Given Family Massacre - 227
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Mooroid
N 39° 48.897 W 111° 30.386
12S E 456654 N 4407341
Quick Description: In the spring of 1865 John Given and his wife Eliza and their four children, John Jr., Mary, Anna, and Martha settled in the meadowland about 110 feet west of here.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 8/1/2011 8:50:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMC6KY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
Views: 16

Long Description:
In the spring of 1865 John Given and his wife Eliza and their four children, John Jr., Mary, Anna, and Martha settled in the meadowland 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 27th 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.
Marker Name: Given Family Massacre

Marker Number: 227

Marker Text:
In the spring of 1865 John Given and his wife Eliza and their four children, John Jr., Mary, Anna, and Martha settled in the meadowland 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 27th 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.


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