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The Mesquite Street Department found a newly discovered cemetery while doing some ground work. The cemetery is marked with ribbons and a seismic test had been conducted and it has been revealed that the area is a Black Persons Cemetery dated back to the early 1800's. The owner of the land at that time kept records and supposedly the owner of the land is also buried there. The site is in the vacinity of Military Parkway and Peachtree. No caskets have been moved, they have been identified and the plans are to erect a monument there describing the cemetery and its people.
The above information was contributed by Steve Jones who also understands that there was a big cemetery in the area behind or South of the now Lucent building where the RR tracks are.
City of Mesquite
Edward B. Freeman
AccessGenealogy-Texas Genealogy Resource Center
Mesquite Public Library
Annita Box Powell has "A Stake in the Prairie" and will do lookups. She also has several yearbooks for Mesquite School (1949, 1955, 1958, 1959, and 1960). She can also be reached at: Route #3 Box 131-A, Clarksville, AR 72830 or phone: (501) 754-8539
Brad Matthews has "History of First Presbyterian Church-Mesquite, Texas 1881-1981", by Marjorie Bays. This book has a surname index and he will do lookups.
Truman, Thin Gravy, Deanville, North Mesquite, or Mesquite Tap earlier names for Mesquite
Lawson now part of Mesquite
First United Methodist Church
Mesquite Genealogical Society, 300 Grubb Dr, P.O. Box 850165, Mesquite, Texas 75185 - tel #972-216-6229
Map of Mesquite
Mesquite White Pages