The oldest legible grave marker here is that of Rebecca L. Hamilton (d. 1883), although local oral tradition holds that earlier graves may exist, including a slave burial ground in the southeast corner of the property.
Tombstone inscriptions reveal evidence of early epidemics and include the names of a number of veterans of foreign wars. Robert J. Cuffman (d. 1918) was killed in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in World War I. Mahlon Brackney served in the Spanish-American War. Also represented on grave markers here are notable early citizens of the community, including Permelia Ford, a pioneer settler, and doctors H. N. Compton and William F. Wolford.
The Allen Cemetery Association, organized in 1899, cares for the historic graveyard and sponsors annual decoration day.
Erected 1988 by Texas Historic Commission. (Marker Number 123.)
Location. 33° 6.028′ N, 96° 39.935′ W. Marker is in Allen, Texas, in Collin
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stone Dam at Allen Station (approx. 1.1 miles away); Texas Electric Railway Station (approx. 6 miles away); Frankford (approx. 12 miles away); First Baptist Church, Hebron (approx. 12.2 miles away); Mount Calvary Cemetery (approx. 13.7 miles away); The Hockaday School (approx. 16.4 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2011, by Mark Reynolds of Allen, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,105 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 14, 2011, by Mark Reynolds of Allen, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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