Tarrant Co, Cemeteries of TX

Submitted by Margaret R. Bates  Apr 2001

This small cemetery is a significant part of local history, because the
Stephens family was among the first families to settle in Mansfield. 
L. H. Stephens' daughter, Sarah, was the second wife of R. S. Man. The
Stephens, who owned a 320 acre farm here, were a prominent family in
the area.  Their oldest son, John H. Stephens, was an attorney who
served in the Texas Senate from 1886 to 1888, and as a Representative
from Texas to the U. S. House of Representatives from 1897 to 1917.

A single small marble tombstone marks the graves of three of the
children of Lemuel and Caroline Stephens who died as infants in 1866,
1870, and 1871.  The original ornamental iron fence is gone, and the
marker is broken.  However, efforts by the Mansfield Historical Society
are being made (1986) to repair the marker and a chain link fence has
been placed around the graves.

The cemetery is located east of Mansfield. East on Broad Street, cross
over the new Highway 285 bridge, turn right on Mitchell-Mansfield Road. 
The graves are approximately 1/2 mile on the right. Inscriptions
published by the Mansfield Historical Society, 1986. Used by

A simple inscription reads,
"In memory of the infant children of L. H. and Caroline Stephens. 
Erected August 1882."

STEPHENS Tennessee , 5 Jun 1865 - 26 Apr 1866
STEPHENS Lemuel H., 2 Nov 1868 - 15 Jun 1870
STEPHENS George H., 28 Nov 1870 - 25 Nov 1871, Our Babe