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Near Fairview in Utah County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Given Family Massacre

 
 
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By Andrew Johnson, September 15, 2019
1. Given Family Massacre Marker
Inscription.  In the spring of 1865 John Given with his wife Eliza and their four children, John Jr., Mary, Anna, and Martha, settled in the meadow land about 110 feet west of here. They built a cabin and willow shanty. Charles Brown and Charles W. Leah were helping them plow and plant crops. Early in the morning of May 26th they were attacked by a band of Indians. Brown and Leah escaped and ran six miles for help, which came too late. The entire Given family was massacred and their cattle and household furnishings taken. The murdered people were buried in Fairview.
 
Erected 1956 by Sunbonnet Camp Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 227.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 26, 1865.
 
Location. 39° 48.896′ N, 111° 30.384′ W. Marker is near Fairview, Utah, in Utah County. Marker is on U.S. 89 ¾ mile north of Indianola Road, on the right when traveling north
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By Andrew Johnson, September 15, 2019
2. Given Family Massacre Marker
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fairview UT 84629, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birdseye Marble Quarry (approx. 7.8 miles away); Fairview Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 12.6 miles away); Salt Creek Canyon Massacre (approx. 13.1 miles away); Mill Stones (approx. 13½ miles away); Fountain Green (approx. 14.6 miles away); Lewis Lund (approx. 14.6 miles away); Uinta Springs Settlement (approx. 14.7 miles away).
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 3, 2018
3. Given Family Massacre Marker
View north on US highway 89.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2019, by Andrew Johnson of Salt Lake City, Utah. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2019, by Andrew Johnson of Salt Lake City, Utah.   3. submitted on May 18, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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