Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Tombstone Tuesday - Rev. Jesse Morgan
The grave of Rev. Jesse Morgan, a minister of the Evangelical Lutheran faith, is located in Beth Eden Cemetery near Louisville, Mississippi. The cemetery, located adjacent to Beth Eden Lutheran Church in rural Winston County, contains over 200 graves, many of them marked with modest gravestones placed there during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Rev. Morgan's grave marker is inscribed with his dates of birth and death, along with an engraving of an open Bible surrounded by ivy leaves. Rev. Morgan was a young minister when he came to early Winston County after it was formed from lands ceded by the Choctaw Nation.
Above: The grave marker of Rev. Jesse Morgan
b. July 1, 1819, d. July 4, 1883