1300 Riley Drive
Carrolton, Denton County, Cemeteries of Texas
Transcription & Photos Submitted by Bob Leahy
The Riley Cemetery is a designated Carrollton Historic Site. Take Hebron
Parkway to Eisenhower. South on Eisenhower to Riley, and west on Riley. The cemetery is about half-way down the block on a hill on the right side
(north) of the road, nestled between houses.
The cemetery is surrounded by an iron fence; the gate is open and the small cemetery is accessible to the public. There are only seven markers left in the cemetery. There are probably several other unmarked graves at the site.
From the Historical
Marker on the site:
"Born in Indiana in 1815, Jacob RIley came to southeastern Denton County in
the mid-1850s and claimed a preemption grant of 160 acres on Indian Creek.
He and his descendants held the land for over 100 years. As family members
died, they were buried on this site overlooking the Elm Fork of the Trinity
River. The little cemetery was high enough to avoid flooding, and it remained
undisturbed until development of the property began in 1996. Typical of remote
pioneer homesteads and once quite common, few family burial grounds remain.
Last Name, First Name, DOB, DOD
Blackburn, Mitchie D. Sep 20 1893 d. Mar 04 1896 daughter of Dr. and Mrs. R. L. Blackburn (info by Lorene Vanzant
Riley, Jacob 3-3-1815 2-6-1880 f/o Owen
Riley, Lawrence Jacob 5-15-1879 7-21-1952 s/o Owen & Rebecca
Riley, Leonard D. 5-15-1878 2-6-1882 s/o Owen & Rebecca
Riley, Owen Decatur 10-18-1847 7-14-1888 s/o Jacob
Riley, Rebecca (Ritchey) 9-9-1852 3-28-1936 w/o Owen
Ritchey, Amanda 12-29-1854 10-10-1888 m/o Rebecca