Morris Cemetery

Adair County, OK

Cherokee Indian Cemetery

 

MORRIS CEMETERY

From: Indian Pioneer Papers Project

Vol. 96,55

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 fence.

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

Gideon Morris

Died in 94th year of his age

Rebecca Morris

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 footstones.

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

Footstone

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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