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THE HUFF CHILDREN

*VICTIMS OF THE 1857 MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE*
 


JOHN HUFF was the oldest son of Peter Huff and Saleta Ann Brown, born abt. 1843 in Meigs County, Tennessee. He was named after his paternal grandfather, John Huff. John, his widowed mother Saleta Ann (Brown) Huff, and four of his five siblings died in the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre in Utah Territory. He was 14 years old when he died.


      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

     *JOHN HUFF'S NAME DOES NOT APPEAR ON THE 1990 MONUMENT. He is recorded there under "Saladia Ann Brown Huff", as one of her "two other sons".

WILLIAM C. HUFF was the second son of Peter Huff and Saleta Ann Brown, born abt. 1844 in Meigs County, Tennessee. He, his widowed mother Saleta Ann (Brown) Huff, and 4 of his 5 siblings died in the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre. He was 13 years old when he died.

      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

      WILLIAM HUFF
      (No age on Monument)

MARY E. HUFF was the oldest daughter of Peter Huff and Saleta Ann Brown, born abt. 1846 in Meigs County, Tennessee. She, her widowed mother, and 4 of her 5 siblings, died in the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre in Utah Territory. She was 11 years old when she died.

      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

     (MARY E. HUFF'S NAME DOES NOT APPEAR ON THE MONUMENT.)

JAMES K. HUFF was the third son of Peter Huff and Saleta Ann Brown, born abt. 1849 in Dallas County, Missouri. He, his widowed mother, and 4 of his 5 siblings, died in the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre in Utah Territory. He was 8 years old when he died.

      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

     (JAMES K. HUFF'S NAME DOES NOT APPEAR ON THE MONUMENT. He is recorded there under "Saladia Ann Brown Huff", as one of her "two other sons".

UNKNOWN SON HUFF was the youngest son of Peter Huff and Saleta Ann Brown, born abt. 1851, probably in Dallas County, Missouri. According to his sister, Nancy Saphronia (Huff) Cate's account, she said she "had a sister (Mary E.) that was nearly grown, and four brothers that they killed." This unknown son would be the fourth brother she mentions, her other three brothers (John, William C., and James K.) are known. Although this fourth son has been called Elisha, and his name appears on the 1990 Monument as same, there is no evidence to support this son's name as Elisha. All that is known is that he would have been around 6 years old at the time he died.

                           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

                          *(INCORRECTLY RECORDED AS ELISHA HUFF ON THE MONUMENT).

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                                                     JOHN HUFF
                                                     WILLIAM C. HUFF
                                                     MARY E. HUFF
                                                     JAMES K. HUFF
                                                     UNKNOWN SON HUFF    
  


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