JOHN ALEXANDER WILDEN - A MORMON SHOOTER AND CLUBBER. In
September 1857, Willden participated in the Mountain Meadows Massacre
and was a private in Company F in Cedar City.
In September 1857, John Willden was a private in the same platoon with
his father Charles and brother Feargus in Company F in Major John
Higbee's 3rd Battalion.
According to John D. Lee , "Alexander" Wilden arrived at Mountain Meadows
with a company from Cedar. [There is no "Alexander Willden" in the Willden family. However, Frank Beckwith concluded that "Alexander Wilden" is John Alexander Wilden.] In the company with Willden were Joel White , William Stewart , Benjamin Arthur and Charles Hopkins. Also Lee stated that he saw Willden firing on the emigrants from under a shade tree in mid-week. Biographical Sketch