Ford Cemetery
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
N 32° 46.811 W 097° 03.127
14S E 682427 N 3628597
Quick Description: Small historic cemetery in the middle of an industrial area in Grand Prairie.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 7/24/2006 7:09:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ58
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member clayj
Views: 24

Long Description:
Index Entry: Ford Cemetery
Address: 602 Fountain Parkway
City: Grand Prairie
County: Tarrant
Subject Codes: GY;
Year Marker Erected: 1982
Designations: na
Marker Location: 602 Fountain Parkway, Grand Prairie
Marker Size: 18" x 28"
Repairs Completed: none
Marker Number: 1938

Marker Text:
Pinkney Harold Ford (1831-1901) was the leader of a Kentucky family who migrated to Texas in 1855. They settled in the area of North Arlington, then known as the Watson Community. John J. Goodwin held the original patent to this cemetery property. The oldest marked grave is that of Maria Trayler (b. 1799), who died in 1858. Ford, a Civil War veteran, purchased this property in 1879 and designated this site as a community burial ground. He and wife Elizabeth (d. 1898) farmed land nearby. Industrial development has surrounded this remnant of the pioneer community. (1982)


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