Mountain Meadows Massacre Victims & Members

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep

In September, 2007, this remembrance was left for the Baker party by Martha Elizabeth Baker Terry’s (one of the survivors) great grandson and great great granddaughter

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.

I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.

I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room,
I am the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.

Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there. I do not die.

– Mary Frye, 1932 

Here is a list of the victims of the Mountain Meadows Massacre, September 11, 1857.  For our primary article, see Mountain Meadows Massacre.

Summaries begin on page 4

Those who Died from the Attack

William Allen Aden 19 – Traveling alone, Aden was already in Utah when the wagon train arrived. He joined them in Provo. He was from Tennessee.

Abel Baker 19 -Son of John Twitty Baker. From Carroll County, Arkansas.

George Washington Baker 27 – Son of John Twitty Baker, husband of Manerva A. Beller Baker and father to Mary Lavina, Martha Elizabeth, Sarah Frances Baker, and William Twitty Baker. From Carroll County, Arkansas

John Twitty Baker 52 – Father to Abel and George W. Baker. From Carroll County, Arkansas.

Manerva A. Beller Baker 25 -Wife of George W. Baker and mother to Mary Lavina, Martha Elizabeth, Sarah Frances Baker, and William Twitty Baker. From Carroll County, Arkansas.

Mary Lavina Baker 7 – Daughter of George Washington Baker and Manerva A. Beller Baker. From Carroll County, Arkansas.

John Beach 21 – No other information.

David W. Beller 12 -Ward and brother of Manerva A. Beller Baker. From Carroll County, Arkansas.

Melissa Ann Beller 14 – Ward and sister of Manerva A. Beller Baker. From Carroll County, Arkansas.

Henry Cameron 16 – Son of William and Martha Cameron. From Johnson County, Arkansas.

Isom Cameron 18 – Son of William and Martha Cameron. From Johnson County, Arkansas.

James Cameron 14 – Son of William and Martha Cameron. From Johnson County, Arkansas.

Larkin Cameron 8 – Son of William and Martha Cameron. From Johnson County, Arkansas.

Martha Cameron 51 – Wife of William Cameron, mother of Tillman, Malinda, Isom, Henry, James, Martha, and Larkin. From Johnson County, Arkansas.

Martha Cameron 11 – Daughter of William and Martha Cameron. From Johnson County, Arkansas.

Nancy Cameron 12 – William Cameron’s niece. From Johnson County, Arkansas.

Tillman Cameron 24 – Son of William and Martha Cameron. From Johnson County, Arkansas.

William Cameron 51 – Husband of Martha Cameron, father of Tillman, Malinda, Isom, Henry, James, Martha, and Larkin. From Johnson County, Arkansas.

Allen P. DeShazo 20 – A neighbor of John Twitty Baker, DeShazo was traveling without any other family members. From Carroll County, Arkansas.

America Jane Dunlap 7 – Daughter of Lorenzo Dow Dunlap and Nancy Dunlap. From Marion County, Arkansas.

James D. Dunlap 14 – Son of Jesse Dunlap, Jr. and Mary Wharton Dunlap. From Marion County, Arkansas.

Jesse Dunlap, Jr. 39 – Husband of Mary Wharton Dunlap, father of Ruth Ellenor, Nancy Rachel, James D., Lucinda, Susannah, Marguerette, Mary Ann,  Rebecca, Louisa, and Sarah Elizabeth. Also brother of Lorenzo Dow Dunlap. From Marion County, Arkansas.

John H. Dunlap 16 – Son of Lorenzo Dow Dunlap and Nancy Dunlap. From Marion County, Arkansas

Lorenzo Dow Dunlap 42 – Husband of Nancy Jane Wharton Dunlap, father of Thomas, John, Mary Ann, Talitha, Nancy, America Jane, Prudence, and Georgia Dunlap. Also brother of Jesse Dunlap, Jr. From Marion County, Arkansas.

Lucinda Dunlap 12 – Daughter of Jesse Dunlap, Jr. and Mary Wharton Dunlap.From Marion County, Arkansas.

Margarette Dunlap 11 – Daughter of Jesse Dunlap, Jr. and Mary Wharton Dunlap. From Marion County, Arkansas.

Mary Wharton Dunlap 39 – Wife of Jesse Dunlap, Jr. , mother of Ruth Ellenor, Nancy Rachel, James D.,  Lucinda,  Susannah,  Marguerette,  Mary Ann,  Rebecca, Louisa, and Sarah Elizabeth; sister of Nancy Jane Wharton Dunlap. From Marion County, Arkansas.

Mary Ann Dunlap 9 – Daughter of Jesse Dunlap, Jr. and Mary Wharton Dunlap. From Marion County, Arkansas.

Mary Ann Dunlap 13 – Daughter of Lorenzo Dow Dunlap and Nancy Jane Wharton Dunlap. From Marion County, Arkansas.

Nancy Dunlap 9 – Daughter of Lorenzo Dow Dunlap and Nancy Jane Wharton Dunlap. From Marion County, Arkansas.

Nancy M. Dunlap 16 – Daughter of Jesse Dunlap, Jr. and Mary Wharton Dunlap. From Marion County, Arkansas.

Nancy Jane Wharton Dunlap 42 – Wife of Lorenzo Dow Dunlap, mother of Thomas, John, Mary Ann, Talitha, Nancy, America Jane, Prudence, and Georgia Dunlap. From Marion County, Arkansas.

2 thoughts on “Mountain Meadows Massacre Victims & Members”

  1. This is such a crazy story. I just stumbled across it as I was digging into my genealogy. My 3rd great grandfather and grandmother were Lorenzo Dow Dunlap and Nancy Jane Wharton Dunlap. My great-great grandmother was Prudence Dunlap, one of the children who was spared. I never knew this story. Mind blown…

  2. I was 14 when I found out about this story..My family was from that area. I confronted my father who said “There are two sides to every story.” Yes, there are- but Murder?” Yes there were reasons, but no justification for what happened. Researching the events over forty years it was hard to know the truths of thing but the cover ups from the church was obvious. Where are the journals of the shooters and family members, don’t tell me no one spoke of it because of a vow. This had to troubled people. It obviously did my father- an ancestor of a possible shooter. His eyes were haunted by not knowing the truth.

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