Malatiah Luce

Malatiah Luce (1772- abt. 1849) was born 2 Jun. 1772 in Martha's Vineyard, Dukes Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. He was the son of Bethuel Luce and Susanna Norton. He married Ruth Grant on 29 Dec. 1798 in Vinalhaven, Hancock Co., Maine. He was baptized before 14 Jan. 1838. He hosted Wilford Woodruff several times in 1837 and 1838. He died about 1849.

Malatiah Luce (KWVM-QY3), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed 11 Oct. 2022). Malatiah Luce, Wilford Woodruff Papers (, accessed 11 Oct. 2022). "Utah, FamilySearch, Early Church Information File, 1830-1900," database with images, FamilySearch (, accessed 20 Oct. 2022); Malatiah Luce, Patriarchal Blessing, 13 Feb. 1845, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, p. 413; citing Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, image 2158/4994; DGS 7100441. "Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988," database with images, (, accessed 11 Oct. 2022); Bethuel Luce and Susanna Norton, 18 Oct. 1765, Edgartown, Dukes Co., Massachusetts, p. 263; citing “Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts." "Town and vital records, 1785-1892," database with images, FamilySearch (, accessed 8 Oct. 2022); Malatiah Luce and Ruth Grant, marriage, 29 Dec. 1799, Vinalhaven, Hancock Co., Maine, p. 420; citing Vinalhaven, Knox Co., Maine, Town Clerk, image 230/837; DGS 7596929. Andrew Jenson, “Historical Department journal history of the Church, 1830-2008, 1848 January-June," entry for Malatiah Luce, p. 2 and 25, image 71 and 117/856, CR 100 137; Church History Library (, accessed 13 Oct. 2022). 1850 U.S. Census, Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, p. 48 (front), Ruth Luce; FamilySearch (, accessed 13 Oct. 2022). "1856 Utah census returns," database with images, FamilySearch (, accessed 20 Oct. 2022); Ruth Luce, Great Salt Lake City 10th Ward, p. 3; image 317/1226; DGS 317/1226. Note: Examination of surrounding records and pages of the marriage record of Malatiah Luce and Ruth Grant indicated that the Vinalhaven Town Clerk mistakenly wrote 1799 when the marriage actually occurred in 1798 in the same month and year as the recorded marriage intention.