Elbridge Tufts

Elbridge Tufts (1812-1850) was born 5 Oct. 1812 in Farmington, Kennebec Co., Maine. He was the son of Josiah Tufts and Lydia Merritt. He married Elmira Pinkham on 30 Sep. 1835 in Farmington. He was baptized before Jun. 1840. He served as a policeman in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois from 1843 to 1845, and knew Wilford Woodruff who was on the city council. He died 27 Nov. 1850 in Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory.

Footnotes

Elbridge Tufts (KWVL-BTR), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 8 Feb. 2022). Elbridge Tufts, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/elbridge-tufts, accessed 10 Feb. 2022). Elbridge Tufts, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/elbridge-tufts, accessed 17 Jan. 2022).

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  • Page 282

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    July 5, 1844 ~ Friday 5th I rode in company with Father Carter to Saco & spent most of the day with Luther & Rhoda Scammans they had sold their place but could not get away on account of a law suit that Albert Scammans had in order to get his children which would not be closed untill late in the fall Rhoda seemed much anxious to go with me & let Luther come when he settelled ...
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    July 5, 1844 July 6, 1844 July 7, 1844
  • Page 285

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    stop. the families of warsaw had gone to Quincy the bells of the town were ringing & men were called to arms, but where the end would be time alone must detirmin the foregoing items I draw from the papers we shall look for terrible accounts each day untill the close of the scene. We also recieved a hand bill in the evening concerning the mob war excitement &c in philadelphia which was tremendious in fact the nation seems to be ripe for Judgment. I ...
    Dates:
    July 10, 1844