Riley Cemetery

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   Comments 

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