|Birth: ||Jun. 26, 1820|
|Death: ||Jun. 27, 1889|
President of the Women's Relief Society, the Benevolent Society, and the Ladies' Memorial Society
Felicia Grundy Eakin Porter was the daughter of Senator Felix Grundy (1777 - 1840) and Ann Phillips Rodgers Grundy (1779 - 1847). A native and life-long resident of Nashville, she devoted herself to volunteer associations. She was President of the Protestant Orphan Asylum (as was her sister, Louisa Grundy McGavock). After Federal troops occupied Nashville, beginning in 1862, she organized the Women's Relief Society, to aid Confederate soldiers, and she, along with her other members, urged women throughout Tennessee to help Confederate soldiers. After the war, she founded the Benevolent Society, to aid Confederate amputees. She then formed the Ladies' Memorial Society, to help provide a beautiful setting for Confederate graves at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville.
Sources include the article "Quiet Revolutionaries: The Grundy Women and the Beginnings of Women's Volunteer Associations in Tennessee" by Carole Stanford Bucy, TENNESSEE HISTORICAL QUARTERLY, Vol. 54 (Spring 1995), pp. 40-53.
NOTE: Previously thought to be unmarked, Harriet W. Berry located and photographed her gravestone in January 2014.
Felix Grundy (1777 - 1840)
Ann Phillips Rogers Grundy (1779 - 1847)
William Eakin (1806 - 1849)*
Louisa Caroline Grundy McGavock (1798 - 1878)*
Malvina Chenault Grundy Bass (1810 - 1863)*
Felicia Grundy Porter (1820 - 1889)
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Created by: Leon Edmund Basile
Record added: Jul 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54901002