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Stephens Family Cemetery


This small cemetery is a significant part of local history, because the Stephens family was among the first families to settle in Mansfield. L. H. Stephens' daughter, Sarah, was the second wife of R. S. Man. The Stephens, who owned a 320 acre farm here, were a prominent family in the area. Their oldest son, John H. Stephens, was an attorney who served in the Texas Senate from 1886 to 1888, and as a Representative from Texas to the U. S. House of Representatives from 1897 to 1917.

A single small marble tombstone marks the graves of three of the children of Lemuel and Caroline Stephens who died as infants in 1866, 1870, and 1871. The original ornamental iron fence is gone, and the marker is broken. However, efforts by the Mansfield Historical Society are being made (1986) to repair the marker and a chain link fence has been placed around the graves.

The cemetery is located east of Mansfield. East on Broad Street, cross over the new Highway 285 bridge, turn right on Mitchell-Mansfield Road. The graves are approximately 1/2 mile on the right.

A simple inscription reads,
"In memory of the infant children of L. H. and Caroline Stephens.
Erected August 1882."

STEPHENS, Tennessee
5 Jun 1865 - 26 Apr 1866

2 Nov 1868 - 15 Jun 1870

28 Nov 1870 - 25 Nov 1871
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Published 1986 by Mansfield Historical Society, P.O. Box 304, Mansfield, Texas 76063.
Used by permission.
Provided to this site by Margaret R. Bates

This page was last modified 15 Jan 2003.

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