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Col William Horne DAME

Col William Horne DAME[1]

Male 1819 - 1884  (65 years)

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  • Name William Horne DAME 
    Prefix Col 
    Born 15 Jul 1819  Farmington, Strafford, NH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As DAIM 
    Baptism 20 May 1842 
    Census 1870  Parowan, Iron, UT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Noteworthy One of the masterminds behind the Mountain Meadows Massacre 
    Occupation 1st mayor of Parowan, UT, member Utah Territorial Legislature, Commander of Iron and Washington County Militia District 
    Religion 1840 - Mormon 
    Residence 1880  Parowan, Iron, UT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 15 Aug 1884  Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I35887  main
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2016 

    Father Jeremiah DAME,   b. 26 Jul 1791, Farmington, Strafford, NH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1855, Farmington, Strafford, NH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Susan HORNE,   b. 10 Jul 1800, Farmington, Strafford, NH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1868, Farmington, Strafford, NH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 30 Dec 1818  Durham, Strafford, NH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F480  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lovina ANDREWS,   b. 3 Jan 1823, Trumbull, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1892, Parowan, Iron, UT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 5 Dec 1839  Hancock Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F12599  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Laura Elvira,   b. 6 Oct 1836, Hancock Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ?  
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F12608  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Lydia Ann KILLIAN,   b. 18 Oct 1850, Pottawattamie, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1933, Rigby, Jefferson, ID Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1 Dec 1868  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced 24 Apr 1876 
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F12604  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Virginia Lovina NEWMAN,   b. 4 Jun 1839, Alton, Madison, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1891, Parowan, Iron, UT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 1859  Parowan, Iron, UT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F12605  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 5 Sarah Ann CARTER,   d. ?  
    Married 10 Feb 1856  Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced 1880  Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F12606  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 6 Mary PEARSON,   d. ?  
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F12607  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 7 Elizabeth EMERSON,   d. ?  
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F1217  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 8 Mary FARRINGTON,   d. ?  
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F1219  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jul 1819 - Farmington, Strafford, NH Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Dec 1839 - Hancock Co, IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Feb 1856 - Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1859 - Parowan, Iron, UT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Parowan, Iron, UT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Parowan, Iron, UT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - 1880 - Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Aug 1884 - Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    William H. Dame
    William H. Dame
    With 3 of his wives

  • Notes 
    • Col William H. Dame was named by John D. Lee as one of the principle masterminds behind the Mountain Meadows Massacre on 11 Sept 1857. http://www.mtn-meadows-assoc.com/jdlconfession.htm
      See also Maj James Henry Carleton’s report at http://www.mtn-meadows-assoc.com/Carelton/maj.htm.
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      The movie “September Dawn” is a fictional version of this event and is not totally accurate. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0473700/
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      The Mountain Meadows massacre was a mass slaughter of the Fancher-Baker emigrant wagon train at Mountain Meadows, Utah Territory, by a local Mormon militia and members of the Paiute Indian tribe on September 11, 1857. The incident began as an attack, quickly turned into a siege, and eventually culminated in the murder of the unarmed emigrants after their surrender. All of the party except for seventeen children under eight years old were killed -- about 120 men, women, and children were killed, but precise numbers have been debated. After the massacre, the corpses of the victims were left decomposing for two years on the open plain, the surviving children were distributed to local Mormon families, and many of the victims' possessions were auctioned off at the Latter-day Saint Cedar City tithing office.

      Initially intending to orchestrate an Indian massacre, local militia leaders including Isaac C. Haight and John D. Lee conspired to lead militiamen disguised as Native Americans along with a contingent of Paiute tribesmen in an attack. The emigrants fought back and a siege ensued. When the Mormons discovered that they had been identified by the emigrants, Col. William H. Dame, head of the Iron County Brigade of the Utah militia, ordered their annihilation. Intending to leave no witnesses of Mormon complicity in the siege and also intending to prevent reprisals that would complicate the Utah War, militiamen induced the emigrants to surrender and give up their weapons. After escorting the emigrants out of their hasty fortification, the militiamen and their tribesmen auxiliaries executed the emigrants. Investigations, interrupted by the U.S. Civil War, resulted in nine indictments in 1874. Only John D. Lee was tried in a court of law, and after two trials, he was convicted. On March 23, 1877, a firing squad executed Lee at the massacre site. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S33] Family Search, LDS Family History Center.

    2. [S76] Wikipedia.