Sunday, September 30, 2012

Cokers massacred at Mountain Meadows in 1857-Cousins of Mine

Coker, Edward, 27. He tried farming in Texas before joining the emigration to California. 
Coker, Charity Porter, 37. The Cokers were reported to have two children traveling with them.

These people are not in all lists. They are remembered by Porters, the wife's family.
I had no idea till this morning when I began checking Google for family names of most of the slaughtered Arkansawers. But if the emigrant train was from what is now Boone County, what could you expect but to find some actual Cokers as well as Coker grandchildren with different surnames, there among the massacred. So I started looking. "Put out your hand," I always told my students.

Another episode for ORNERY PEOPLE, with a quick look at how phony historiography has kept (or tried to keep) the story suppressed for a century and a half.

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How many times have we heard that Romney was misspoken, or that he would not have expressed himself just the way that Rush did, or that his words were badly chosen or were not elegant? It seems to me that in the May tape Romney's words were very well chosen and he was perfectly articulate. Listen to the way he emphasizes ENTITLED. No, the problem is not that Romney is inarticulate. The problem is that when he says what he really thinks the result is so appalling that he and Ryan and the rest of his supporters have to backtrack. What he believes CANNOT be allowed to go uncorrected by himself, Ryan, and the staff.

Our Western My Lai--the Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857--Coker cousins among the slain

When you dip your toe into genealogy . . . .

It's very hard to get reliable information about the Mormon Massacre of a troop of Arkansawers at Mountain Meadows in 1857. History is being re-written. Will Bagley's book, THE BLOOD OF THE PROPHETS, has been scathingly attacked in order to protect the carefully re-written history. It seems clear that in a few minutes of slaughter some hundred emigrants from Arkansas were killed, including several under ten years of age and some two dozen between 10 and 20 years old. Why was the massacre ignored at the time? It was, of course, crowded out by news from Kansas and Nebraska as the nation moved toward civil war. And then details were purged and a smooth array of alternative explanations palliated the deliberate ferocity of the massacre.

My interest began when I received HISTORY OF BOONE COUNTY, ARKANSAS, "with a narrative by Roger V. Logan, Jr." If the wagon train was composed of people from north central counties of Arkansas in 1857, then surely some of my Cokers family would have been among the massacred. And so I discovered by checking three names from the list of the murdered. I posted a string of horrors a little earlier, starting with no knowledge that Coker cousins had been killed, but making discoveries fast. This is a clean up sweep of obvious items found on Google.

Part I: Emigrants Known to Have Perished at Mountain Meadows ...

Coker, Edward, 27. He tried farming in Texas before joining the emigration to California.16
Coker, Charity Porter, 37.
The Cokers were reported to have two children traveling with them.

by Margaret A. Butler (
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Unfamiliar with The Mountain Meadow Masscure? Go here
Margaret has put together some information on some of the families involved in the Mt Meadow Masscure. If you have any addition information please pass it along to me. Thanks Linda
WILLIAM WOOD, born ca. 1831, probably in Marion Co., AR
SOLOMON WOOD, born ca. 1837, probably in Marion Co., AR
    William and Solomon were brothers. I'm fairly sure Solomon was a single man but not sure about William. Both were sons of George W. and Nancy Jane (COKER) WOOD of George's Creek, Yellville, Marion Co., AR. (George's Creek was named after George W. Wood.)
    George W. Wood was born ca. 1804-05 in SC, and was the son of Marion County Judge William Obadiah "Dancin Bill" Wood and his wife, Hannah (AUSTIN) Wood. The Judge was born ca. 1775 in NC, moved to AR ca. 1818, and settled at Yellville ca. 1828, residing near Crooked Creek.
    Nancy Jane (Coker) Wood was born ca. 1809-13 in Knox Co., TN. She was the daughter of Arkansas pioneer, William Dempsey "Buck" COKER. Buck's wife's name was allegedly Nancy (LEE) COKER. Buck moved into the White River area around 1813, then eventually settled near Lead Hill (which was first situated in Marion County and then Boone County).

Genealogy of Each Family

Mary Baker Ledbetter researched and constructed the genealogies for each of the families that traveled in the Baker/Fancher Wagon Train.  Red ink signifies the individuals who died at Mountain Meadows. Blue ink represents the children who survived the Mountain Meadows Massacre.

