MORRIS CHAPEL CEMETERY
aka

SMITH CEMETERY
aka

MT. VERNON CEMETERY



   

   

UPDATE JUNE 2005

   



   

   
Location: NW 1/4 Section 16, Township 16 N, Range 11 W

Ample proof exists that all three names apply to this abandoned, terribly brushy cemetery. Attempts to prove the names by land records have been unfruitful. However, death certificates and obituaries of people buried here carry all three names. It is known that several bodies buried here have since been removed to other cemeteries. Area residents insist there was never a church building here. The cemetery is located 1.2 miles east of Brown's Crossroads, which is also the site of Triopia High School. The high school is located about two miles north of Concord. From Triopia High school drive east on State Aid Road 19 (also known as Road 2150N) for 1.2 miles until you arrive at the intersection with Road 1325 E. The cemetery is located in the trees about 100 feet north of this intersection. If the crops and brush are so tall that tombstones can't be seen, evergreen trees in the cemetery serve as sentinels marking the area. The cemetery shows much evidence of damage by burrowing animals.

Much thanks to Duane & Betty Albert and baby granddaughter Lindsay (supervisors) who located this cemetery and special thanks to Duane who braved the weeds and brush to take the photos included here.

Pam Gaines, her family and several others worked at least two weekends on this cemetery during May 2005. As the photographs above show - their work has improved this forlorn and forgotten cemetery at least 1000%. I'm sure there are other stones in this cemetery which we didn't find. Many stones are down - we were only able to find and dig up those which had a corner sticking out of the ground. Hopefully sometime in the future we'll be able to find more stones. In the meantime - many many thanks to Pam and her group of workers for the wonderful work they have done here.

If a name appears in red, click on the name to bring up a photo of that individual's tombstone. Click on "Obit" to bring up an obituary for that person.


