History of Vernon, Utah
Taken from the Utah Place Names. (Links and Italics Added )

VERNON

Vernon is a small agricultural, cattle, and hay settlement on U-36, thirty-six miles south of Tooele. The area was settled by whites in April 1862. One of the settlers was Joseph Vernon, who was killed by a local Indian, Tabby Weeput,* during the early settlement days.

John W. Van Cott

Note: Microfilm of the original notice of the killing of Joseph Vernon, 21 Sep 1857,
gives the indian's name as Gabby Wekup.
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