I visited the Marcom Family Cemetery in Morrisville, North Carolina today.
It’s a small, private cemetery that the former owners of the land had on their farm, and under the North Carolina cemetery laws, had to be preserved, or a protracted legal process would ensue. What I have heard is that Cisco Systems agreed to stipulate that the cemetery would not be disturbed when they purchased the land.
Aside from the strange location, which juxtaposes a high-tech company that touts efficiency and speed in its products, and a graveyard, where no one is going anywhere, what interested me here were that most of the graves simply had the name of the deceased, without dates or any other personal information. This kind of thing may have been done to save money, and can sometimes provide a potential corroboration of a lower financial station for a family.
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G. P. Roberts
Aug. 31, 1859
Sept. 26, 1925
Tho lost to sight to
Asleep in Jesus”
“Elena R. Marcom
June 20, 1865
Sept. 24, 1943
Rest mother, rest in quiet sleep
while friends in sorrow o’er thee weep.”
“James G. Marcom
Mar. 17, 1862
Dec. 14, 1928
Rest father rest in quiet sleep
While friends in sorry o’er thee weep.”
B. H. Marcom
Aug. 31, 1837
Aug. 27, 1922
Prepare to meet me in
Mar. 20, 1838
Aug. 20, 1903
Let our Father’s will be