A Rare Account of the Haun’s Mill Massacre: The Reminiscence of Willard Gilbert Smith
Haun's Mill, Haun's Mill Massacre, Willard Gilbert Smith, LDS Family History
While researching and writing a chapter analysis of the Haun’s Mill massacre for my dissertation, almost by chance I happened to come across an interesting and illuminating narrative of the October 1838 tragedy. The account, written as a reminiscence by Willard Gilbert Smith, was published in an obscure LDS family history and genealogy publication by the Fry Family Association, a copy of which was located in the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The fact that no actual manuscript of the narrative could be found in the LDS Church Archives or any other depository suggests that the reminiscence has merely been passed on through family connections.1
Original Publication Citation
“A Rare Account of the Haun’s Mill Massacre: The Reminiscence of Willard Gilbert Smith,” Mormon Historical Studies 8, nos. 1–2 (Spring-Fall 2007): 165–71.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Baugh, Alexander L., "A Rare Account of the Haun’s Mill Massacre: The Reminiscence of Willard Gilbert Smith" (2007). Faculty Publications. 3731.
Mormon Historical Studies
Church History and Doctrine