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Lewis Allen Foster Family Cemetery
Auburn, Lee County, Alabama

Compiled and contributed by William J. Mallett [wjmallett@email.msn.com].  Total records = 13.

I have visited the cemetery personally about 2 weeks ago [ca. Nov 1, 1999]

From my personal knowledge I can tell you the cemetery is located about 2 miles southwest from the center of Auburn on the Wire Road. Just east of the intersection of the Shug Jordan Pkwy and about 200 yards south in a pasture on a hill over looking the University of Auburn.

Only four marked graves remain:

William Foster born: 8 October 1818, in South Carolina, and died 15 April 1898. William was the eldest son of Robert & Margaret Boyd Foster, and was directly related to Lewis A. Foster, but married a woman Lezina Long. Lewis was married to Lezina's sister Darinda. The cemetery marker is stone slab measuring about six by 3 feet and about 2 inches thick laying on the ground. 

Margaret Boyed Foster b. 1800 on the Atlantic Ocean and died 1876 in Lee Co., Al. Margaret's last name is spelled Boyed on her marker, but my research shows the name was spelled "Boyd". Her marker is same size and style as William's. The bottom portion of the marked has been cracked in half. At the bottom of the marker it states; "Asleep in Jesus".

Lewis Allen Foster b. 27 Apr 1812 and died 7 Sep 1894.

Darinda "Nee Long" Foster, born 30 Jul 1817 and died 29 Apr 1897. She was married to Lewis A. Foster. On the headstone her name is spelled "Darinda", but I have also found it spelled "Dorinda" in my research of the family.

An unmarked, above ground concrete and brick crypt which contains David S. Foster, b. 14 Oct 1814 and died 5 Jul 1864.

Many graves are marked with rocks.

In the middle of the cemetery is a tall monument, which states: "In Memory of Those Who Lie Here, Feb, 20, 1898. Erected by Mrs. D.D. Foster. L.A. Foster".

The cemetery is small measuring approx. 50 feet by 30 feet. The cemetery is surrounded by a crumbling stone wall.

More facts:

William Foster moved to Lee Co. in about 1845. After Margaret's husband died in 1860, she moved to Lee Co. to live with William. The Foster's were originally from Laurens Co., SC., and moved to Gwinnett Co., Ga, about 1819. About 1828, they moved to Talbot Co., Ga, about 2 miles NE of Talbotton and built a Plantation of about 400 to 600 acres.

- Bill Mallett

Note:  Other records discovered by Bill Mallett indicate the following individuals were buried here, but the graves are not marked:

Ennis, Infant Daughter of Oscar and Ella Ennis, d. 1913
Flanagan, Infant Daughter of Mattie Lee Cherry and James Flanagan, d. 1910
Foster, Clemintine Long, d. 1906, wife of William Foster, sister of Dorinda Long Foster
Foster, Sylvia Foster, b. 28 Dec 1818, d. 11 Feb 1892
Johnston, Mary "Polly" Walker, b. 15 Feb 1790, d. 1871, wife of James, Johnston, daughter of Nellie Johnston and John Walker
Sargent, Miranda Foster, b. 13 Feb 1811, d. 1 Oct 1882, wife of Hyram Sargent, daughter of Elizabeth Wheedon and Clark Foster, Sr.
Wright, Elizabeth "Libby" Sargent, daughter of Sara Foster
Wright, James Wright, husband of Elizabeth "Libby" Sargent.

 

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