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

1990 Mountain Meadows Monument

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2011
1. 1990 Mountain Meadows Monument Marker
Inscription.
In Memoriam

In the valley below,
between September 7 and 11, 1857,
a company of more than 120 Arkansas emigrants
led by Captain John T. Baker and Captain Alexander Fancher
was attacked while en route to California.
This event is known in history as the Mountain Meadows Massacre.

 
Erected 1990 by the State of Utah and the families and friends of those involved and those who died.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 37° 28.633′ N, 113° 37.925′ W. Marker is near Central, Utah, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Utah Route 18 at milepost 30.5. Touch for map. There is a parking area just off the highway and then a 200 yard path that leads to the monument. Marker is in this post office area: Central UT 84722, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Old Spanish Trail and The California Road (a few steps from this marker); The Burial Sites (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mountain Meadows Massacre (within shouting distance of this
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2. 1990 Mountain Meadows Monument Marker
marker); Mountain Meadows Massacre Grave Site Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Mountain Meadows Massacre (approx. mile away); American Legion Hiatt-Hunt Post 80 (approx. 7.8 miles away); Hannah Louise Leavitt Terry (approx. 7.8 miles away); Eliza Jane Pulsipher Terry (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Central.
 
More about this marker. The site is also known as Dan Sill Hill.


In June 2011, the Mountain Meadows Site was designated as a National Historic Landmark.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2011
3. 1990 Mountain Meadows Monument Marker
Those believed to have been killed at or near the Mountain Meadows were:

William Allen Aden, 19
George W. Baker, 27
Manerva A. Beller Baker, 25
Mary Lovina, 7
Wards of George and Manerva Baker
Melissa Ann Beller, 14
David W. Beller, 12
John T. Baker, 52
Abel, 19
John Beach, 21
William Cameron, 51
Martha Cameron, 51
Tillman, 24
Isom, 18
Henry, 16
James, 14
Martha, 11
Larkin, 8
William Cameron's niece, Nancy, 12
Allen P. Deshazo, 20
Jesse Dunlap, Jr. 39
Mary Wharton Dunlap, 39
Ellender, 18
Nancy M., 16
James D., 14
Lucinda, 12
Susannah, 12
Margerette, 11,
Mary Ann, 9
Lorenzo Dow Dunlap, 42
Nancy Wharton Dunlap, 42
Thomas J., 17
John H. 16
Mary Ann, 13
Talitha Emaline, 11
Nancy, 9
America Jane, 7
William M. Eaton
Silas Edwards
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By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2011
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By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2011
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Alexander Fancher, 45
Eliza Ingrum Fancher, 32
Hampton, 19
William, 17
Mary 15,
Thomas, 14
Martha, 10
Sarah G., 8
Margaret A., 7
James Mathew Fancher, 25
Frances Fulfer Fancher
Robert Fancher, 19
Saladia Ann Brown Huff
William
Elisha
Two other sons.
John Milum Jones, 32
Eloah A Tackitt Jones, 27
one Daughter
Newton Jones,
Lawson A. McEntire, 21
Josiah (Joseph) Miller, 30
Matilda Cameron Miller, 26
James William, 9
Charles R. Mitchell, 25
Sara C. Baker Mitchell, 21
John, Infant
Joel D. Mitchell, 23
John Prewit, 20
William Prewit, 18
Milum L. Rush, 28
Charles Stallcup, 25
Cynthia Tackitt, 49
Marion, 20
Sebron, 18
Matilda, 16
James M., 14
Jones M., 12
Pleasant Tackitt, 25
Amilda Miller Tackitt, 22
Richard Wilson
Solomon R. Wood, 20
William Wood, 26
Others Unknown
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By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2011
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The following children survived and were returned to their families in northwest Arkansas in September 1859:

Children of George and Manerva Baker
Mary Elizabeth, 5
Sara Frances, 3
William Twitty, 9 months
Daughters of Jesse and Mary Dunlap
Rebecca J.,6
Louisa, 4
Sarah E., 1
Daughters of Lorenzo Dow and Nancy Dunlap
Prudence Angeline, 5
Georgia Ann, 18 months
Children of Alexander and Eliza Fancher
Christopher "Kit" Carson, 5
Triphenia D., 22 months
Daughter of Peter and Saladia Huff
Nancy Saphrona, 4
Son of John Milum and Eloah Jones
Felix Marion, 18 months
Children of Jos. and Matilda Miller
John Calvin, 6
Mary, 4
Joseph, 1
Sons of Pleasant and Armilda Tackitt
Emberson Milum, 4
William Henry, 19 months
At least one other survivor remained in Utah
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By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2011
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Other names associated with the caravan included:

Basham
Farmer
Hamilton
Haydon
Hudson
Laffoon Family
Morton Family
Poteet Family
Poteet brothers
Reed
Smith
Stevenson
 
 
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