Click on the Surname to view the corresponding genealogy:

                        Aden                       Fulfer

                        Baker                      Huff

                        Beach                      Jones

                        Beller                      McEntire

                        Brown                     Miller

                        Cameron                 Mitchell

                        Coker                      Prewitt

                        Deshazo                  Rush

                        Dunlap                    Tackett

                        Edwards                 Wharton

                        Fancher                  Wilburn


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Astonishing Coker genealogical chart!

This chart puts my ancestor Leonard down lower than the other children of Buck Coker. Seaborn is my ancestor, shot while crossing a river in the War.

Bagley’s book—published at a time when it is not safe to tell the truth.
A Francher child who was not murdered with the rest.

The Dunlaps and Cokers connected:


Submitted by: Margaret Butler (
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NOTE !! This is a compilation of information only, and the reader must allow for errors. Because of past courthouse burnings, a large majority of coker information comes only from stories handed down through families and acquaintances. This genealogy is meant to be used simply as a guide. For additional information on the Cokers, look at the book on Marion County, AR families at the Marion County library.
* * *
NANCY JANE COKER, dau. of Buck Coker
born between 1810 and 1813, Knox Co., TN
married about 1832 to George W. WOOD,
son of William & Hannah (Austin) Wood
Some believe that Nancy, who married George W. Wood, was the daughter of Edward "Ned" Coker, son of Buck (a Marion Co., AR history book states this fact). However, Ned was born in 1801 and this Nancy was born no later than 1813. Ned would have been no older than 13 when this Nancy was born. She couldn't have been his daughter; rather, she was his sister.
Taken from S.C. Turnbo's "A Bear Resembles a Huge Snowball While Rolling Down a Mountainside:"
George Wood, son of "Dancin" Bill Wood married Nancy Coker, youngest daughter of Buck Coker, and lived at the Big Spring on East Sugar Loaf Creek now called the Blackwell Spring; here in 1854 Woods built a mill and settlers who lived far and near patronized this mill. Some years before he erected his mill he was hunting in the close vicinity of Short Mountain and the dogs chased two panthers and the panthers soon took the advantage of a tree and sit on the limbs and glared at the dogs. When Woods reached the tree he shot both panthers which were a male and female. The former was 11 feet in length, the latter was 9 feet. Woods cut off the forepaws of each animal and carried them home and hunters who saw them pronounced those of the male panther unusually large."
"Georges Creek [near Yellville, Marion Co.] took its name from George Wood who built the mill at the Big Spring on East Sugar Loaf Creek in 1854." Taken from Turnbo's "A Few Items of Early Times."
Nancy is first found on the 1850 Marion Co., AR federal census. She is listed as "Jane" in household No. 161:
George Wood 45 Tenn
Jane 40 Tenn
Dice 22 Ark.
Winney 20 Ark.
William 19 Ark.
Hannah 18 Ark.
Elisabeth 16 Ark.
Jane 15 Ark.
Solmon R. 13 Ark.
Malinda 11 Ark.
George W. 9 Ark.
John Hardin 7 Ark.
Nancy C. 6 Ark.
Sarah Ann 4 Ark.
Martha 3 Ark.
Bellrada 1 Ark.
 1. DICEY WOOD, born about 1828, probably Marion Co., AR. Allegedly married James LAREMORE. Listed on the 1860 Sugar Loaf Twp., Marion Co., AR census. Children in household: Belbrady, Martha Jane and William H.
 2. WINNEY WOOD, born about 1830, AR; married Charles/Charlie STALLCUP, son of Samuel and Jane Stallcup. Charles, born abt 1832 in Indiana, was a member of a doomed wagon train that was attacked in Utah on its way to the gold fields in California. He died in September 1857 during the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Some records say that Winney died also; however, she's listed on the 1860 Sugar Loaf Twp., Marion Co., AR census. Children of Winney & Charles: Rachel Ann, George Samuel, and James M. Stallcup.
3. WILLIAM WOOD, born about 1831, AR; married Minerva Jane HUDSON, dau. of Jesse and Matilda (Everett) Hudson who lived on Georges Creek. William was also a member of the doomed wagon train that was attacked in Utah. He died in September 1857 during the Mountain Meadows Massacre. (Some "Hudsons" were among the doomed wagon train members. Whether they were related to Jesse & Matilda is unknown.)
4. HANNAH MELVIRA WOOD, born about 1832 in AR.
5. ELISABETH WOOD, born about 1834 in AR.
