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    Keller, Texas

    Tarrant County

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    Keller TX - Mount Gilead Cemetery
    Mount Gilead Cemetery
    Photo courtesy David Cole, July 2011
    Historical Marker Text

    Mount Gilead Cemetery

    This burial ground originally served a pioneer settlement of related families who migrated to the area from Missouri in 1847 as members of the Peters Colony. They were headed by a widow, Permelia Allen (d. 1866), who is buried here in an unmarked grave. This tract, adjacent to the Mount Gilead Baptist Church and School, was first owned by her sons-in-law Daniel Barcroft (1812-81) and Iraneous Neace (1816-79). The earliest marked gravesite is that of William Joyce (1836-54). Homemade grave markers here reflect the pioneer lifestyle the early settlers.
    (1981)
    Keller TX, Tarrant County, Mount Gilead Cemetery Historical Marker
    Mount Gilead Cemetery Historical Marker
    Photo courtesy David Cole, July 2011
    Keller TX, Tarrant County, Mount Gilead Cemetery  entrance
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    Keller TX, Tarrant County, Mount Gilead Cemetery , Pioneer Stone Burial Cairns historical marker
    Pioneer Stone Burial Cairns Marker
    Photo courtesy David Cole, July 2011
    Keller TX, Tarrant County, Mount Gilead Cemetery , Pioneer Stone Burial Cairns
    Photo courtesy David Cole, July 2011
    Keller TX, Tarrant County, Mount Gilead Cemetery , Pioneer Stone Burial Cairns
    Photo courtesy David Cole, July 2011
    Keller TX, Tarrant County, Mount Gilead Cemetery , Pioneer Stone Burial Cairns
    Photo courtesy David Cole, July 2011
    Keller TX, Tarrant County, Mount Gilead Cemetery , Pioneer Stone Burial Cairns
    Photo courtesy David Cole, July 2011
    Keller TX, Tarrant County, Mount Gilead Cemetery , Pioneer Stone Burial Cairns
    Photo courtesy David Cole, July 2011
    Keller TX, Tarrant County, Mount Gilead Cemetery , Pioneer Stone Burial Cairns
    Photo courtesy David Cole, July 2011
    Keller TX, Tarrant County, Mount Gilead Cemetery  grave
    Photo courtesy David Cole, July 2011
    Keller TX, Tarrant County, Mount Gilead Cemetery  grave
    Photo courtesy David Cole, July 2011
    Keller TX, Tarrant County, Mount Gilead Cemetery  grave
    Photo courtesy David Cole, July 2011
    Keller TX, Tarrant County, Mount Gilead Cemetery  grave
    Photo courtesy David Cole, July 2011
    Keller TX, Tarrant County, Mount Gilead Cemetery tombstone
    Photo courtesy David Cole, July 2011
    Keller TX, Tarrant County, Mount Gilead Cemetery tombstone
    Photo courtesy David Cole, July 2011
    Keller TX, Tarrant County, Mount Gilead Cemetery tombstone
    Photo courtesy David Cole, July 2011
    Keller TX, Tarrant County, Mount Gilead Cemetery tombstone
    Photo courtesy David Cole, July 2011
    Keller TX, Tarrant County, Mount Gilead Cemetery tombstone
    Photo courtesy David Cole, July 2011
    Keller TX, Tarrant County, Mount Gilead Cemetery tombstone, hand holding flowers
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    Keller TX, Tarrant County, Mount Gilead Cemetery
    Photo courtesy David Cole, July 2011
    "I think they were using ground penetrating radar or some similar technology to figure out where these unmarked graves are and the small stones were the "hits." I finally found something on Google. http://mountaingenealogy.blogspot.com/2009/04/ unmarked-graves-raise-historical.html But it says "outside the cemetery proper" and this was definitely inside the fence. Hmm." - David Cole
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    Keller TX  - Mt Gilead Baptist Church
    Photo courtesy David Cole, July 2011
    Mount Gilead Baptist Church
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