Jopling Cemetery

East Kennedale, Tarrant Co, Cemeteries of TX

Submitted by Joe Jopling

Brothers Joe and Roy Jopling at Cemetery in 2004 after developer had cleared inside and before streets were put in.. The cemetery is located about 1 mile east of 287 and 600 feet north of Eden Road. See map below

Benjamin Jopling Family Tree


He came to Texas about 1849.  His son, George Washington Jopling, built the cabin known as the Jopling-Melear cabin, now (2009) located in Knapp Park in downtown Arlington.  This cabin is as near the original as can be determined.  The photo reverenced shows its additions.

The following are buried there:  

Benjamin Jopling b 1795, d 1875. 

Malinda Miller Jopling, third wife, d 1856  

Louisa Bowers Jopling, fourth wife

Tom Jopling  

Sam Bowers  

Louis Jopling  


Marshall Bowers (buried outside fence).  

2008--Ralph Shelton, the land developer, has landscaped the lot, put in a sprinkler system, restored the iron fence, and made a display containing a metallic copy of the original land deed signed by Sam Houston.