ELLIOT WILLDEN - A MORMON SHOOTER AND CLUBBER. In September 1857, Willden participated in the Mountain Meadows Massacre and was a private in Company F, 4th Platoon in Cedar City. He raised livestock and pursued farming. He also had some renown in his community as a fiddler. For years he played fiddle for the Beaver choir, brass band and dance orchestra. In 1874, Willden was among nine militiamen indicted. He was arrested but he was eventually released on bail, then the charges against him were dismissed.