 1, 1833 - died July 21, 1863
REID, James - died July 14, 1845 - in the 53rd year of his age
ROE, James M - s/o J. & S. B. Roe - died March 24, 1856 - aged 1yr/6mo/15da
ROE, Rhoda V - d/o J. & S. B. Roe - died April 19, 1863 - aged 2yr/5mo/25da
ROSENBERGER, John - died November 1, 1856 - age 70yr/2mo/12da
STEWART, Eddie - s/o J. P. & M. E. Stewart - died April 8, 1873 - age 4 years
STEWART, Esther - w/o Thomas Stewart - died February 11, 1866 - aged 63yr/10mo/23da
STEWART, Infant - d/o C. & L. Stewart - died August 18, 1871
STEWART, Mary E - died March 15, 1873 - age 23 years
STEWART, Thomas - died March 11, 1873 - in his 81st year
WILSON, Dorcas - w/o Andrew Wilson - died April 13, 1855 - in her 27th year
WINTERS, James - died September 26, 1859 - in his 27th year
WINTERS, Kate A - d/o J. & E. Winters - died March 6, 1860 - aged 1yr/3mo/6da
WINTERS, Mary - d/o Abraham & Rebecca Cain - died June 26, 1837 - aged 31 years
WINTERS, Mary E - d/o R. S. & M. J. Winters - died December 21, 1862 - in her 4th year
WINTERS, Thos. F - s/o R. S. & M. J. Winters - died October 17, 1852 - aged 2yr/1mo/28da


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