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Updated September 23, 2002

Morgan's Point Cemetery

NAME OF CEMETERY: Morgan's Point Cemetery
LOCATION: Morgan's Point, Harris County, Texas, USA. From state highway 146, go east on Barbours Cut Boulevard. Turn LEFT at S. Jamison Street toward the shipping terminal and follow the road to the cemetery. USGS/GNIS Map
TEXT OF HISTORICAL MARKER: "One of the oldest cemeteries in continuous use in Harris County, Colonel James Morgan, Texas revolutionary soldier, located on land bought by Morgan in 1834. It was part of the family estate called 'The Orange Grove.'

The earliest marked grave here is that of James Morgan's niece, Sarah P. Morgan Patrick, who died of smallpox July 13 [sic], 1838. Morgan's wife, Celia Gordon Morgan, was buried in October 1840, a victim of tuberculosis. Colonel Morgan was buried here in March 1866. The Morgan family plot was at one time lined with handmade bricks and marked with a large tombstone bearing the names of family members. The stone disappeared and was found by fisherman years later submerged in the bay, stolen again after its replacement. It was never recovered.

The cemetery, which had originally encompassed a much larger area, is surrounded by an industrial complex. The Morgan's Point Cemetery Association, formed in 1922, cared for the cemetery until the City of Morgan's Point assumed responsibility for the maintenance in 1965. A fence was built in 1968, and ordinances regarding care of the cemetery were passed in recent years."
NUMBER OF BURIALS IDENTIFIED: 99 as of August 2, 2002.
SOURCE OF INFORMATION: (1) Visual inspection of grave markers, June 27, 2002. Inscriptions read and transcribed by Bruce Compton, (2) Death notices found in the La Porte Chronicle and La Porte Liberal, and (3) cemetery plot map held at the City Hall, City of Morgan's Point, Texas.
COMPLETENESS: All markers found on June 27, 2002 have been read, transcribed and photographed and are presented here.
CREDITS: Special thanks go to Robe Belgau and Jane Middleton of the City of Morgan's Point for their assistance.
EARLIER SURVEY: See George Wolf's survey of the Morgan's Point Cemetery at his web site, Cemeteries and History of Harris County, Texas.

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