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Samuel Jones Rolfe

Samuel Jones Rolfe

Male 1794 - 1869  (74 years)

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  • Name Samuel Jones Rolfe 
    Born 26 Aug 1794  Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1842  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Nauvoo, Illinois Tax Index, 1842

    Samuel Rolfe, Page 225, Coord. 6N8W 
    Census 1850  Utah (Utah Territory), USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1850

    Utah Territory

    Samuel Rolfe, 56, joiner. Elizabeth, 49. Both are born in Maine. Value of real estate is $820. Children: Ianthis 24, laborer; Horace, 17, laborer; Samuel, 15; William, 11; Elizabeth M., 8. Ianthis and Horace are born in Maine; William is born in MI; Elizabeth is born in Ill. Next door to John and Lydia Stewart; Gilbert and Eliza Jane Rolfe; James and Nancy Allen. 
    Age: 56 
    Census 19 May 1860  Beaver, Beaver, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1860

    Utah, Beaver, Beaver, page 128, 19 Jul 1860, Dwelling 1087, Family 976

    Saml Rolph, head 65. Elizth, wife, 58. Children: Jasper Rolph, son 21; Mary A.E., daughter, 17. His occupation is not recorded. Value of real estate is $200; personal property $500. Both Jasper and Mary attended school within the census year. He was born in New Hampshire, Elizth in Maine, Jasper in Missouri and Mary A.E. in Illinois. Next door to John and Lydia Stewart (daughter); Robert and Jane Gillies. 
    Age: 65 
    Died Jul 1869  Lehi, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Lehi City Cemetery, Lehi, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Samuel Jones Rolfe (1794 - 1869) - Find A Grave
    Samuel Jones Rolfe (1794 - 1869) - Find A Grave
    Notes 
    • Statistics of the Winter Quarters Thirteenth Ward

      Bishop: Samuel Rolfe (Samuel Rolfe)
      Counselors: Joseph Fielding; Jacob Zundel (Jacob Zundle)
      Clerk: Gilbert Belnap

      Number of members: 149 as of 31 December 1846
      #Rolfe, Samuel Jones (Ralfe, Samuel)
      Rolfe, Elizabeth Hathaway
      Rolfe, Gilbert Hathaway (listed above)
      Rolfe, Benjamin William
      Rolfe, Tolman Peter
      Rolfe, Ianthis Jerome
      Rolfe, Wealthy H.
      Rolfe, Lydia Mandana
      Rolfe, Horace Cowin
      Rolfe, Samuel Jones
      Rolfe, William Jasper
      Rolfe, Mary Ann Elizabeth
      Rolfe, David Lorenzo

      #Rolfe, Gilbert Hathaway
      Rolfe, Eliza Jane Bates
      Rolfe, Samuel Joseph
      Rolfe, Mary Ann Harris [5]
    • Samuel Jones Rolfe

      An excerpt from the book entitled "History of Samuel Jones Rolfe, Elizabeth Hathaway and Their Descendants Through Gilbert Hathaway Rolfe and Eliza Jane Bates and William Benjamin Rolfe and Mary Ann Maccarrell. Compiled, Edited and Partially Written during 1994 Mona Ethel Rolfe and Leslie E. Liechty.

      Samuel Jones Rolfe was born at Concord, New Hampshire, August 26, 1794. (History found in the family records but no source is given). One source lists his birthday as August 26, 1793. One source also gives Rorkam, New Hampshire as his place of birth (Heart Throbs of the West Vol. 8. Pp. 439-440).

      He married Elizabeth Hathaway, March 4, 1818, at the age of 24. Elizabeth was 16. She was born at Levonia, Oxford County, Maine, August 29, 1801. Her parents were Gilbert Hathaway and Lydia Tolman. Her great-grandfather, Ebenezer, was a Captain in the English Army. At least on source gives her the middle name of Williams probably after her fathers’ mother, Elizabeth Williams (Her history Vera Schow a great-granddaughter). Samuel Jones and Elizabeth moved to Rumford, Oxford County, Maine, where seven of their eleven children were born. Their oldest daughter, Welthy, died when she was three years old.

