HUFF FAMILY MASSACRE

An autrocity of 1874, in one of the last Wise County Indian raids. While C.W. Huff and son worked in remote part of land recently settled by the family, Indians killed Mrs. Huff and daughters, Palestine and Molly.

Neighbors buried the scalped and mutilated victims in a wagon bed, in one grave. When lumber for coffins was later obtained, they were reburied in separate graves.

In 1879 land around plot was given for cemetery by C.W. Huff.

Texas Historical Marker recorded 1968.back to main page