Rufus Ames (Eames) (abt. 1820-1896) was born about 1820 in Maine. He was the son of Justus Ames and Betsy Hudson. He was baptized before 1840. He knew Wilford Woodruff as a young man living in the Fox Islands, Hancock Co., Maine. He died Oct. 1896 in Baileys Harbor, Door Co., Wisconsin.
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