Keenan Cemetery
aka Farmers Branch Cemetery
Carrollton & Farmers Branch

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The Keenan Cemetery is the oldest Cemetery in Dallas County. The Cemetery was established on November 11, 1843, when Thomas and Sarah Keenan, two of the area's first settlers, buried their infant son John Keenan. The Cemetery contains approximately 3 acres and has three Texas State Historical Markers.

The oldest grave in the Cemetery is that of John Keenan, who was born Sep 3, 1843 and died on Nov 11, 1843. The three oldest persons buried in the Cemetery are John Witt, born 1780, Elisha Fyke, born 1792, and Elder David Myers, born 1797.

Also buried in the Cemetery are military veterans of every War from the War of 1812 through the Vietnam conflict, including both Union and Confederate veterans of the Civil War.



2570 Valley View Lane
Farmers Branch, Texas 75234
Next to City Hall, abt 1 mile East of I-35W, abt 100 yards off road on south side

Keenan Cemetery Unknown Burials:
Unidentified Grave Site Photos

Keenan Cemetery Burials:
Includes Links to Marker Photos, Obituaries, Biographies, etc.
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This index contains the names (and family connections when known) of all persons known to, or believed to be, buried in the Keenan Cemetery. In compiling this index, many sources were used such as the early minutes of the Cemetery Association, early minutes of the Union Baptist Church, family genealogies, prior indexes of the Cemetery, the 1850 through 1930 Federal Census Records, various Histories of Dallas, Denton and Collin Counties, the 1904 through 1975 issues of the Carrollton Chronicle, Funeral Home Records, The Baptist Standard, State Birth and Death records, Dallas County Death records, Quarterlies of the Peters Colony Historical Society of Dallas County, "Elm Fork Settlements", Webb's Diary, Confederate Civil War Records and numerous personal interviews. Several hundred unknown persons are buried in the Cemetery whose names are most likely lost forever. However, research for names of the unknown persons buried in the Cemetery is ongoing an the name index changes day to day. 

Paul Dafft assembled this list, but with his passing, the work continues thru this website and the efforts of our volunteers.  In addition to the list, we are adding links to biographies, obituaries, school photos, and other items of interest. If you have additional information you can share to assist us with this project, please contact Ed Williams.


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Copyright May, 2014