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Riley Cemetery

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Morning Glory Ln. & Brown Trail Dr., Colleyville, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 51' 50.295024", -97° 9' 32.255712"
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     About 1856 Jonathan Riley (b. ca. 1791) brought his family to this area from Kentucky. He received this land grant in 1863. The burial ground began, legend says, when a thief was killed nearby and Riley gave permission for his burial here. Riley's family and neighbors also used the cemetery. In 1883 Thomas Riley and William Autry set aside this one-acre tract for a graveyard. Burials stopped here before 1897, except for that of Riley's daughter Mrs. Martha Susan Autry (b. 1853) who was interred here in 1937. Some graves are now designated only with sandstones; many others are unmarked.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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