Ruth Franklin Curtis

November 14, 1790–May 6, 1848

Born at Sterling, Windham County, Connecticut; probably daughter of Hannah Simmons and David Franklin. Died near what became Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. 1 (See Document 1.2, first mentioned here)


  1. [1] Temple Records Index Bureau of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, 10 December 1845 to 8 February 1846 (Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1974), 83. Maxine Driggs Belnap, “Research Report on Ruth Franklin Curtis,” Curtis & Franklin’s Family Tree (, accessed Oct. 2015). “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed Mar. 2016), Ruth Franklin KWJR-PQH. Jaydene Buhler, “Enos and Ruth Franklin Curtis: The Life of a Noble Pioneer, Enos Curtis,” First Converts in My Ancestry (, accessed Oct. 2015).