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John Mitchell

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John Mitchell

Birth
Marion County, Arkansas, USA
Death
11 Sep 1857 (aged less–than 1 year)
Mountain Meadows, Washington County, Utah, USA
Burial
Mountain Meadows, Washington County, Utah, USA Add to Map
Plot
Mass Grave
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*VICTIM OF THE 1857 MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE*

John Mitchell was the infant son of Charles Roark Mitchell and Sarah C. Baker, born abt. 1857 in Marion County, Arkansas. John Mitchell is probably the child mentioned in Dan MacFarland's account of the Massacre - "I have said that all of the small children were put into the wagons; that was wrong, for one little child, about 6 months old, was carried in its father's arms, and it was killed by the same bullet that entered its father's breast. It was shot through the head."

John Mitchell, along with both of his parents, and his paternal uncle Joel Dyer Mitchell, died in the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre. He was the grandson of Captain John Twitty Baker, who also died in the Massacre.

© 2008 A.C. Wallner for the Mountain Meadows Association. All rights reserved
*VICTIM OF THE 1857 MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE*

John Mitchell was the infant son of Charles Roark Mitchell and Sarah C. Baker, born abt. 1857 in Marion County, Arkansas. John Mitchell is probably the child mentioned in Dan MacFarland's account of the Massacre - "I have said that all of the small children were put into the wagons; that was wrong, for one little child, about 6 months old, was carried in its father's arms, and it was killed by the same bullet that entered its father's breast. It was shot through the head."

John Mitchell, along with both of his parents, and his paternal uncle Joel Dyer Mitchell, died in the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre. He was the grandson of Captain John Twitty Baker, who also died in the Massacre.

© 2008 A.C. Wallner for the Mountain Meadows Association. All rights reserved

Bio by: Mountain Meadows Association


Inscription

IN MEMORIAM
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 IN HISTORY AS THE MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE

JOHN MITCHELL, INFANT

* Please note that the names of the victims of the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre that appear in the MOUNTAIN MEADOWS GRAVE SITE listing are only of those who we have personally researched and verified as actual victims. In some cases this list will differ from the names that were inscribed on the 1990 Monument on Dan Sill Hill.

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