Merrifield  Cemetery, Dallas Co. Cemeteries of TX Gloria B. Mayfield

MERRIFIELD CEMETERY

Dallas Co. Cemeteries of TX

Submitted by Juli D. Quinteros de Hernandez

DIRECTIONS:  FROM DOWNTOWN DALLAS, TAKE I-35 SOUTH TO THE JEFFERSON EXIT.  GO WEST ON JEFFERSON THROUGH OLD DOWN TOWN OAK CLIFF.  CONTINUE WEST ON JEFFERSON TO HAMPTON RD.  THE CEMETERY SITS ON THE CORNER OF W. JEFFERSON & HAMPTON RD NEXT TO A RESIDENCE.   NEARBY LAND MARKS ARE SUNSET HIGH SCHOOL & CVS PHARMACY.

 HISTORICAL MARKER:  JOHN MERRIFIELD (1792-1873) WAS PART OF A KY FAMILY WHO MIGRATED TO DALLAS COUNTY IN THE LATE 1840S.  IN 1851, HE PURCHASED A FARM HERE WHICH INCLUDED THIS SITE.  IT WAS FIRST USED AS A CEMETERY IN THE LATE 1860S. THE ONLY MARKED GRAVES ARE THOSE OF MERRIFIELD & SECOND WIFE, ELIZABETH (1802-1869).  THE UNMARKED GRAVESITES HERE ARE ESTIMATED TO NUMBER OVER 20.  AS THE BURIAL GROUND OF A PIONEER ERA FAMILY, THE MERRIFIELD CEMETERY PROVIDES A VITAL LINK TO THOSE WHO WERE AMONG THE FIRST TO OPEN THE DALLAS REGION TO SETTLEMENT.

 

LAST NAME FIRST NAME BIRTH DEATH COMMENTS
MERRIFIELD ELIZABETH 30 Oct 1802 16 Sep 1869 W/O JOHN
MERRIFIELD JOSEPH F (22 Apr 1840 16 Dec 1899 INSCRIPTION  READS AGE  59 YRS, 7 MOS,  & 24 DAYS. DEATH THOU ART INFINITE-TIS LIFE IS LITTLE.
MERRIFIELD JOHN  29 Dec 1792 21 Jul 1873  

 

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