Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Lost Creek Friends

My Haworth ancestors were founding members of Lost Creek Friends Church in New Market, TN.  The large field behind this marker was the original cemetery next to the church.  This once large cemetery was probably destroyed at the same time the original church building was burned during the Civil War.  Even though this part of Tennessee had many Union supporters, it was still a risky thing to be an abolitionist in that time and place. Quakers were known for their anti-slavery views which made the church an easy target.  After the war the church founded a new cemetery across the road.

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