- Birth Date
- 22 March 1814
- Death Date
- 4 December 1887
Son of Gideon and Rachel Allen. He was part of the 8th Company of Ten under the direction of Seth Taft. Rufus was a member of the 14th Quorum of Seventies. He also held the assignment to be one of the fifty men assigned to the Night Guard.
In 1850, Rufus lived in Weber County in Utah. His birth date and death date are confirmed by the inscriptions on his gravestone.
- Age at Departure: 33
- 1850 Utah Census, Weber County.
- Albert P. Rockwood journals, 1847-1853, Journal, 1847 April-July.
- Appleton M. Harmon diary, 1847 April-July.
- Heber C. Kimball journal in Heber C. Kimball papers, 1837-1866.
- "The Utah Pioneers," Deseret Weekly, 25 August 1894, 294.
- Thomas Bullock journals, 1843-1849, Journal, 1847 April-June.
- William Clayton diaries, 1846-1853, Folder contents: (2) Volume 2, 1847.