Morris Vault – Tombstone Inscription

Morris Vault

Section 29.1
ID # 290137
Vault Top Marker (2005)

Section 29 Lot 24 (1908 Plat Map)
Vault located on Morris, Lanier & Cooley Lot
Corner of Pine, Maple & Cherry avenues

Morris Vault was listed on Charles Marlin’s 1914 List.

City Cemetery Interment Books (1846-1979)
City Cemetery opened 1822. Burial records begin 1846.

Morris, Lanier and Cooley family members are listed in the Interment Books with burials on lots on Pine, Maple and Cherry avenues. No family members were identified as buried in the Morris Vault.

In the tombstones survey conducted in 1908, one tombstone was located on the Morris Lanier & Cooley Lot. This tombstone for Virginia Green (1833-1863) was shown on the 1908 Plat Map near the Vault. This tombstone was again located and inscription recorded in 2005. To view this tombstone, photograph and inscription, CLICK HERE.

Note on Interment Records: There are gaps in what can be learned from the City Cemetery Interment Books. The Interment Books did not record removals from the City cemetery nor the re-burials from family graveyards to the City Cemetery. And some interments were not listed in the Interment Books, especially during times of epidemics when there were many daily burials. Other sources, such as church funeral registers, family Bible records and obituaries can be helpful.

Persons with family history, records and obituaries are encouraged to email the City Cemetery web site.

Report: 1-15-2010

After 2008 Restoration
Morris Vault
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