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NEWTON JONES

 *VICTIM OF THE 1857 MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE*


Newton Jones was the son of John Jones, Sr. and his second wife, Mary B. Gaines, born abt. 1834 in Alabama. He resided with his parents in Marion County, Arkansas. Newton Jones was the half brother of John Milum Jones, who also died in the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Planning to start a cattle ranch together, Newton Jones departed for California with John Milum Jones and "The Jones Train" from Johnson County, Arkansas who traveled with the family-related group of trains known as "The Poteet-Tackitt-Jones Trains". Jointly, Newton and John Milum Jones are said to have had four yoke of oxen and one large ox wagon, horses, and other equipment, and Newton Jones had a "fine rifle gun". 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. 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. Newton Jones was single, and 23 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

NEWTON JONES

(His age is not recorded on the 1990 Monument. He was 23 years old.)


*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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