Forkner Family Cemetery, Monroe Co., Tn



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Forkner Family Cemetery

Monroe County, Tennessee


Project By: Joy Locke and Dede Harrill
John Forkner gave information and some history of the Forkner family.

Photographed April 2009

Location: From Madisonville, take Old Hwy 68, turn right on Randolph-Fridley Rd. to house number 566.
The cemetery is on private property, please ask permission.

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Lawrence Forkner, Sr. ca 1804 - January 1891. born Surry Co., NC
Jestuana Golden Forkner 1804 - May 20, 1879, age 75 years. W/o Lawrence Forkner, Sr., they married in Surry Co., NC on May 22, 1826.

Thomas Forkner July 3, 1830 - March 2, 1906. S/o Lawrence & Jestuana Golden Forkner, Sr. H/o Julia McGuire
Julia A. Forkner May 1829 - May 2, 1898. D/o Josiah & Sarah McGuire.

J.N. Forkner September 4, 1854 - Sepember 18, 1857. Child of Daniel P. Forkner

Lawrence Forkner, Jr. February 7, 1839 - August 30, 1881. S/o Lawrence & Jestuana Golden Forkner, Sr.
Clara Nancy Forkner September 8, 1845 - March 8, 1889. D/o James Harvey & Nancy Walker Johnston

E.I. Forkner January 8, 1853 - November 22, 1857. D/o Daniel P. & Rebecca Midkeff Forkner

Infant Forkner b & d. May 10, 1856. Child of John & Minerva Hill Forkner. John a pri. Co. F 3rd Tn Vol Cav. He married Minerva Hill in ?Knox Co., Tn on Nov. 10, 1853, part of Boyd Fraud

Josiah Forkner June 14, 1856 - February, 6, 1858. S/o Thomas & Julia McGuire Forkner.

M.A.W. Forkner June 24, 1857 - July 14, 1859. Child of Daniel Forkner

M.F. Forkner August 2, 1856 - August 11, 1856. Child of Daniel Forkner.

Thomas A. Forkner March 5, 1859 - July 18, 1860. S/o of Daniel P. and Rebecca Forkner

Rebecca Midkeff Forkner Died bet. 1860 and 1862. 1st W/o Daniel P. Forkner, blacksmith. This stone is thought to be hers. They married in Surry Co., NC on Dec. 23, 1847. Daniel married Lucinda Nichols 9/3/1862 Monroe Co., Tn

Forkner children Children of Daniel thought to have died of cholera

William H. Fridley July 25, 1886 -November 22, 1887. S/o Benjamin Lewis & Rosa A. Fridley

Nancy A.F. Lowry July 8, 1859 - August 6, 1860. D/o Thomas & M. Lowry.

Thomas J. Nickols November 3, 1838 - November 28, 1858.

Angeline Carroll Sepember 8, 1874 - n/d. Kyker's Funeral Home has these dates: 9/8/1868-11/28/1954 with parents John Carroll and Elizabeth Land buried Forkner's Chapel?

Samantha Carroll August 27, 1878 - April 27, 1947. Kyker Funeral Home has her name as Alpha Louisa Samantha Carroll with these dates: 8/27/1871-4/27/1947 with parents John Carroll and Elizabeth Land buried Old Forkner.

Elizabeth Carroll ca 1815 - June 17, 1908. W/o John Carroll. She was buried here.
The Forkners employed widows and orphans after the Civil War. Several Carroll family members worked for the Forkners.

There is some confusion on ages of John and Elizabeth Carroll and family:
1880 Monroe Co., Tn census: Dist. 2 #123 Carrell, John 64 TTT, Has eye cancer; Elizabeth 53 TTT; Jefferson 20 Tn; Thomas L. 18 Tn; Nancy J. 16 Tn; Marthy 14 Tn; Ester 12 Tn; Julia A. 10 Tn; Angeline 8 Tn; Samantha 6 Tn
1900 Monroe Co., Tn census: Dist.2 #96 Carroll, Elizabeth Aug. 1816-83, 10 children-6 living Tn Tn NC; George J. Mar 1836-64, son, single, Tn Tn NC; Thomas L, May 1839-61, son, single, Tn; Nancy J., Mar 1845-55, dau, single Tn; Alpha S.(Samantha?) Aug 1852--47, single, Tn
This would make Samantha b. ca 1852 not 1878, Angeline isn't in the 1900. The Monroe Co. 1919 death cert. for Thomas L. Carroll shows him born May 24, 1849, 10 years off from the 1900 and not close at all to the 1880. Parents shown as John Carroll b. Haywood Co., NC and Elizabeth Land b. Cocke Co., Tn. Samantha Carroll was informant.
Elizabeth Carroll's death cert. of June 17, 1908 and an obit states she was 93 which agrees more with the 1900 census than the 1880 which is 10 years off.
I can't locate this family before 1880 census.