MUNCEY, JEREMIAH - Collin County, Texas | JEREMIAH MUNCEY - Texas Gravestone Photos

Jeremiah MUNCEY

Muncey Massacre Grave Site Cemetery
Collin County,

Located 0.42 miles east northeast of the corner of Legacy Dr and K Avenue on the east side of K Avenue and the west side of Rowlett Creek in Plano, Collin County, Texas.
GPS Coordinates: 33deg 04min 02.95sec N & 96deg 40min 52.88sec W

No birth date. Died in Autumn of 1844.

In 1840 and 1842, Texas pioneers McBain Jamison and Jeremiah Muncey settled near this site. They were part of the post-Texas revolution wave of settlers. As with much of the West during that era, Texas was a wild and often savage place. While hunting in late 1844, two local settlers, Leonard Searcy and William Rice, came to visit Muncey’s hut. They found the brutally massacred bodies of Jamison, Muncey, Mrs. Muncey, and their small child. Recognizing the obvious signs of an Indian raid, Searcy and Rice hurriedly left to find their own sons, who were hunting in the area. Searcy’s son was safe, but Rice’s son had been massacred. The victims are buried at this site. Along with the deaths of the Munceys, two other Muncey boys disappeared, presumed stolen, and were never found. Although Indian raids continued well into the late 1800’s, and were fought by Texas Rangers, the Muncey Massacre was the last Indian raid in Collin County. The Texas Historical Commission permanently recognized this site in 1976.
The Collin County Historical Association
This marker donated by Wm. Stephen Chambless, M. D., 1999

Contributed on 10/17/14 by gasirek
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Submitted: 10/17/14 • Approved: 10/17/14 • Last Updated: 3/25/18 • R30416-G30415-S3

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