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Floyd-Taylor Cemetery (an area 142 ft x 148 ft, as surveyed) First known/recorded burial, 1862; but George Floyd had a son, Henry O. Floyd, who died shortly after the family arrived in Texas from Illinois in 1848. He died between 1848-1850. Henry was between 19-20 yrs. old, and was not listed on the 1850 Census. The family feels confident that Henry is buried in the Floyd-Taylor Cemetery. The last burial recorded was around 1945. Old family stories, say that the cemetery was setup on a burial ground pre-dating Texas Statehood. The cemetery lies in the original abstract 463 of the George Floyd land grant from Peters Colony, per Survey 89-C on May 11,1853. The survey lines were gerrymandered in 1905. Key to locating the survey lines is the location of the spring in Floyd Branch - 20 ft. west of the Highway 342 bridge over the branch. The Cemetery is in the Smith-Elkins Survey, adjacent to the George Floyd Survey line in southeast Dallas. The cemetery is at the back of property (according to tax records - which is owned by ENSEARCH) This location is 1400 ft east of Lancaster Rd. (State Highway 342), along the fence line to a grove of large trees, in a field and very remote; and about 1200 ft south of Cedardale Rd.