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 Allen P Deshazo

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Allen P Deshazo

Birth
Hickman County, Tennessee, USA
Death
11 Sep 1857 (aged 19–20)
Mountain Meadows, Washington County, Utah, USA
Burial
Mountain Meadows, Washington County, Utah, USA
Plot
Mass Grave
Memorial ID
60513 View Source

*VICTIM OF THE 1857 MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE*

Allen P. Deshazo was the second son of James R. Deshazo and Nancy Turbeville, born abt. 1835 in Hickman County, Tennessee. The Deshazo family resided in Hickman County for more than twenty years before purchasing land in Carroll County, Arkansas in 1854. Allen P. Deshazo departed for California in April 1857 with "The Baker Train" from Milum Springs (also called Caravan Springs and Beller's Stand), Carroll County, Arkansas. His older sister, Sarah Elizabeth (Deshazo), was married to John Henry Baker, a son of Captain John Twitty Baker, who was the wagon master of "The Baker Train". He may have acted as a drover on the trip west. He had with him 16 to 17 head of cattle, his violin, and some clothing. Depositions regarding the possessions that Allen P. Deshazo had with him when he departed from Carroll County were given by Hugh A. Torrence, Lorenzo D. Rush, and his father, James R. Deshazo. (A cabinet maker by trade, Allen P. Deshazo's father was later murdered at his home in Carroll County by bushwhackers in 1863, during the Civil War.) Allen P. Deshazo was single, and 20 years old when he died in the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre in Utah.

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*VICTIM OF THE 1857 MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE*

Allen P. Deshazo was the second son of James R. Deshazo and Nancy Turbeville, born abt. 1835 in Hickman County, Tennessee. The Deshazo family resided in Hickman County for more than twenty years before purchasing land in Carroll County, Arkansas in 1854. Allen P. Deshazo departed for California in April 1857 with "The Baker Train" from Milum Springs (also called Caravan Springs and Beller's Stand), Carroll County, Arkansas. His older sister, Sarah Elizabeth (Deshazo), was married to John Henry Baker, a son of Captain John Twitty Baker, who was the wagon master of "The Baker Train". He may have acted as a drover on the trip west. He had with him 16 to 17 head of cattle, his violin, and some clothing. Depositions regarding the possessions that Allen P. Deshazo had with him when he departed from Carroll County were given by Hugh A. Torrence, Lorenzo D. Rush, and his father, James R. Deshazo. (A cabinet maker by trade, Allen P. Deshazo's father was later murdered at his home in Carroll County by bushwhackers in 1863, during the Civil War.) Allen P. Deshazo was single, and 20 years old when he died in the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre in Utah.

© 2008 Mountain Meadows Association. All rights reserved


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

ALLEN P. DESHAZO, 20

*Please note that the names of the victims of the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre that appear here are 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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