Title

A Rare Account of the Haun’s Mill Massacre: The Reminiscence of Willard Gilbert Smith

Keywords

Haun's Mill, Haun's Mill Massacre, Willard Gilbert Smith, LDS Family History

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2007

Publisher

Mormon Historical Studies

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Church History and Doctrine

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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