The Mountain Meadows Massacre - Harrison AR
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N 36° 13.834 W 093° 06.460
15S E 490324 N 4009527
Quick Description: Found on the northeast lawn of the Boone County Courthouse, this large monument pays tribute to a group of people from this area, traveling to California in 1857, and killed in Utah.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 12/21/2012 7:46:47 AM
Waymark Code: WMFZ5V
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
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Long Description:
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.


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
History of Marker:
Memorial by Richard Fancher Society named in honor of Revolutionary Soldier - Grandfather Piney Alex - 1955.

Link to Marker: Not listed

Additional Parking: Not Listed

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