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William Allen Aden

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Birthplace: Henry, TN, USA
Death: Died in Leach's Spring near Mountain Meadow, Washington, Utah Territory
Cause of death: Shot and killed by Mormon 2nd Lt William C. Stewart
Place of Burial: Mountain Meadows Massacre Memorial, Mountain Meadows, Washington, Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Sidney Bennett Aden and Delilah Aden

Occupation: Artist, Musician, Poet
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About William Allen Aden

http://www.mtn-meadows-assoc.com/w_a_adenbio.htm

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William A. Aden (1838-1857) - Born in Tennessee about 1838, Aden left Tennessee bound for California in 1857. An artist, William sketched scenery all along the route and on his arrival in Utah, went to Provo, about 47 miles south of Salt Lake City. There, he did some scenic painting for the Provo Dramatic Association. However, when the Fancher Train arrived, he decided to join them on their trek to California. He is considered to be the earliest victim of the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre in Utah, although he did not die during the seige or in the Massacre itself that took place on 11 September 1857. On September 7, 1857, William along with another emigrant were looking for stray cattle near Mountain Meadows. They were attacked by white men at Leach's Spring and Aden was killed. However, his companion returned to camp, at which time the wagon train figured out that the Indians were being helped by or instigated by the Mormons.

Source: http://www.legendsofamerica.com/ut-mountainmeadowsvictims2.html#William%20A.%20Aden

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William Allen Aden's Timeline

1838
1838
Henry, TN, USA
1857
September 7, 1857
Age 19
Leach's Spring near Mountain Meadow, Washington, Utah Territory
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Mountain Meadows Massacre Memorial, Mountain Meadows, Washington, Utah, USA