- Birth Date
- 6 September 1833
- Death Date
- 15 April 1916
Henry Dennison Durfee
Henry arrived in the Valley sometime between 1850 and 1856. Further research is needed to narrow the year of travel and identify that name of the company he traveled in. He is documented on the plains in 1856 when he participated in the rescue effort to assist the members of the Church stranded on the plains of Wyoming. Henry is described as an express rider for Brigham Young who was sent out repeatedly to help pioneers cross the plains. One of those trips was with Joseph Horne's 1861 out-and-back company. He worked as a teamster.
- Age at Departure: 13
- Age at Departure: 23
- Age at Departure: 27
- 1850 Iowa Census
- 1900 Utah Census.
- Daniel H. Wells letter, 10 November 1856; Brigham Young office files 1832-1878; General Outgoing Correspondence 1843-1876.
- Find a Grave (Website)
- "H. D. Durfee of Almo Called by Death," Deseret Evening News, 29 April 1916, 7.
- Hawley, James H., History of Idaho: The Gem of the Mountains , 2:956.
- James H. Hawley
- Sharp, Sarah Bethula Palmer, Autobiographical sketch, 1931, 5p.
- Wake, Ruth L., comp. Pioneers, Patriots and Saints: Ancestors of Edgar Odell Wake and Siblings (2001), 221.