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Edmond Morris Cemetery
Improve, Marion County, Mississippi

Lat: 31° 18' 35"N, Lon: 89° 43' 35"W
T31N R17W Sec 34

Contributed by D. Christopher Watts, Jul 15, 2005 [cwatts@cblink.com].
Total records = 2.

From the community of Improve, south on State Hwy 44 till you find the Stringer Cemetery. Just east of that down the hill by Graves Creek is where the burials are.

Edmon Morris and his second wife Sarah Thompson Morris were two of the earliest settlers to this part of Mississippi. According to oral history they were buried near the bank of Graves Creek, but these two graves have been lost for years now. The last time anyone that we know of saw those markers was in 1952.

My father and his first cousin accidentally found the markers when playing in the early 1950s, but thought nothing about it at the time. Since then the surrounding areas have been logged and the creek has changed course and the graves are almost certainly gone now. As Graves Creek has changed, it supposedly got the two markers, if not them most likely the loggers did.

On a personal note this couple is my great-great-great grandparents, and I have hunted this plot all my life. The old Morris' in Stringer Cemetery (right up the hill) are their children and grandchildren.

- D. Christopher Watts

Morris, Edmond, d. 29 Oct 1857
Morris, Sarah Thompson, d. 28 Jan 1856

 

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