Mary Halbert Lewis – Tombstone Inscription

Lewis, Mary Halbert
Section 28.52
ID # 281023

Mary Halbert
Wife of
E. H. Lewis
April 2, 1852
Jan. 6, 1931

Erected 2014

Interment Book: January 7, 1931
       Mary H. Lewis
       Central (avenue)
       On Bostick Lot
Lot Cards: Bostick Litton lots
       28 SE Lots 104 & 108
       Purchased in 1843 & 1845
Tennessee Death Records:
       Mary Halbert Lewis
       Female Widowed 79 Years
       Residence: Washington D.C.
       Born April 2, 1852
       Father John B. Halbert
       Mother Catherine Bostick Halbert
       Burial: City Cemetery, Nashville

Report: 9-23-2014

Turk Replacement Tombstone
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Mary Halbert Lewis

Mary Halbert was born on April 2, 1852, the daughter of John B. and Catherine Bostick Halbert. Catherine’s parents were Hardin and Margaret Litton Bostick. The Bostick house on Charlotte Pike is pictured in Jim Hoobler’s Two Cities Under the Gun as it appeared during the Civil War. Mary married E. H. Lewis. The U.S. Census reported that Catherine and Mary, both widows, shared a home in 1900 in Nashville and in 1910 in Grundy County, Tennessee. Catherine died in 1916, and Mary, a resident of Washington, D.C., died while in Nashville on January 6, 1931. Both were buried on the Bostick Litton lot at City Cemetery. During the 2005 Survey at City Cemetery, no tombstone was located for Mary H. Lewis.

Nashville City Cemetery Association and Metro Historical Commission appreciate the interest of Lisa Lewis in a Replacement Tombstone for her great great grandmother Mary Halbert Lewis.