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Mountain Meadows Massacre (1857)

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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 Monday,...
  • George William Rufus Slade (1811 - 1872)
    George William Rufus Slade was born July 2, 1811, in Panaca County, New York, son of John Slocum and Phoebe Slade. His name at birth was Washington Slade , but he changed it at some point for reasons u...
  • Robert Wiley (1809 - 1872)
    Robert Wiley: The question all Dalton and Whittaker family researchers have had was Robert Wiley one of the mountain Meadows massacre participants? Yes he was! The below material was copied from th...
  • 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 Isaac C. ...
  • 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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The Mountain Meadows Massacre was the killing of roughly 120 emigrants who were passing through Southern Utah in September 1857. The massacre occurred on September 11, 1857. The emigrants–men, women, and children–were traveling from Arkansas to California, part of the Baker-Fancher wagon train. They were killed by members of the Utah Territorial Militia from the Iron County district, together with some Paiute Native Americans.

From Wikipedia

On the Baker-Fancher wagon train

  • Fatalities: 100–140 members of the Baker–Fancher wagon train
  • Injuries: Around 17
  • List of Victims

the Utah Territorial Militia from the Iron County district





Additional Reading


  • Burying the Past: Legacy of the Mountain Meadows Massacre (2004) DVD
  • Investigating History: Mountain Massacre (History Channel, 2011) DVD