6. JANE WOOD, born about 1835 in AR. (Some say Jane, who married Dud Coker, was the daughter of Ned Coker, but Turnbo refers to Dud as George Wood's son-in-law.) Jane, wife of Strother/Strander Dudley "Dud" COKER, married him in 1856. Dud was murdered by bushwackers in 1864-65. Dud and Jane had two known children: Charity J. (b. 1857), William C. Coker (b. 1859), and Rebecca (b. 1862). Directions to Dud's grave: "Cross Sugar Loaf Creek above the old Geo Wood farm, pass on up a hollow on the west side of the creek to the graveyard." [Was Dud a son of Leonard Coker?]
7. SOLOMON R. WOOD, born about 1837 in AR. Solomon was also a member of the doomed wagon train that was attacked in Utah. He died in September 1857 during the Mountain Meadows Massacre.
8. SUSAN MALINDA WOOD, born about 1839 in AR.
9. GEORGE WASHINGTON WOOD, born about 1841 in AR.
10. JOHN HARDIN WOOD, born about 1843 in AR.
11. NANCY C. WOOD, born about 1844 in AR. Another source states her birthdate was January 26, 1844 in Marion Co., AR.
12. SARAH ANN WOOD, born about 1846 in AR.
13. MARTHA "PATSY" WOOD, born about 1847 in AR; never married.
14. BELLRADA/BELBRADY WOOD, born about 1849 in AR.
15. Eveline R. Wood, born about 1850-51 in AR. [Questionable?]
16. Joseph C. Wood, born about 1853 in AR. [Questionable?]
17. Matilda A. Wood, born about 1855 in AR. [Questionable?]
18. Amanda M. Wood, born about 1860 in AR. [Questionable?]
19. Edward Wood, b. 1851 [Very questionable?]
20. Charity Wood, b. 1853 [Questionable?]
21. John E. Wood, b. 1856 [Questionable?]
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By S. C. Turnbo
Carrollton Hollow a tributary branch of West Sugar Loaf Creek in Boone County, Ark. was settled in the early fifties. This hollow was once embraced in Carroll County but when Boone County was organized it was cut off into the latter. The little valley has its source just east of Bear Creek. dome two or three years before the Civil War began the settlers who lived in the hollow built a small house of hewed logs and went into the forest and burned a lime kiln of lime stone and "painted" the house with lime and used the building for school and church purposes and was known far and near as the Carrollton Hollow School House. The part of the hollow where this house stood was a Broken Prairie Valley but since then it has all growed up in small trees and bresh. The original house was destroyed by fire but another house of the same size and of the same kind of material was built on the same foundation where the first one stood. I am told that this last house has been removed and replaced by a much better one. One of the early settlers in this hollow is Dave Dunlap who came there with his parents James and Lucinda (McMurray) Dunlap in 1854 and was born in Newton County, Ark. December 29, 1837. His father died some time ago and lies buried in the cemetery one mile north of the school house. Dave Dunlap had several relatives murdered in the Mountain Meadow Massacre in Utah September 18,1857. In speaking of his relatives who were slain in this cold blooded slaughter and some of the children who were saved from death, Mr. Dunlap said, "Two of my brothers Jesse and Loranzo Dunlap including their wives fell victims in this horrible affair. When the news of this massacre reached the people of Northwest Arkanaas and Southwest Missouri it shocked them and an ill feeling against the Mormons sprang up among the people stronger than their ill will against the Indians, for most every one looked on Brigham Young and his leaders as being the principal instigators of the cruel murder of these defenseless emigrants. Among the little children who were spared a horrible death on that bloody spot were Angeline and George Ann Dunlap two daughters of my brother Loranzo Dunlap and Louisa. Sarah and Rebecca Dunlap daughters of my brother Jesse Dunlap. All of these children that I name were married after they grew to womanhood. Angeline married Blairburne Copeing, George Ann married George McWhister, Louisa married Jim Linton, Rebecca married John Evans and Sarah married Capt. Lynch of the United States Army.


Posted: 8 Sep 2001 3:41AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 18 Sep 2002 4:29PM GMT

I am looking for relative, Charity Porter born 19 Apr 1818 in Ill. She was married to Edward (Coquer, Conquer, or most likely Coker. Ther were other Coker families in the area surrounding Carroll Co. Ark. They left with the Fancher Train and both killed at the Mountain Meadow Massacre. I believe they had two small children. I read where the children survived and were returned to the Carroll Co. area. Any info would be appreciated. Charity was the daughter of Gwinn Porter and Rachel Daughterty who lived in the area in the 1830s-and 40s.


