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Mountain Meadows Massacre

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  • John Mount Higbee (1827 - 1904)
    Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1847–1868 Abraham O. Smoot - George B. Wallace Company (1847) Age at Departure: 20 Son of John S. Higbee and Sarah Ann Voorhees. His mother died before the plain...
  • Joseph Thomas Clews, Sr (1831 - 1894)
    Born in Staffordshire,England, he married Mary Ann (Bladin)(born August 22,1839 in Coventry,England).Stone Mason, farmer. Came to San Bernardino with the original Mormon party.Father of;Bertha Clews Ca...
  • Nancy Isabella Mitchell (1811 - 1857)
  • Joel Dyer Mitchell (1833 - 1857)
  • John Mitchell (c.1856 - 1857)

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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.

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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

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