Daily Demolition Report 08/30/13 1:00pm Seabrook Home Listing Photo of the Day: Peace and Quiet by Swamplot Demolitions 13 Comments Tweet 3005 Seargent St. [HAR] Daily Demolition Report, Demolitions
This is one of the most beautiful bay area homes I’ve seen. And it comes with its own cemetery. What more could you ask for?
Pretty but just kinda of odd. Although i could see myself doing some peaceful mediation out there or i suppose even on a drunken late night going out there to have a chat with them.
Is that where Emily Morgan is buried?
Graves or not, that is some really beautiful landscaping.
How convenient! Especially when you have last last minute-late night seance urge….
This from the realtor: “The cemetery, known as Menard Cemetery (aka Morris Cemetery), has as its inhabitants Captain Alfred B. Menard, his wife Virginia, and two children, their daughter May and their granddaughter Ettie.”
I’m somewhere between intrigued and confused by the graves. The listing says the house was built in 2006, the graves look older than that.
Are there rules/laws about maintaining graves in perpetuity? Or laws that would prevent someone from digging up or removing/relocating graves if you are the landowner?
How did this come to be?
…when looking at this property in Google maps (zoomed in) it looks as though what appears to be the “front yard” (with the graves), is mapped as if it were a separate property, and the driveway up to the house is mapped as though it were a separate street (with its own street name, labeled, “Elam”), but the listing address is on Seargent St?
Are they short dead people, or just overlapped?
This is not where Emily Morgan is buried but it is the resting place for Capt. Alfred Menard, his wife Virginia and two kids; their daughter May, and Ettie, a granddaughter. Capt. Menard emigrated from Canada with his brother Michel who founded Galveston in 1836. Capt. Menard lead Menard’s Texas Cavalry during the Civil War. Alfred farmed and raised stock on Elmwood Plantation which was established by Virginia’s father, Ritson Morris, who was given a 3000 acre land grant from the Mexican government in 1829. Mr. Morris fought the Mexican army during the Texas war for independence.
Can’t figure out if it’s really creepy or kinda cool.
It seems that the cemetery is a separate lot, may even come with deed restrictions or some kind of historical cemetery protection. You can landscape it, but can’t disturb the graves.
I think the history is amazing. While I would normally avoid purchasing a home with such an oddity because of resale value, I would definitely make an exception for this one, especially with such a great story to accompany it.
I’m really not sure about the graves…looks beautiful, but equally as creepy.