Proffitt Cemetery

Young Co. Cemeteries of TX

Submitted by Carlene Peacock Brown


On US 380, 8 mi W of Newcastle, Tx. A common grave in Proffitt Cemetery.

Historical Marker: 

In memory of Patrick Euell Proffitt, Rice Carlton, and Rueben Johnson, 

three 19 year old boys killed in one of the Elm Creek Indian raids, July 17, 1867.

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.