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JOHN MILUM JONES

*VICTIM OF THE 1857 MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE*
 


John Milum Jones, born abt. 1825 in Paint Rock, Jackson County, Alabama, was the son of John Jones, Sr. and his first wife (believed to have been named Martha). John Milum Jones married Eloah Angeline Tackitt, the daughter of Martin D. and Cynthia Tackitt, and they resided in Spadra Township, Johnson County, Arkansas. They had two children born in Johnson County: Sophronia Jones, born abt. 1853, and Felix Marion Jones, born 15 December 1855. "The Jones Train" departed from Johnson County, Arkansas with the group of trains known as "The Poteet-Tackitt-Jones Trains". The families that comprised this group were all relatives. ("The Poteet Train" segment did not die in the Massacre, but the members of "The Tackitt Train", who were relatives of John Milum Jones' wife, did.) Also traveling with "The Jones Train" segment was John Milum Jones' half-brother, Newton Jones, who was the son of John Jones, Sr. and his second wife Mary B. Gaines. He and Newton Jones were planning to start a cattle ranch. Together, Newton and John Milum Jones are said to have had four yoke of oxen and one large ox wagon, horses, and other equipment, and John Milum Jones had about 8 head of cattle. 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, 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 near Cedar City, Utah to head to Nevada to look for gold, while "The Jones Train" and "The Tackitt Train" segments continued on to Mountain Meadows.

John Milum Jones, his wife
Eloah Angeline, and daughter Sophronia, all died in the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre. His son, Felix Marion Jones, survived the Massacre, and was returned to relatives in Arkansas in 1859. John Milum Jones was 32 years old when he 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

JOHN MILUM JONES, 32

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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