Adair County, OK
Cherokee Indian Cemetery
From: Indian Pioneer Papers Project
Cemetery: Cherokee- Morris
N.E. SW SW Section 6, T16, R25
Note: Actually Township 15, not 16, Range 15
Visited by E. and L., Boggs and Joe Morris- Oct.. 28, 1972, this cemetery is
just outside of Stilwell, Adair County, Oklahoma.
Leave Stilwell on #100 north. Go Toward Evansville 1.0 miles, turn N at orchard
sign, go 1.7 mile, turn right at house. Graveyard is in grove east, south of
Land, part of the allotment of Murtie (Morris) Scacewater, descendant of Parker
Morris, grandson of Gideon F. Morris.
W. Morris b. 1822 d. 1886
"I have fought a good fight
I have kept the faith"
M.L. Morris b. may 5, 1847 d. June 10, 1897
"Sleep on, sweetheart wife, God called thee home. He thought it best"
Lucinda Saunders b&d July 12, 1876
Note: Dau. Of L.S. & M.E. Saunders
Mary E. Saunders b.Nov. 13, 1842 d. aug 8, 1876
Wife of L.S. Saunders
Julius McKee b. Nov. 24, 1868 d. Oct.. 12, 1876
Son of W.J. & A.F. McKee
Eliza McPherson b. 1849 d. Sept. 2, 1882
Wife of John V. McPherson
Died in 94th year of his age
Died in 92nd year of her age
"A firm believer in the atonement of Christ, as resurrection of the dead,
immortality, and eternal life."
Note: This is a tall headstone for both Gideon and Rebecca. Also includes
Susannah M. Saunders b. Aug. 24, 1872 d. Sept. 24, 1872
Dau. Of L.S. & Viannia Saunders
Viannia Saunders b. Nov. 29, 1842 d. Nov. 30, 1874
Mary Angel b. April 11, 1831 d. Dec. 30, 1878
Wm. O. Philips b. Aug. 29, 1868 d. May 20, 1883
Mary Johnson D. Feb. 14, 1886 wife of J. M. Johnson
Baby child of J. M. Johnson-M. C. Johnson
Edw. Sharp b. Nov. 22, 1816 d. Sept. 26, 1876
Eliza Sharp b. March 23, 18?? D. Feb. 8, 18??
Philem Scruggs b. Jan 12, 1872 d. Feb. 28, 1886
Name could be Philura Scruggs
Rebecca Welch b. Oct 26, 1853 d. may 17, 1872
Wife of J. E. Welch
Richard L. Welch b. Nov. 20, 1852 d. Nov. 4, 1876
Nannie A. Welch b. Nov. 13, 1877 d. Oct. 29, 1878
Neddie Johnson b. 1875 D. Feb. 13, 1886
Note: Edward Sharp has a headstone like Gideon and Rebecca's.. All have
Gravestones except for Eliza Sharp and she is buried right beside of Edward,
must share the headstone.
This Morris family came from Cherokee County, NC to Indian Territory about 1867.
Gideon Morris was married to Rebecca 'Na-ke' Ca-ta-ti-hee. She is
supposedly niece of Drowning Bear/Yonaguska.
Submitted by Catherine Widener
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