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Texas Historical Markers :: Tomlin Cemetery

Marker Title: Tomlin Cemetery

Address: Tomlin Lane

City: Arlington

County: Tarrant

Year Marker Erected: 1982

Designations: n/a

Marker Location: Tomlin Lane, Arlington; at dead-end

Marker Text: This cemetery was first used in the 1870s by the Wilkinsons, a pioneer family whose graves are marked by clusters of rock. Members of the Angel family are also buried here. The oldest dated gravestone is that of Virginia native Soloman Tomlin (b. 1825), a horseman and farmer who migrated with his family to Texas in the 1860s. He died on July 9, 1884. His son James Tives “Buck” Tomlin (1852-1934), a noted breeder of fine racing horses, bought the cemetery property in 1888. It has since been designated to serve the descendants of the Tomlin Family.