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McBain (closeup) JAMISON (JAMESON)

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

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

Born Aug. 27, 1792 Lisbon, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Died 1843 or 1844 Fannin County, Texas, USA
NOTE: McBain's daughter, Jane Jameson Warren Hale, is Find A Grave Memorial # 65618088

"McBain Jameson, was an early pioneer of Fannin County, Texas (now Collin County). He was the seventh child of Samuel Jameson and Rosanna Judd, and was born on Monday, the 27th of August 1792 in Concord (now Lisbon), Grafton County, New Hampshire. His father, Samuel, a native of Ireland, was born 18 April 1753.

In a document dated 1820, located in the Revolutionary War pension application of Samuel Jameson, it shows McBain and his parents were living in the same household. The census records for 1820 for Grafton County were lost; however, in the 1830 census for Lisbon, McBain is Head of Household, supporting 9 people in addition to himself.

Also in 1830, McBain showed an interest in relocating from Lisbon, NH to Quebec, Lower Canada, where his brother-in-law, Lewis Wright, married to McBain's sister Sarah, was engaged in farming and land speculation. On behalf of himself and others, including McBain, Lewis Wright petitioned the Commissioner of Crown Lands, appointed by the British Crown, for a two to four thousand acres tract of "wild lands" to "form a settlement" in the yet unsettled, northwest section of the township of Wotton in Quebec, with the plan to build mills, schools, and opening a road between the Craigs Road and the River St. Francis. The Crown rejected the majority of the petition, and instead agreed that only 5 relatives, including Lewis Wright, his two sons, Asa and Samuel, plus 2 additional relatives, be allowed to purchase 200 acres each. This move for McBain, as shown in the 1831 census in Wotton, did not materialize since the lone family listed in Wotton is the Louis [sic] Wright family.

In the Republic of Texas, as prescribed by the Constitution and Laws, to qualify for a land grant it was required that a person take an oath of allegiance. McBain Jameson stated in his oath, along with two witnesses, that he emigrated to the Republic in December 1839.

McBain's land was directly on the north border of the Jeremiah Muncey land. He had been living along Rowlett Creek for nearly four years and it seemed he would remain settled in the area and meet the conditions for full ownership of the land, when he was killed, along with the Munceys, by the Comanche Indians."

Excerpt from the "The Life of McBain Jameson, 1792 – 1843, and His Descendants"
Researched and Written by Lynn Polzin and Janet Wright Garrett, June, 2011, for submission to the Collin County Historical Society (Texas).

Note: Jameson and the Munceys were buried near Rowlett Creek beneath three sycamore trees only a few hundred feet from where they were killed. From Stambaugh's 1958 A History of Collin County Burial: Non-Cemetery Burial
Created by: Janet Wright Garrett. Record added: Feb 26, 2011. Find A Grave Memorial # 66172871.

Contributed on 10/17/14 by gasirek
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Submitted: 10/17/14 • Approved: 10/17/14 • Last Updated: 3/25/18 • R30419-G30419-S3

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