      They heard about the gospel and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints while living in Rumford. We do not have a baptismal date for either Samuel Jones or Elizabeth. It must have been sometime about 1833 or 1834. They then moved to Kirtland, Ohio, in the fall of 1834, when their own Horace C. Rolfe was just a few months old.

      In Kirtland, their 8th child, Samuel Jones Rolfe Jr was born January 3, 1836. Their oldest son Gilbert was 14 years old when they moved to Kirtland. He was baptized November 10, 1835, by L.E. Johnson, a member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles. Many years later he told his grandson’s wife, Ethel Rasmussen Rolfe about knowing the Prophet Joseph Smith for at least ten years. He told her the story about the golden plates being hidden in a barrel of beans. He said that he know Joseph Smith had the plates. Later in Missouri and Illinois, he was one Joseph’s body guards.

      While in Kirtland, Samuel Jones made set of wooden planes and with these and other carpenter tools, he worked on the Kirtland Temple. These planes are in the Hutchings Museum in Lehi, Utah. His daughter, Lydia told her children about playing at the home of the Prophet Joseph and that he often took her on his knee along with his own children. (Biography of Samuel Jones Rolfe by Vera Schow in DUP files).

      Their son William J. Rolfe was born December 8, 1839, in Far West Missouri (Pioneer Company Records). One source indicates that William was born in Clayton, Illinois, after they were driven out of Missouri (History of Elizabeth by Vera Schow). They were driven out of Missouri with the rest of the Saints into Illinois. Samuel Jones being a carpenter and joiner by trade, also worked on the Nauvoo Temple along with his son Benjamin William who had not yet joined the Church.

      Sherry Ann King, daughter of Ernest and Utahna Robinson and fourth great-granddaughter of Samuel Jones Rolfe submitted the following Spiritual experience about Samuel Jones Rolfe in the Nauvoo Temple. It is taken from the book Temple Manifestations. In it is the following story:

      Brother Samuel Rolfe, who was seriously afflicted with a felon upon one of his hands, was President Smith (Joseph) instructed him to wash in the font and told him that the hand would be healed. The doctors had told him that he could not recover before spring, and had advised him to have his hand cut off. He dipped his hand in the font, and within a week he was perfectly healed.

      After this time baptisms were continued in the font, and many Saints realized great blessings both spiritually and bodily (Andrew Jensen, The Historical Record. Vol. 8 p. 862).

      Then came a great tragedy, the Prophet Joseph and his brother, Hyrum were killed by a mob on June 27, 1844 This caused great confusion among church members. On August 8, 1844 a special meeting was called in behalf of Sidney Rigdon by William Marks, President of the Brigham Young had said that Joseph had told him that the authority would rest with the Twelve, that he Joseph, had laid the foundation and the Twelve must build thereon.

      Sidney Rigdon who said that he would be the guardian of the church, spoke for one and a half hours, but without the Spirit of the Lord. Brigham Young then announced that a meeting wouldbe held at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. He spoke only for a few minutes but with the voice and it was enough to convince all who was him, that the authority lay with the Twelve Apostles. The mantel of Joseph Smith had fallen upon Brigham Young. The Twelve Apostles then continued to govern the Church until December 5,1847. (Found in Vera Schow’s history. No source was given.)

      Lydia Rolfe told her children that she and her family were present at this meeting. The Nauvoo Temple was privately dedicated and during the winter of 1845-46 many saints received their endowments. Samuel Jones and Elizabeth received their endowments December 12, 1845 and were sealed together in the Temple January 15, 1846.

      Samuel Jones and his family left Nauvoo with the rest of the saints, drove down the Road of Tears to the Missippi River during the early part of; 1846 (probably during February), crossed into Iowa and slowly made their way to Winter Quarters. Church leaders had spent a lot of time planning and organizing members for the movement west.

      There at Winter Quarters in April 1846, their last child David L. Rolfe was born. He lived only six days. At Winter Quarters, Samuel Jones was ordained a Bishop. They also spent time preparing to cross over the Rocky Mountains into the Great Basin.

