Samuel Jones Rolfe

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Samuel Jones Rolfe

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States
Death: Died in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Benjamin Rolfe and Mary (Molly) Rolfe
Husband of Elizabeth Williams Rolfe
Father of William Jasper Rolfe and Gilbert Hathaway Rolfe
Half brother of General Benjamin Franklin Rolfe

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About Samuel Jones Rolfe

Samuel was one of 223 individuals that traveled in the Abraham O. Smoot - George B. Wallace Company (1847) when it began its journey from the outfitting post on the Elkhorn River about 27 miles west of Winter Quarters, Nebraska.Abraham O. Smoot - George B. Wallace Company (1847). He was 50 years old at the time.


TYPE Wagon CATEGORY Church Train DIRECTION Westbound DEPARTURE 18 June 1847 ARRIVAL 25, 26, 29 September 1847 CAPTAIN Abraham Owen Smoot NUMBER IN COMPANY 232

This is a link to a very detailed journal that one of the pioneers kept during the journey. Samuel is referred in it as "Brother Ralphs": https://history.lds.org/overlandtravels/sources/6047/smithies-james-diary-1846-1859-3-a-6-a-6-b-19-a -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Samuel J. Rolfe and his family joined the L.D.S. church very early. They lived in Nauvoo very near the Prophet's home and the children played together with his children. Samuel worked on the Nauvoo temple as a carpenter and always supported the church. Some of his sons were with the original company of pioneers and he brought his family to Utah in 1847. See Doctrine & Covenants 124: 142. Samuel Jones Rolfe is mentioned by name.

From the journal of Joseph Smith Jr.: February 1842 Samuel Rolfe washed his hands in the Font being seriously affected with a Fellon, so that the Docters thought it ought to be cut open; others said it would not be well before spring. After washing in the Font his hand healed in one week.—

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Samuel Jones Rolfe's Timeline

1794
August 26, 1794
Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States
1820
August 25, 1820
Age 25
Rumford, Oxford, Maine
1838
December 8, 1838
Age 44
Far West, Caldwell, MO, United States
1869
July 1869
Age 74
Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States
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Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States