Thompson - Morris Cemetery

Thompson - Morris Cemetery
Colbert, Georgia
Thompson Cemetery Rd.

Survey and Photos by
Christine Crumley Brown

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From Colbert: west about 2.5 mi., turn south off Hwy 72 (across RR tracks) onto Timber Ridge Lane. Turn right onto Thompson Cemetery Rd. (about 0.25 mi. from tracks); cemetery is on the left just before the deadend.

This cemetery was the family cemetery of Thompson and Morris families who owned a good portion of the lands which surrounded the cemetery. There were, or course, marriages between the families. At this writing, there are still decendants of the two families living on what is left of the families' lands. Most, however, have been sold off over the years.

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Tombstone Inscriptions and Photographs
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BRAY, J. P., May 24, 1899 - Jan 9, 1963
BRAY, O.W., Born Mar 28, 1871, Died July 11, 1900
     Inscription: 'Although he sleeps, His memory doth live, And cheering comfort, To his mourners give.'
BURROUGHS, Allie M. (1875 - 1966), w/o William R.
BURROUGHS, 'Uncle' Berry (1871 - 1949)
BURROUGHS, 'Aunt' Fannie (1871 - 1954)
BURROUGHS, Emma B., 1885 - 1952
BURROUGHS, Mattie T. (1896 - 1985)
BURROUGHS, Quilla G. (1896 - 1928)
BURROUGHS, Roscoe Milton, Nov 16, 1915 -Aug 14, 1922
BURROUGHS, Sarah E., Born Feb 29, 1864, Died Oct 2, 1942
BURROUGHS, Thomas S., Born Aug 26, 1859, Died May 18, 1938
BURROUGHS, William R. (1871 - 1940), h/o Allie M.
MATTHEWS, William Wesley, July 28, 1872 - Nov 4, 1946
MATTHEWS, Susan Amanda, June 8, 1876 - Aug 11, 1950
MORRIS, Alexander and Malissa showing original footstones
MORRIS, Alexander (1812 - 1867), h/o Malissa Ann
MORRIS, Clyde T. (1892 - 1972), h/o Leila E.
MORRIS, George Allen, Dec 17, 1833 - Feb 16, 1863
MORRIS, George T. ( 1861 - 1930), h/o Nancy M.
MORRIS, Infant Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. G. T. Morris, June 6, 1902 - June 7, 1902, 'At rest'
MORRIS, Infant Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. G. T. Morris, Mar 7, 1894 - Mar 9, 1894, 'At rest'
MORRIS, Hassie E., 1895 - 1958
MORRIS, Leila E. (1898 - 1982), w/o Clyde T.
MORRIS, Lennie C., 1900 - 1966
MORRIS, Malissa Ann (1814 - 1865), w/o Alexander
MORRIS, Myra, Dau of Mr. & Mrs. G. T. Morris, Dec 11, 1897 - Feb 17, 1910,
     Inscription: 'He whose love exceedeth ours hath taken home our child.'
MORRIS, Nancy M. (1866 - 1936), w/o George T.
MORRIS, Ramey, Son of Mr. & Mrs. G.T. Morris, Aug 14, 1903 - Feb 26, 1904.:
     Inscription: 'How much light, how much joy, is buried with my darling boy.'
MORRIS, Susan Lela, 1888 - 1966
THOMPSON Family plot
THOMPSON, Arthur D., 1904 - 1984
THOMPSON, Charles T. (1859 - 1929)
THOMPSON, Lena H. (1868 1949)
THOMPSON, Cullen D. (Aug 2, 1897 - Aug 21, 1960)
THOMPSON, Cullen D. and Lillie Mae (emblem and flower detail ) 'Whither Thou Goest, I Will Go'
THOMPSON, Cynthia E., Wife of Geo. A. Morris, June 7, 1840 - July 14, 1915
THOMPSON, David A. B., (1869 - 1943)
THOMPSON, Infant Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Truitt Thompson, Nov 1935
THOMPSON, Infant Son of Mr. & Mrs. W. J. Thompson, Sept 24, 1898 - Feb 19, 1899
THOMPSON, Joel B., May 15, 1835 - Oct 25, 1899, h/o Margaret E.
     Inscription: His toils are past, his work is done., He fought the fight, the victory won. FATHER
THOMPSON, Lillie Irene, Dau of Mr. & Mrs. C. D. Thompson, May 3, 1919 - July 10, 1919
     Inscription: 'We knew no sorrow, knew no grief, till thy bright face was missed.' (rear)
THOMPSON, Lillie Mae (July 26, 1899 - Feb 7, 1970)
THOMPSON, Margaret E., Dec 3, 1839 - Apr 28, 1919, w/o Joel B.
     Inscription: Rest, mother, rest in quiet sleep, While friends in sorrow o’er thee weep. MOTHER
THOMPSON, Peggy Mae, Dau of Mr. & Mrs. C. D. Thompson, Aug. 16, 1938 - Aug. 16, 1938
     Inscription: 'We knew no sorrow, knew no grief, till thy bright face was missed.'   Rear
THOMPSON, Sarah A., (1869 - 1926)
THOMPSON, Sarah A. and David A. B.
THOMPSON, Willie R. and Arthur D.
THOMPSON, Willie R., (1906 - 1984)

Vandalized grave, identity unknown


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