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ARMILDA S. (MILLER) TACKITT

*VICTIM OF THE 1857 MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE*
 


Armilda S. Miller was the oldest daughter of Emberson Miller and Sarah Allred, born abt. 1835 in Tennessee. She married Pleasant Tackitt, the son of Martin D. and Cynthia Tackitt, and they resided in Spadra Township, Johnson County, Arkansas.
Armilda S. (Miller) and Pleasant Tackitt had two sons, who were born in Johnson County, Arkansas: Emberson Milum Tackitt born 29 May 1853, and William Henry Tackitt, born 20 January 1856.

Armilda S. and Pleasant Tackitt's family, her widowed mother-in-law Cynthia Tackitt, and 6 of 7 of her husband's siblings, comprised "The Tackitt Train" segment of the larger "Poteet-Tackitt-Jones Trains" group that all departed from Johnson County, Arkansas in April of 1857. They traveled through Washington County, Arkansas and camped there on the Indian Line (of Oklahoma) for ten or fifteen days a few miles from the lands of Francis Marion Rowan. Before they reached Mountain Meadows in Utah, "The Poteet Train" segment broke off from the group to head to Nevada to look for gold, while "The Jones Train" and "The Tackitt Train" segments continued on to Mountain Meadows.

Armilda's two young sons survived the Massacre and were returned to their maternal grandparents in Arkansas in 1859. Armilda, her husband Pleasant Tackitt, her mother-in-law Cynthia Tackitt, and six of her husband's siblings died in the Massacre. Armilda S. (Miller) Tackitt was 22 years old when she died.

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

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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

ARMILDA MILLER TACKITT, 22

*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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