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.
A.C. Wallner for the Mountain Meadows Association. All rights reserved.
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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ARMILDA S. (MILLER) TACKITT