Riley Cemetery

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 site:
"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