The Dallas Journal, Volume 53, 2007 Page: 8
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El Tivoli Place History
Trap, two blocks west of Hampton Road and north off Singleton. It is west of L. G. Pinkston High
School. The City of Dallas has maintained the cemetery well, with a gazebo and park surrounding the
lake. This was the plot of ground that the La Reunion Colony had set aside for their burial ground when
the first settlers arrived. There are a number of La Reunion immigrants buried there.
Julien's father, Maximilien Reverchon, died on 17 August 1878. No records of his burial location could
be found, although some sources suggested that he was buried in his own backyard under a favorite
pecan tree. Information is lacking, but Max just might be resting under the petunias in the flower bed of
an unsuspecting El Tivoli resident.
In his will, Julien left everything to Robert M. Freeman. This included the 75 2 acres that was the
"home place," and his property in downtown Dallas. Marie Reverchon, in her will, left her estate to
Julien with the proviso that when Julien died it was to go to Robert on the terms as stipulated in Julien's
The Freeman family had a dairy close to the Reverchon property. Family histories reported that Marie
and Julien raised Robert as a foster son, and that he was always close to their two sons.
Robert had been called the "adopted" son of Julien but I prefer the term "foster" son, as do some of
the descendants, as no official adoption papers have been found, and Robert went by the name
Freeman, not Reverchon. E.D.
75 1 2 ACRE TRACT, known as MAXIMLIEN REVERCHON*S LAND
,........... .. .Out of Anson McCracken Survey Deed recorded Vol N Page 95
orders Just :East North Franklin on West Davis, thence West on
Wes Davis to Westrnunt. thence North to lust above Breeze St
thence East to lust past Weclglea Dr, thence South to just East of
where Avon and Reverchon meet, thence East to just East of North
r x Frainkr. thence Souts to West Davis
4 Diagram found on microfilm "From the Collection of the Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public
Library." The description of the property was taken from a map of today, showing where the Reverchon property was been
located. Courtesy of James Barnes, on his website.
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