|8000 block of Scyene Road|
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Not to be confused with Pleasant Mound Cemetery, located at 3151 South Buckner Boulevard.
8000 block of Scyene Road; Southwest of intersection of Buckner Blvd and Scyene Road.
PLEASANT MOUND PUBLIC CEMETERY
In 1640-acre survey of James Jackson Beeman (1816-88), uncle by marriage of John Neely Bryan, first settler in Dallas. Beeman came here from Illinois in 1840, helped cut first road in Trinity bottoms; name Turtle Creek, 1841; and plat city of Dallas, 1842. On March 8, 1848, he buried his wife Sarah Crawford Beeman on northeast corner of his land, and later allowed neighbors to bury their dead here. Cemetery's first (1887) trustees were J. W. Miller, James Pruitt, and J. H. Shannon. Pioneers buried here set the course for greatness of Dallas. Marker Donated By: Mildred Boone (Mrs. Joel) Haden, great- granddaughter of Sarah Crawford Beeman, first person buried in this cemetery, and by the Ada Bruton Garden Club of Dallas. (1972)
The dedication of the Historical Marker commemorating one of the oldest pioneer cemeteries in Dallas County was held Sunday April 23, 1972.