Posted: 8 Sep 2001 1:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Feb 2006 4:30PM GMT

The book that I have really doesn't give a lot of information. It mentions 17 children that were taken back to Carroll Co but none of them were Cokers. Here is the list of names:
Rebecca 9,Louisa 7, Sarah 4, daughters of Jessie Dunlap
PevdenceAngline 7,Gorgina 4, daughters of L.D. Dunlap
William 4, son of G.W. Baker
Elizabeth 8,Sarah 6, C.G. 9, Tryphonia 5, children of Capt Alexander Fancher .
John 9,Mary 7, Joseph 4, of Joseph Miller
Milam and William, sons of Plesant Tackett
F.N. 4,Saphonia 7, of J.M. Jones of Marion Co.
The Mormons apparently kept them for two years before returning them to Carroll Co.
This book is not indexed so I do not know if there are any Cokers mentioned in it. I checked the cemetery listings in the book and didn't find anyone with those names.

  • There were, if fact, Coker grandchildren slaughtered—not with last name of Coker.

The Mormon Massacre of Arkansawers at Mountain Meadows in September 1857--Make that Massacre of my Cousins

 I started just to check if any of my Coker cousins were among those massacred. I added items as I went down the Google list but stopped after checking only three surnames of the victims. Coker Cousins of mine murdered: were they Ornery People? I may continue this with other names from the victims list.

The History of Boone County Arkansas (1998) contains an account of the Mountain Meadows Massacre a good deal more raw than you see on some Internet sites today:

On September 11, 1857 . . . about 120 pioneer emigrants, most of whom were from northwestern Arkansas, were brutally murdered in a mountain valley in southwestern Utah, in an affair called the Mountain Meadows Massacre. The event was one of the most horrible in American history. . . . . Many of those who were killed at Mountain Meadows had been pioneer settlers of what is now Boone County. The number included the Bakers, who had lived south of Harrison and whose family is still represented in Boone County today. . . .

I just put the name of the 27 year old "George W. Baker" on Google along with Coker, the family name of my pioneer north-central Arkansas ancestors, and got this:

Solomon and William’s first cousin, William “Prairie Bill” Coker married Alexander Fancher’s first cousin, Arminta Fancher, thus making them distantly related by marriage.

Here is a comment by Erin Green in 2009: "I have just learned about this event as I was digging for my family heritage. I am related directly to Charity Ann Porter through my father's grandmother Mamie Bertha Porter. I have also noticed that Charity, her husband Edward Coker, and their 2 children were not listed as victims (which I know for sure they were).

Mtn-meadows-assoc com - Mountain Meadows Association lists one Coker--

dat16.html#9|COKER|Nancy Jane /Coker/|ABT. 1805||||

This is an astonishing kinship chart of the victims at Mountain Meadows Massacre:
I got all this on one screen of Google after typing in one name from the list of those massacred.
This is after changing Baker to Francher: 
Arminta Francher Coker

Submitted by: Lynn-Marie Fancher (
Caretaker Old Fancher Cemetery KNA
"Colonel James Fancher Homestead Cemetery"
Dividing Line With regard to Arminta Fancher Coker . . .
She was the daughter of Col James Fancher and his wife, Elizabeth Carlock Fancher. His middle name was not Alexander. James Fancher he had a brother Alexander Fancher who died in the Capps area between 1844 and 1846. That Alexander Fancher lost two sons at Mountain Meadows
Col James Fancher had another brother, Isaac Fancher, who's son was the Captain Alexander Fancher that led the ill-fated wagon train into Mountain Meadows Utah. There is no Captain Charles (Charley) Fancher associated with the MMM. That is an error that came out of Utah that has been perpetuated from old accounts. Newer books have the names correct.
Ariminta Fancher Coker died in 1848, from complications of childbirth. She had four children, all of whom were raised by James Fancher and wife Elizabeth, Ariminta's parents. Ariminta Coker's husband,"Prairie Bill" Coker, ran off with two Indian women, which made the conservative Fancher's pretty unhappy. Ariminta Coker and her older sister Asenath Fancher Morris are buried in the "Old Fancher Cemetery" in Osage at the foot of Sarah Journegain (Jarnigan) Fancher's grave. They are in unmarked graves, but well known by family members to be there. Very recently, someone from the Alexander Fancher family put a marker up for Alexander over the graves of these two ladies. It is unclear at present how that will be resolved, but Alexander Fancher, the brother, is not buried in that cemetery at all. He is presumed to be in the Capps area with his wife and oldest son.
Interestingly, the baby that was born in 1848 was named George M. Dallas Coker. He was named this by Elizabeth Carlock Fancher who had lost her own last baby the year before (1847) named George M Dallas Fancher. He only lived to be 10 months old. So the name was recycled for Arminta's baby.
The children did grow up to know their father and in later years, enjoyed his company.

