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Austin HAMMER

Hawn's Mill aka Haun's Mill Cemetery
Caldwell County,
Missouri

The exact location of the well that was used as a tomb is located. Please research Hawn's or Haun's Mill Massacre for information.

Of the 17th murdered, 14 were interned in the well:
Elias Benner 5 Jun 1795 – 30 Oct 1838

John Byers About 1803 – 30 Oct 1838

Alexander M Campbell About 1803 – 30 Oct 1838

Simon Cox 1815 – 31 Oct 1838

Josiah Fuller About 1803 – 30 Oct 1838

Austin Hammer 6 May 1804 – 30 Oct 1838

John Lee About 1803 – 30 Oct 1838

Benjamin Franklin Lewis 23 Apr 1803 – 30 Oct 1838

Thomas White McBride 12 Mar 1776 – 30 Oct 1838

Charles Myrick Merrick 11 Dec 1828 – Nov 1838

Levi Newton Merrick 20 May 1808 – 30 Oct 1838

William Napier 1795 – 30 Oct 1838

George Spencer Richards 8 Jan 1823 – 30 Oct 1838

Sardius Washington Smith 26 Sep 1828 – 30 Oct 1838

Warren Smith 14 Jun 1794 – 30 Oct 1838

John York, Jr 1779 – 31 Oct 1838

"The other three - Benjamin Lewis (33), originally buried on the David Lewis farm, was later exhumed and moved to a local cemetery; Charles Merrick (9) died later and was buried elsewhere; and Hiram Abbott (25) was later removed to his father's place where he died."

"In the morning after the 7:42 a.m. sunrise, fourteen of the dead were slid from a plank into a large unfinished dry well and covered with straw and a thin layer of dirt. The other three - Benjamin Lewis , originally buried on the David Lewis farm, was later exhumed and moved to a local cemetery; Charles Merrick died later and was buried elsewhere; and Hiram Abbott was later removed to his father's place where he died."

Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haun%27s_Mill_massacre

Contributed on 12/27/18 by tslundberg
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Submitted: 12/27/18 • Approved: 12/27/18 • Last Updated: 12/30/18 • R816030-G816024-S3

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