Morrow family cemetery aka seymour cemetery
Georgetown, Williamson County Texas
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Morrow Family Cemetery, aka Seymour Cemetery
Cemetery is located in Georgetown, Williamson County Texas
Address - 1761 N IH 35
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MORROW FAMILY CEMETERY
Also known as Seymour Cemetery
Located in the D. Wright Survey, A-13, Williamson County, Texas
Latitude: 30.67434 Longitude: -97.66671
THC Cemetery No. WM-C177
Surrounding Property Owner:
Helen T. Cocke Goethe
(CAD Parcel ID R038780)
As fenced, the cemetery measures ca. 16' x 20' and contains four known markered graves. The exact historic boundary is not known. The existence of any additional graves is not known.
Graves left to right:
Mary Ann Morrow Dean 1821-1871 daughter of Ann Morrow
Willie Nuel Robertson, 1871-1871 8 mos old son of a local minister.
Ann Walker Morrow 1788-1865 Our GGG Grandmother
"Our Little Boy" Morrow 1873-1874 1yr7mos son of J.C.S Morrow and Nancy E. Houston Morrow. Little Boy was great-grandson to Ann Morrow and grandson of General Sam Houston!
This grave and the 1910 census are the only two mentions of his life. A new lesson learned from the 1900 & 1910 census on the wife/mother indicates the number of children born & a number of living. This confirmed his life.
Ann Morrow purchased 215 acre Farm from Thomas W. Miller on 12 Aug 1862. She lived on the farm with her daughter and son-in-law Maria (Louisa Morrow) & Sidney Seymour. Ann Morrow died on 30 Oct 1865 and was the first person buried on the farm. Additional burials were: unknown relation Willie Nuel Robertson d. 22 Feb 1871; daughter Mary Ann Morrow Dean d. 30 June 1871; "Our Little Boy" Morrow d. 17 Oct 1874, who was the great-grandson of Ann Morrow and the son of Capt Joseph Clay Stiles Morrow and his wife Nancy Elizabeth Houston Morrow (Daughter of Gen Sam Houston). This is the only record confirming the life of this Grandson of General Sam Houston.
After her death, the farm was deeded by Ann's other children to Maria and Sidney Seymour. The Williamson County Historical Commission lists as "Morrow Cemetery" and various genealogy sources sites "Seymour Cemetery."
Current property owner Helen T. Cocke Goethe received the property as part of a 37.21-acre tract as a Gift Deed from her parents Jesse S. & Mary Elizabeth Cocke Document# 19771079 DR Vol 679 Page525, of which the 1 acre was surveyed for their homesite and included the Morrow Family Cemetery plot in the yard. The Cocke and Goethe families have maintained the graves continuously since the original purchase of the 215 Acre farm 5 January 1934. Document #193400078DR Tract 1 Vol 268 Page 104.
The following is the narrative shared on our Knight Family Facebook page (private) which we all are descendent from Ann Walker Morrow. Ann's father James Walker is the DAR Patriot for three of us as members of Daniel Coleman Chapter NSDAR in Georgetown, Texas where our aunt Elsie Knight Waller was a member. (photos provided Elsie Waller in the 1980's and current 2023 completed)
Elsie Waller was a dedicated member of the Williamson County Historical Commission (1981-2012) and was instrumental in the State Recognition of various homes, cemeteries, and settlements in Williamson County. She thought she had achieved the same with the Morrow Family Cemetery (also known as Seymour Cemetery). Most of us had the opportunity to visit this cemetery with Elsie over the years.