LOCATION / DIRECTIONS: 8000 block of Scyene Road; Southwest of intersection of Buckner Blvd and Scyene Road.
(Dallas MAPSCO 48 Y)
HISTORY: James Jackson Beeman, born 1816,
in Madison County, Illinois came to Texas in 1840. He served
in the Texas Mounted Rangers (militia) and was involved in the
construction of Bird's Fort on the West Fork of the Trinity River
between Dallas and Fort Worth. In the fall of 1841, James Jackson
Beeman, John Beeman (his half brother), Mabel Gilbert, Hampton
Rattan and their families and some others were occupying Bird's
Fort when John Neely Bryan encouraged them to move to his planned
settlement in what would become the city of Dallas.
PLEASANT MOUND PUBLIC CEMETERY
In 1640-acre survey of James Jackson Beeman (1816-88), uncle by marriage of John Neely Bryan, first settler in Dallas. Beeman came here from Illinois in 1840, helped cut first road in Trinity bottoms; name Turtle Creek, 1841; and plat city of Dallas, 1842. On March 8, 1848, he buried his wife Sarah Crawford Beeman on northeast corner of his land, and later allowed neighbors to bury their dead here. Cemetery's first (1887) trustees were J. W. Miller, James Pruitt, and J. H. Shannon. Pioneers buried here set the course for greatness of Dallas. Marker Donated By: Mildred Boone (Mrs. Joel) Haden, great- granddaughter of Sarah Crawford Beeman, first person buried in this cemetery, and by the Ada Bruton Garden Club of Dallas. (1972)
The dedication of the Historical Marker commemorating one of the oldest pioneer cemeteries in Dallas County was held Sunday April 23, 1972.
Any good thing, therefore, that I can do,
Any kindness that I can show to any Human being,
Let me do it now -
For I shall not pass this way again.
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Compiled by M C Toyer
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