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Leroy Township, Calhoun County, Michigan
Lat: 42° 14' 24"N, Lon: 85° 11' 57"W
Leroy Twp, Sec 2
Contact: Leroy Twp Office
8156 4 Mile Road
East Leroy, MI 49051
Submitted by Robin Ellis, Jan 07, 2005 [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Total records = 977.
Located on S.W. Capital Avenue just south of the Battle Creek City limits in LeRoy Township, Calhoun County, Michigan.
Morgan Cemetery is like so many of the old cemeteries, no one knows just how or when it was started. Among the early burials was that of Betsy Robinson, daughter of Joshua & Harriet Robinson, who died Aug 18, 1839, aged 12 years. Whether the Cemetery was called Robinson before or after this, we do not know, at any rate it was known years as Robinson Cemetery.
In 1867, William Morgan purchased land from Walter J. Swart, and on a knoll surrounded by this land, was the little Robinson Cemetery. It was old then and covered with weeds and briars, and not liking its unsightly appearance, Mr. Morgan proceeded to clean it up and as the cemetery needed more room, he sold small parcels of the land on three different occasions until it became a three acre tract.
It may be that because of his interest in the cemetery and the additions from his own land, that the name of Robinson slowly dropped and it was known as Morgan Cemetery. To this day Morgan Cemetery serves an increasing population in that vicinity.
I referred to book at Leroy Township, Bedford Township, Calhoun County, Calhoun County, State of Michigan, By D.A.R. (1941)
(NSF) = No Stone Found, Name and Date From Cemetery Book Listed Below. (From Cemetery Records: Leroy Township, Bedford Township, Calhoun County, State of Michigan, By D. A. R. (1941).)
This is a complete list up to Aug 17, 2005 from photos taken of all existing and legible headstones, plus the above sources.
- Robin Ellis
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