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Near Newcastle in Young County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Common Grave

 
 
Common Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
1. Common Grave Marker
Inscription.  

Three youths slain by Indians in an Elm Creek raid, July 17, 1867:

Rice Carlton, age 19; Reuben Johnson, born 1847, son of J. Allen Johnson; Patrick Euell Proffitt, born March 7, 1848, son of Robert S. Proffitt. John Proffitt, a brother, was donor of cemetery tract.
 
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1004.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWars, US Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is July 17, 1867.
 
Location. 33° 11.008′ N, 98° 51.973′ W. Marker is near Newcastle, Texas, in Young County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 380 0.2 miles west of Proffitt Road, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in the northern part of Proffitt Cemetery; the above directions are to the cemetery entrance. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newcastle TX 76372, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Proffitt Cemetery Veterans (a few steps from this marker); Proffitt Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Proffitt, Carlton, and Johnson
The Common Grave in Proffitt Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
2. The Common Grave in Proffitt Cemetery
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(approx. half a mile away); Indian Raid on Elm Creek, C.S.A. (approx. half a mile away); Joseph Alfred Woolfolk (approx. 5.7 miles away); Fort Belknap (approx. 7.3 miles away); Military Road (Fort Belknap - Fort Phantom Hill) (approx. 7˝ miles away); Tonkawa Scouts, C.S.A. (approx. 7˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newcastle.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 323 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 29, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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