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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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 48.896′ N, 111° 30.384′ W. Marker is near Fairview, Utah, in Utah County. Marker is on U.S. 89 mile north of Indianola Road, on the right when traveling north. 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 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birdseye Marble Quarry
Given Family Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Johnson, September 15, 2019
2. Given Family Massacre Marker
(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. 13 miles away); Settlement of Fairview (was approx. 13 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Fountain Green (approx. 14.6 miles away); Lewis Lund (approx. 14.6 miles away); Uinta Springs Settlement (approx. 14.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairview.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2019, by Andrew Johnson of Salt Lake City, Utah. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2019, by Andrew Johnson of Salt Lake City, Utah. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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