Cemeteries

TOLBERT T. GRIFFIN, 1873-1911

14 May 2018

Tolbert T. Griffin died in the Cottonwood Community in northeastern Dallas County on December 31, 1911 at 34 years of age.  He leaves a widow and five small children  He was born August 1870 in Limestone County, Alabama. He was the fifth of six children born to Joseph and Minerva Elizabeth Glaze Griffin. The blonde […]

SOWERS CEMETERY, Irving Texas

11 May 2018

The Sowers Cemetery in Irving is located on Pioneer Road near the intersection with Grauwyler. The land for the cemetery is a portion of the Peters Colony 320 acre G.W. Parson Survey. When Illinois native Edmund (1826-1909) and Freelove Thompson Sowers (1833-1901) came to Texas in 1856 they found that this land on the west […]

PIONEER CEMETERY, Downtown Dallas

24 April 2018

This interesting, historical site next to the Dallas Convention Center in Downtown Dallas has an address on Marilla. The Pioneer Cemetery is adjacent to the bronze sculptures of cattle and cowboys reminding everyone that a variety of things happened in the last 150 years to make Dallas the eighth largest city in the United States. […]

HISTORIC WHEATLAND CEMETERY

9 April 2018

In the official Dallas County records, the address for the Wheatland Cemetery is 7950 Hampton Road. It is near the southwest corner of the J.W. Taylor Survey No 1475. In this beautifully maintained cemetery that is still active, are wonderful stories of Dallas County pioneers. Some of the first citizens to come to this area […]

RYLIE PRAIRIE CEMETERY, Pioneer Burial Spot

31 March 2018

Rylie Cemetery is situated about twelve miles southeast from the Dallas County Courthouse in what was once known as Rylie Prairie. The cemetery, which is still in use, contains over 400 graves and is bounded by Rylie Road, Tufts Road, Mulberry, and the Rylie Christian Church. Many of the early burials are of infants or […]

OLD LETOT CEMETERY Needs Attention

20 March 2018

The Old Letot Cemetery is on land donated by Clement Letot and can be seen near the intersection of Manana and 10700 block of Shady Trail in Northwest Dallas. The community of Letot, once a separate town in Dallas County began in earnest 1878 when eighteen miles of the Dallas and Wichita Railroad that had […]

HISTORIC BETHEL CEMETERY, Coppell

20 March 2018

The Historic Bethel Cemetery in Coppell is near the intersection of Christi Lane and Moore Road off of Bethel School Road on the west side of the James Parrish Survey (about three miles northeast of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport). See map on preceding page. This site was set aside for a cemetery by Peters […]

WARREN DIAMOND, 1877-1932

2 March 2018

This mausoleum at Grove Hill was started by Warren Diamond (1875-1932) in 1930.  The first two persons entombed here were Warren Diamond’s parents. His mother who died May 20, 1930 and his father (dates not known). They had originally been buried at Calvary, the Catholic Cemetery, on Hall Street. When the mausoleum was completed Diamond […]

TRINITY BECOMES GREENWOOD CEMETERY

9 February 2018

The following article from July 3, 1875 in the Dallas Weekly Herald explains how Trinity Cemetery came into existence.  Messrs. Gaston, Thomas & Morton, the proprietors of the new cemetery, have been pushing matters with commendable zeal.  They now have the entire grounds, thirty acres, enclosed with a neat and substantial fence. There are fourteen […]

SACHSE CEMETERY, Sachse TX

9 February 2018

The Sachse Cemetery can be seen from Highway 78 north of the railroad and adjacent to the church and a funeral home in the City of Sachse. The street that intersects at this point is named Fifth. The Sachse Cemetery and a large portion of the town of Sachse is on Peter Colonist Isaac Ramsey’s […]

TREES CEMETERY, Duncanville, Texas

6 February 2018

The Trees Cemetery is located in Duncanville at 1800 Santa Fe. The original site for this family cemetery is a small portion of the 320 acre Thomas Anderson Survey. Crawford Trees’ Survey is east of the Anderson Survey and the now two and one half acre Trees Cemetery began on this survey and later expanded. […]

JAMES CHARLES O’CONNOR Mausoleum

24 January 2018

The O’Connor Mausoleum at Oakland Cemetery is near the entrance. There are other mausoleums in this cemetery; several that are old and in very bad condition. The O’Connor mausoleum has someone to monitor it and when needed they are authorized to order any needed repairs. J.C. O’Connor was born in 1847 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. […]

OLD VETERANS CEMETERY, Vanished-NE of Rowlett

22 January 2018

SAD ENDING TO A MEMORIAL CEMETERY – VETERANS CEMETERY at Liberty Grove. The below headstone base is one of the last traces of a cemetery that was once known as the Veterans Cemetery because many of those buried here were Civil War veterans. The cemetery contained about 22 headstones in this once peaceful cemetery. Many […]

COTTONWOOD CEMETERY, N.E. Dallas County

22 January 2018

First Known Burial was in 1875.  The Cottonwood Cemetery is located at 2920 Whitely Road, in the northeastern corner of unincorporated Dallas County. The east end of the cemetery abuts Cotton-wood Creek. This cemetery is part of the J. C. Johnson Survey and the land was originally located in Mercers Colony. The first known burial […]

MT. AUBURN – OPPORTUNITY CEMETERY One Headstone Reads: ” An…

15 January 2018

MT. AUBURN – OPPORTUNITY CEMETERY One Headstone Reads: ” An Old Slave, 102 Years Old” E. B. Meeks, Member of Secret Society Between 1872-73 and 1880, when the railroads finally arrived in the city of Dallas, the population had expanded from approximately 3000 to 10,358. When the 1900 Federal census was taken there were 42,638 […]