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James N. Mathews (1827 - 1871)

James Nicholas Mathews was a native of rural Alabama with American forebears in Kentucky and Alabama. He moved from Alabama to Mississippi, then on to western Illinois. From there he followed the Mor...

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George Albert Spencer (1829 - 1872)

The Iron Military District: Adjutant George Spencer, Company I, John D. Lee's 4th Battalion, Washington, Washington County In 1857, the Iron Military District consisted of four battalions led by re...

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John Alexander Willden (1839 - 1920)

In the Iron Military District: Private John Willden, Company F, John Higbee's 3rd Battalion, Cedar City In 1857, the Iron Military District consisted of four battalions led by regimental commander ...

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George Hunter (1828 - 1882)

George Hunter was born in 1828 to William James Hunter and Mary Snadon in Devon, Clackmannan in the east Scottish Lowlands. In the 1840s, the Hunters heard the message of the Mormon missionaries and ...

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Columbus Reed Freeman (1838 - 1907)

Columbus R. Freeman (1838-1907) - Biographical Sketch A native of rural Kentucky (or Missouri per the 1880 census records), Columbus Reed Freeman moved to western Illinois before traveling with the...

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Jabez Durfee MP (1828 - 1883)

Born in New York. Came to Utah in 1850, Oxteam Company. First LDS Bishop of Aurora Ward. Carpenter, farmer and fruit grower. Husband of Celestia Curtis. Children: Mariah Elizabeth Durfee, wif...

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John Cradlebaugh, US Congress (1819 - 1872)

John Cradlebaugh (February 22, 1819 – February 22, 1872) was the first delegate to the United States House of Representatives from Nevada Territory. Biography Born in Circleville, Ohio, he...

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Brevet Maj. General James Henry Carleton (USA) (1814 - 1873)

James Henry Carleton (December 27, 1814 – January 7, 1873) was an officer in the Union army during the American Civil War. Carleton is most famous as an Indian fighter in the southwestern Unit...

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George A. Smith, Apostle, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints MP (1817 - 1875)

Wikipdedia Biographical Summary: "... George Albert Smith (June 26, 1817 – September 1, 1875) (commonly known as George A. Smith to distinguish him from his grandson of the same name) was an e...

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Jacob Vernon Hamblin, Sr. MP (1819 - 1886)

Jacob Vernon Hamblin, Sr (1818 - 1886) , son of Isaiah Hamblin and Daphne Haynes, was born 2 April 1819 at Salem, Ashtabula County, Ohio; he died at the age of 67 on 31 August 1886 at Pleasanton, Catro...

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Anthony Johnson Stratton (1824 - 1887)

Stratton, Anthony Johnson (1824–87), Second Lieutenant, Company E, Second Platoon, Cedar City. John D. Lee identified Anthony Stratton with other militia recruits from Cedar City at Mountain...

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William Cameron Stewart (1827 - 1895)

Stewart, William Cameron (1827–95), Second Lieutenant, Company F, First Platoon, Cedar City. On Sunday evening, September 6, William Stewart and Joel White headed to Mountain Meadows, sent b...

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William Rufus Slade, Jr. (1834 - 1902)

Slade, William, Jr. (1834–1902), Sergeant, Company I, Third Platoon, Washington City. The younger William Slade arrived at the Meadows on Tuesday with his father and other men from Washingto...

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William Rufus Slade, Sr. (1811 - 1872)

Slade, William Rufus, Sr. (1811–72), 46. Private, Company I, Third Platoon, Washington City. William Slade Sr. traveled to Mountain Meadows on Monday and Tuesday with his son and other men f...

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Alexander Hamilton Loveridge (1828 - 1905)

Loveridge, Alexander Hamilton (1828–1905), 29. Sergeant, Company F, Third Platoon, Cedar City. Cedar City resident Henry Higgins saw Loveridge travel with other militiamen bound for Mountain M...

