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 Mary Ward <I>Harrison</I> Morris

Mary Ward Harrison Morris

Birth
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 10 Dec 1761 (aged 83–84)
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 6624223 · View Source
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Born c.1677, Mary Morris, the wife of Capt. John Morris of Newark, died at age 84. Her large, handsomely cut gravestone features a soul effigy with what appears to be a lily suspended over its head rather than the more common "flame of God's love" or "crown of religious victory". Floral symbols typically symbolize the brevity and fragility of life, but in the case of the elderly Mrs. Morris, may be a reference to her purity or spiritual beauty. Cut from brown sandstone, the marker appears to be the work of William Grant, a Boston carver who came to New York, then New Jersey, where he practiced his craft for the greater part of the 1700's.


Inscription

"Here lies Interre'd the
Body of Mary, Wife
of Cap.t John Morris
of Newark Who
departed this Life
Dec.r 10, 1761 aged 84
~~~~~~~Years~~~~~~~"


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  • Created by: Nikita Barlow
  • Added: 20 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6624223
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Ward Harrison Morris (1677–10 Dec 1761), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6624223, citing First Presbyterian Churchyard, Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Nikita Barlow (contributor 46508077) .