Ruth Curtis (Franklin)

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Ruth Curtis (Franklin)

Birthdate: (57)
Birthplace: Sterling, Windham, Connecticut, United States
Death: May 6, 1848 (57)
Near Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa
Place of Burial: Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Col John Franklin and Abigail Franklin
Wife of Enos Curtis
Mother of John White Curtis, twin of David; Ezra Houghton Curtis; Ursula Durfee; Sabrina Curtis; Ruth Curtis and 9 others
Sister of John Franklin and David Franklin
Half sister of Billa Franklin; Amos Franklin; Lydia Sutherlin; Keziah Bebee; James Bidlack, III and 3 others

Occupation: house wife
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About Ruth Curtis (Franklin)

Birth: Nov. 14, 1790


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.



Mormon Cemetery


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

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