Coppell has four historic private cemeteries and one new public cemetery
Even though James Parrish had already developed Bethel Cemetery for passersby, family
and friends, when he died, his wife, Eliza set aside a separate half-
After her husband’s death, Eliza Record Parrish married Henry Parrish, her busband’s brother. They, six of their seven children and their descendants are buried in Parrish Family Cemetery.
Information compiled by the late W. T. Cozby records that John and Silas Record and
others who were hanged in 1869 were buried in the Bethel Cemetery. Curiously, however,
grave markers for the two Records lie in the Parrish Family Cemetery.
Today, the Parrish Family Cemetery sits in a neighborhood in the 700 block of Cardinal Lane, east of Moore Road. According to local residents, Coppell firemen have volunteered upkeep of the cemetery for a number of years.
One of three cemeteries on Coppell’s east side, the Stringfellow-
According to records, the Stringfellow-
The Historic Bethel Cemetery is located in a small cul-
Five men and a boy who were victims of a lynching in 1869 are believed to be buried here. There are also several Confederate veterans and two former slaves.
The Historic Bullock Cemetery is located about 100 yards northwest of the intersection of Denton Tap and Bethel School Roads.
In 1855, Kentucky native, Washington Bullock, his wife, Caroline, and their 4 children moved here and in 1866, they purchased 280 acres near what has become Old Town Coppell. Here Bullock built the first brick home in Dallas County, operated a farm and served as Justice of the Peace.
The Bullocks had other children and in 1869 created this cemetery upon the death of their youngest daughter, Julia Caroline.
Today, the cemetery contains the burials of about 40 people buried between 1869 and 2002. Notable persons buried here are Washington Bullock, his wife, Caroline, several of their children as well as many in their extended family. Among those buried here are William T. Cozby, early Mayor of Coppell and Civil War Veteran, Burrell B. Howell.