Foster Cemetery

Rusk Co. Cemeteries of TX

From "71 Rusk County Cemeteries" By Mary F. Dunn

Photos by Nancie Carrigan <>

Submitted by Gloria B. Mayfield, Rusk Co. Coordinator

Located in the Concord Community, Joseph English Survey, on land now belonging to the Langston family.(1960) It is in a stand of large virgin pine timber. The Foster home was once nearby. It was copied completely April 11, 1965. Latimer notes by Martha Gholson Holland,    great great grandaughter of Susannah G.  Latimer Bowling.


Higgs, Jeremiah, born June 11, 1823, died May 12, 1879. Aged 55 years, 11 months and 1 day. "Here lies a beloved husband and father."

Stanfield, Sarah, wife of J. N., born October 3, 1832, died January 26, 1876

Foster, Benjamin born June 24, 1796 died Oct 6, 1868

Foster, Apsilla, wife of B., Sept 15, 1806 died Aug 16, 1873

Bowling, Gaines M. B. Dec. 29, 1844, D. April 30, 1898  h/o of Susannah G. Bowling (info by Nancie Carrigan)

Bowling, Susannah G. born April 6, 1839, died January 6, 1905. "Our Wife and Mother" (Susannah G. Bowling was married first to John G. Latimer, son of Robert W. and Nancy Greenwood Latimer of Shelby County, TX.  They had one son, John Robert Latimer.  John G. Latimer was killed in the Civil War and Susannah then married Mr. Bowling.  mgh)

Bowling, George B. January 12, 1884 April 5, 1901

Bowling, Beatrice March 6, 1880 March 30 1882

Bowling, Nettie July 25, 1877 March 3, 1882

Note: The bowling graves, plus six unmarked graves were enclosed in an iron fence. (1965 note:  It was said these Bowling were ancestors of a Mr. Latimer at Nacogdoches, Texas.) (2000 note:  Susannah G. Bowling was an ancestor of the Latimers in Garrison, TX.   have not found a Mr. Latimer living in Nacogdoches connected to this family.   mgh)

Kelly, Richard Passed away December 10 1870

(Note: This man died of dropsy and was buried at night.)