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Laura Foster
Birth: 1843
Death: May 28, 1866

American Folk Figure, Murder Victiim. She was the alleged viction of Tom Dula, made famous in the folk ballad, "Hang down your head Tom Dula/hang down your head and cry/killed poor Laura Foster/now you're going to die." Laura Foster was supposedly stabbed to death by her boyfriend Tom Dula in 1866, but rumor has it she may have actually been killed by her own sister, Ann, who was having an affair with Tom. The motive being jealousy. Tom never confessed, but hanged for the killing all the same. She is buried about five miles away from him.
She was the daughter of Wilson Foster & Martha Patsy Bowman of Wilks Co NC. 

Cause of death: Allegedly murdered by Tom Dooley
Laura Foster Gravesite
Caldwell County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Grave marker is protected from cows by a little white fence
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Record added: Jul 19, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 5915
Laura Foster
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Laura Foster
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Laura Foster
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- PinkKitten
 Added: Jul. 16, 2016
You would know who really killed you and if it wasn't tom it must have been your own sister
- Robyn Lewis
 Added: Jun. 12, 2016
God bless you dear lady.
- oldiebutgoodie
 Added: May. 29, 2016
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