Individual Notes

Note for:   William Fancher,   1840 - 11 SEP 1857         Index

Individual Note:
     Massacre survivor. Information below is on the web site of the compiler of this genealogy James Franklin "Frank" Kirkman, http://1857massacre.com:
Murdered in Cold Blood by Mormons, in Mountain Meadows, Utah. See list of cold blooded Mormon Killers that also plundered the train leaving the bodies stripped of their clothing lying in the meadow for the wolves and vutures to feed upon.
LIST OF SHOOTERS AND CLUBBERS
     AT MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE
     September 7-11, 1857
      
The following list of participants has been gleaned from writings of Anna Jean Backus, R.N. Baskin, Will Bagley, Juanita Brooks, Sally Denton, John D. Lee, J.R. Dunn, William Wise, William Secrest, Captain James Lynch and others. It continues to be validated by cross-referencing between recognized historians.
Most historians agree that 50-60 Mormons were involved in the actual killing of the wagon train members. In his confessions, John D. Lee stated that there were 54 men directly involved in the massacre. The list of 52 participants in Lee's confessions must be given priority over others who wrote about it later on. Other testimony and research helps to validate Lee's list but much of the later research was corrupted by many years of lying, folklore, and misinformation. * equals commissioned and non-com officers. ? equals private rank.
   
Key:
Arrest warrant – those individuals listed in Marshall Stokes arrest warrant
Backus _ names gleaned from Anna Jean Backus' book “Mountain Meadows Witness.”
Bagley- names gleaned from Will Bagley's book ‘Blood of the Prophets.”
Baskin – names gleaned from R.N. Baskin's “Reminiscences of Early Utah.”
Brooks – names gleaned from Juanita Brooks book “Mountain Meadows Massacre.”
Denton – names gleaned from Sally Denton's book “American Massacre.”
Dunn – names gleaned from J.R. Dunn's book “Massacres of the Mountains.”
Gibbs – names from Josiah Gibb's book “Mountain Meadows Massacre.”
Lee – names identified by John D. lee in his confessions “Mormonism Unvailed.”
Lynch - name from testimony of Captain James Lynch regarding Rebecca Dunlap's observations.
Secrest – outlaw Charles Wilkins identified by William Secrest in “True West.”
Shirts – names crosschecked with Iron County Militia roster for September 10, 1857 in “A Trial Furnace: Southern Utah's Iron Mission.”
Wise – names gleaned from William Wise's book “Massacre at Mountain Meadows.”
   
1. ?Adair, George Jr. (Bagley) (Lee) (Arrest warrant) (Shirts)
2. < [endif]> *Allen, Ira (Lee) (Wise) (Backus) (Shirts)
3. < [endif]> *Arthur, Benjamin (Lee) (Wise) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
4. *Bateman, William (Bagley) (Lee) (Gibbs) (Wise) (Backus) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
5. ?Cartwright, Thomas (Lee) (Shirts)
6. ?Clark, John W. (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
7. ?Clews, Joseph (Lee) (Shirts)
8. < [endif]> *Curtis, Ezra (Lee) (Shirts)
9. ?Durfey, Jabez (Lee) (Shirts)
10. *Edwards, William (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
11. *Freeman, Columbus (Lee) John (Shirts)
12. *Hamblin, Oscar (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
13. ?Hatch, Ira (Bagley) (Wise) (Dunn) (Shirts)
14. < [endif]> *Hawley, George (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
15. < [endif]> *Hawley, William (Bagley) (Lee) (refused to take part in shooting; he was tied to a wagon wheel during massacre by officers of Mormon Militia) (Shirts)
16. < [endif]> *Harrison, Richard (Lee) (Wise) (Shirts)
17. *Higbee, John (Bagley) (Lee) (Arrest warrant) (Gibbs) (Wise) (Backus) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
18. ?Hopkins, Charles (Bagley) (Lee) (Baskin) (Wise) (Shirts)
19. *Humphreys, John (Lee) (Shirts)
20. < [endif]> *Hunter, George (Lee) (Backus) (Shirts)
21. *Jacobs, Swen (Lee) (Shirts)
22. ?Jacobs, John (Lee) (Shirts)
23. < [endif]> *Johnson, Nephi (Bagley) (Lee) (Wise) (Denton) (Shirts)
24. ?Jukes, Samuel (Lee) (Arrest warrant) (Shirts)
25. ?Klingensmith, Philip (Bagley) (Lee) (Arrest warrant) (Gibbs) (Baskin) (Wise) (Backus) (Denton) (Shirts)
26. ?Knight, Samuel (Bagley) (Lee) (Gibbs) (Backus) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
27. ?Leavitt, Dudley (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
28. < [endif]> *Lee, John D. (Bagley) (Lee) (Arrest warrant) (Baskin) (Wise) (Backus) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
29. *Loveridge, Alexander (Lee) (Shirts)
30. *Matthews, James (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
31. ?Magnum, John (Lee) (Shirts)
32. < [endif]> *McFarland, Daniel (Bagley) (Lee) (Gibbs) (Wise) (Denton) (Shirts)
33. < [endif]> *McFarland, John (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
34. < [endif]> *McMurdy, Samuel (Bagley) (Lee) (Wise) (Backus) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
35. < [endif]> *Pearce, Harrison (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
36. ?Pearce, James (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
37. *Pollock, Samuel (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
38. < [endif]> *Shirts, Carl (Bagley) (Lee) (Wise) (Backus) (Shirts)
39. *Slade, William Sr. (Bagley) (Lee) (Backus) (Shirts)
40. ?Slade, William Jr. (Lee) (Shirts)
41. ?Smith, Joseph (Lee) (Shirts)
42. *Spencer, George (Bagley) (Dunn) (Shirts) (young schoolteacher whose conscience so bothered him that he wasted away and died from guilt over his involvement) (Shirts)
43. < [endif]> *Stewart, William (Bagley) (Lee) (Gibbs) (Wise) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
44. *Stratton, Anthony (Lee) (Shirts)
45. *Taite, William (Lee) (Shirts)
46. ?Tullis, David (Bagley)(Lynch) (Shirts)
47. *Ure, John (Bagley) (Lee) (Backus ) (Shirts)
48. *Weston, John (Lee)
49. *White, Joel (Bagley) (Lee) (Baskin) (Wise) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
50. ?White, Samuel (Brooks) (Lee) (Shirts)
51. ? Wilden, Alexander (Lee) (Arrest warrant)
52. < [endif]> ?Wilden, Elliott (Lee)
53. *Wiley, Robert (Lee) (Wise) (Shirts)
54. *Willis, John (Bagley) (Backus) (Shirts)
55. ?Young, William (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
   
