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Rufus Allen

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut
Death: Died in Riverdale, UT, USA
Place of Burial: Ogden City Cemetary, Ogden, Weber, Ut
Immediate Family:

Son of Gideon Allen and Rachel Allen
Husband of Mary Ann Phelps
Ex-husband of Geneth Allen
Father of Rachel Watkins; Elizabeth Lucy Allen; Rufus Allen, Jr.; William Allen; Orlo Allen and 2 others
Brother of Nelson Allen; Marcia Allen; Electa Murdock; Sheldon ALLEN; Phildon ALLEN and 2 others
Half brother of Marcia Allen

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About Rufus Allen

"...Allen, Rufus – (8th Ten) Born march 22, 1814, in Litchfield Co., Conn., to Gideon and Rachel Hand Allen. He joined the Church at an early age and was in Carroll CO., Mo., when a mob of 150 armed men attacked the Mormon settlement. In 1846, he was chose to be part of the original pioneer company and was assigned to be a camp guard. Allen helped establish the new settlement in the Salt Lake Valley before returning to Winter Quarters. He later settled in Ogden, Weber Co., Utah. (His nephew, Rufus Chester Allen, accompanied Parley P. Pratt on a missionary journey to Valparaiso, Chile.) He was called as a senior president of the 53rd and 54th Quorums of Seventies in 1857. He died in Ogden, Utah, on Dec. 4, 1887, at age 73..."

SOURCE: http://www.ldschurchnews.com/articles/58061/Biographies-of-the-original-1847-pioneer-company.html -------------------- Rufus Allen, one of the original Utah pioneers of 1847, was born March 22,1814, in Litchfield county, Connecticut, the son of Gideon and Rachel Allen. He became a convert to "Mormonism" at an early day and suffered considerable persecution through mob violence. When strong and valiant men were chosen for pioneers to the Rocky Mountains in 1847, he was selected as one of them and thus he jouneyed to Great Salt Lake Valley under President Brigham Young. He returned to Winter Quarters the same fall and after his arrival in the Valley the second time he became a resident of Ogden, Weber county, where he died during the winter of 1888-1889.

Latter-day Saint, Biographical Encyclopedia, Vol. 3 1920

Rufus Allen, came to Utah with the Brigham Young Pioneer Company 1847 at the age of 33. Departure: 14 April 1847 Arrival in Salt Lake Valley: 21-24 July 1847 . The original pioneer company consisted of 142 men, 3 women, and 2 children, and 72 wagons when they left the outfitting post of Winter Quarters, Nebraska. They covered the 1031 miles of the trail in 111 days. Information found on internet site: http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneercompany/0,15797,4017-1-1,00.html

Biographies of the original 1847 pioneer company http://www.ldschurchnews.com/articles/58061/Biographies-of-the-original-1847-pioneer-company.html Allen, Rufus – (8th Ten) Born march 22, 1814, in Litchfield Co., Conn., to Gideon and Rachel Hand Allen. He joined the Church at an early age and was in Carroll CO., Mo., when a mob of 150 armed men attacked the Mormon settlement. In 1846, he was chose to be part of the original pioneer company and was assigned to be a camp guard. Allen helped establish the new settlement in the Salt Lake Valley before returning to Winter Quarters. He later settled in Ogden, Weber Co., Utah. (His nephew, Rufus Chester Allen, accompanied Parley P. Pratt on a missionary journey to Valparaiso, Chile.) He was called as a senior president of the 53rd and 54th Quorums of Seventies in 1857. He died in Ogden, Utah, on Dec. 4, 1887, at age 73.

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Rufus Allen's Timeline

1814
March 22, 1814
Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut
1844
December 4, 1844
Age 30
1861
June 3, 1861
Age 47
Ogden, UT, USA
1862
April 9, 1862
Age 48
Riverdale, UT, USA
1864
February 19, 1864
Age 49
Riverdale, UT, USA
February 19, 1864
Age 49
Riverdale, UT, USA
1866
January 10, 1866
Age 51
Riverdale, UT, USA
1868
January 19, 1868
Age 53
Riverdale, UT, USA
1870
September 15, 1870
Age 56
Riverdale, UT, USA
1873
February 13, 1873
Age 58
Riverdale, UT, USA