A cemetery transcription of the Beal Cemetery of Fannin County, Texas.

The Beals settled near the Red River north and west of the Riverby store in the early 1840’s. At the Bonham courthouse is a marriage record of R. R. Beal and Jane Black date July 1, 1843. The Matilda Beal, listed below as the wife of R. R. must have died before 1843 and the Beal child who died in 1853 at the age of fifteen was her child. There are stories that the Beals had lots of trouble with Indians.

Matilda, 1812 [broken]. Wife of R. R.
[broken], d. 28 Sept. 1853, ae. 15 yrs., 9 mos., 9 days.

Several nice tombstones and some native stones are broken or not legible.