Historical Marker Application
aka Morgan Hood Pioneer Cemetery
Grapevine, Texas, off S.H. 26, 1/4 mile southwest of Bethel Road.
Recorded in Cemeteries of Northeast Tarrant County, Texas,
page 239, by Evelyn D'Arcy Cushman. Available at the Texas State Library,
Dallas Public Library, Allen County Public Library and at the Fort Worth
Public Library. Also available through a Family History Center from the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Mike Patterson writes:
I imagine that this is the old cemetery which has a Texas historical marker
entitled Morgan Hood Survey Pioneer Cemetery. I obtained the marker for it
years ago, but was able to learn little or nothing about it. Some members
of my family owned and lived in the Gano cabin until long after World War
II. They told me about this old cemetery, which they said was "south of the
The Tarrant County Historical Commission has the marker application narrative.
Read it and you'll know what I know about this cemetery.
[This is the historical narrative that is linked in the left column. It was later republished on pages 100-105 of the August 2005 issue of Footprints, quarterly publication of the Fort Worth Genealogical Society.]
I remember at the time thinking the Gano family might have started it, and
went so far as to do a little research on the family to see if I could find
any family members they lost while they were living on the place.
Information submitted by Christi
Sue Hurst Lipscomb, who administers cemetery records for the Grapevine Cemetery,
also had family that owned the property where the Gano cabin once stood at
one time. She recalls the small family cemetery on the property and thinks
that it is still there, but you need a key to get through a locked gate.
There is only one grave visible, surrounded by stones, but no headstone.
It is located off State Highway 121 just past the Grapevine Lake dam.