Rufus Chester Allen

Rufus Chester Allen (1827-1915) was born 22 Oct. 1827 in Tompkins, Delaware Co., New York. He was the son of Albern Allen and Marcia Allen. He married Lavena H. Yearsley in Mar. 1835; participated in plural marriage. He was baptized about 1837. He met with Wilford Woodruff on 21 May 1855 in Utah Territory. He died 7 Dec. 1915 in St. George, Washington Co., Utah.

Footnotes

Rufus Chester Allen (KWJC-4MV), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 22 Aug. 2022). Rufus Chester Allen, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/rufus-chester-allen, accessed 22 Aug. 2022). “Mormon Battalion Company A return list,” entry for Rufus C. Allen, 16 Jul. 1846, p. 1, Special Collections Miscellaneous, Vault MSS 76, series 1, subseries 4, item 1, box 4, folder 8; BYU Library Digital Collections (https://lib.byu.edu/collections/digital/, accessed 22 Aug. 2022). 1850 U.S. Census, Weber Co., Utah Territory, p. 26, Albern Allen; FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 22 Aug. 2022). “Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 22 Aug. 2022); Rufus Chester Allen, 7 Dec. 1915, St. George, Washington, Utah, file no. 46, series 81448; Utah State Archives Research Center, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah; DGS 2229572. Washington County News, “Mormon Battalion Veteran Called Home” (St. George, Utah), 16 Dec. 1915, vol. VIII, no. 48, p. 1; database with images, Utah Digital Newspapers (https://digitalnewspapers.org/, accessed 22 Aug. 2022).

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  • Page 68

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

    Excerpt:
    we set apart Brother Hulse to his mission to Israel remarks were made by W. Woodruff C. C. Rich & several others upon the subject of the mission May 21, 1855 ~ Monday 21st Mondiay I got an Indian boy of Brother James Bosnel He was about a doz years of age his name was Moroni. Eliza Bosnel his wife wishes her Endowment & they wish me to write & inform them when they can have it ...
    Dates:
    May 21, 1855 May 22, 1855 May 23, 1855 May 24, 1855 May 25, 1855
  • Page 34

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

    Excerpt:
    to be located 6 miles from the base of the mountain on the east the fort on the west we then road to the present location of fort Harmony 3 miles making 18 1/2 miles by the rodeometer & 287 miles from Salt Lake City 287 this is a good grazing country & a splendid mountain scenery. The brethren are trying to take out the stream of waters called Ash Creek to water their farming land they have carried it 6 miles & have i to carry it 2 mils further to ...
    Dates:
    May 20, 1854
  • Page 2

    Part of Letter from Simeon F. Atwood, 4 January 1857

    Excerpt:
    located by Prest Young in the spring of [18]55. There is but one house being builed on it worthy of note it was up to the square when I was there and the masons were at work on it. The upright part is 27 ft by 16 ft 1 1/2 story high with a one story back for back rooms the whole intended for an ell to the main building when erected. It is builed Flemish band of brick burned bricks the strechers are red and the headers white which with the white cut stone ...