Planners, Schemers, Shakers, and Masterminds of Mountain Meadows Massacre:
When assessing blame for the massacre, one must never forget the schemers and planners who lacked the guts to do their own dirty work (very much like Iraq) but eager to set forth plans for others. Those are:
   
     Brigham Young (Governor, Prophet & much, much more) (Bagley) (Dento
     George A. Smith (second in command to Brigham, Apostle, instigated violence in Southern Utah,) (Bagley) (Wise) (Backus) (Denton)
     William Dame (gave “decoy and exterminate” order) (Bagley) (Gibbs) (Baskin) (Wise) (Dunn) (Denton)x
     Isaac Haight (local firebrand who instigated massacre.) (Bagley) (Denton) (Arrest warrant) (Lee) (Gibbs) (Baskin) (Wise) (Backus) (Dunn )x
     Jacob Hamblin ( set up wagon train to camp at massacre site; falsely charged Government for getting children from Indians) (Lee) (Wise) (Backu
     Other names associated with responsibility for massacre:
     Cook, Richard (Brooks)- there is not a clear reading on this man.
     Knight, ______ (Lee) Lee shows a second Knight in his list but unclear about involvement.
     Wells, Daniel - commander of Nauvoo Legion; Wells was heavily involved in the cover-up; controlled first Lee trial.
     Wilkins, Charles (Secrest) - an outlaw who was captured in California. True West Magazine writer William Secrest listed him as a participant in massacre.
     Wood, George B. (Bagley) - leader in militia; killed a Cedar City schoolteacher who showed too much interest in massacre; was sent to prison; was excommunicated at same time as Lee and Haight. It is not clear that he was at the actual massacre or whether he was excommunicated for murdering the woman or participating in massacre.
   
     This list was researched and prepared by Dr. Burr Fancher.

Individual Notes

Note for:   Mary Fancher,   1841 - 11 SEP 1857         Index

Individual Note:
     Massacre survivor. Information below is on the web site of the compiler of this genealogy James Franklin "Frank" Kirkman, http://1857massacre.com:
Murdered in Cold Blood by Mormons, in Mountain Meadows, Utah. See list of cold blooded Mormon Killers that also plundered the train leaving the bodies stripped of their clothing lying in the meadow for the wolves and vutures to feed upon.
LIST OF SHOOTERS AND CLUBBERS
     AT MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE
     September 7-11, 1857
      
The following list of participants has been gleaned from writings of Anna Jean Backus, R.N. Baskin, Will Bagley, Juanita Brooks, Sally Denton, John D. Lee, J.R. Dunn, William Wise, William Secrest, Captain James Lynch and others. It continues to be validated by cross-referencing between recognized historians.
Most historians agree that 50-60 Mormons were involved in the actual killing of the wagon train members. In his confessions, John D. Lee stated that there were 54 men directly involved in the massacre. The list of 52 participants in Lee's confessions must be given priority over others who wrote about it later on. Other testimony and research helps to validate Lee's list but much of the later research was corrupted by many years of lying, folklore, and misinformation. * equals commissioned and non-com officers. ? equals private rank.
   
Key:
Arrest warrant – those individuals listed in Marshall Stokes arrest warrant
Backus _ names gleaned from Anna Jean Backus' book “Mountain Meadows Witness.”
Bagley- names gleaned from Will Bagley's book ‘Blood of the Prophets.”
Baskin – names gleaned from R.N. Baskin's “Reminiscences of Early Utah.”
Brooks – names gleaned from Juanita Brooks book “Mountain Meadows Massacre.”
Denton – names gleaned from Sally Denton's book “American Massacre.”
Dunn – names gleaned from J.R. Dunn's book “Massacres of the Mountains.”
Gibbs – names from Josiah Gibb's book “Mountain Meadows Massacre.”
Lee – names identified by John D. lee in his confessions “Mormonism Unvailed.”
Lynch - name from testimony of Captain James Lynch regarding Rebecca Dunlap's observations.
Secrest – outlaw Charles Wilkins identified by William Secrest in “True West.”
Shirts – names crosschecked with Iron County Militia roster for September 10, 1857 in “A Trial Furnace: Southern Utah's Iron Mission.”
Wise – names gleaned from William Wise's book “Massacre at Mountain Meadows.”
   
