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Durfee, James, 1789-1844



  • Existence: 1789 - 1844

Biographical History

James Durfee (1789-1844) was an early convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois.

Find-a-Grave, via WWW, June 23, 2015 (James Durfee; b. 1789 in R.I.; joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1831 in Geauga County, Ohio, with his wife Cynthia Elizabeth Sowle Durfee; nineteen children; lived in Far West, Mo.; leader with forces at Battle of Crooked River; after expulsion, moved to Yelrome (Morley Settlement), Ill.; d. July 16, 1844 in Morley Settlement; buried in Nauvoo, Ill.)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Circuit Court recognizance

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233294278]
Identifier: Vault MSS 691
Scope and Contents

Handwritten bond dated September 7, 1838, signed by Joseph Smith, Jr. and others before Judge Austin King of the 5th Judicial Circuit Court. The bond was for $500.00 and bound Joseph Smith, Jr. and Lyman Wight over to the court.

Dates: 1838 September 7