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MARY LOVINA BAKER

       *VICTIM OF THE 1857 MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE*
 


Mary Lovina Baker was the oldest daughter of George Washington Baker and Minerva Ann Beller, born abt. 1851 in Crooked Creek Township, Carroll County, Arkansas. She was named Lovina for her maternal grandmother, Martha Lovina (Wilburn) Beller, and was called "Vina".  Vina and her family departed from Milum Springs (also called Caravan Springs and Beller's Stand) in Carroll County in April 1857 with "The Baker Train", which was under the leadership of her paternal grandfather, Captain John Twitty Baker. During the Massacre, her younger sister, Martha Elizabeth "Betty" Baker, said she saw Vina being led over a ridge by some men. Vina, her parents, George Washington and Minerva Ann (Beller) Baker, her uncles Abel Baker and David W. Beller, her aunt Melissa Ann Beller, and her grandfather John Twitty Baker, all died in the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre. Her three younger siblings,
Martha Elizabeth Baker, Sarah Frances Baker, and William Twitty Baker, survived the Massacre and were returned to their paternal grandmother, Mary A. (Ashby) Baker, in 1859. Mary Lovina Baker was 7 years old when she died.

                    2008 A.C. Wallner for the Mountain Meadows Association. All rights reserved

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 LOVINA BAKER, 7

*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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               FOR MARY LOVINA BAKER

 


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