1. ?Adair, George Jr. (Bagley) (Lee) (Arrest warrant) (Shirts)
2. < [endif]> *Allen, Ira (Lee) (Wise) (Backus) (Shirts)
3. < [endif]> *Arthur, Benjamin (Lee) (Wise) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
4. *Bateman, William (Bagley) (Lee) (Gibbs) (Wise) (Backus) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
5. ?Cartwright, Thomas (Lee) (Shirts)
6. ?Clark, John W. (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
7. ?Clews, Joseph (Lee) (Shirts)
8. < [endif]> *Curtis, Ezra (Lee) (Shirts)
9. ?Durfey, Jabez (Lee) (Shirts)
10. *Edwards, William (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
11. *Freeman, Columbus (Lee) John (Shirts)
12. *Hamblin, Oscar (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
13. ?Hatch, Ira (Bagley) (Wise) (Dunn) (Shirts)
14. < [endif]> *Hawley, George (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
15. < [endif]> *Hawley, William (Bagley) (Lee) (refused to take part in shooting; he was tied to a wagon wheel during massacre by officers of Mormon Militia) (Shirts)
16. < [endif]> *Harrison, Richard (Lee) (Wise) (Shirts)
17. *Higbee, John (Bagley) (Lee) (Arrest warrant) (Gibbs) (Wise) (Backus) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
18. ?Hopkins, Charles (Bagley) (Lee) (Baskin) (Wise) (Shirts)
19. *Humphreys, John (Lee) (Shirts)
20. < [endif]> *Hunter, George (Lee) (Backus) (Shirts)
21. *Jacobs, Swen (Lee) (Shirts)
22. ?Jacobs, John (Lee) (Shirts)
23. < [endif]> *Johnson, Nephi (Bagley) (Lee) (Wise) (Denton) (Shirts)
24. ?Jukes, Samuel (Lee) (Arrest warrant) (Shirts)
25. ?Klingensmith, Philip (Bagley) (Lee) (Arrest warrant) (Gibbs) (Baskin) (Wise) (Backus) (Denton) (Shirts)
26. ?Knight, Samuel (Bagley) (Lee) (Gibbs) (Backus) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
27. ?Leavitt, Dudley (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
28. < [endif]> *Lee, John D. (Bagley) (Lee) (Arrest warrant) (Baskin) (Wise) (Backus) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
29. *Loveridge, Alexander (Lee) (Shirts)
30. *Matthews, James (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
31. ?Magnum, John (Lee) (Shirts)
32. < [endif]> *McFarland, Daniel (Bagley) (Lee) (Gibbs) (Wise) (Denton) (Shirts)
33. < [endif]> *McFarland, John (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
34. < [endif]> *McMurdy, Samuel (Bagley) (Lee) (Wise) (Backus) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
35. < [endif]> *Pearce, Harrison (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
36. ?Pearce, James (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
37. *Pollock, Samuel (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
38. < [endif]> *Shirts, Carl (Bagley) (Lee) (Wise) (Backus) (Shirts)
39. *Slade, William Sr. (Bagley) (Lee) (Backus) (Shirts)
40. ?Slade, William Jr. (Lee) (Shirts)
41. ?Smith, Joseph (Lee) (Shirts)
42. *Spencer, George (Bagley) (Dunn) (Shirts) (young schoolteacher whose conscience so bothered him that he wasted away and died from guilt over his involvement) (Shirts)
43. < [endif]> *Stewart, William (Bagley) (Lee) (Gibbs) (Wise) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
44. *Stratton, Anthony (Lee) (Shirts)
45. *Taite, William (Lee) (Shirts)
46. ?Tullis, David (Bagley)(Lynch) (Shirts)
47. *Ure, John (Bagley) (Lee) (Backus ) (Shirts)
48. *Weston, John (Lee)
49. *White, Joel (Bagley) (Lee) (Baskin) (Wise) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
50. ?White, Samuel (Brooks) (Lee) (Shirts)
51. ? Wilden, Alexander (Lee) (Arrest warrant)
52. < [endif]> ?Wilden, Elliott (Lee)
53. *Wiley, Robert (Lee) (Wise) (Shirts)
54. *Willis, John (Bagley) (Backus) (Shirts)
55. ?Young, William (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
   
Planners, Schemers, Shakers, and Masterminds of Mountain Meadows Massacre:
When assessing blame for the massacre, one must never forget the schemers and planners who lacked the guts to do their own dirty work (very much like Iraq) but eager to set forth plans for others. Those are:
   
     Brigham Young (Governor, Prophet & much, much more) (Bagley) (Dento
     George A. Smith (second in command to Brigham, Apostle, instigated violence in Southern Utah,) (Bagley) (Wise) (Backus) (Denton)
     William Dame (gave “decoy and exterminate” order) (Bagley) (Gibbs) (Baskin) (Wise) (Dunn) (Denton)x
     Isaac Haight (local firebrand who instigated massacre.) (Bagley) (Denton) (Arrest warrant) (Lee) (Gibbs) (Baskin) (Wise) (Backus) (Dunn )x
     Jacob Hamblin ( set up wagon train to camp at massacre site; falsely charged Government for getting children from Indians) (Lee) (Wise) (Backu
     Other names associated with responsibility for massacre:
     Cook, Richard (Brooks)- there is not a clear reading on this man.
     Knight, ______ (Lee) Lee shows a second Knight in his list but unclear about involvement.
     Wells, Daniel - commander of Nauvoo Legion; Wells was heavily involved in the cover-up; controlled first Lee trial.
     Wilkins, Charles (Secrest) - an outlaw who was captured in California. True West Magazine writer William Secrest listed him as a participant in massacre.
     Wood, George B. (Bagley) - leader in militia; killed a Cedar City schoolteacher who showed too much interest in massacre; was sent to prison; was excommunicated at same time as Lee and Haight. It is not clear that he was at the actual massacre or whether he was excommunicated for murdering the woman or participating in massacre.
   
     This list was researched and prepared by Dr. Burr Fancher.

Individual Notes

Note for:   Thomas Fancher,   1843 - 11 SEP 1857         Index

Individual Note:
     Massacre survivor. Information below is on the web site of the compiler of this genealogy James Franklin "Frank" Kirkman, http://1857massacre.com:
Murdered in Cold Blood by Mormons, in Mountain Meadows, Utah. See list of cold blooded Mormon Killers that also plundered the train leaving the bodies stripped of their clothing lying in the meadow for the wolves and vutures to feed upon.
LIST OF SHOOTERS AND CLUBBERS
     AT MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE
     September 7-11, 1857
      
The following list of participants has been gleaned from writings of Anna Jean Backus, R.N. Baskin, Will Bagley, Juanita Brooks, Sally Denton, John D. Lee, J.R. Dunn, William Wise, William Secrest, Captain James Lynch and others. It continues to be validated by cross-referencing between recognized historians.
Most historians agree that 50-60 Mormons were involved in the actual killing of the wagon train members. In his confessions, John D. Lee stated that there were 54 men directly involved in the massacre. The list of 52 participants in Lee's confessions must be given priority over others who wrote about it later on. Other testimony and research helps to validate Lee's list but much of the later research was corrupted by many years of lying, folklore, and misinformation. * equals commissioned and non-com officers. ? equals private rank.
   
Key:
Arrest warrant – those individuals listed in Marshall Stokes arrest warrant
Backus _ names gleaned from Anna Jean Backus' book “Mountain Meadows Witness.”
Bagley- names gleaned from Will Bagley's book ‘Blood of the Prophets.”
Baskin – names gleaned from R.N. Baskin's “Reminiscences of Early Utah.”
Brooks – names gleaned from Juanita Brooks book “Mountain Meadows Massacre.”
Denton – names gleaned from Sally Denton's book “American Massacre.”
Dunn – names gleaned from J.R. Dunn's book “Massacres of the Mountains.”
Gibbs – names from Josiah Gibb's book “Mountain Meadows Massacre.”
Lee – names identified by John D. lee in his confessions “Mormonism Unvailed.”
Lynch - name from testimony of Captain James Lynch regarding Rebecca Dunlap's observations.
Secrest – outlaw Charles Wilkins identified by William Secrest in “True West.”
Shirts – names crosschecked with Iron County Militia roster for September 10, 1857 in “A Trial Furnace: Southern Utah's Iron Mission.”
Wise – names gleaned from William Wise's book “Massacre at Mountain Meadows.”
   
