Rufus Beach

Alternate Names
Birth Date
1796 May 8
Death Date
1850 August 7
Gender
Male

Alternate birth date- May 8, 1795 --(Nauvoo Temple Endowment Record) Birth, place, parents (CR 100 160/Biographies-- 1844:31) Alternate names for mother - Sarah, Polly 70s autobiography, p. 16 - Baptized by James M. Adams at Livonia, Wayne, Michigan

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Born in Roxbury Township, Litchfield, Connecticut

1796 May 8
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
Elder
Residence When Called
Livonia, Wayne, Michigan
Additional Notes

Ordained 8 June 1839 by James M. Adams and Stephen Post (Seventies Autobiography, p. 16) Proselyting 50-60 miles from home (Seventies Auto., p. 16)

Baptized by James M Adams

1839 May (Age 42)

Served in Northern States Mission

1842 August (Age 46) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Priesthood Office
Seventy
Residence When Called
Nauvoo, Illinois
Additional Notes

*70s Autobiography *Residence in Nauvoo before mission (Nauvoo Seventies List A-F) *Listed in the 8th Qourom of Seventies in 1844-45 (Nauvoo Seventies List A-F)

Volunteered for expedition to California and Oregon

1844 February 23 (Age 47)

Joseph Smith asked for volunteers to explore Oregon and California. They were also to preach wherever they went. The purpose of the expedition was to locate a suitable place for the Saints to dwell. Due to rapid changing circumstances and the death of the Prophet Joseph Smith the expedition did not occur.

Served in California Mission

1844 February 28 (Age 47) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Other
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
Seventy
Residence When Called
Nauvoo, Illinois
Additional Notes

Volunteered to explore Oregon and California - Reference: (Journal History, February 29, 1844) Ordination Date 1844 by Joseph Young. The exploration party to find a suitable place for the Saints to dwell was never deployed.

Death in California

1850 August 7 (Age 54)
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