FIRST Marked Grave in Pleasant Mound Cemetery - Dallas, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 32° 45.821 W 096° 41.000
14S E 717013 N 3627464
Quick Description: A 1992 Texas Historical Marker at Pleasant Mound Cemetery notes that, while there are burials here dating back to the 1860s, the first marked grave is that of William L. Knox, who was buried here in 1881.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 7/31/2020 9:39:46 PM
Waymark Code: WM12XCM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member model12
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Long Description:
Mr. Knox and his wife, Emily Ann, share a modern, gray granite headstone near the Hustead pavilion in the southeast section of the cemetery. The family name, "Knox", is complemented by flowers across the top of the headstone, and the compass and square of the Freemasons notes between the couple's informational boxes notes Mr. Knox as a member. The boxes read:

Mother
Emily Ann
1821 -- 1894

Father
Wm. Lucky
1814 -- 1881

The historical marker provides some background:

At the intersection of two well-traveled pioneer roads, now Buckner Blvd. and Scyene Rd., this cemetery serves as a reflection of the heritage of this area. Burials took place on the property as early as 1869, but the first marked grave, that of William L. Knox, dates to 1881. In that year, Newton and Catherine (Beeman) Hustead formally donated the land to the Pleasant Mound Methodist church for use as a cemetery. Over the years, additional acreage was added to the cemetery, which has been maintained by the Pleasant Mound Cemetery Association since 1906.

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NB: Outlaw Belle Starr used to do her thing in the Scyene community just to the east of here. Today, pretty much all we have left of the community is the road to the south of the cemetery.
FIRST - Classification Variable: Person or Group

Date of FIRST: 12/28/1881

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