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St. Joseph's Church

Morganza, Maryland


St. Joseph's Catholic Church is located in Morganza, Maryland.  O'Rourke in his book "Catholic Families of Southern Maryland" records the baptism of Elizabeth Alvy on March 22, 1761, with Leonard Johnson as a witness. This could be the Leonard Johnson who moved to Kentucky. MANY generations of Johnsons can be found in both the "old" St. Joseph's and the "new" St. Joseph's graveyard.  Leona Cryer when she began her work on her book "Some Johnsons of southern Maryland" played a large role in helping locate the many Johnsons that were buried in the "old" cemetery.  Now the historical society has played a role in seeing that the old cemetery is being preserved.