1300 Riley Drive
Carrolton, Denton County, TX
Transcription by Bob Leahy
The Riley Cemetery is a designated Carrollton
Historic Site. Take Hebron Parkway to Eisenhower. South on Eisenhower to Riley,
and west on Riley. The cemetery is about half-way down the block on a hill on
the right side (north) of the road, nestled between houses.
The cemetery is surrounded by an iron fence; the gate is open and the small cemetery is accessible to the public. There are only seven markers left in the cemetery. There are probably several other unmarked graves at the site.
From the Historical Marker on the
"Born in Indiana in 1815, Jacob RIley came to southeastern Denton County in
the mid-1850s and claimed a preemption grant of 160 acres on Indian Creek.
He and his descendants held the land for over 100 years. As family members
died, they were buried on this site overlooking the Elm Fork of the Trinity
River. The little cemetery was high enough to avoid flooding, and it remained
undisturbed until development of the property began in 1996. Typical of remote
pioneer homesteads and once quite common, few family burial grounds remain.
Last Name, First Name, DOB, DOD Comments
Blackburn, Mitchie D. Sep 20 1893 Mar 4 1896 daughter of Dr. and Mrs. R. L. Blackburn (info by Lorene Vanzant)
Riley, Jacob Mar 3 1815 Feb 6 1880 f/o Owen
Riley, Lawrence Jacob May 151879 Jul 21 1952 s/o Owen & Rebecca
Riley, Leonard D. May 151878 Feb 6 1882 s/o Owen & Rebecca
Riley, Owen Decatur Oct18 1847 Jul 141888 s/o Jacob
Riley, Rebecca (Ritchey) Sep 9 1852 Mar 28 1936 w/o Owen
Ritchey, Amanda Dec 29 1854 Oct 10 1888 m/o Rebecca