Ruth Curtis (Franklin) (1790 - 1848)

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Birthplace: Sterling, Windham, Connecticut, United States
Death: Died in Near Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa
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About Ruth Curtis (Franklin)

Birth: Nov. 14, 1790

Sterling

Windham County

Connecticut, USA

Death: May 6, 1848

Council Bluffs

Pottawattamie County

Iowa, USA


Ruth was my 3th great grandmother. Ruth was the Daughter of David Franklin and Hannah Simmons. Ruth was the great great grandaughter of Josiah Franklin and Abiah Folger. Ruth was the great grand niece of Benjamin Franklin. She married Enos Curtis on December 15th 1805 in New York City, New York. They had 14 Children. They joined the LDS Church and endured all of the persecusions that were brought upon the members of the LDS Church.

Enos, Ruth and their family were crossing the plains when Ruth died near Council Bluffs of Exhaustion. Enos and their family continued on to Salt Lake City, Utah where they settled.

REST IN ETERNAL PEACE RUTH.

Burial:

Mormon Cemetery

Macedonia

Pottawattamie County

Iowa, USA

For many years it has been accepted that Ruth's parents were John Franklin and Abigail Fuller. However in the book Pioneers and Patriots of Bradford County Pennsylvania 1770-1800, the following information is given. "Colonel Franklin married for his second wife Abigail, daughter of Capt. Stephen Fuller and widow of Capt. James Bidlack, slain at Wyoming, July 3, 1778. By this marriage he had no children." (FHL#974.857 D2h vol 1 p.182)

Ruth gave her birthdate and birthplace on her endowment record in the Nauvoo Temple. Her death was recorded by her family. There is a place in the 1800 Sterling, Conn. Census for her to be included in the family of David Franklin.

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Ruth Curtis (Franklin)'s Timeline

1790
November 14, 1790
Sterling, Windham, Connecticut, United States
1805
December 15, 1805
Age 15
New York City, New York, New York
1808
February 5, 1808
Age 17
Rutland, Tioga, Pennsylvania
1810
March 22, 1810
Age 19
Rutland, Tioga, Pennsylvania
1812
August 12, 1812
Age 21
Rutland, Tioga, Pennsylvania
1814
November 5, 1814
Age 23
Rutland, Tioga, Pennsylvania
1815
November 12, 1815
Age 24
Sullivan (rutland), Tioga, Pennsylvania
1817
March 8, 1817
Age 26
Sullivan (rutland), Tioga, Pennsylvania
1818
March 26, 1818
Age 27
Rutland, Tioga, Pennsylvania
1820
August 10, 1820
Age 29
Tioga, Pennsylvania, USA