My action items:
Connect with the DAR in Gallatin.
Connect and obtain a bid from an expert in cemetery restoration. There are contacts through Rock Castle.
Get a plan on paper and create a budget to project costs.
Have buy-in and possible donation from land developer.
Set up 501-c3 and Paypal with bank to take donations online or handle mailing in a check.
Promote to the Franklin family at large and to historical organizations to raise money.
Research possible grants to fund the project.
Determine long-term sustainable maintenance of the plot - possibly this is the land developers contribution.
Once money is raised and project is complete, organize a dedication party. Cousin Julie has info on this.
If I just have a plan and costs - I can raise the money.
Please feel free to comment or connect me with the right people to get the ball rolling. Thanks! and be sure to check out these fabulous books about our Cumberland Pioneers.