1. ?Adair, George Jr. (Bagley) (Lee) (Arrest warrant) (Shirts)
2. < [endif]> *Allen, Ira (Lee) (Wise) (Backus) (Shirts)
3. < [endif]> *Arthur, Benjamin (Lee) (Wise) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
4. *Bateman, William (Bagley) (Lee) (Gibbs) (Wise) (Backus) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
5. ?Cartwright, Thomas (Lee) (Shirts)
6. ?Clark, John W. (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
7. ?Clews, Joseph (Lee) (Shirts)
8. < [endif]> *Curtis, Ezra (Lee) (Shirts)
9. ?Durfey, Jabez (Lee) (Shirts)
10. *Edwards, William (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
11. *Freeman, Columbus (Lee) John (Shirts)
12. *Hamblin, Oscar (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
13. ?Hatch, Ira (Bagley) (Wise) (Dunn) (Shirts)
14. < [endif]> *Hawley, George (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
15. < [endif]> *Hawley, William (Bagley) (Lee) (refused to take part in shooting; he was tied to a wagon wheel during massacre by officers of Mormon Militia) (Shirts)
16. < [endif]> *Harrison, Richard (Lee) (Wise) (Shirts)
17. *Higbee, John (Bagley) (Lee) (Arrest warrant) (Gibbs) (Wise) (Backus) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
18. ?Hopkins, Charles (Bagley) (Lee) (Baskin) (Wise) (Shirts)
19. *Humphreys, John (Lee) (Shirts)
20. < [endif]> *Hunter, George (Lee) (Backus) (Shirts)
21. *Jacobs, Swen (Lee) (Shirts)
22. ?Jacobs, John (Lee) (Shirts)
23. < [endif]> *Johnson, Nephi (Bagley) (Lee) (Wise) (Denton) (Shirts)
24. ?Jukes, Samuel (Lee) (Arrest warrant) (Shirts)
25. ?Klingensmith, Philip (Bagley) (Lee) (Arrest warrant) (Gibbs) (Baskin) (Wise) (Backus) (Denton) (Shirts)
26. ?Knight, Samuel (Bagley) (Lee) (Gibbs) (Backus) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
27. ?Leavitt, Dudley (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
28. < [endif]> *Lee, John D. (Bagley) (Lee) (Arrest warrant) (Baskin) (Wise) (Backus) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
29. *Loveridge, Alexander (Lee) (Shirts)
30. *Matthews, James (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
31. ?Magnum, John (Lee) (Shirts)
32. < [endif]> *McFarland, Daniel (Bagley) (Lee) (Gibbs) (Wise) (Denton) (Shirts)
33. < [endif]> *McFarland, John (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
34. < [endif]> *McMurdy, Samuel (Bagley) (Lee) (Wise) (Backus) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
35. < [endif]> *Pearce, Harrison (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
36. ?Pearce, James (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
37. *Pollock, Samuel (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
38. < [endif]> *Shirts, Carl (Bagley) (Lee) (Wise) (Backus) (Shirts)
39. *Slade, William Sr. (Bagley) (Lee) (Backus) (Shirts)
40. ?Slade, William Jr. (Lee) (Shirts)
41. ?Smith, Joseph (Lee) (Shirts)
42. *Spencer, George (Bagley) (Dunn) (Shirts) (young schoolteacher whose conscience so bothered him that he wasted away and died from guilt over his involvement) (Shirts)
43. < [endif]> *Stewart, William (Bagley) (Lee) (Gibbs) (Wise) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
44. *Stratton, Anthony (Lee) (Shirts)
45. *Taite, William (Lee) (Shirts)
46. ?Tullis, David (Bagley)(Lynch) (Shirts)
47. *Ure, John (Bagley) (Lee) (Backus ) (Shirts)
48. *Weston, John (Lee)
49. *White, Joel (Bagley) (Lee) (Baskin) (Wise) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
50. ?White, Samuel (Brooks) (Lee) (Shirts)
51. ? Wilden, Alexander (Lee) (Arrest warrant)
52. < [endif]> ?Wilden, Elliott (Lee)
53. *Wiley, Robert (Lee) (Wise) (Shirts)
54. *Willis, John (Bagley) (Backus) (Shirts)
55. ?Young, William (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
   
Planners, Schemers, Shakers, and Masterminds of Mountain Meadows Massacre:
When assessing blame for the massacre, one must never forget the schemers and planners who lacked the guts to do their own dirty work (very much like Iraq) but eager to set forth plans for others. Those are:
   
     Brigham Young (Governor, Prophet & much, much more) (Bagley) (Dento
     George A. Smith (second in command to Brigham, Apostle, instigated violence in Southern Utah,) (Bagley) (Wise) (Backus) (Denton)
     William Dame (gave “decoy and exterminate” order) (Bagley) (Gibbs) (Baskin) (Wise) (Dunn) (Denton)x
     Isaac Haight (local firebrand who instigated massacre.) (Bagley) (Denton) (Arrest warrant) (Lee) (Gibbs) (Baskin) (Wise) (Backus) (Dunn )x
     Jacob Hamblin ( set up wagon train to camp at massacre site; falsely charged Government for getting children from Indians) (Lee) (Wise) (Backu
     Other names associated with responsibility for massacre:
     Cook, Richard (Brooks)- there is not a clear reading on this man.
     Knight, ______ (Lee) Lee shows a second Knight in his list but unclear about involvement.
     Wells, Daniel - commander of Nauvoo Legion; Wells was heavily involved in the cover-up; controlled first Lee trial.
     Wilkins, Charles (Secrest) - an outlaw who was captured in California. True West Magazine writer William Secrest listed him as a participant in massacre.
     Wood, George B. (Bagley) - leader in militia; killed a Cedar City schoolteacher who showed too much interest in massacre; was sent to prison; was excommunicated at same time as Lee and Haight. It is not clear that he was at the actual massacre or whether he was excommunicated for murdering the woman or participating in massacre.
   
     This list was researched and prepared by Dr. Burr Fancher.