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Samuel Jewkes (1823 - 1900)

Jewkes, Samuel (1823–1900), Musician, Company E, Cedar City. John D. Lee identified Samuel Jewkes with other militiamen from Cedar City at the Meadows. However, other information casts some ...

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Ezra Houghton Curtis (1822 - 1915)

Curtis, Ezra Houghton (1822–1915), Second Lieutenant, Company E, First Platoon, Cedar City. Samuel Pollock said that Ezra Curtis ordered him to go to Mountain Meadows with a group that left Ce...

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John Wesley Clark (1818 - 1869)

Clark, John Wesley (1818–69), Private, Company I, Third Platoon, Washington City. John Clark began traveling to Mountain Meadows in company with other men from Washington and Santa Clara on ...

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Thomas Henry Cartwright (1814 - 1873)

Cartwright, Thomas Henry (1814–73), Private, Company D, Fourth Platoon, Cedar City. Samuel Pollock recalled traveling with him to Mountain Meadows. Thomas Henry Cartwright was born Decembe...

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William Bateman (1824 - 1869)

Bateman, William (1824–69), Sergeant, Company G, Fourth Platoon, Cedar City. Samuel Pollock recalled traveling with William Bateman to Mountain Meadows. On the day of the final massacre, Batem...

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Benjamin A. Arthur (1834 - 1883)

Arthur, Benjamin A. (1834–83), Sergeant, Company D, Fourth Platoon, Cedar City. Benjamin Arthur, Josiah Reeves, and Ellott Willden were ordered by John M. Higbee to follow the emigrants and ...

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Christopher Jones Arthur (1832 - 1918)

Arthur, Christopher Jones (1832–1918), Adjutant, Company G, Cedar City. The son-in-law of Isaac C. Haight, he had a confrontation with members of the emigrant train at the iron company store. ...

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William Alma Young (1805 - 1875)

Young, William (1805–75), Private, Company I, Fourth Platoon, Washington City. William Young may have first heard about the massacre plans directly from John D. Lee while visiting Harmony ...

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John Henry Willis (1835 - 1888)

Willis, John Henry (1835–88), Second Lieutenant, Company G, First Platoon, Cedar City. Although John Willis maintained in his testimony during the trial of John D. Lee that he did not go to Mo...

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James Williamson (1813 - 1869)

Williamson, James (1813–69), Private, Company D, First Platoon, Cedar City. John W. Bradshaw saw James Williamson mustering with other militia recruits in Cedar City, and Joel White recalled...

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Robert Wiley (1809 - 1872)

Wiley, Robert (1809–72), Sergeant, Company E, Third Platoon, Cedar City. Samuel Pollock recalled traveling with Robert Wiley to Mountain Meadows. The night before the massacre Wiley met with...

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Joel William White (1831 - 1914)

White, Joel William (1831–1914), Captain, Company D, Cedar City. Before the emigrants’ arrival at Mountain Meadows, Joel White accompanied Philip Klingensmith to deliver a message fro...

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John Western (1807 - 1865)

Western, John (1807–65), Sergeant, Company F, First Platoon, Cedar City. Some accounts name “John Weston” as a massacre participant. Although the name is difficult to decipher ...

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Joseph Clews (1831 - 1894)

Clewes, Joseph (1831–94), Private, Company F, First Platoon, Cedar City. Joseph Clewes carried a message for Isaac C. Haight to Pinto on Monday, September 7, 1857 with orders for John D. Lee...

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Ellott Willden (1833 - 1920)

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...

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Philip Klingensmith (1815 - c.1881)

On his father's side, Philip Klingensmith descended from German emigrants who settled in central Pennsylvania. But his grandfather moved to western Pennsylvania and established Fort Klingensmith. His...

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John Main Urie (1835 - 1921)

Urie, John Main (1835–1921), Adjutant, Third Battalion, Cedar City. John D. Lee identified John Urie as being with other men from Cedar City at Mountain Meadows on the night before the final e...

