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