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Byrd Cemetery
Foscoe, Watauga County, North Carolina

Lat: 35° 09' 45"N, Lon: 81° 46' 05"W

Contributed by Carl W Dykes, Nov 07, 2006 [cwdykes@charter.net]. Total records = 21.

Byrd Cemetery is located on Taylor Road in the Town of Foscoe. The Town of Foscoe is located on NC Highway 105 near Banner Elk. Taylor Road is a dead end street and the cemetery is located about 50 yards from the road on a small wooded rise.

This cemetery is in bad shape. It has been allowed to return to the wild. It is covered with leaves, broken tree limbs and new plant life. The stones are in pretty good shape considering the environment.

I understand that the cemetery is privately owned by members of the Coffey family. The history of the cemetery is unknown. Although it is not the oldest grave in the cemetery, the cemetery is named in honor of W. H. Byrd who as an engineer, laid out the town of Foscoe. No contact information is available.

I completed reading and transcribing this cemetery from all existing and legible headstones and markers in Oct 28, 2006.

- Carl W Dykes

Brinkley, Harriett E, b. Jan 27, 1869 d. May 27, 1927
Byrd, N. J, b. Mar 10, 1866 d. Jul 31, 1941, w/o W. H.
Byrd, W. H, b. Jan 7, 1867 d. Jun 22, 1934, "Laid out town of Foscoe"
Clements, Laura, b. 1872 d. 1929
Coffey, Charlie, b. Aug 20, 1874 d. Dec 21, 1944
Coffey, Edward, b. Apr 17, 1901 d. Feb 6, 1925
Coffey, Grace, b. Feb 24, 1898 d. Apr 6, 1898
Coffey, Johnny, b. Jan 2, 1907 d. Apr 1, 1907
Coffey, Joseph DeCalb, b. 1863 d. 1939
Coffey, Lutittia W, b. 1879 d. 1960, w/o Joseph DeCalb
Coffey, Marie, b. Jun 17, 1908 d. Mar 28, 1928, d/o Charlie
Coffey, Sophronia, b. Oct 6, 1870 d. Apr 30, 1928, w/o Charlie
Coffey, Virginia, b. Mar 2, 1909 d. Dec 22, 1915, d/o Joseph DeCalb
Phipps, Emmaline, b. Aug 1, 1845 d. Jan 5,1909, w/o Joseph, married Jun 7, 1865
Phipps, Francis, b. 1866 d. 1910
Phipps, Joseph, b. Nov 15, 1840 d. Dec 18, 1920
Phipps, Samuel, b. Sep 12, 1813 d. Dec 16, 1900
Presnell, Forest, b. 1909 d. 1918 s/o J. H.
Walters, Elizabeth M, b. Apr 13, 1844 d. Jan 9, 1906, w/o J. A.
Walters, J. A, b. Oct 18, 1848 d. May 14, 1919
Walters, Myrtle, b. Feb 22, 1878 d. Jan 20, 1923, d/o J. A.

 

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