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Ruth Luce (Grant)

Birthdate: (84)
Birthplace: Hampden, Penobscot County, Maine
Death: Died in Ogden, Weber, Utah Territory, USA
Place of Burial: Ogden, Weber County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Capt. Andrew Grant and Elizabeth Grant
Wife of Malatiah Luce
Mother of Ephraim Grant Luce; Stephen Thomas Luce; Nancy Mary Kent; Sarah Grant (Sally) Perry; Thomas Benton Luce and 7 others
Sister of Lt. Col. Andrew Grant; John Grant, Sr. and Solomon Grant
Half sister of Elisha Grant; Capt. Goodwin Grant; Anna Grant and Sarah Grant

Managed by: Richard Frank Henry
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About Ruth Luce

Ruth Grant Luce. In 1838 she converted to Mormonism and went with her husband and children to Nauvoo, Illinois. Her name appears on the membership records of the Mormon Church at Nauvoo between 1840 and 1848 (Newell). On 15 February 1845 she received her Patriarchal Blessing and on 25 December 1845 was Endowed in Nauvoo.

When the Mormons were driven out of Nauvoo in 1846 she was 61 and her husband Malatiah was 64. Some secondary sources say her husband died in Nauvoo in 1849, but he is known to have been in Salt Lake City in 1848. Likewise, some secondary sources say she came across the plains to Utah in 1850 (Carter, "Companies of 1850"), perhaps in the Stephen Markham Company. However, it is more likely that she traveled in the Willard Richards Company in 1848 with her husband and the family of her son Stephen (Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel database).

She was a pioneer settler of both Salt Lake City and Ogden. On 29 September 1850 she was re-baptized and confirmed. In 1851 she was living as a widow with Lovisa Snyder in Salt Lake City (1851 Census). She was sealed to her late husband on 24 January 1853 in the the office Brigham Young, with her son Ephraim standing as proxy. She appears on the 1856 statehood census in Salt Lake City's 10th Ward.

She died at the age of 84, after nearly 10 years in the west.


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Ruth Luce's Timeline

October 13, 1775
Hampden, Penobscot County, Maine
September 3, 1799
Age 23
North Haven, ME, USA
Age 24
Vinalhaven, Knox County, Maine, United States
July 10, 1801
Age 25
Vinalhaven, Knox County, Maine, United States
December 17, 1802
Age 27
North Haven, Lincoln County, Massachusetts, United States
June 10, 1804
Age 28
North Haven, Lincoln County, Massachusetts, United States
February 14, 1806
Age 30
Vinalhaven, Knox County, Maine, United States
January 1, 1808
Age 32
North Haven, Lincoln County, Massachusetts, United States
January 1, 1808
Age 32
North Haven, ME, USA