Individual Notes

Note for:   Martha Fancher,   1846 - 11 SEP 1857         Index

Individual Note:
     Massacre survivor. Information below is on the web site of the compiler of this genealogy James Franklin "Frank" Kirkman, http://1857massacre.com:
Murdered in Cold Blood by Mormons, in Mountain Meadows, Utah. See list of cold blooded Mormon Killers that also plundered the train leaving the bodies stripped of their clothing lying in the meadow for the wolves and vutures to feed upon.
LIST OF SHOOTERS AND CLUBBERS
     AT MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE
     September 7-11, 1857
      
The following list of participants has been gleaned from writings of Anna Jean Backus, R.N. Baskin, Will Bagley, Juanita Brooks, Sally Denton, John D. Lee, J.R. Dunn, William Wise, William Secrest, Captain James Lynch and others. It continues to be validated by cross-referencing between recognized historians.
Most historians agree that 50-60 Mormons were involved in the actual killing of the wagon train members. In his confessions, John D. Lee stated that there were 54 men directly involved in the massacre. The list of 52 participants in Lee's confessions must be given priority over others who wrote about it later on. Other testimony and research helps to validate Lee's list but much of the later research was corrupted by many years of lying, folklore, and misinformation. * equals commissioned and non-com officers. ? equals private rank.
   
Key:
Arrest warrant – those individuals listed in Marshall Stokes arrest warrant
Backus _ names gleaned from Anna Jean Backus' book “Mountain Meadows Witness.”
Bagley- names gleaned from Will Bagley's book ‘Blood of the Prophets.”
Baskin – names gleaned from R.N. Baskin's “Reminiscences of Early Utah.”
Brooks – names gleaned from Juanita Brooks book “Mountain Meadows Massacre.”
Denton – names gleaned from Sally Denton's book “American Massacre.”
Dunn – names gleaned from J.R. Dunn's book “Massacres of the Mountains.”
Gibbs – names from Josiah Gibb's book “Mountain Meadows Massacre.”
Lee – names identified by John D. lee in his confessions “Mormonism Unvailed.”
Lynch - name from testimony of Captain James Lynch regarding Rebecca Dunlap's observations.
Secrest – outlaw Charles Wilkins identified by William Secrest in “True West.”
Shirts – names crosschecked with Iron County Militia roster for September 10, 1857 in “A Trial Furnace: Southern Utah's Iron Mission.”
Wise – names gleaned from William Wise's book “Massacre at Mountain Meadows.”
   
1. ?Adair, George Jr. (Bagley) (Lee) (Arrest warrant) (Shirts)
2. < [endif]> *Allen, Ira (Lee) (Wise) (Backus) (Shirts)
3. < [endif]> *Arthur, Benjamin (Lee) (Wise) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
4. *Bateman, William (Bagley) (Lee) (Gibbs) (Wise) (Backus) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
5. ?Cartwright, Thomas (Lee) (Shirts)
6. ?Clark, John W. (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
7. ?Clews, Joseph (Lee) (Shirts)
8. < [endif]> *Curtis, Ezra (Lee) (Shirts)
9. ?Durfey, Jabez (Lee) (Shirts)
10. *Edwards, William (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
11. *Freeman, Columbus (Lee) John (Shirts)
12. *Hamblin, Oscar (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
13. ?Hatch, Ira (Bagley) (Wise) (Dunn) (Shirts)
14. < [endif]> *Hawley, George (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
15. < [endif]> *Hawley, William (Bagley) (Lee) (refused to take part in shooting; he was tied to a wagon wheel during massacre by officers of Mormon Militia) (Shirts)
16. < [endif]> *Harrison, Richard (Lee) (Wise) (Shirts)
17. *Higbee, John (Bagley) (Lee) (Arrest warrant) (Gibbs) (Wise) (Backus) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
18. ?Hopkins, Charles (Bagley) (Lee) (Baskin) (Wise) (Shirts)
19. *Humphreys, John (Lee) (Shirts)
20. < [endif]> *Hunter, George (Lee) (Backus) (Shirts)
21. *Jacobs, Swen (Lee) (Shirts)
22. ?Jacobs, John (Lee) (Shirts)
23. < [endif]> *Johnson, Nephi (Bagley) (Lee) (Wise) (Denton) (Shirts)
24. ?Jukes, Samuel (Lee) (Arrest warrant) (Shirts)
25. ?Klingensmith, Philip (Bagley) (Lee) (Arrest warrant) (Gibbs) (Baskin) (Wise) (Backus) (Denton) (Shirts)
26. ?Knight, Samuel (Bagley) (Lee) (Gibbs) (Backus) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
27. ?Leavitt, Dudley (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
28. < [endif]> *Lee, John D. (Bagley) (Lee) (Arrest warrant) (Baskin) (Wise) (Backus) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
29. *Loveridge, Alexander (Lee) (Shirts)
30. *Matthews, James (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
31. ?Magnum, John (Lee) (Shirts)
32. < [endif]> *McFarland, Daniel (Bagley) (Lee) (Gibbs) (Wise) (Denton) (Shirts)
33. < [endif]> *McFarland, John (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
34. < [endif]> *McMurdy, Samuel (Bagley) (Lee) (Wise) (Backus) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
35. < [endif]> *Pearce, Harrison (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
36. ?Pearce, James (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
37. *Pollock, Samuel (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
38. < [endif]> *Shirts, Carl (Bagley) (Lee) (Wise) (Backus) (Shirts)
39. *Slade, William Sr. (Bagley) (Lee) (Backus) (Shirts)
40. ?Slade, William Jr. (Lee) (Shirts)
41. ?Smith, Joseph (Lee) (Shirts)
42. *Spencer, George (Bagley) (Dunn) (Shirts) (young schoolteacher whose conscience so bothered him that he wasted away and died from guilt over his involvement) (Shirts)
43. < [endif]> *Stewart, William (Bagley) (Lee) (Gibbs) (Wise) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
44. *Stratton, Anthony (Lee) (Shirts)
45. *Taite, William (Lee) (Shirts)
46. ?Tullis, David (Bagley)(Lynch) (Shirts)
47. *Ure, John (Bagley) (Lee) (Backus ) (Shirts)
48. *Weston, John (Lee)
49. *White, Joel (Bagley) (Lee) (Baskin) (Wise) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
50. ?White, Samuel (Brooks) (Lee) (Shirts)
51. ? Wilden, Alexander (Lee) (Arrest warrant)
52. < [endif]> ?Wilden, Elliott (Lee)
53. *Wiley, Robert (Lee) (Wise) (Shirts)
54. *Willis, John (Bagley) (Backus) (Shirts)
55. ?Young, William (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
   
Planners, Schemers, Shakers, and Masterminds of Mountain Meadows Massacre:
When assessing blame for the massacre, one must never forget the schemers and planners who lacked the guts to do their own dirty work (very much like Iraq) but eager to set forth plans for others. Those are:
   
