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SOPHRONIA JONES

              *VICTIM OF THE 1857 MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE*


Sophronia Jones was the daughter of
John Milum Jones and Eloah Angeline Tackitt, born abt. 1853 in Johnson County, Arkansas. She was traveling with her parents on "The Jones Train" segment of the "Poteet-Tackitt-Jones" Trains. She and her parents died in the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre in Utah. Her younger brother, Felix Marion Jones, survived the Massacre. Not all of the children under the age of 6 were spared, she was 4 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

(Sophronia Jone's actual name does not appear on the 1990 Monument, she appears under her mother's name as "and Daughter".)

 

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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