      An excerpt from the book entitled "History of Samuel Jones Rolfe, Elizabeth Hathaway and Their Descendants Through Gilbert Hathaway Rolfe and Eliza Jane Bates and William Benjamin Rolfe and Mary Ann Maccarrell. Compiled, Edited and Partially Written during 1994 Mona Ethel Rolfe and Leslie E. Liechty.
    Person ID I712  clanSoren | FRS101
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2014 

    Father Ancestors Benjamin Rolfe,   b. 31 May 1746, Newbury, , Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1828, Rumford, Oxford, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Mary Sweatt,   b. 2 Apr 1764, Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1803, Rumford, Oxford, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 23 Feb 1784  Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1399  Group Sheet

    Family Ancestors Elizabeth Hathaway,   b. 29 Aug 1802, Levonia, Oxford County, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct. 1877, Lehi, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 04 Mar 1818  Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family Record ROLFE, SAMUEL JONES (son of Benjamin Rolfe and Mary Sweet of Massachusetts). He was born Aug. 26, 1794, Concord, N. H. Came to Utah September, 1847, A. H. Smoot company.

    Married Elizabeth Hathaway March 4, 1818, Maine. She was born Aug. 29, 1801.

    Their children:
    Gilbert H. b. 1820;
    Benjamin W. b. 1822;
    Tallman H. b. 1824;
    lanthus J. b. 1826;
    Weltha, b. 1328;
    Lydia b. Dec. 26, 1831;
    Horace C. b. Jan. 4, 1834;
    Samuel J. b. Jan. 3, 1836;
    William J. b. Dec 8, 1839;
    Mary Ann b Feb. 6, 1843;
    David L. b. 1846.

    Member high priests quorum; bishop at Winter Quarters, Neb., 1846-47. County treasurer San Bernardinn, Calif. House carpenter and joiner. He died July, 1867, at Lehi, Utah.  [7
    Children 
    +01. Gilbert Hathaway Rolfe,   b. 25 Aug 1818, Rumford, Oxford, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1911, Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    +02. Benjamin William Rolfe,   b. 7 Oct 1822, Rumford, Oxford, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1882, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     03. Tallman Hathaway Rolfe,   b. 7 Sep 1824, Rumford, Oxford, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1874  (Age 50 years)
    +04. Ianthus Jerome Rolfe,   b. 8 Sep 1826, Rumford, Oxford, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1907, Nevada City, Merced, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     05. Wealthy Rolfe,   b. 27 Apr 1829, Rumford, Oxford, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1832  (Age 3 years)
    +06. Lydia Rolfe,   b. 26 Dec 1831, Rumford, Oxford, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1912, Lehi, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +07. Horace Cowen Rolfe Married: 2x2x ,   b. 4 Jan 1834, Rumford, Oxford, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1906, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +08. Samuel Jones Jr Rolfe,   b. 03 Jan 1836, Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1918  (Age 81 years)
    +09. William Jasper Rolfe,   b. 8 Dec 1837, Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1871, Lehi, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
    +10. Mary Ann Rolfe,   b. 6 Feb 1844, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1919, Lehi, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     11. David Lorenzo Rolfe,   b. Apr 1846, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1846, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2008 
    Family ID F262  Group Sheet

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    Samuel Jones Rolfe
    Samuel Jones Rolfe
    Born Aug. 26, 1793, Concord, New
    Hampshire. Came to Utah Sept. 24, 1847,
    A. O. Smoot Co. Bishop at Winter Quarters.

  • Sources 
    1. [S179] Nauvoo, Illinois Tax Index, 1842, Lyman Platt, (Ancestry.com), Platt, Lyman. Nauvoo, Illinois Tax Index, 1842 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S120] 1850 United States Federal Census, Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C., (Ancestry.com), Utah, Utah Territory; Roll: M432_919; Page: 140 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S111] 1860 United States Federal Census, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, (Ancestry,com), Beaver, Beaver, Utah Territory; Roll: M653_1314; Page: 739 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S157] Findagrave.com, (Findagrave.com), Memorial 10969548 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S166] The Winter Quarters Project, (http://winterquarters.byu.edu) (Reliability: 3).
      Rolfe, David Lorenzo buried in Cutler's Park #50

    6. [S166] The Winter Quarters Project, (http://winterquarters.byu.edu) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S119] Utah Pioneers and Prominent Men, (Ancestry.com ) (Reliability: 3).