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David Wilson Tullis (1833 - 1902)

Tullis, David Wilson (1833–1902), Private, Company H, First Platoon, Fort Clara. David Tullis worked for Jacob Hamblin at his ranch at Mountain Meadows during September 1857. On Saturday, Se...

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Amos Griswold Thornton (1832 - 1901)

Thornton, Amos Griswold (1832–1902), Sergeant, Company H, Third Platoon, Pinto. Amos Thornton, accompanied by two others, visited the emigrants in their camp at the Mountain Meadows on Sunda...

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William Tait (1818 - 1896)

Tait, William (1818–96), Captain, Company F, Cedar City. William Tait, a former drill master in the British Army stationed in India, was one of the few men in the Iron Military District with...

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Joseph Hodgetts Smith (1819 - 1890)

Smith, Joseph Hodgetts (1819–90), Private, Company F, First Platoon, Cedar City. A list of Mountain Meadows Massacre participants attributed to John D. Lee and released to the public by his ...

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Don Carlos Shirts, Sr. (1836 - 1922)

Shirts, Don Carlos (Carl) (1836–1922), Second Lieutenant, Company H, Fourth Platoon, Harmony. Don Carlos Shirts was sent by his father-in-law John D. Lee to recruit Paiutes and white militia...

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Richard Smith Robinson (1830 - 1902)

Robinson, Richard Smith (1830–1902), Second Lieutenant, Company H, Third Platoon, Pinto. Richard Robinson, considered the leader of the Pinto settlement, received messages from leaders in Ceda...

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Isaac Riddle (1830 - 1906)

Riddle, Isaac (1830–1906), Private, Company H, Fourth Platoon, Harmony. Isaac Riddle, an Indian missionary from Pine Valley, was in Cedar City on Tuesday when he was suddenly rushed home by Is...

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Josiah Reeves (1835 - 1914)

Reeves, Josiah (1835–1914), Private, Company G, First Platoon, Cedar City. Josiah Reeves, along with Ellott Willden and Benjamin Arthur, was sent out from Cedar City by John M. Higbee to follo...

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Samuel Pollock (1824 - 1891)

Profile photo: Samuel Pollock & wife Elizabeth Reeves Pollock, Samuel (1824–91), Sergeant, Company E, First Platoon, Cedar City. Samuel Pollock was ordered out to Mountain Meadows by his m...

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James Pearce (1839 - 1922)

Pearce, James (1839–1922), Private, Company I, Fifth Platoon, Washington City. James Pearce, Harrison’s son, first saw the Arkansas emigrants when he passed them on the road on the wa...

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Harrison Pearce (1818 - 1889)

Pearce, Harrison (1818–89), Captain, Company I, Washington City. Harrison Pearce led militia men from Washington toward Mountain Meadows on Monday, September 7, 1857 arriving the next day. J...

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John Mangum, III (1817 - 1885)

Mangum, John (1817–85), Private, Company I, Fourth Platoon, Washington City. John D. Lee’s memoirs claim John Mangum helped him talk to Paiutes at Mountain Meadows some time before th...

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James Mitchell Mangum (1820 - 1888)

Mangum, James Mitchell (1820–88), Private, Company I, Fourth Platoon, Washington City. James Mangum claimed he was recruited to go to Mountain Meadows by Carl Shirts to help with Indians but...

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Samuel McMurdie (1830 - 1922)

McMurdy, Samuel (1830–1922), Private, Company E, First Platoon, Cedar City. Samuel McMurdy carried Cedar City militiamen to Mountain Meadows in his wagon the night before the massacre. Durin...

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John Menzies Macfarlane (1833 - 1892)

Macfarlane, John Menzies (1833–92), Adjutant, Second Battalion, Cedar City. There is debate about whether John Macfarlane was at the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Judge John Cradlebaugh issued ...

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Daniel Sinclair Macfarlane (1837 - 1914)

Macfarlane, Daniel Sinclair (1837–1914), Adjutant, Company D, Cedar City. As adjutant, it was Daniel Macfarlane’s job to carry orders on horseback to leaders of the Mountain Meadows M...

