Banner Photograph of BRAD CEMETERY - Highway 180 West of Palo Pinto. Taken by Judith Richards Shubert 2009.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Brad Cemetery on Thomas Lindsey Land in Palo Pinto County

As the Texas Historical Commission sign dated 1998 states, the Brad Cemetery began with a few graves on Thomas Lindsey land in the 1870s. A traveler through the harsh terrain of north Texas lost his young daughter near there and Mr. Lindsey allowed him to bury her on his land. Soon after that Mr. Lindsey buried his own sister near the young girl.

I'm not sure if there has been a marker placed in the cemetery to mark the resting place of these two young girls, but according to the historical marker, the first marked grave is that of Tump Mapes, an infant buried in 1877.

Son of
J. T. & E. A.
Born June 23, 1877
Died Oct. 2, 1877

Photographs taken by Judith Richards Shubert 2009 (c)
Brad Cemetery, Palo Pinto County, Texas


  1. Much of my family is buried here. Watching now (April 20110) as the wildfires get very close.

  2. My family is as well ..I was wondering if it has got to the cemetery or not.

  3. I haven't been over to that cemetery in a while, but it is certainly close to the fires that are burning. Thanks Gina and Dalton for leaving your comments. If I hear anything I will post it here.

  4. I'm not sure if you guys have been to the cemetery recently, but the fire actually went all the way around the cemetery leaving it untouched. Guess our ancestors are pretty tough. My grandmother, Leona May Mallory Benton, passed away last month and now rests in Brad Cemetery next to Grandad and the rest of her brothers and sisters. She is the one that got Brad Cemetery registered as a Texas historical marker. She was almost 95 and will certainly be missed by many. Hope you are doing well, Judith. Thanks for keeping up with Brad Cemetery.


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