UPDATE April 19, 2004
It has been reported by Dave Sperling who has just returned from the monument site
that it is now standing upright and looks real nice.
The full story of the Mountain Meadow Massacre has been told in a number
of publications. A wagon train of families, many of whom were from Boone
and surrounding counties, were on their way to California when they were
attacked and killed at Mountain Meadows.
This monument - the newest one - is presently lying on its face due to
a small earthquake and the freeze/thaw cycles in the location which
allowed the improperly constructed monument to be damaged. Plans are
underway to replace the monument and the historic area around it.
Please visit the Mountain Meadows Association for the latest news and plans afoot as of May 21, 1999!!!!
To Remarks at Dedication of New Monument
Mountain Meadows Monument
This is the Inscription of the Mountain Meadows Memorial in Utah. This memorial marks the burial site for some of those killed in the Mountain Meadows Massacre in September 1857: The Baker-Fancher Party camped at Mountain Meadows, a well-known stopping place along the Old Spanish Trail.
In the valley below, between September 7 and 11, 1857, a company of more than 120 Arkansas emigrants led by Capt. John T. Baker and Capt. Alexander Fancher was attacked while en route to California. This event is known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Those believed to have been killed at or near Mountain Meadows were: William Allen Aden, 19 George W. Baker, 27 Manerva A. Beller Baker, 25 Mary Lovina, 7 Wards of George and Manerva Baker Melissa Ann Beller, 14 David W. Beller, 12 John T. Baker, 52 Abel, 19 John Beach, 21 William Cameron, 51 Martha Cameron, 51 Tillman, 24 Isom, 18 Henry, 16 James, 14 Martha, 11 Larkin, 8 William Cameron's niece, Nancy, 12 Allen P. Deshazo, 20 Jesse Dunlap, Jr. 39 Mary Wharton Dunlap, 39 Ellender, 18 Nancy M., 16 James D., 14 Lucinda, 12 Susannah, 12 Margerette, 11, Mary Ann, 9 Lorenzo Dow Dunlap, 42 Nancy Wharton Dunlap, 42 Thomas J., 17 John H. 16 Mary Ann, 13 Talitha Emaline, 11 Nancy, 9 America Jane, 7 William M. Eaton Silas Edwards Alexander Fancher, 45 Eliza Ingrum Fancher, 32 Hampton, 19 William, 17 Mary 15, Thomas, 14 Martha, 10 Sarah G., 8 Margaret A., 7 James Mathew Fancher, 25 Frances "Fanny" Fulfer Fancher Robert Fancher, 19 Saladia Ann Brown Huff William Elisha Two other sons. John Milum Jones, 32 Eloah Angeline Tackitt Jones, 27 Daughter Newton Jones, Lawson A. McEntire, 21 Josiah (Joseph) Miller, 30 Matilda Cameron Miller, 26 James William, 9 Charles R. Mitchell, 23 John Prewit, 20 William Prewit, 18 Milum L. Rush, 28 Charles Stallcup, 25 Cynthia Tackitt, 49 Marion, 20 Sebron, 18 Matilda, 16 James M., 14 Jones M., 12 Pleasant Tackitt, 25 Amilda Miller Tackitt, 22 Richard Wilson Solomon R. Wood, 26 John Mitchell, aged 2 mos. or 2 years Others Unknown Other names associated with the caravan included: Basham Farmer Hamilton Haydon Hudson Laffoon Family Morton Family Poteet family Poteet brothers Reed Smith Stevenson The following children survived and were returned to their families in northwest Arkansas in September 1859: Children of George and Manerva Baker Mary Elizabeth, 5 Sarah Frances, 3 William Twitty, 9 months Daughters of Jesse and Mary Dunlap Rebecca J.,6 Louisa, 4 Sarah E., 1 Daughters of Lorenzo Dow and Nancy Dunlap Prudence Angeline, 5 Georgia Ann, 18 months Children of Alexander and Eliza Fancher Christopher "Kit" Carson, 5 Triphenia D., 22 months Daughter of Peter and Saladia Huff Nancy Saphrona, 4 Son of John Milum and Eloah Jones Felix Marion, 18 months Children of Jos. and Matilda Miller John Calvin, 6 Mary, 4 Joseph, 1 Sons of Pleasant and Armilda Tackitt Emberson Milum, 4 William Henry, 19 months At least one other survivor remained in Utah Back to Main Boone Page