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Mary Geddes Allen Griggs

8 February 1824–?

1 Born at Boston; daughter of Maria Geddes and John Allen. 2 Paid tithing in Boston, 1842. 3 Participated in the Boston Female Penny and Sewing Society; served as the society’s secretary, by January 1845. 4 Married Charles U. Griggs, 1845. 5 Migrated to Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, May/June 1845. 6 Widowed, August 1845, at Nauvoo. 7 (See Document 1.12)

Footnotes

  1. [1] Boston Index Births 1800–1849, “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620–1988,” database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com, accessed Apr. 2014); citing Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts, Massachusetts Vital and Town Records, Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook), Provo, UT.
  2. [2] Ibid.
  3. [3] Willard Richards, journal entry, Sept. 12 [1842], in Willard Richards Journals, 1836–1853, vol. 9, CHL.
  4. [4] “Boston Female Penny and Sewing Society,” Prophet, Feb. 8, 1845.
  5. [5] “Married,” Nauvoo Neighbor, Sept. 17, 1845.
  6. [6] “About the first of May [1845] I was counseled to gather up all the Saints to Nauvoo that could go from the Boston conference and the regions around . . . ; we reached Nauvoo about the first of June all well and in good spirits.” (“Ezra Taft Benson, 1: An Autobiography,” Instructor 80, no. 5 [May 1945]: 215. Journal History of the Church, vol. 20, July 16, 1846, CHL.)
  7. [7] “Sexton’s Weekly Report,” Nauvoo Neighbor, Sept. 3, 1845. Lyndon W. Cook, Nauvoo Deaths and Marriages, 1839–1845 (Orem, UT: Grandin Book Company, 1994), 31.