The Survivors

The Baker/Fancher Wagon Train consisted of more than 150 men, women and children. Only 17 survived, all under the age of 7. The Mormons believed that children became “adult” at the age of 8. It is speculated that they wanted no “adult” survivors who could give credible testimony to the heinous crimes committed.

The following is a list of the children who were  taken back to Arkansas 2 years after the massacre:

          Children of George and Manerva Baker
Martha Elizabeth “Betty” Baker, 5
Sarah Frances “Sallie” Baker, 3
William Twitty Baker, 9 months

          Daughters of Jesse and Mary Wharton Dunlap
Rebecca J. Dunlap, 6
Louisa Dunlap, 4
Sarah E. Dunlap, 1

          Daughters of Lorenzo and Nancy Wharton Dunlap
Prudence Angeline Dunlap, 5
Georgia Ann Dunlap, 18 months

          Children of Alexander and Eliza Fancher
Christopher “Kit” Carson Fancher, 5
Triphenia D. Fancher, 22 months

          Daughter of Peter and Saldia Huff
Nancy Saphrona Huff, 4

          Son of John Milum Jones and Eloah Tackitt Jones
Felix Marion Jones, 18 months

          Children of Josiah Miller and Matilda Cameron Miller
John Calvin, 6
Mary, 4
Joseph , 1

          Sons of Pleasant and Armilda Miller Tackitt
Emberson Milum, 4
William Henry, 19 months


  1. William Twitty Baker was my mother, Shirley Alexander’s, grandfather. To think that if he hadn’t have lived we would not be here is just amazing.

    • Hi Regina. We have a LOT of your family in our group! We’d love to have you join our organization. We are extremely active and constantly working to honor and remember our families who died at Mountain Meadows.

  2. My grandsons are Fanchers, I think they are descendants of Christopher Carson Fancher, the only surviving Fancher male.

  3. Do you guys realize that the wagon in front of the Mormon church belonged to our great great great grandfather there are pictures of it on ?

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