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Marcom Family Cemetery


I vis­ited the Marcom Family Cemetery in Morrisville, North Carolina today.

The Marcom Family Cemetery is on the cam­pus of Cisco Systems, Inc., near the bas­ket­ball court by Building 1, right off the inter­sec­tion of Davis Drive and Kit Creek Road in Morrisville.

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.

Read the full post for the transcriptions.



“Jennie Marcom
Wife of
G. P. Roberts
Aug. 31, 1859
Sept. 26, 1925

Tho lost to sight to
Memory dear”

Bennon Roberts
1896–1900
Asleep in Jesus”

Tommy
Marcom”

Renia
Marcom”

Lydia
Marcom”

Myrtie
Marcom”

Ida
Marcom”

Lillian
Marcom”

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.”

James
Marcom”

Marcom
B. H. Marcom
Aug. 31, 1837
Aug. 27, 1922

Prepare to meet me in
Heaven.”

Marcom
Cornelia Ann
Marcom
Mar. 20, 1838
Aug. 20, 1903

Let our Father’s will be
done”

 
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