     Brigham Young (Governor, Prophet & much, much more) (Bagley) (Dento
     George A. Smith (second in command to Brigham, Apostle, instigated violence in Southern Utah,) (Bagley) (Wise) (Backus) (Denton)
     William Dame (gave “decoy and exterminate” order) (Bagley) (Gibbs) (Baskin) (Wise) (Dunn) (Denton)x
     Isaac Haight (local firebrand who instigated massacre.) (Bagley) (Denton) (Arrest warrant) (Lee) (Gibbs) (Baskin) (Wise) (Backus) (Dunn )x
     Jacob Hamblin ( set up wagon train to camp at massacre site; falsely charged Government for getting children from Indians) (Lee) (Wise) (Backu
     Other names associated with responsibility for massacre:
     Cook, Richard (Brooks)- there is not a clear reading on this man.
     Knight, ______ (Lee) Lee shows a second Knight in his list but unclear about involvement.
     Wells, Daniel - commander of Nauvoo Legion; Wells was heavily involved in the cover-up; controlled first Lee trial.
     Wilkins, Charles (Secrest) - an outlaw who was captured in California. True West Magazine writer William Secrest listed him as a participant in massacre.
     Wood, George B. (Bagley) - leader in militia; killed a Cedar City schoolteacher who showed too much interest in massacre; was sent to prison; was excommunicated at same time as Lee and Haight. It is not clear that he was at the actual massacre or whether he was excommunicated for murdering the woman or participating in massacre.
   
     This list was researched and prepared by Dr. Burr Fancher.

Individual Notes

Note for:   Sara G. Fancher,   1849 - 11 SEP 1857         Index

Individual Note:
     Massacre survivor. Information below is on the web site of the compiler of this genealogy James Franklin "Frank" Kirkman, http://1857massacre.com:
Murdered in Cold Blood by Mormons, in Mountain Meadows, Utah. See list of cold blooded Mormon Killers that also plundered the train leaving the bodies stripped of their clothing lying in the meadow for the wolves and vutures to feed upon.
LIST OF SHOOTERS AND CLUBBERS
     AT MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE
     September 7-11, 1857
      
The following list of participants has been gleaned from writings of Anna Jean Backus, R.N. Baskin, Will Bagley, Juanita Brooks, Sally Denton, John D. Lee, J.R. Dunn, William Wise, William Secrest, Captain James Lynch and others. It continues to be validated by cross-referencing between recognized historians.
Most historians agree that 50-60 Mormons were involved in the actual killing of the wagon train members. In his confessions, John D. Lee stated that there were 54 men directly involved in the massacre. The list of 52 participants in Lee's confessions must be given priority over others who wrote about it later on. Other testimony and research helps to validate Lee's list but much of the later research was corrupted by many years of lying, folklore, and misinformation. * equals commissioned and non-com officers. ? equals private rank.
   
Key:
Arrest warrant – those individuals listed in Marshall Stokes arrest warrant
Backus _ names gleaned from Anna Jean Backus' book “Mountain Meadows Witness.”
Bagley- names gleaned from Will Bagley's book ‘Blood of the Prophets.”
Baskin – names gleaned from R.N. Baskin's “Reminiscences of Early Utah.”
Brooks – names gleaned from Juanita Brooks book “Mountain Meadows Massacre.”
Denton – names gleaned from Sally Denton's book “American Massacre.”
Dunn – names gleaned from J.R. Dunn's book “Massacres of the Mountains.”
Gibbs – names from Josiah Gibb's book “Mountain Meadows Massacre.”
Lee – names identified by John D. lee in his confessions “Mormonism Unvailed.”
Lynch - name from testimony of Captain James Lynch regarding Rebecca Dunlap's observations.
Secrest – outlaw Charles Wilkins identified by William Secrest in “True West.”
Shirts – names crosschecked with Iron County Militia roster for September 10, 1857 in “A Trial Furnace: Southern Utah's Iron Mission.”
Wise – names gleaned from William Wise's book “Massacre at Mountain Meadows.”
   
1. ?Adair, George Jr. (Bagley) (Lee) (Arrest warrant) (Shirts)
2. < [endif]> *Allen, Ira (Lee) (Wise) (Backus) (Shirts)
3. < [endif]> *Arthur, Benjamin (Lee) (Wise) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
4. *Bateman, William (Bagley) (Lee) (Gibbs) (Wise) (Backus) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
5. ?Cartwright, Thomas (Lee) (Shirts)
6. ?Clark, John W. (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
7. ?Clews, Joseph (Lee) (Shirts)
8. < [endif]> *Curtis, Ezra (Lee) (Shirts)
9. ?Durfey, Jabez (Lee) (Shirts)
10. *Edwards, William (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
11. *Freeman, Columbus (Lee) John (Shirts)
12. *Hamblin, Oscar (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
13. ?Hatch, Ira (Bagley) (Wise) (Dunn) (Shirts)
14. < [endif]> *Hawley, George (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
15. < [endif]> *Hawley, William (Bagley) (Lee) (refused to take part in shooting; he was tied to a wagon wheel during massacre by officers of Mormon Militia) (Shirts)
16. < [endif]> *Harrison, Richard (Lee) (Wise) (Shirts)
17. *Higbee, John (Bagley) (Lee) (Arrest warrant) (Gibbs) (Wise) (Backus) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
18. ?Hopkins, Charles (Bagley) (Lee) (Baskin) (Wise) (Shirts)
19. *Humphreys, John (Lee) (Shirts)
20. < [endif]> *Hunter, George (Lee) (Backus) (Shirts)
21. *Jacobs, Swen (Lee) (Shirts)
22. ?Jacobs, John (Lee) (Shirts)
23. < [endif]> *Johnson, Nephi (Bagley) (Lee) (Wise) (Denton) (Shirts)
24. ?Jukes, Samuel (Lee) (Arrest warrant) (Shirts)
25. ?Klingensmith, Philip (Bagley) (Lee) (Arrest warrant) (Gibbs) (Baskin) (Wise) (Backus) (Denton) (Shirts)
26. ?Knight, Samuel (Bagley) (Lee) (Gibbs) (Backus) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
27. ?Leavitt, Dudley (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
28. < [endif]> *Lee, John D. (Bagley) (Lee) (Arrest warrant) (Baskin) (Wise) (Backus) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
29. *Loveridge, Alexander (Lee) (Shirts)
30. *Matthews, James (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
31. ?Magnum, John (Lee) (Shirts)
32. < [endif]> *McFarland, Daniel (Bagley) (Lee) (Gibbs) (Wise) (Denton) (Shirts)
33. < [endif]> *McFarland, John (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
34. < [endif]> *McMurdy, Samuel (Bagley) (Lee) (Wise) (Backus) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
35. < [endif]> *Pearce, Harrison (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
36. ?Pearce, James (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
37. *Pollock, Samuel (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
38. < [endif]> *Shirts, Carl (Bagley) (Lee) (Wise) (Backus) (Shirts)
39. *Slade, William Sr. (Bagley) (Lee) (Backus) (Shirts)
40. ?Slade, William Jr. (Lee) (Shirts)
41. ?Smith, Joseph (Lee) (Shirts)
42. *Spencer, George (Bagley) (Dunn) (Shirts) (young schoolteacher whose conscience so bothered him that he wasted away and died from guilt over his involvement) (Shirts)
43. < [endif]> *Stewart, William (Bagley) (Lee) (Gibbs) (Wise) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
44. *Stratton, Anthony (Lee) (Shirts)
45. *Taite, William (Lee) (Shirts)
46. ?Tullis, David (Bagley)(Lynch) (Shirts)
47. *Ure, John (Bagley) (Lee) (Backus ) (Shirts)
48. *Weston, John (Lee)
49. *White, Joel (Bagley) (Lee) (Baskin) (Wise) (Dunn) (Denton) (Shirts)
50. ?White, Samuel (Brooks) (Lee) (Shirts)
51. ? Wilden, Alexander (Lee) (Arrest warrant)
52. < [endif]> ?Wilden, Elliott (Lee)
53. *Wiley, Robert (Lee) (Wise) (Shirts)
54. *Willis, John (Bagley) (Backus) (Shirts)
55. ?Young, William (Bagley) (Lee) (Shirts)
   
