Mountain Meadows Massacre

Jun 9, 2010 by

Mountain Meadows Massacre
Harrison, Boone County, Arkansas1

The Mountain Meadows Massacre

Those killed
from Carroll County, Ark.

Alexander Fancher – wife Eliza Ingram – their children: Hampton, William, Mary, Thomas, Martha, Sarah G., Margaret A.

George W. Baker – wife – child

John T. Baker – Abel Baker
Milum Rush – Allen Deshazo
David W. Beller – Jas. Mathew Fancher
Robert T. Fancher – Melissa Ann Beller

From Marion County, Arkansas
Chas. R. Mitchell – wife – child
Joel D. Mitchell – Lawson Mitchell
Wm. Pruett – John Pruett
Jesse Dunlap – wife – 6 children
Rachel Dunlap – Ruth Dunlap
L.D. Dunlap – 5 children
Wm. Wood – Solomon Wood
Richard Wilson

From Johnson County, Arkansas
J. Milum Jones – wife – Child
Pleasant Tackett – wife – 2 children
Cintha Tackett – 3 children
Ambrose Tackett – Miriam Tackett
Wm. Tackett
William Camron – wife – 5 children
Josiah Miller – wife – 3 children
Peter Huff – wife – their children: Angeline, Annie, Ephriam W.

Wm. Eaton, Indiana – Wm. A. Aden – Tenn

Residence Unknown
John Calvin Sorel – Mary Sorel
Francis Horn – Joseph Miller – wife

Other names in Caravan
Mortons, Haydons, Hudson, Stevensons, Hamiltons, Smiths, Laffoons

Others Unknown

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Mountain Meadows Massacre
In memory of 140 men, women and children NW Arkansas emigrants to California. In 1857 under leadership of Alexander Fancher (Piney Alex) left from Caravan Spring 4 miles south of here around May 1st – Camped at Mountain Meadows, Utah in early September – attacked by Indians, directed by Mormons – formed a corral with wagons – fought several days till ammunition exhausted – approached by Mormons under flag of truce – promised protection – surrendered – all were then killed except 17 small children – found later in Mormon homes – rescued by Army in 1859 – taken to Arkansas – cared for by relatives – John D. Lee, Mormon Bishop, tried – found guilty – executed in 1877 – confessed guilt and Mormon complicity – Consult Russells behind these Ozark Hills (1947) Goodspeeds History of Arkansas (1889) p. 346-350 in regional library Harrison.

Vengeance is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord. Romans 12:19

Small children not killed:
Milum & William – Children of Pleasant Tackett
Angeline & George Ann – Children of L.D. Dunlap
Martha Elizabeth, Sarah F., W.T. – Children of G.W. Baker
Rebecca J., Sarah E., Louisia – Children of Jesse Dunlap
John Calvin, Mary, Joseph – Children of Josiah Miller
Kit Carson & Tryphenia – Children of Alexander Fancher
F.M. Jones – Child of J.M. Jones
Sophronia – Child of Peter Huff

Memorial by Richard Fancher Society named in honor of Revolutionary Soldier – Grandfather Piney Alex – 1955.

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