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Riley Cemetery
Denton County,
Texas

The Riley Cemetery
Born in Indiana in 1815, Jacob Riley came to southeastern Denton County in the mid 1850's 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. This 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.

Contributed on 7/6/14 by ashaw444
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Record #: 10053

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Submitted: 7/6/14 • Approved: 7/6/14 • Last Updated: 3/25/18 • R10053-G0-S3

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