Given Family Massacre
In the spring of 1865 John Given with his
wife Eliza and their four children, John Jr.,
Mary, Anna, and Martha, settled in the
meadow land about 110 feet west of here.
They built a cabin and willow shanty. Charles
Brown and Charles W. Leah were helping them
plow and plant crops. Early in the morning of
May 26th they were attacked by a band of
indians. Brown and Leah escaped and ran six
miles for help, which came too late. The
entire Given family was massacred and their
cattle and household furnishing taken. The
murdered people were buried in Fairview.