Confederate museum to open
Published 7:13 pm Wednesday, September 10, 2003
By By LYDIA GRIMES, Forgotten Trails
I want to finish with the material that I have on the Foshee family. It isn't much and then I want to fill you in on a couple of things you might not know.
Stewart James Foshee and Matilda Katherine McGowin were the parents of 12 children; Lewis James Foshee (7 July 1870-15 Jan. 1932), William Edward Foshee (8 Oct. 1873-21 July 1935) who married Jessie McGowin, Mason Foshee (12 Oct. 1875-8 Feb. 1914) who married Ella Downing, Martha Foshee (14 Feb. 1877-10 Apr. 1953) who married M. Percy Watson, Samuel Stewart Foshee (30 Jan. 1879-23 Sept. 1932), John David Foshee (26 Sept. 1880-2 Sept. 1922) who married Carolyn Green, Mary Foshee (7 July 1882-5 Jan. 1937) who married a Pierce, Clyde Foshee (13 Apr. 1884-5 Feb. 1905) who married John Cunningham Jr., Georgia Foshee (9 June 1887-12 Aug. 1954) who married Zeff Watson, Eugene Foshee (10 Sept. 1888-23 Sept. 1922) who married Maggie Blacksher, Bruce Foshee (5 Dec. 1890-30 Mar. 1950) and Erasmus Manford Foshee who died in infancy.
Several years ago I told you about going to a memorial for a Confederate soldier at Fort Crawford. There were re-enactors there representing the Confederate troops. This group was led by a "Colonel" Bill Rambo. I learned later that this Rambo is the director of Confederate Memorial Park, located on 102 acres in Chilton County.
Now, many times I have been down the I-65 Interstate and noticed the sign telling about the park. I have never been able to stop and see what is there because of time restraints.
Recently I ran across a page out of the Alabama Living magazine and thought I would share some facts about it with you.
Confederate Memorial Park began as a Confederate soldiers