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The Mountain Meadows Massacre

 
 
The Mountain Meadows Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 23, 2019
1. The Mountain Meadows Massacre Marker
Inscription.  In memory of 140 men, women and children N.W. 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 -

The Mountain Meadows Massacre Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 23, 2019
2. The Mountain Meadows Massacre Marker (reverse)
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

Reverse

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 CO Ark
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 CO Ark
J Milum Jones-wife-child
Pleasant Tackett-wife-2 children
Cintha Tackett-3 children
Ambrose Tackett-Miriam Tackett
William 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

The Mountain Meadows Massacre Marker at Boone County Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 23, 2019
3. The Mountain Meadows Massacre Marker at Boone County Courthouse.
names in Caravan
Mortons-Haydons-Hudson-Stevensons-
Hamiltons-Smiths-Laffoons

Others Unknown
 
Erected 1955 by the Richard Fancher Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 36° 13.836′ N, 93° 6.463′ W. Marker is in Harrison, Arkansas, in Boone County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and West Rush Avenue, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Located on the grounds of the Boone County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North Main Street, Harrison AR 72601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boone County WWI Monument (a few steps from this marker); Boone County Spanish-American War Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Boone County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Harrison Daily Times (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lyric Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); Boone County Confederate Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Boone County Men Served Both Armies / Military Activity in Boone County

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(within shouting distance of this marker); The Missouri & North Arkansas Railroad Office (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrison.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry on the Mountain Meadows Massacre. (Submitted on December 28, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 28, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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