Morgan Cemetery

AKA: Old Potts Cemetery

Mayflower - Ash Township

NE Sec. 26, T29N, R28W - GPS 363054N 0940231W

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Transcribed May 2003 by: Brandon Burns

Photos from the photo files of Darla Marbut

From Highway DD west of Seligman, turn right on FR 1050. From there, turn left on FR 2290. When the road comes to a T, turn right on FR 2295. The cemetery is on the left across Greasy Creek.

Or - from Washburn, turn on Highway NN off of Highway 90. NN dead ends at FR 2295. Turn left. Continue down for about 1/2 mile. On the right you will come to a clearing where Greasy Creek is closest to the road. You will see a small barn on the other side of the creek. Immediately on the right side is a small grove of trees where the cemetery lies. On the other side of the road is the original homestead of Warner F. and Vashti (Morgan) Potts.

The following is from "A Reprint of Goodspeed's 1888 History of Barry County" page 9: This land was opened up for sale August 18, 1851. "Township 21, Range 29, was offered for sale August 18, 1851.

John CARTER and Martin CARGILE bought on Section 1 in 1855-56; Sarah Biggs on Section 13 in 1854; the GALYONS, TABERS and HOOKERS on Section 25 in 1851-53; ISAIAH VAN ZANDT, SAMUEL MORGAN, A. J. GALYON and Alex JORDAN entered parts of Sections 26 and 27 in 1851."

From the Barry County research files of Darla Marbut

Dr. Samuel C. Morgan and his wife Margaret (Vanzandt) Morgan were early settlers of this area. At one time there was a post office near here and the town was called Mayflower, Missouri. That is long gone now, and only a few houses scattered here and there mark the once prospering area. Samuel and Margaret had the following children: Mary, Vesta, Dr. Joshua Gabriel, Zachariah Taylor, Martha, and Margaret.

The cemetery is in poor condition, it was quite hard to find and get to. All of the stones are either broken or off their bases. Many of the rock markers have been taken up and laid against a tree. The markers are probably not in their original places, so the following is an alphabetical list of the stones that were found.

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