“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Westworth Village in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Thompson Public Cemetery

Thompson Public Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By QuesterMark, July 19, 2021
1. Thompson Public Cemetery Marker

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
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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
Erected 2010 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 22600.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
Location. 32° 45.413′ N, 97° 25.527′ W. Marker is in Westworth Village, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker can be reached from Fairway Drive north of Leonard Trail, on the left when traveling north. This marker is located in the 6500 block Westworth Blvd. (SH 183). It is south of shops at SW corner of Westworth Blvd and Fairway Dr. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Worth TX 76114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Worth Army Air Field (approx. half a mile away); Horace Seaver Carswell, Jr. (approx.
Thompson Public Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By QuesterMark, July 19, 2021
2. Thompson Public Cemetery and Marker
half a mile away); Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation Plant No. 4 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Curzon Place (approx. 2 miles away); William Terry Allen Log Cabin (approx. 2.1 miles away); Fairview (approx. 2.2 miles away); WWI Camp Bowie Base (approx. 2½ miles away); Camp Bowie Boulevard (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westworth Village.
More about this marker. The marker stands inside the cemetery fence.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2021, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 264 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2021, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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