Planners, Schemers, Shakers, and Masterminds of Mountain Meadows Massacre:
When assessing blame for the massacre, one must never forget the schemers and planners who lacked the guts to do their own dirty work (very much like Iraq) but eager to set forth plans for others. Those are:
   
     Brigham Young (Governor, Prophet & much, much more) (Bagley) (Dento
     George A. Smith (second in command to Brigham, Apostle, instigated violence in Southern Utah,) (Bagley) (Wise) (Backus) (Denton)
     William Dame (gave “decoy and exterminate” order) (Bagley) (Gibbs) (Baskin) (Wise) (Dunn) (Denton)x
     Isaac Haight (local firebrand who instigated massacre.) (Bagley) (Denton) (Arrest warrant) (Lee) (Gibbs) (Baskin) (Wise) (Backus) (Dunn )x
     Jacob Hamblin ( set up wagon train to camp at massacre site; falsely charged Government for getting children from Indians) (Lee) (Wise) (Backu
     Other names associated with responsibility for massacre:
     Cook, Richard (Brooks)- there is not a clear reading on this man.
     Knight, ______ (Lee) Lee shows a second Knight in his list but unclear about involvement.
     Wells, Daniel - commander of Nauvoo Legion; Wells was heavily involved in the cover-up; controlled first Lee trial.
     Wilkins, Charles (Secrest) - an outlaw who was captured in California. True West Magazine writer William Secrest listed him as a participant in massacre.
     Wood, George B. (Bagley) - leader in militia; killed a Cedar City schoolteacher who showed too much interest in massacre; was sent to prison; was excommunicated at same time as Lee and Haight. It is not clear that he was at the actual massacre or whether he was excommunicated for murdering the woman or participating in massacre.
   
     This list was researched and prepared by Dr. Burr Fancher.

Individual Notes

Note for:   Kit Carson Fancher,   1852 - 1873         Index

Individual Note:
     Massacre survivor. Information below is on the web site of the compiler of this genealogy James Franklin "Frank" Kirkman, http://1857massacre.com:
THE SURVIVING CHILDREN
Weekly Stockton Democrat
San Joaquin County, California
Sunday, 5 June 1859
    
THE MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE – The surviving children. Doctor Forney, Indian Agent, had arrived at Salt Lake City, having in his custody 16 children, the survivors of the Mountain Meadow massacre. The Doctor has written a long letter which appears in the “Valley Tan,” describing his visit to the Paiute Indians, whom he represents to be in a very destitute condition. 13 of the children were got at Santa Clara and 3 in Cedar City. The following, says Doctor Forney, is all I have been able to collect of the history of these unfortunate, fatherless, motherless and penniless children:
     John Calvin, now 7 or 8 years old; does not remember his name; says his family lived at Horse Head, Johnson County, Arkansas. (John Calvin Miller)
     Ambrose Mirona, about 7 years, and William Taggit, 41/2 years, brothers. The Tackitts also lived in Johnson County. (Emberson Milum and William Tackitt)
     Prudence Angeline, 6 years, and Annie, about 3 years, these 2 are said to be sisters. (Prudence Angeline and Georgianna Dunlap)
     Rebecca, 9 years, Louisa, 5 years, and Sarah, 31/2 years from Dunlap. (Rebecca, Louisa, and Sarah Dunlap)
     Betsey, 6 years, and Annie, 3 years; said to be sisters; these know nothing of their family or residence. (Martha Elizabeth and Sarah Frances Baker)
     Charles Francher, 7 or 8 years, and his sister Annie, 31/2 years. (Kit Carson and Triphena Fancher)
     Sophronia or Mary Huff, 6 years old, and Elisha W. Huff (Saphrona Huff and probably Joseph Miller)
     A boy, no account of him; those among whom he lived call him William. (William Twitty Baker)
     Frances Hawn or Horn, 41/2 years old.(probably Mary Miller)
I have come to the conclusion, after different conversations with these children, that most of them came from Johnson County, Arkansas. Most of them told me that they have grandfathers and grandmothers in the State
    
Mr. Hamblin has good reasons for believing that a boy about 4 years of age, and belonging to the party in question, is among the Navajo Indians, at or near the Colorado River. (probably Felix Marion Jones) I will keep the children under my immediate supervision until the person appointed to take them to Fort Smith arrives.
(from elsewhere in paper)
This done, we proceeded to the residence of the man Hamblin, a Mormon, in whose possession the children were. We found them in a most wretched condition, half starved, half naked, filthy, infested with vermin, and their eyes diseased from the cruel neglect to which they had been exposed.
    
