Morris Cemetery

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Morris Cemetery

Location
Milton, Sussex County, Delaware, USA
Memorials 10 added (80% photographed)

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Remninders of the Past:
This cemetery and others on the Refuge are reminders of past life in this area. Native Americans were the first people to settle in this rich marshland. Muskrat, shellfish, fish, venison, and waterfowl were among the many resources that supported inhabitants of the area. Later, European settlers were attracted here because of the rich farmland and diversity of wildlife available for food and trade. Industries began to develop, including farming, timber harvesting, ship and boat building, canneries, and granaries.

Morris Family:
In early America, each family had its own cemetery. The cemetery before you is the resting place for descendants of the Morris Family. Eight tombstones are still upright today with burial dates of the deceased ranging from 1818 to 1864. Family members resided in the house pictured here, which was well-known as the Morris Mansion. Due to its poor condition and age, the building was not able to be preserved and was demolished in 1968. However, shingles, beams, and other elements from the house were salvage by the Delaware State Historic Preservation Office for use in restoring other buildings.

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GPS Coordinates: 38.83129, -75.24992

  • Added: 29 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2270263