Details for Thompson Public Cemetery

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5000022600


Marker Number 22600
Atlas Number 5000022600
Marker Title Thompson Public Cemetery
Index Entry Thompson Public Cemetery
Address 6505 Westworth Blvd.
City Westworth Village
County Tarrant
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 647488
UTM Northing 3625431
Subject Codes
Marker Year 2019
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location 6500 block Westworth Blvd. (SH 183), S of shops at SW corner of Westworth Blvd and Fairway Dr.
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 27" x 42"
Marker Text In 1870, Captain Henry J. Thompson, Chief Justice of Jack County, Texas Ranger and Fort Worth Mason, allowed his neighbor and Confederate veteran, William Terry Allen, to bury his first wife, Sarah Anne “Fannie” Grant Allen (1849-1870), on his property. This established Thompson Public Cemetery, one-third mile from the Allen log cabin home. Six months later, their son George E. Allen joined her, followed by another son, Willie Allen, in 1884. William T. Allen later was buried in the cemetery in 1893. His late wife’s younger sister who became his second wife, Theodocia “Docia” Earnest Grant (1854-1931), is buried next to him. A third Grant sister buried in the cemetery, Martha Jane Grant (1842-1885), married Confederate veteran John Jay Ingram. Thompson Public Cemetery has also been known by other names, such as Allen, Farmer, Thompson Community Cemetery, Thompson Neighbors’ Cemetery, and Thompson Cemetery. Many pioneer settler families of White Settlement, River Oaks and Westworth Village are buried in the cemetery, including James Ventioner, founder of River Oaks, and his wife, Millie Farmer. They were the first couple married in White Settlement in 1851. Cleo Akins, a child from a wagon train passing through the area, was laid to rest in an undated grave, with pebbles spelling out her name. Dollie Shrewder Smith, a widow of Civil War and Mexican War Veteran Alexander Purnell Smith, is buried in the cemetery along with her son and father. Also buried in the cemetery are the Farmer brothers, Joseph, Elijah, and David, who were the first to build homes in White Settlement. Today this cemetery is a reminder and a reflection of the lives of pioneer settlers and their descendants. Historic Texas Cemetery – 2010


Thompson Public Cemetery
Thompson Public Cemetery
Thompson Public Cemetery
Thompson Public Cemetery
Thompson Public Cemetery
Thompson Public Cemetery

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