Now I typed in "Jones":
Rewriting History: the inscription on the monument--attacked by women from outer space? attacked but not slaughtered?:

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.

What else if I type in Solomon R. Wood?
Richard Wilson (1830?-1857) - From Marion County, Arkansas, Wilson was believed to have been born between 1830 and 1834. He was married to Elizabeth Coker Wilson and the two had one son named John William, who was less than a year old when Wilson joined the California-bound wagon train. Traveling alone, family history indicates that he was headed to the California goldmines, but instead, was killed at the massacre.

William Edward Wood (1831-1857) - Born in Arkansas to George Washington Wood and Nancy Jane Coker, Wood was married to Manerva Jane Hudson about 1850. The couple had one small child and Nancy Jane was pregnant with the second when he joined the wagon train along with his brother Solomon and brother-in-law, Charles Stallcup, who were thought to have been hired on to help care for the large cattle herd that was accompanying the wagon train. Their plans were to check out the prospects in California, and perhaps later bring back their wives. Instead all three men were killed and when William's wife heard about the massacre, she miscarried her second child.

Solomon R. Wood (1937-1857) - Born in Arkansas to George Washington Wood and Nancy Jane Coker, Solomon was the brother of William Edward Wood, and brother-in-law of  Charles Stallcup. Records indicate that he was not married. The three men were thought to have been hired on to help care for the large cattle herd that was accompanying the wagon train. All three men were killed in the massacre.

All that from typing in three names from the Boone County history. This many of my good cousins slaughtered in Utah. Stories no one told me.

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From: Mysty McPherson <>
Subject: Re: [ARBOONE] ELI CAMPBELL BELLER/Mountain Meadows Massacre?
Date: Sun, 01 Dec 2002 16:44:08 -0600
References: <>

Ah, I think I see where some of this confusion problem comes from. Carroll
Co (before Boone Co was created from it in 1869) had a Sugar Loaf Township
right across the county boundary from the Sugar Loaf Township in Marion Co.
Back then the Sugar Loaf Creek and West Sugar Loaf Creek areas were within
Marion Co. boundaries. And, there are genealogical errors galore in
"History of Marion Co" by Earl Berry. Earl recognized this and, before his
death, asked the Historic Genealogical Society of Marion Co to correct those
errors and expand the genealogical data. Thus: "Genealogies of Marion Co
Families 1811-1900" pub 1997 and "Genealogies of Marion Co Families
1811-1900, A Supplement" which is "under construction."

Marion Co 1850 census - Sugar Loaf Township.
# 160-161 George Wood 45 TN.
Jane 40 TN
Dice 22 AR.
Winney 20 AR.
William 19 AR.
Hannah 18 AR.
Elizabeth 16 AR.
Jane 15 AR.
Solomon R 13 AR.
Malinda 11 AR.
George W 9 AR.
John Hardin 7 AR.
Nancy C 6 AR.
Sally Ann 4 AR.
Martha 3 AR.
Bellinda/Belbrada 1 AR.

Marion Co 1860 census - Sugar Loaf Township.
# 931 George W Wood 54 TN.
Nancy 49 TN.
Elizabeth 24 AR.
G W 18 AR.
John H 17 AR.
Sarah A 13 AR.
Martha 12 AR.
Edward 9 AR.
Charity 7 AR.
John W E 4 AR.

The surname Sneed is not found in the Marion Co census for 1850 nor 1860.

The following data are from "Genealogies of Marion Co Families 1811-1900, A
Supplement" [not published].