Name Born Died Age Additional Inscription/Information
ATER, Infant 7 Oct 1895 Inf of C. & L. Ater
ATER, Infant 1 May 1889 Dau of C. & L. Ater
ATER, Infant 16 May 1883 16 May 1883 Dau of C. & L. Ater
ATER, Lula L. 1861 (13 May) 1907 46y3m17d Wife of Charles Ater
BRANER, George W. 7 May 1867 2y1m18d Son of S. & E. Braner
BRANER, Unknown 3 May 1867 4y4m20d
BRIDGMAN, Franklin 23 Mar 1820 17 Jan 1908
BRIDGMAN, Hannah (Taylor) 4 Sep 1830 10 May 1904 Wife of Isaac Bridgman
BRIDGMAN, Hezekiah 3 Dec 1866 12 Sep 1903 47y9m9d Son of F. & L. Bridgman
BRIDGMAN, Hezekiah 7 Feb 1883 86y19d
BRIDGMAN, Isaac 20 May 1831 16 Feb 1877 (Son of Hezekiah & Jane Brown Bridgman)
BRIDGMAN, Jane (20 Nov 1826) 14 Mar 1904 77y
BRIDGMAN, Jane (Brown) (16 Jan 1797) 25 Feb 1847 50y39d Wife of Hezekiah Bridgman
BRIDGMAN, John C. 23 May 1847 13 Jan 1892
BRIDGMAN, Lucy 25 Feb 1823 17 Dec 1882 59y9m22d Wife of F. B. Bridgman
BRIDGMAN, Nancy (10 Mar 1802) 25 Sep 1885 83y6m15d (3rd Wife of Hezekiah Bridgman)
BRIDGMAN, Rhoda (May) 17 Apr 1855 78y Wife of Franklin Bridgman
BRIDGMAN, William M. 15 Mar 1851 1y3m20d Son of F. & N.A. Bridgman
BUTCHER, William H. 9 May 1860 1y10m Son of A.W. & M.E. Butcher
DAUB, Conrad 16 Jul 1877 72y3m20d
DAUB, John W. 4 Mar 1871 3y2m23d Son of Jasper & Maria Daub
DECKER, John 19 Nov 1908 44y (No stone - from death certificate)
DYER, Alice M. 25 Jan 1878 10 Nov 1887 5y9m15d Dau of W. & L. Dyer
DYER, Harry 24 Jul 1891 7m10d Son of J.C. & M.E. Dyer
DYER, Minnie 5 Mar 1859 24 Oct 1883 Dau of Louisa Dyer
GADDIS, Infant 21 Sep 1848 Dau of Thomas & Sarah Gaddis
GADDIS, Infant 12 Jan 1852 Dau of Thomas & Sarah Gaddis
GADDIS, Thomas L. 17 Nov 1882 Son of ?. & M.M. Gaddis
GOODPASTURE, Abraham 1 Jun 1866 84y3m
GOODPASTURE, Abram-(Obit) 14 Jun 1817 29 Nov 1900 (Photo)
GOODPASTURE, Elizabeth 14 Feb 1821 14 Feb 1857 His Wife (Wife of Abram Goodpasture)
GOODPASTURE, Hannah 7 Jan 1881 89y3m6d Wife of Abraham Goodpasture Sr.
HABERMAAS, Louise Hidelburg 26 Jun 1891 68y11m (No stone found)
HACKER, Infant 16 Mar 1918 16 Mar 1918 Inf of Julius Hacker (No stone found)
HALE, Lydia E. 6 Jul 1852 Dau of L. & S. Hale
LAUGHARY, Charlotte 5 Mar 1883 29 Aug 1883 Dau of Julius & E. Jane Laughary
LAUGHARY, Hezekiah Son of M. & J. Loughary (stone enclosed by tree)
LAUGHARY, Infant 26 Feb 1903 3d (No stone - from death certificate)
LAUGHARY, Infant 4 May 1904 4 May 1904 Inf Dau of Charles Laughary (No stone)
LAUGHARY, Laura D. 18 Oct 1886 28 Jul 1887 Dau of Julius & E. Jane Laughary
LAUGHARY, Russell Eugene 23 May 1919 23 May 1919 (No stone found)
LEMM, Mary Ann - (Obit) 7 Mar 1910 95y "Grandma"
LOE, Maria 25 Jun 1868 51y11m1d
LONG, Comfort Gish 14 Jun 1902 83y (No stone - from death certificate)
LONG, Jacob - (Obit) 25 Jun 1885 76y3m22d
LONG, Mary 16 Oct 1864 44y Wife of Jacob Long
LONG, Melvina (Bridgman) 28 Dec 1855 44y Wife of Jacob Long
MALLICOAT, Addie 23 Jul 1873 6m24d Dau of J. & M.J. Mallicoat
MALLICOAT, Eliza O. 30 Jun 1870 12y1m4d Dau of J. & M.J. Mallicoat
MALLICOAT, J. 29 Nov 1829 26 Mar 1896 67y3m26d
MALLICOAT, Martha J.(Long) (No stone found)
MCLIN, Charity 27 Nov 1860 41y10m4d Wife of John McLin
ORE, Calvin 8 Nov 1834 28 Jul 1916
ORE, Rhody A. 20 Jan 1838 26 Sep 1901 Wife of Calvin Ore
ORE, Robert Earl 31 Mar 1901 9 Dec 1901 Son of W.R. & S.J. Ore
ORE, Sarah J. (Elliott) 27 Jan 1873 20 Mar 1938 Wife of W. R. Ore
ORE, William Robert - (Obit) 1867 29 Mar 1912 44y10m16d Father
POTTER, Ernest Elmer 4 Jan 1904 7m (No stone found - from death certificate)
REMINGTON, Harvey 2 Feb 1868 9 Jun 1892
RICHARDSON, Charles 31 Mar 1858 2y8m2d Son of F. & N. Richardson
RICHARDSON, Nancy M. 25 May 1836
SEWALTS, Charity E. - (Obit) (15 Jun 1850) (12 Apr) 1937 Wife of Godfrey Sewalts
SEWALTS, Godfrey (14 Sep) 1844 (6 Nov) 1910 66y1m28d
SLATER, Infant Daughter 1 May 1889 Dau of C. & L. Slater
SLATER, Lulu L. 1867 1907 Wife of Charles Slater
SMITH, Aaron 1856 1931
SMITH, Ashford 10 Apr 1790 14 Mar 1877 (On stone with Mary & Francis Smith)
SMITH, B. F. (Franklin) 17 May 1876 56y10m17d
SMITH, Benjamin F. 1862 27 Apr 1923 (Son of Frank & Cecelia? Peters Smith)
SMITH, Celia 7 Feb 1823 1 Mar 1902 Wife of Franklin Smith
SMITH, Elvina 24 Apr 1853 5 Jun 1853 1m11d Dau of L.B. & M.J. Smith
SMITH, Elvira 24 Apr 1853 19 Jun 1853 1m25d Dau of L.B. & M.J. Smith
SMITH, Francis 21 Jul 1832 20 Dec 1871 39y
SMITH, Francis H. (Illegible) (Illegible) 2y8m4d (On stone with Ashford & Mary)
SMITH, Infant 29 Jun 1902 6y (No stone - from death certificate)
SMITH, John 17 Oct 1867 67y25d (Stone broken in half - near Wm. & Martha)
SMITH, Larkin B. 1816 1898
SMITH, Martha (Goodpasture) 1826
SMITH, Martha 25 Feb 1909 80y8m25d
SMITH, Mary 21 Sep 1794 20 Jun 1872 77y (On Stone with Ashford & Francis)
SMITH, Nancy Richardson 25 May 1836
SMITH, Richard P. 1825 15 Dec 1910 Co. I 11th Mo. Reg.; Born Wahington Co., KY
SMITH, W. B. 26 Jul 1885 60y6m27d
SMITH, William 31 Aug 1851 31 Aug 1854 Son of L.B. & M.J. Smith
TAYLOR, Amy C. 15 Sep 1834 1 Mar 1888
THOMASON, Carl 1 Feb 1891 21m15d Son of R.B. & T.H. Thomason
UNKNOWN, Infant 16 Sep 1908 2d Infant Female (No stone - from death certificate)
UNKNOWN, Child 7y22d
WILSON, Rosannah F. (Hough) (25 Apr 1814) 24 Feb 1850 36y9m29d Wife of D. Wilson (Wife of Daniel Pegg Wilson)

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