Rufus Chester Allen





Rufus Chester Allen was born in Delaware County, New York on October 22, 1827.

In October of 1849, Rufus went on an exploring trip to southern Utah
with a company under the leadership of Apostle Parley P. Pratt.

Rufus married Lavenia Elizabeth Hoopes Yearsley in Salt Lake City on June 26. 1853.

Elder Allen was sent as a missionary to the Indians in the Rio Virgen and Santa Clara country in the spring of
1854. While laboring there he was called to act as a High Councilor in the Cedar Stake and was ordained a
High Priest. He was released from this mission in September of 1857 and returned to Ogden. He lived in
Harmony much of this time.

Rufus married Margaret Ruth McConnell in Salt Lake City on March 20, 1857.

Rufus moved to St. George where he spent the rest of his life. He worked in the St. George Temple
and was the second counselor to Bishop George F. Jarvis of the St. George Second Ward.

Rufus married Laura Elizabeth Chaffin in St. George on May 5, 1886.

In 1891, Rufus & Laura purchased a home in St. George.

Rufus died in St. George on December 7, 1915. His funeral was held in the St. George Tabernacle
on December 10 and he was buried in Plot B_9_21_6 of the St. George City Cemetery.


Rufus' Parents and Siblings:
    Albern Allen
    Mary Ann Morris Allen
        Rufus Chester Allen
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        Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx
        Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx
        Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx

(5/22/1802-6/3/1867)   (married xx/xx/xxxx)
(10/22/1827-12/7/1915)   (married as shown below)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
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First Wife and Children:
    Lavenia Elizabeth Hoopes Yearsley Allen  
        Mary Lavenia Allen
        Rufus Albern Allen
        Rachel Emma Allen

(9/1/1833-7/4/1885)   (married 6/26/1853)
(10/12/1856-9/4/1938)   (married Sarah Ann Higgins Berry)
(3/11/1859-11/25/1948)   (married William Wiley Berry)

Second Wife and Child:
    Margaret Ruth McConnell Allen
        Chester William Allen

(11/12/1841-10/8/1898)   (married 3/20/1857)
(8/24/1859-7/27/1929)   (married Sara Dozina Gottfredson)

Third Wife:
    Laura Elizabeth Chaffin Allen

(xx/xx/1831-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married 5/5/1886)




Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel entry for Rufus Chester Allen

A Million Miles of Faith: The Story of Rufus Chester Allen
Compiled by Guenavere Allen Sandberg, 2004

Rufus Chester Allen

Rufus Chester Allen - husband of Lavena H Yearsley

Death certificate for Rufus Chester Allen

Find-A-Grave entry for Pvt Rufus Chester Allen