I am retired and live in Lincoln County, TN. While I work the entire Lincoln County area, my primary interests are in the northern half of the county and bordering areas of Marshall, Bedford, and Moore counties. My ancestors in this area lived in Mimosa, Charity, Chestnut Ridge, Petersburg, and Howell communities. A high school classmate and I focus on Locating and restoring lost, neglected, otherwise not maintained cemeteries in the area. It is our way of showing respect for those who preceded us.
East Cyruston Cemetery LINK: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=Milliken&GSiman=1&GScid=11605&CRid=11605&pt=East%20Cyruston%20Cemetery&
Since you live in Lincoln County, please consider a trip to the undocumented East Cyruston Cemetery.
A fellow f.a.g. volunteer has confirmed it is there, but abandoned and over grown. A visit early in the spring is advisable, before it's covered in new growth.
I'm speculating it was the farm of John Milliken, abt 1751-1815 and Isabelle Doak. They lived and farmed their adult lives in Lincoln Co., TN. I believe they are buried there, but I don't know if they have memorials or not.
Some granite markers, with later dates are visible. The Lincoln Co, Historical Society has not documented this cemetery.
Any type of photo would be appreciated. It's just off the road, on a present day working farm.
Samuel Milliken Thank you for searching for Samuel and Elizabeth's tombstones. This couple belong to an old TN family. If you visit it again, and can add memorials, with photos for other Millikens, it would be appreciated. I live in OH and will never make it to Lincoln County.
RE: #87101157 I'll send the picture to you, probably this weekend. I'm communicating with my husband's cousin, who has the original, to determine how she knows the identity of the subjects. She says she has another picture of the twins which I've asked her to scan and send to me and I'll forward that to you as well. The picture I scanned is saved as a JPEG (3.97MB) and a TIFF (32.6MB). Do you have a preference?
RE: #87101157 Thank you for adding Mamie and Clara. Dr. Josiah Walker Percy is the son of Charles Brown Percy from Alabama and Mary Ann Henrietta Nichol. The Nichol family was prominent in Nashville. Josiah Walker Percy and Vedora Anna Greer moved to Texas several years after they married but Dr. Percy was never able to establish a successful practice there and Vedora eventually took her girls back to TN where they lived with her dad, Thomas Vance Greer. As you said, Josiah eventually joined his wife in TN and that is where he died and is buried.
I'm not familiar with the Marsh Book for Lincoln County Burials but you must believe it to be a reliable resource. Are there any other infant Percys mentioned? In the 1880 census of Lincoln County there is a "Not Named" Percy son whose age is listed as 4/12. He never shows up again so I assume he died.
I have a scanned copy of an original picture of Thomas Vance Greer and his twin brother, John Jacob Greer, and an unidentified woman. They are all elderly in the picture. If you have any interest, I would be happy to share.
Thanks for the good wishes for LSU. We had a pretty disappointing end of the season. I hope they get it figured out so we can get back to enjoying the Tigers winning and Les eating grass and put the rumors and controversies behind us. Geaux Tigers!
I wanted to ask what information you have on #87101157 Annie P. Percy? You don't have a picture posted so I wondered where the information came from. This appears to be a previously unknown "aunt" to my father-in-law. His grandparents are Josiah Walker Percy and Vedora Anna Greer and they were living in Lincoln County, TN in 1880. I would appreciate any light you could shed on this. Thanks so much.
RE: J W Foster Sorry to be so long getting back to you. Hope you have seen my messages that the pictures you sent me appear to be a different man than my James Wilkerson Foster - the birth and death dates are different. Also, so far I'm still checking on the other Foster grave you mentioned.
J W Foster I thank you for the photos you sent. Just one thing - the dates do not correspond with the J W Foster (his name was James Wilkerson Foster) that I was trying to locate. Perhaps I am overlooking something.
Did you happen to get the GPS location? Meanwhile I'll see if I can figure out who is who on my family tree. Thanks