Nancy Sophrina Huff Cates was born in 1853. She was the daughter of Peter and Salidia Brown Huff of Benton County, Arkansas. Peter Huff was the only fatality before reaching Mountain Meadows.
He died from a spider bite and was buried near Fort Bridger, Wyoming . After the massacre, Nancy Huff lived in the home of Mormon John Willis in Cedar City. Later, she moved with the Willis family to Toquerville. Nancy returned to Benton County and later went to Tennessee to live with her grandfather Alexander Brown. By 1875, Nancy was married to Dallas Cates and living in Yell County , Arkansas. She is buried in the Antioch Cemetery (just off Hwy. 216 near Perryville, AR).