Historical records matching Benjamin William Rolfe
About Benjamin William Rolfe
"...Rolfe, Benjamin William – (11th Ten) Born Oct. 7, 1822, at Romford, Oxford Co., Maine, to Samuel and Elizabeth Hathaway Rolfe. His family accepted the gospel in Maine and moved in 1834 to Kirtland, Ohio, and later to Nauvoo, where both father and son helped in the construction of the temple. Although not a member of the Church, he volunteered to take his father's place in the first company. He assisted in establishing the new settlement in Salt Lake and returned east with Brigham Young in the fall. When the group reached Chimney Rock, Neb., Rolfe was selected to return to the Salt Lake Valley as a mail carrier. He was baptized later and was appointed to accompany the 1855 Salmon River Mission in Idaho. When this mission ended, he pursued carpentry work in Salt Lake City. He was ordained a member of the 16th Quorum of Seventies. He died May 31, 1892, in Salt Lake City, at age 69..."