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Re: Benjamin Joplin
Posted by: Sandra Perry (ID *****3902) Date: December 14, 2002 at 06:19:37
In Reply to: Re: Benjamin Joplin by Doris Washburn Lusk of 298

Doris:

Just saw your posting on the Joplin forum.

Benjamin was my g-g-grandfather through 3rd wife, Malinda.

Would love to have information on Cynthia and her family, as I do not have anything more than her name in my records.

I have a picture of Benjamin if you would like a copy.

Benjamin died in what was known as Johnson Station, Tarrant Co. TX. Today the area where he died is known as Kennedale, a suburb of Fort Worth. There is a road named Joplin Rd. in Kennedale/South Arlington, apparently named for him. There was also a school in South Arlington (today's Arlington) named Joplin School, apparently from the road and the Joplin family name. Benjamin is buried in Joplin Family Cemetery, which is located on private land in Kennedale. The Joplin family in North Texas fenced it, placed a big metal sign over it, and obtained a Federal tombstone marker for Benjamin, as he was a veteran of the War of 1812. I have his pension records and military records if you need this information for membership in the Daughters of the War of 1812. Other markers include Malinda's, 4th wife's, and several children.

I am afraid it is only a matter of time before the cemetery is surrounded by houses, as the land in Kennedale is (or was when I visited the gravesite) was cattle-running land. Today, it is prime real estate property and the owner may (if not already) sell it for housing development. Hopefully, with the US military marker, the developer would not be able to disturb the cemetery, but who knows?

Let me know if you would like a print-out (35 pages plus) on Benjamin's Texas family/descendants.

Sandra perry


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