After 3 days in Santa Clara, where clothing was made for the children, we returned with Hamblin and 10 of the children to Cedar City, there obtained 2 more, and another at Paint Creek. When we passed through Beaver City, some of the Mormon men hooted at the children, and called them the survivors of Sebastopol and Waterloo.
    
Among the children are some who retain a very vivid impression of much connected to the massacre. A very intelligent little girl, named Becky Dunlap, pointed out to me at Santa Clara, an Englishman named Tellus, whom she says she saw murder her father. She also states that Hamblin's Indian boy killed her 2 sisters. Both she and a boy named Miram recognized dresses and a part of the jewelry belonging to their mothers, worn by the wives of John D. Lee, the Mormon Bishop of Harmony. The boy, Miram, identified his father's oxen, which are now owned by Lee.
    
The 2 oldest boys told me that after they were in the corral, from whence the water had been cut off, Bishop Hight, of Cedar City, came into the corral, and told the emigrants that the Indians did not want anything but their cattle, and that if they would lay down their arms their lives would be spared. They did so, and started to go to Santa Clara, when they were attacked by a mixed party of whites and Indians, and all killed except the children. The boy Miram stated, that after the massacre was over, he saw the Bishop of Coal Creek washing the paint from his face, which he had used to disguise himself as an Indian.
Submitted by Burr Fancher - President MMMF
   

Individual Notes

Note for:   Tryphenia D. Fancher,   10 NOV 1855 - 30 APR 1897         Index

Individual Note:
     Survived the massacre, married and had nine children.[RichardFancher.FTW]
Massacre survivor. Information below is on the web site of the compiler of this genealogy James Franklin "Frank" Kirkman, http://1857massacre.com:
THE SURVIVING CHILDREN
Weekly Stockton Democrat
San Joaquin County, California
Sunday, 5 June 1859
    
THE MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE – The surviving children. Doctor Forney, Indian Agent, had arrived at Salt Lake City, having in his custody 16 children, the survivors of the Mountain Meadow massacre. The Doctor has written a long letter which appears in the “Valley Tan,” describing his visit to the Paiute Indians, whom he represents to be in a very destitute condition. 13 of the children were got at Santa Clara and 3 in Cedar City. The following, says Doctor Forney, is all I have been able to collect of the history of these unfortunate, fatherless, motherless and penniless children:
     John Calvin, now 7 or 8 years old; does not remember his name; says his family lived at Horse Head, Johnson County, Arkansas. (John Calvin Miller)
     Ambrose Mirona, about 7 years, and William Taggit, 41/2 years, brothers. The Tackitts also lived in Johnson County. (Emberson Milum and William Tackitt)
     Prudence Angeline, 6 years, and Annie, about 3 years, these 2 are said to be sisters. (Prudence Angeline and Georgianna Dunlap)
     Rebecca, 9 years, Louisa, 5 years, and Sarah, 31/2 years from Dunlap. (Rebecca, Louisa, and Sarah Dunlap)
     Betsey, 6 years, and Annie, 3 years; said to be sisters; these know nothing of their family or residence. (Martha Elizabeth and Sarah Frances Baker)
     Charles Francher, 7 or 8 years, and his sister Annie, 31/2 years. (Kit Carson and Triphena Fancher)
     Sophronia or Mary Huff, 6 years old, and Elisha W. Huff (Saphrona Huff and probably Joseph Miller)
     A boy, no account of him; those among whom he lived call him William. (William Twitty Baker)
     Frances Hawn or Horn, 41/2 years old.(probably Mary Miller)
I have come to the conclusion, after different conversations with these children, that most of them came from Johnson County, Arkansas. Most of them told me that they have grandfathers and grandmothers in the State
    
Mr. Hamblin has good reasons for believing that a boy about 4 years of age, and belonging to the party in question, is among the Navajo Indians, at or near the Colorado River. (probably Felix Marion Jones) I will keep the children under my immediate supervision until the person appointed to take them to Fort Smith arrives.
(from elsewhere in paper)
This done, we proceeded to the residence of the man Hamblin, a Mormon, in whose possession the children were. We found them in a most wretched condition, half starved, half naked, filthy, infested with vermin, and their eyes diseased from the cruel neglect to which they had been exposed.
    
After 3 days in Santa Clara, where clothing was made for the children, we returned with Hamblin and 10 of the children to Cedar City, there obtained 2 more, and another at Paint Creek. When we passed through Beaver City, some of the Mormon men hooted at the children, and called them the survivors of Sebastopol and Waterloo.
    
Among the children are some who retain a very vivid impression of much connected to the massacre. A very intelligent little girl, named Becky Dunlap, pointed out to me at Santa Clara, an Englishman named Tellus, whom she says she saw murder her father. She also states that Hamblin's Indian boy killed her 2 sisters. Both she and a boy named Miram recognized dresses and a part of the jewelry belonging to their mothers, worn by the wives of John D. Lee, the Mormon Bishop of Harmony. The boy, Miram, identified his father's oxen, which are now owned by Lee.
    
The 2 oldest boys told me that after they were in the corral, from whence the water had been cut off, Bishop Hight, of Cedar City, came into the corral, and told the emigrants that the Indians did not want anything but their cattle, and that if they would lay down their arms their lives would be spared. They did so, and started to go to Santa Clara, when they were attacked by a mixed party of whites and Indians, and all killed except the children. The boy Miram stated, that after the massacre was over, he saw the Bishop of Coal Creek washing the paint from his face, which he had used to disguise himself as an Indian.
Submitted by Burr Fancher - President MMMF


Individual Notes

Note for:   Ellen Hayes,   ABT 1800 -          Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Cedar Point Cemetery, La Salle, Illinois


Individual Notes

Note for:   John Henry Myers,   31 DEC 1834 - 18 AUG 1894         Index

Occupation:   
     Place:   Hotel Proprietor


Individual Notes

Note for:   Walter Meyers,   18 SEP 1865 - 20 JAN 1929         Index

Burial:   
     Date:   23 JAN 1929
     Place:   Santa Ana, Orange, California


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Note for:   Richard Meyers,   21 DEC 1869 - 18 DEC 1938         Index

Burial:   
     Date:   20 DEC 1938
     Place:   Santa Ana, Orange, California


Individual Notes

Note for:   Mary Elizabeth Meyers,   1 DEC 1870 - 7 DEC 1911         Index

Burial:   
     Date:   9 DEC 1911
     Place:   San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA


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Note for:   Magnus Cooley Tait,   16 NOV 1862 - 25 MAR 1913         Index

Burial:   
     Date:   29 MAR 1913
     Place:   San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA