Ellott Willden (1833 - 1920)

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Birthplace: Yorkshire, Laughton, England
Death: Died in Beaver, Beaver, Utah
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About Ellott Willden

http://mountainmeadowsmassacre.org/appendices/appendix-c-the-militiamen

Willden, Ellott (1833–1920), 23. Private, Company F, Fourth Platoon, Cedar City. Ellott Willden, along with Benjamin Arthur and Josiah Reeves, was sent to Mountain Meadows on Friday, September 4, 1857 by John M. Higbee to gather information from the emigrants that might justify an attack against them, as well as to encourage them to move further down the trail to where the attack was originally supposed to occur. After the first attack on the emigrants, Willden loaned his pair of flintlock pistols to William Stewart, who used them to kill William Aden on Monday, September 7. Willden also saw the bodies of two emigrants who were killed Tuesday night while on their way to Cedar City for help. On Wednesday, Willden said he was forced to dress in Indian apparel and run through emigrant gunfire. Lee recalled Willden amusing himself by sitting under a shade tree and shooting in the direction of the emigrant camp with a gun that did not have enough range to reach it. Willden, however, told Andrew Jenson in 1892 that he was unarmed during the massacre. Willden was one of nine men indicted in September 1874 for their roles in the massacre. He was arrested but never tried.

http://www.1857ironcountymilitia.com/index.php?title=Ellott_Willden

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Ellott Willden's Timeline

1833
September 28, 1833
Yorkshire, Laughton, England
1856
March 15, 1856
Age 22
Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States
1858
January 7, 1858
Age 24
Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States
1860
March 17, 1860
Age 26
Beaver, Beaver, Utah
1862
April 13, 1862
Age 28
Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States
1864
July 27, 1864
Age 30
Cove Fort, Millard, Utah, United States
1866
December 17, 1866
Age 33
Beaver, Beaver, Utah
1868
December 4, 1868
Age 35
Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States
1875
May 15, 1875
Age 41
Beaver, Beaver, Utah
1876
October 12, 1876
Age 43
Beaver, Beaver, Utah