Hi, my name is Brad Matthews. I have been researching my family histories since 1994, and it has become a passion in my life. I volunteered to coordinate this page because I wanted to help others with their research. I also did this because I have ancestors that came from Mesquite and other surrounding towns. I hope that you enjoy this site and will come back frequently. As is the nature of this project, this site will be improved and added to frequently. If you have any reference material on or related to Mesquite and would like to volunteer as a resource, know of any material that my be added to this site, or know of a Mesquite link that would be appropriate to add to this site, please use the form provided below.
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Truman, Thin Gravy, Deanville, North Mesquite, or Mesquite Tap Earlier names for Mesquite
Lawton Now a part of Mesquite
|Bennet Memorial Cemetery||Route 1 / 1 mile east of Hickory Tree Rd Route 1, Mesquite 75149||Part of Laurel Oaks Memorial Park|
|Frost Cemetery||Northeast of intersection, Burton Rd and S. Belt Line Rd [Mapso 59A-H]|
|Laurel Oaks Memorial Park||Post Office Box 850732, Mesquite 75185|
|Loving Family Cemetery||Vicinity of New Hope Cemetery|
|Mesquite Cemetery||I-635 south, Scyene/Military Rd exit, east to Walker St, right to Cemetery||Index and Listings|
|New Hope Cemetery|
|Pleasant Ridge Cemetery|
|Potter Cemetery||I-20 east, Lawson exit, follow service road to Lumley Rd, at dead end turn left, Cemetery is on left hand side of road.|
Newly Discovered Cemetery
The Mesquite Street Department has found a new cemetery while doing some ground work. The cemetery is marked with ribbons and a seismic test has 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 the time kept records and supposedly the owner is buried there also. The site is in the vicinity 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 railroad tracks are.
Annita Box Powell has "A Stake In The Prairie" and will do lookups. She also has several yearbooks for Mesquite School, for years 1939, 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.
"The Webmaster" has "History of First Presbyterian Church-Mesquite, Texas 1881-1981", by Marjorie Bays. This book has a surname index, and I will do lookups.
Mesquite Genealogical Society, 300 Grubb Dr., P.O. Box 850165, Mesquite, Texas 75185 - tel# (972) 216-6229
Mesquite Information and Attractions
Mesquite Public Library
Mesquite White Pages
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