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Charles Hopkins (1810 - 1863)

Hopkins, Charles (1810–63), Private, Company D, First Platoon, Cedar City. Mormon Battalion veteran Charles Hopkins traveled to Mountain Meadows with a group from Cedar City. Despite being o...

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William Schroeder Hawley (1829 - 1893)

Hawley, William Schroeder (1829–93), Sergeant, Company I, Second Platoon, Washington City. John D. Lee claimed he was with the Washington group that arrived at the Mountain Meadows on Tuesda...

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John Pierce Hawley (1826 - 1909)

Hawley, John Pierce (1826–1909), Sergeant, Company I, Fifth Platoon, Washington City. John D. Lee said John Hawley was with other men from Washington and Santa Clara on Monday night just south...

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George Hawley (1824 - 1905)

Hawley, George (1824–1905), Sergeant, Company I, Fourth Platoon, Washington City. Although George Hawley’s brothers John and William are often named as Mountain Meadows Massacre partici...

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Richard Harrison (1808 - 1882)

Buried at the Pinto, Utah Cemetery Harrison, Richard (1808–82), Second Lieutenant, Company E, Third Platoon, Cedar City. Frank Jorden, a thirteen year-old stepson of Richard Harrison, reca...

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Prime Thornton Coleman (1831 - 1905)

Coleman, Prime Thornton (1831–1905), Private, Company H, First Platoon, Fort Clara. Prime Coleman was seen at the Hamblin ranch before the final Mountain Meadows Massacre by Albert Hamblin, ...

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Oscar Hamblin (1833 - 1862)

Hamblin, Oscar (1833–62), Second Lieutenant, Company H, Second Platoon, Fort Clara. Oscar Hamblin, younger brother of Indian missionary Jacob Hamblin, apparently recruited Paiutes along the ...

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Elias Morris (1825 - 1898)

Morris, Elias (1825–98), Captain, Company E, Cedar City. Though not at the Mountain Meadows Massacre, Morris was involved in its planning at Cedar City as captain of a company that included ma...

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Dudley Leavitt, Sr. (1830 - 1908)

Dudley Leavitt (August 31, 1830 – October 15, 1908) was an early patriarch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a Mormon pioneer and an early settler in southern Utah. Biogr...

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Samuel R. Knight (1832 - 1910)

Knight, Samuel (1832–1910), Private, Company H, Second Platoon, Fort Clara. Samuel Knight was living at the Hamblin ranch at Mountain Meadows during the late summer of 1857. He received orders...

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George Washington Adair (1837 - 1909)

Adair, George Washington (1837–1909), Private, Company I, Fifth Platoon, Washington City. He admitted going to Mountain Meadows with the rest of his company from Washington and was present f...

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Ira Allen (1814 - 1900)

Allen, Ira (1814–1900), Second Lieutenant, Company E, Fifth Platoon, Cedar City. Philip Klingensmith testified that before the Mountain Meadows Massacre Ira Allen told him a “decree h...

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Nephi Johnson (1833 - 1919)

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Willard Richards Company (1848) Age 14 Departure: 3 July 1848 Arrival: 10-19 October 1848 Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Will...

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John M. Higbee (1827 - 1904)

Higbee, John Mount (1827–1904), Major, Third Battalion, Cedar City. John M. Higbee played a major leadership role in the Mountain Meadows Massacre, not only as a militia major, but also as C...

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Ira Hatch (1835 - 1909)

Hatch was born on August 5, 1835 in either New York or Ohio. In 1854, he was serving as the Mormon Indian specialist in southern , where he thrived in his ability to speak 13 different Indian langu...

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Col William H Dame (1819 - 1884)

William H. Dame (1819-1884) - Born in Stafford County, New Hampshire on July 15, 1819, Dame obviously made his way westward somewhere along the line and had at least one wife, Lovinia Dame. In 1857...

