Mt. Gilead Historic Cemetery Fundraiser

Fund Type: Community Fundraiser

Keller, TX

Fundraiser ends on January 01, 2022

Mt. Gilead Historic Cemetery has been a part of our community for over 150 years. Thank you for your donation towards the continued care of such a special part of our history.

Fundraiser ends on January 01, 2022

The Mt. Gilead Cemetery is overseen by the Mt. Gilead Cemetery Association and its board members, compromised of volunteer community leaders. The Cemetery Association is dedicated to the preservation of this pioneer cemetery.  Contributions will be used for maintenance and upkeep of the Mt. Gilead Cemetery. 

This burial ground originally served a pioneer settlement of related families who migrated to the area from Missouri in 1847 as members of the Peters Colony. They were headed by a widow, Permelia Allen (d. 1866), who is buried here in an unmarked grave. This tract, adjacent to the Mount Gilead Baptist Church and School, was first owned by her sons-in-law Daniel Barcroft (1812-81) and Iraneous Neace (1816-79). The earliest marked gravesite is that of William Joyce (1836-54). Homemade grave markers here reflect the pioneer lifestyle the early settlers. (1981)

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This fundraiser has been created in partnership with
Lucas Funeral Home
1601 S. Main Street, Keller, TX 76248

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