MUNCEY CEMETERY - PLANO
SH5 at Rowlett Creek
SH5 at Rowlett Creek
The Muncey Massacre is said to be the last Indian raid in Collin County. For a description of the massacre read one of the histories on Collin County.
The Muncey Massacre site was marked by a post for many years. The present owner of the land built a playhouse for his children behind his house. When he was building the playhouse there was a post in the ground at the northeast corner of the playhouse. He did not know the significance of the post at the time.
The Muncey Cemetery is about 100 yards west of the massacre site on the south bank of Rowlett Creek. Buried in the Muncey Cemetery are Jeremiah Muncey and his wife, their 3-year-old child, and McBain Jameson, who was staying with them at the time. They all died in the fall or winter of 1844. There are no markers for this cemetery.
About 100 yards east of the massacre site is Muncey Spring. The Munceys probably settled here because of the water. That may also be what attracted the Indians. The Munceys were living in a very primitive dwelling while they were building their home. Their home was being built in the approximate location of the present-day house.
The historical marker for the Muncey Massacre is on the east side of SH 5 a little north of Pecan Lane East and south of Rowlett Creek. The Leach/Thomas Cemetery is about ½ mile northeast. The historical marker for the Muncey Massacre has been moved to the campus of Collin County Community College at Jupiter Road and Spring Creek Parkway.
Cemeteries of Collin County, Texas, by Joy Gough
THE MUNCEY MASSACRE
(Homesite and Graves about 1 mile east)
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.
Texas Historical Marker (1976)
Due to widening the SH 5, the Historical Marker was moved to the Spring Creek Campus of Collin County Community College in Plano in 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.