|Morrow Chapel Cemetery Historical Marker. The Historical Marker reads:|
MORROW CHAPEL CEMETERY
This burial ground originally served members of the Morrow family, early area settlers. It was first used in 1853 for the interment of Alexander Morrow, an infant. In 1892, his mother Mary Elizabeth Morrow (1812-94) gave the site and adjoining land to the Methodist Episcopal Church South, who built a sanctuary here named in her honor. The church disbanded in the early 1920s and the Chapel later housed classes of the Ola School District in the 1930s. A Cemetery Association was formed under the leadership of Mrs. Henry LaRoe and Mr. and Mrs. Basil Barton.
Location: On south side of Highway 243 at intersection with FM 2515, 8 miles east of Kaufman.
History: Began when Alexander Morrow was buried there in 1853. In 1892 Mary E Morrow gave The site to the Methodist Episcopal Church and a chapel was built next to the graveyard. Original deed was for 1 ½ acres. In 1930 a Cemetery Association was formed and since that time the cemetery has grown to more than 5 acres.
Oldest Marked Grave: Alexander Morrow - 1853
Oldest Date of Birth: Alexander H Morrow - 1801