Free Will Baptist Cemetery, Marker #40
John was born about 1848 and died 28 Aug 1884 at the age of 36, the son of Foster and Martha Piper. Martha was Foster’s second wife. We have not found her surname. John married Eliza A Perry in a Baptist ceremony in Beaver River 4 June 1870. Eliza died one year after John, also at the age of 36, and is buried next to him in Free Will Baptist Cemetery. She is named on the same grave marker. We know of one child from their marriage, a son, Elmer, who was not yet a teenager when his parents died. He became a ward of William Stayley Porter.
More about John and his family appears in the Old Stones Family Group Sheet Index.
Please leave a comment if you have any additional information about John, particularly the surname of his mother and the circumstances of his death.