Edmund Durfee (1788 - 1845) MP

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Birthplace: Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
Death: Died in Hancock, Illinois, USA
Cause of death: Murdered
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About Edmund Durfee

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Edmund Durfee (Durfy) Sr. (October 3, 1788 – November 15, 1845) was an American settler and early member of the Latter Day Saint movement who is remembered as a martyr by Latter-day Saints..."

"...He married Magdalena Pickle, and they later became the parents of thirteen children..."

"...After losing their home to the arsonists, the Durfees, with other homeless residents, fled to Nauvoo for safety. Edmund and other men returned to Morley's Settlement to harvest their crops on November 15, 1845. They lodged with Solomon Hancock in his unburned home about one-half mile northeast of Lima, Illinois. Late that evening, nightriders set fire to hay in the Hancock barnyard. Awakened, the Mormon men rushed outside to fight the fire. Edmund Durfee, who was age 57 at the time, was shot in the back and killed. Durfee's attackers were identified and arrested, but never brought to trial..."

"...Following his murder, Edmund's family participated in the Latter-day Saints' forced exodus from Nauvoo in 1846. Edmund's widow, Magdalena, died during the hard journey near present-day Council Bluffs. His daughter, Tamma Durfee Miner, buried both her baby, Melissa, at Montrose, and her husband Albert Miner, in Iowaville, along the Mormon Trail. Eight Durfee children – Martha Durfee Stevens, Tamma Durfee Miner Curtis, Dolly Durfee Garner, Delana Durfee Dudley, Abraham Durfee, Jabez Durfee, Mary Durfee Carter, and Nephi Durfee – went west with the Latter-day Saints and settled in Utah..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Edmund Durfee', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 22 November 2010, 18:34 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Edmund_Durfee&oldid=398290315> [accessed 16 February 2011]

-------------------- Morley’s Settlement or Yelrome, 1839-1846, was a settlement of log homes and cabins, fenced farms and corrals of 400-500 Mormons spread out for more than a mile northeast, north and west of Lima, Illinois. Edmund Durfee (Durphy), one of these residents, was born in Tiverton, Rhode Island, in 1788. A farmer, carpenter, and millwright, he married Magdalena Pickle. They became the parents of thirteen children. The Durfees joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the 1830s in Ohio. They moved to LDS settlements in Missouri and then to Morley’s Settlement. In September 1845, anti-Mormon arsonist targeted Morley’s Settlement. The Durfee home was the first of dozens burned down. The Durfees, with other homeless residents, fled to Nauvoo for safety. Edmund and other men returned to Morley’s Settlement to harvest their crops on November 15,1845. They lodged with Mormon Solomon Hancock in his unburned home about one-half mile northeast of Lima. Late that evening, nightriders set fire to hay in the Hancock barnyard. Awakened, Mormon men rushed outside to fight the fire. Edmund Durfee, age 57, was shot and killed. Durfee’s attackers were identified and arrested, but never brought to trial, even though “their guilt was sufficiently apparent,” according to Illinois Governor Thomas Ford. Edmund was buried near his brother, James Durfee, in Nauvoo’s Parley Street Cemetery. Edmund’s family participated in the Latter-day Saints’ forced exodus from Nauvoo in 1846. During the hard journey across Iowa, widow Magdalena died near present-day Council Bluffs, and daughter Tamma Durfee Miner buried a baby, Melissa, at Montrose, and husband Albert Miner in Iowaville. Eight Durfee children – Martha Durfee Stevens, Tamma Durfee Miner Curtis, Dolly Durfee Garner, Delana Durfee Dudley, Abraham Durfee, Jabez Durfee, Mary Durfee Carter, and Nephi Durfee – went west with the Latter-day Saints and settled in Utah.

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Biographical Summary:

Edmund Durfeee (Durphy) (1788-1845) was born in Tiverton, Rhode Island, in 1788. A farmer, carpenter, and millwright, he married Magdalena Pickle. They became the parents of thirteen children. The Durfees joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the 1830s in Ohio. They moved to LDS settlements in Missouri and then to Morley’s Settlement. In September 1845, anti-Mormon arsonist targeted Morley’s Settlement. The Durfee home was the first of dozens burned down. The Durfees, with other homeless residents, fled to Nauvoo for safety. Edmund and other men returned to Morley’s Settlement to harvest their crops on November 15,1845. They lodged with Mormon Solomon Hancock in his unburned home about one-half mile northeast of Lima. Late that evening, nightriders set fire to hay in the Hancock barnyard. Awakened, Mormon men rushed outside to fight the fire. Edmund Durfee, age 57, was shot and killed. Durfee’s attackers were identified and arrested, but never brought to trial, even though “their guilt was sufficiently apparent,” according to Illinois Governor Thomas Ford. Edmund was buried near his brother, James Durfee, in Nauvoo’s Parley Street Cemetery. Edmund’s family participated in the Latter-day Saints’ forced exodus from Nauvoo in 1846. During the hard journey across Iowa, widow Magdalena died near present-day Council Bluffs, and daughter Tamma Durfee Miner buried a baby, Melissa, at Montrose, and husband Albert Miner in Iowaville. Eight Durfee children – Martha Durfee Stevens, Tamma Durfee Miner Curtis, Dolly Durfee Garner, Delana Durfee Dudley, Abraham Durfee, Jabez Durfee, Mary Durfee Carter, and Nephi Durfee – went west with the Latter-day Saints and settled in Utah.

SOURCE:Find A Grave Memorial# 10973899. Retrieved from http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=10973899

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Birth: Oct. 3, 1788

Death: Nov. 15, 1845

Morley’s Settlement or Yelrome, 1839-1846, was a settlement of log homes and cabins, fenced farms and corrals of 400-500 Mormons spread out for more than a mile northeast, north and west of Lima, Illinois. Edmund Durfee (Durphy), one of these residents, was born in Tiverton, Rhode Island, in 1788. A farmer, carpenter, and millwright, he married Magdalena Pickle. They became the parents of thirteen children. The Durfees joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the 1830s in Ohio. They moved to LDS settlements in Missouri and then to Morley’s Settlement. In September 1845, anti-Mormon arsonist targeted Morley’s Settlement. The Durfee home was the first of dozens burned down. The Durfees, with other homeless residents, fled to Nauvoo for safety. Edmund and other men returned to Morley’s Settlement to harvest their crops on November 15,1845. They lodged with Mormon Solomon Hancock in his unburned home about one-half mile northeast of Lima. Late that evening, nightriders set fire to hay in the Hancock barnyard. Awakened, Mormon men rushed outside to fight the fire. Edmund Durfee, age 57, was shot and killed. Durfee’s attackers were identified and arrested, but never brought to trial, even though “their guilt was sufficiently apparent,” according to Illinois Governor Thomas Ford. Edmund was buried near his brother, James Durfee, in Nauvoo’s Parley Street Cemetery. Edmund’s family participated in the Latter-day Saints’ forced exodus from Nauvoo in 1846. During the hard journey across Iowa, widow Magdalena died near present-day Council Bluffs, and daughter Tamma Durfee Miner buried a baby, Melissa, at Montrose, and husband Albert Miner in Iowaville. Eight Durfee children – Martha Durfee Stevens, Tamma Durfee Miner Curtis, Dolly Durfee Garner, Delana Durfee Dudley, Abraham Durfee, Jabez Durfee, Mary Durfee Carter, and Nephi Durfee – went west with the Latter-day Saints and settled in Utah.


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Spouse:
  • Magdalena Pickle Durfee (1788 - 1850)*
Children:
  • Martha Durfee Stevens (1811 - 1874)*
  • Tamma Durfee Miner Curtis (1813 - 1885)*
  • Edmond James Durfee (1815 - 1861)*
  • Dolly Durfee Garner (1816 - 1885)*
  • John Durfee (1818 - 1850)*
  • Delana Durfee Dudley Ford (1820 - 1896)*
  • William Short Durfee (1822 - 1845)*
  • Ephraim Durfee (1824 - 1825)*
  • Jabez Durfee (1828 - 1883)*
  • Mary Ette Durfee Carter (1830 - 1885)*
  • Nephi Durfee (1835 - 1880)*

Burial: Old Nauvoo Burial Grounds Nauvoo Hancock County Illinois, USA

Maintained by: Redriver Originally Created by: John Warnke (inactive) Record added: May 16, 2005 Find A Grave Memorial# 10973899

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Edmund Durfee's Timeline

1788
October 3, 1788
Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
1811
November 17, 1811
Age 23
Lennox, Madison, New York
1813
March 6, 1813
Age 24
Lennox, Madison, New York, United States
1814
September 4, 1814
Age 25
Lennox, Madison, New York
1816
March 8, 1816
Age 27
Lennox, Madison, New York
1818
January 31, 1818
Age 29
Lennox, Madison, New York
1820
February 4, 1820
Age 31
Lennox, Madison, New York
1822
September 15, 1822
Age 33
Amboy, Oswego, New York
1823
October 18, 1823
Age 35
Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
1824
June 6, 1824
Age 35
Amboy, Oswego, New York