Tarrant Co, Cemeteries of TX

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Lookups by Beverly Stufflebeam  < goofynannie@yahoo.com >

LOCATION:  Located on the border of Southlake and Grapevine in North TARRANT County, TX in the 2300 block of North Lonesome Dove Ave.  It is one-third mile north of the intersection of Lonesome Dove Ave and Roanoke-Dove Rd.



"Minutes preserved 1846-1968.  Organized Feb. 1846 in Chas. & Lucinda Throop's home 3 mi. east by 12 Baptists.  Joined the next day by 11 Baptists.  Eld. J. Hodge, Deacon James Gibson formed the presbytery.  1st building at this site 1847.  When elected Eld. John Freeman, who had served as teacher and part-time preacher since 1846.  He served as permanent pastor 1847-1857.  In adjoining cemetery rest many Tarrant County pioneers, several among 1st elected officials when it was organized in 1850."

J.H. YOUNGBLOOD   Oct 15, 1844  -  Jan 30, 1870

------------------------- (broken)   Nov 13, 1838  -  Sep 13, 1873     "Made by J.M.H. Dwight" 

Note:  I believe this is John Henry's brother, Jasper Newton Youngblood's tombstone.  One can faintly make out the name of Youngblood on the tombstone and a family diary says that he died here in 1873.  Also, J.M.H. Dwight, tombstone maker from Wise Co, TX made many tombstones in Wise, Tarrant, Parker, and surrounding counties in the late 1800s.  His trademark tombstone was embellished with a dove, after his wife who was named Dove.  He also had the traditional lambs for infants, and joining hands for married couples.  He also made the tombstones for Oliver Loving and his family who are buried in Weatherford.  He died in New Mexico while placing a tombstone on a grave; the tombstone fell on him, injuring his side.

Malinda Hill