cemetery where the pioneers of Fort Worth, Texas lie at
rest. Pioneers Rest Cemetery contains a
complete list of burials from Fort Worth's oldest
community cemetery dating back to 1849. It is a
compilation of burial information of the historical
Pioneers Rest Cemetery in Fort Worth, Tarrant County,
Texas. The information has been taken from the
headstones and records of the Pioneers Rest Cemetery
Association. Added obituaries from Fort Worth papers and
biographical information were gleaned from newspapers
and family members. This book has a complete full name
index and will be valuable to the researchers of early
Fort Worth and Tarrant County.
committee comprised of Fort Worth Genealogical Society
members walked the cemetery and copied every stone. They
made notes of sites without stones. The listing of the
cemetery is by lot and block so that those persons
searching for a gravesite will have a guide.
years after the first burials in 1850, the Pioneers Rest
Cemetery Association was formally organized. In 1870, a
lot and block map was drafted and filed in the Tarrant
County Court House. A copy of this map is included.
of selected monuments can be found in the special
picture section. Descendants of some of the early
families were contacted and have been very helpful in
allowing their cherished pictures to be copied.
Photographs of early citizens are included as a result
of the cooperation of the staff of the Genealogy
Department of the Fort Worth Public Library -- Central
background, biographical sketches, 53 photographs, maps,
CSA burials, and much more. Hard cover, Smythe sewn,
deluxe library binding, 8 1/2" x 11", 60 lb. acid free
paper, 260 pages.