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DAVID W. BELLER

*VICTIM OF THE 1857 MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE*
 


David W. Beller was the fifth son of
William C. Beller and Martha Lovina Wilburn, born abt. 1845 in Carroll County, Arkansas.  David was one of fifteen children. His mother had died on 7 December 1849, and her father died two months later on 26 February 1850 of smallpox, leaving the youngest of the orphaned children to be cared for by members of the Beller family. David and his sister, Melissa Ann Beller, became the legal wards of their older sister Minerva Ann (Beller), and her husband, George Washington Baker. When Minerva Ann (Beller) Baker and her husband made plans to move to California, it was decided that the two Beller children would accompany them. David was part of "The Baker Train" group that gathered, and made their preparations, in the open area of Milum Spring (Caravan Spring) near his late father's store called "Beller's Stand". David W. Beller was 12 years old when he died in the Mountain Meadows Massacre on 11 September 1857. His sisters, Melissa Ann Beller, and Minerva Ann (Beller) Baker, also died in the Massacre, along with his brother-in-law, George Washington Baker, and his niece Mary Lovina Baker. Two of his nieces, Martha Elizabeth Baker, and Sarah Frances Baker, and his nephew William Twitty Baker, survived the Massacre.

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Inscription:

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

DAVID W. BELLER, 12

*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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