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burial site of the Muncey Massacre
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member techiegrl64
N 33° 04.048 W 096° 40.878
14S E 716462 N 3661157
Quick Description: Historical marker at the burial site of the last fatal Indian raid in Collin County.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 11/13/2008 11:34:05 AM
Waymark Code: WM5598
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Long Description:
The location can be accessed from Avenue K. Turn in to the business complex and park in the back of the lot. Parking coords N33 04.017 W096 41.087.

The marker was donated by Wm. Stephen Chambless, M.D., 1999.

Indians living in Collin County were of the Caddo, Cherokee, Delaware, Kickapoo, and Tonkawa tribes. These tribes were peaceful farming/hunting Indians.

A Kiowa chief by the name of Spotted Tail moved his band to the flats between Frisco and Prosper in the mid-1840s. While his band lived in the area the residents of Collin County were not attacked. Spotted Tail helped bury the dead in a smallpox epidemic in 1873, but he contracted the disease which resulted in his death. He had asked for a white man’s burial and received it. He is buried at Buckner Cemetery in McKinney.

The attacking Indians usually came in from the west and were Comanche.

Marker Number: 6187

Marker Text:
McBain Jameson and Jeremiah Muncey settled in this vicinity in 1840 and 1842. While hunting in late 1844, William Rice and Leonard Searcy came to Muncey's hut and found the savagely slain bodies of Jameson, Muncey, Mrs. Muncey, and a small child, and recognized signs of an Indian raid. The men sped out to their own sons, who were hunting nearby. Young Searcy was found safe, but Rice had been killed. Two Muncey boys disappeared, never to be found. Another was at Throckmorton settlement. That was the last tragic Indian raid in Collin county. (1976) Supplemental plaque added 1998: Historical marker relocated to this site in 1998. The site of the Muncey home and graves of the victims are approximately one mile northwest of this site.


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