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John Doyle Lee MP (1812 - 1877)

The History of John Doyal Lee From the Book, "Our Pioneer Heritage, John Doyle Lee was born in Kaskaskia, Illinois, on September 12, 1812. At that time Kaskaskia, the capital city of the Territory ...

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Isaac Chauncey Haight MP (1813 - 1886)

Profiles on the Internet: Original transit 1847. Returning from a mission 1853. -------------------- [Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel ] Daniel Spencer/Ira Eldredge Company 1847

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William Allen Aden (c.1838 - 1857)

------------------ 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 a...

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<private> Baker (c.1830 - 1857)

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<private> Baker (Beller) (1831 - 1857)

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<private> Baker (1856 - 1937)

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Jones M. Tackitt (c.1845 - 1857)

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James M. Tackitt (c.1843 - 1857)

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Matilda Tackitt (c.1841 - 1857)

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Sebron Tackitt (c.1839 - 1857)

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Marion Tackitt (c.1837 - 1857)

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Amilda Miller (c.1835 - 1857)

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Pleasant Tackitt (c.1832 - 1857)

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Cynthia Tackitt (c.1808 - 1857)

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William F. Fancher (c.1840 - 1857)

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Sara G. Fancher (twin) (1849 - 1957)

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Thomas Fancher (c.1843 - 1857)

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Mary Fancher (1841 - 1857)

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Margaret A. Fancher (twin) (1849 - 1857)

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Hampton Fancher (1838 - 1857)

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Eliza (Ingram) Fancher (c.1815 - 1857)

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Alexander Fancher (1812 - 1857)

Alexander Fancher was born 1812 in Overton County, TN and died Sept. 11, 1857 in the Mountain Meadows Massacre. He married May 12, 1836, Coles Co., IL, to Eliza Ingram, born IL and died Sept. 11, 1857,...

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Georgeann McWhirter (1857 - 1920)

Her name is spelled Georgeann on her gravestone ------------------ Georgia Anne and her older sister were two of 17 surviving children of the Mountain Meadows Massacre in UT, 9/11/1857. They were t...

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Prudence Angeline Koen (1852 - 1918)

----------------- Prudence Angeline and her younger sister were two of 17 surviving children of the Mountain Meadows Massacre in UT, 9/11/1857. They were the daughters of Lorenzo and Nancy Wharton ...

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Capt James Lynch (1820 - 1910)

Husband of Sarah Dunlap Lynch. Captain. U.S. Army. Rescued 17 children, the only survivors of the Mountain Meadows Massacre, 1857, Utah.

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Sarah E. Lynch (1856 - 1901)

------------------ Sarah was the youngest daughter of Jesse and Mary Wharton Dunlap. She and her two older sisters were three of 17 survivors of the Mountain Meadows Massacre in UT on 9/11/1857, wh...

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Louisa Linton (1853 - 1926)

Louisa and her older and younger sisters were three of 17 surviving children of the Mountain Meadows Massacre in UT, 9/11/1857. They were the children of Jesse and Mary Wharton Dunlap, who were slain i...

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Rebecca Jane Evins (1851 - 1914)

Rebecca Dunlap's Account of the Mountain Meadows Massacre: ------------------- Rebecca and her two younger sisters were three of 17 surviving children of the Mountain Meadows Massacre in UT, 9/11/1...

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Mary Ann Dunlap (1848 - 1857)

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Margarette Dunlap (1846 - 1857)

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Susannah (Twin) Dunlap (1845 - 1857)

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Lucinda (Twin) Dunlap (1845 - 1857)

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James D. Dunlap (1843 - 1857)

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Nancy M. Dunlap (1840 - 1857)

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Ellender Dunlap (1839 - 1857)

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Mary M. Dunlap (1818 - 1857)

------------------- Mary M. Wharton Dunlap (1818-1857) - Mary M. Wharton was born in Tennessee in 1818. However, by the time she married Jesse Dunlap, Jr. on March, 1828, she was living in Arkansas...

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