Heron and Nightfall Street in Hillcrest-Lebanon Subdivision

In about 1846-1848, it is said that Foster W. Dunaway, a single man, made his way from Warren County, Tennessee to Texas. He claims to have established the first drug store in Dallas alongside of John Neely Bryan in Dallas. On July 24, 1853, Foster Dunaway married Eucebia Navel Granberry and they moved on to make their home in Lebanon.

The cemetery includes 14 known graves of members of Foster Dunaway’s family. The first grave was Polly Dunaway, Mother of Foster Dunaway, who died in 1867. The last grave is said to be of Dora Ellen Dunaway Evans, his daughter. The Hillcrest Lebanon HOA has preserved this cemetery and surrounded it with a beautiful green area and wrought iron fence. The cemetery is located at Heron right off Nightfall.

For further reading: There are several passages about F.W. Dunaway written by Adelle Rogers Clark in her book Lebanon on the Preston available at the Museum gift shop.