Mary Jane Coker (daughter of William "Buck" & Mollie [Lee] Coker) b Knox Co
TN 1806 d Carroll Co AR 1878 bu Sneed Cemetery at Osage m July 1824 Charles
Sneed (son of William & Kezziah [Graham] Sneed) b KY 1807 d Carroll Co AR

William Edward Wood (son of George Washington & Nancy Jane [Coker] Wood) b
AR Terr 1831 d UT 1857 m MCAR ca 1850 Manerva Jane Hudson (daughter of Jesse
& Matilda [Everett] Hudson) b Georges Creek AR Terr 1832 d Calf Creek,
McCulloch Co TX 1918. Manerva m/2 MCAR Joel Baker Northcott.

Solomon R Wood (son of George Washington & Nancy Jane [Coker] Wood) b MCAR
1837 d UT 1857. Never married.

Solomon M Wood (son of William "Dancin' Bill" & Hannah [Austin] Wood) b TN
1818 d MCAR 1851 bu Patton Cemetery MCAR m Martha "Patsy" Magness (daughter
of James W & Narcissa [Barnett] Magness) b SC 1817 d Boone Co AR aft 1880.
Patsy is a widow in Blythe Township 1860. She is living with her son, James
B Wood, in Harrison Township, Boone Co AR 1880.

The only child of Solomon M & Martha "Patsy" (Magness) Wood is James B Wood
b MCAR 1839 m Nannie ___ b AR 1846. In Harrison Township, Boone Co. AR
1870, 1880.

William Sylvester "Southfoot Bill" Wood (son of Thomas D & Elizabeth
[Talbert] Coker) b AR Terr 1823 d TX 1891 m Melinda Coker (daughter of
William & Sara [Greene] Coker) b AR Terr 1825 d TX 1901. Three of their
children were:

Thomas Benton Wood b MCAR 1847 m/1 Louisa C Dobbs (daughter of Jonathan &
Elizabeth [Snelson] Dobbs); m/2 Indian Terr 1895 Roxie ___. In Blythe
Township MCAR 1889. To Indian Terr 1893.

Sylvester V Wood b MCAR 1848 m prob TX Sarah McCullough. To Indian Terr
1893. Settled Mason Co TX where he was elected Judge in the early 1900s.

James Irwin Wood b MCAR 1850 d Scipio, Pittsburgh Co OK 1918 m MCAR Cynthia
A Dobbs (daughter of Jonathan & Elizabeth [Snelson] Dobbs). To Indian Terr
1893. Treasurer of Pittsburgh Co OK for 5 years. Elected Mayor of
McAllister OK 1915.

This should help some in sorting out who was and was not with the Fancher
Train; thus, who was and was not slaughtered at Mountain Meadow. Oh, yes.
Winney Wood's husband, Charlie Stallcup, was slaughtered, but she and the
children weren't with him. Let me know if I can supply any further MCAR
info for you. Be glad to do what I can.

----- Original Message -----
From: "LM Fancher" <>
To: "Mysty McPherson" <>
Sent: Sunday, December 01, 2002 1:51 PM
Subject: RE: [ARBOONE] ELI CAMPBELL BELLER/Mountain Meadows Massacre?

> Mysty,
> Please review the 1860 Census for Sugar Loaf Tnshp again. I do not find
> Wood family listed. I do find Nancy Jane Coker, niece of Nancy Coker Wood
> and my ggg grandmother, Jane Coker Sneed. You might want to double check
> you birth date for Nancy Coker Wood. She is often confused with Jane.
> There is a picture of Jane Coker Sneed in the Carroll Co. Museum.
> The Woods I have being killed at the MMM were listed in Earl Berry's
> of Marion County. They include Nancy Coker Wood and her sons William (34)
> and Solomon (38). Solomon's wife's name was Martha and their sons James
> (18) and John H. (ll) Williams' wife was Malinda (34) and their children
> Thomas Benton (10) Sylvester (9) and James Irvine Wood (8). This
> information is also accounted for in William Wise's book on the Massacre
> Mountain Meadows. There were suppose to be two other Wood families along
> the trip, but I haven't come across documentation or reports for that yet.
> Two of her sons married Dixon girls and I have been trying to track them
> can't find them.
> Milum Rush on the Train had a brother named Alanson who married Alexander
> Fancher and Jane Johnson's daughter Mary giving a further connection to
> train. I have been researching the Millers associated with the train.
> There is strong circumstancial evidence that Hugh Miller, the progenitor
> the Millers who died on the train, was the brother of John Emberson
> husband of Patsy Fancher, aunt to Captain Alexander Fancher. I believe
> sorting out these clues will give us better insight into who some of the
> missing victims might be. Anyway, I keep trying..
> Lynn-Marie Fancher

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