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CYNTHIA TACKITT

                                             *VICTIM OF THE 1857 MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE*


Mrs. Cynthia Tackitt was born abt. 1808 in Tennessee. She was the widow of Martin D. Tackitt, who had died between 1850-1857 in Johnson County, Arkansas. Her husband, Martin D. Tackitt, was the son of Lewis Tackitt & Mary Elizabeth Basham, born abt. 1810 in Tennessee. Cynthia and Martin D. Tackitt were married about 1828 and resided in Pope County, Arkansas before moving to Johnson County, Arkansas.

With her daughter, Eloah Angeline (Tackitt) Jones, son-in-law, John Milum Jones (and his half-brother Newton Jones), and two Jones grandchildren, who comprised "The Jones Train", widow Cynthia Tackitt and six of her other children began the journey west to California. Cynthia and her son, Pleasant, his wife Armilda S. (Miller) Tackitt and their two children, Marion Tackitt, Seaborn Tackitt, James M. Tackitt and Jones M. Tackitt, along with her other daughter Matilda Tackitt, comprised "The Tackitt Train" segment of the larger "Poteet-Tackitt-Jones" Trains that all departed from Johnson County, Arkansas in April 1857. They traveled through Washington County, Arkansas and camped there on the Indian Line (in Oklahoma) for ten or fifteen days a few miles from the lands of Francis Marion Rowan, who was the husband of John Milum Jones' niece Elizabeth Jane (Wilburn) 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.

Cynthia and Martin D. Tackitt's son, William H. Tackitt, had remained in Pope County, Arkansas with his wife Martha Ann Frances (Walker), and their family.

Cynthia Tackitt's grandsons Felix Marion Jones, Emberson Milum Tackitt and William Henry Tackitt, survived the Massacre and were returned to relatives in Arkansas in 1859. Her grand daughter Sophronia Jones, age 4, was also killed in the Massacre. Cynthia Tackitt was a 49 year old widow when she died.

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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.

CYNTHIA TACKITT, 49


*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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