Ahira Alling (1806-1886) was born 21 Apr. 1806 in Avon, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He was the son of Charles Alling and Mary Wolcott. He married Rhoda S. Lounsbury on 25 Mar. 1850. He was a neighbor of Wilford Woodruff and his family in Avon. He died 9 Jan. 1886 in Avon.
Ahira Alling (K8DZ-RLQ), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 7 Apr. 2021). Ahira Alling, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/ahira-alling, accessed 5 Feb. 2022). George P. Allen, comp., A History and Genealogical Record of the Alling-Allens of New Haven, Connecticut (New Haven, CT: The Price, Lee & Adkins, Co.), pp. 237, 238. “Connecticut, U.S. Hale Collection of Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1929-1934: Connecticut Headstone Inscriptions, vol. 40,” database, Ancestry.com (https://ancestry.com, accessed 7 Apr. 2021), Ahira Alling and Rhoda S. Lounsbury; The Charles R. Hale Collection. Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions (Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut State Library). “U.S. Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704-1930,” database, Ancestry.com (https://ancestry.com, accessed 7 Apr. 2021); Ahira Alling and Rhoda S. Lewisburg, Christian Secretary, 2 Apr. 1858. 1830 US Census, Avon, Hartford Co., CT., p. 259, Ahira Alling.1840 US Census, Avon, Hartford Co., CT, p. 178, Ahira Allen. 1850 US Census, Avon, Hartford Co., CT, p. 535, Ahira Alling. 1880 US Federal Census, Plymouth, Litchfield Co., CT, ED 24, p. 22, Ahira Alling. “Ahira Alling,” West Cemetery, Plymouth, Litchfield Co., CT; Find A Grave, 27 Mar. 2011, memorial no. 67550647 (https://findagrave.com, accessed 7 Apr. 2021).
Excerpt:me a present of a pencil & pocket Bible &c she was the ownly one of all her connextions who had embraced the gospel. She had a desire to come to Nauvoo & mingle with the saints Be baptized for her dead &c. Br Tucker helped me to carry my trunk to the depo. I Bought tickets in the first class cars to westfield which cost me $3.30. I parted with Br Tucker went into the cars & started we passed ...Dates:September 24, 1843 September 25, 1843
Excerpt:I shall get through. It is a verry darke time here now–it appeares as though every ones heart is closely shut against the truth in this place and H. Harmond is as bus^i^y as a bee in the summer in putting down mormonism as he calls it he says he is determined to put it down–Yet I rejoice that the hearts of some are open to receive the truth even on the Islands of the sea and pray the Father of Heaven that you may have many souls as seales of your ministry. Believe ...