Wilford Woodruff[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17]

Male 1807 - 1898  (91 years)


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  • Name Wilford Woodruff 
    Born 1 Mar 1807  Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptized (LDS) 31 Dec 1833  Richland, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 6 Oct 1841  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Endowed (LDS) 2 Dec 1843 
    Residence 1846/1847  Winter Quarters Ward No. 14, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Residence 1846/1847  Winter Quarters Ward No. 15, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Died 2 Sep 1898  San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 8 Sep 1898  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I28289  Early Latter-day Saints
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2007 

    Father Aphek Woodruff,   b. 11 Nov 1778, Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1861, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Beulah Thompson 
    Married 25 Nov 1801  Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sealed P (LDS) 29 Mar 1877 
    Family ID F8412  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Phoebe Whittemore Carter,   b. 8 Mar 1807, Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1885, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 13 Apr 1837  Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Emma Woodruff,   b. 14 Jul 1838,   d. 1 Jul 1840, , , Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     2. Phebe Amelia Woodruff,   b. 4 Mar 1842, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1919, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     3. Wilford Woodruff, Jr.,   b. 22 Mar 1840, Montrose, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1921  (Age 81 years)
     4. Susan Cornelia Woodruff,   b. 25 Jul 1843, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1897, Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     5. Joseph Woodruff,   b. 14 Jul 1845, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1846  (Age 1 years)
     6. Ezra Woodruff,   b. 7 Dec 1846, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1846, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F9031  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Mary Ann Jackson,   b. 18 Feb 1818, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1894, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 15 Apr 1846 
    Children 
     1. James Jackson Woodruff,   b. 24 May 1847, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F8413  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Emma Smith,   b. 1 Mar 1838, Spring Hill, Adam-Ondi-Ahman, Daviess, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1912, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 13 Mar 1853 
    Sealed S (LDS) 13 Mar 1853 
    Family ID F17303  Group Sheet

    Family 4 Sarah Delight Stocking,   b. 26 Jul 1838, Bloomfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1906, Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 31 Jul 1857  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sealed S (LDS) 31 Jul 1857 
    Family ID F8636  Group Sheet

    Family 5 Sarah Brown,   b. 1 Jan 1834, Henderson, Jefferson, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1909, Smithfield, Cache, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 13 Mar 1853 
    Family ID F17304  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Apr 1837 - Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 6 Oct 1841 - Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1846/1847 - Winter Quarters Ward No. 14, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1846/1847 - Winter Quarters Ward No. 15, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Jul 1857 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 8 Sep 1898 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • PROPERTY:
      Nauvoo: Block 79, Lot 1
      Nauvoo: Block 103
      Nauvoo: Block 106, Lot 1
      Nauvoo: Block 150, Lot 4 (tenant)
      Kimball 2nd: Block 12, Lot 4
      Kimball 2nd: Block 16, Lot 1
      Kimball 2nd: Block 16, Lot 4
      Kimball 3rd: Block 3
      Wells: Block 9
      Wells: Block 12, Lot 2
      T7R8, Sec 32, SE
      T7R8, Sec 32, NW/4, 1 acre
      T7R9, Sec 36, SW Corner, 8 acres
      Half Breed Tract in Lee County

      NAUVOO RECORDS:
      Members, LDS, 1830-1848, by Susan Easton Black, Vol 47, pp 469-481
      70's Record, p 821,822
      Record of Baptisms for the Dead, by Black and Black, Vol 6, pp 3914-3920
      Nauvoo Legion

      HISTORY/HISTORIES:
      Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p 1261
      Highlights in the life of Wilford Woodruff
      Excerpts from Journal (to 1846)
      Our Pioneer Heritage, pp 485-486
      LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, pp 20-27
      Moments with the Prophets--Escape from Death
      Benbow's Farmhouse
      Selections from a Talk Delivered in January 1870
      Old Mormon Nauvoo pg 76-80
      Strong in the Faith by Lila Clayson, from Shelley, Idaho, 8/2/92 (5 pages)
      Family Charts
      "Writings" diskette code: WOODW07A " History of Wilford Woodruff from His Own Pen", 24 pp
      WOOD07D " Kirtland Diary of Wilford Woodruff, 16 pp
      WOODW07I "1838 Letter of Wilford Woodruff, 5 pp
      WOODACC "Chapter of Accidents , 4 pp

      OTHER SOURCES:
      "History of His Life and Labors" (book in Lands and Records Library)


      ZION'S_CAMP: Member of Zion's Camp (Backman, "A Profile of Kirtland Saints..." Appendix E, p. 93

      THE_SECOND_SEVENTY_ELDERS: Kirtland, Ohio, 7 Apr 1836 (Backman, "A Profile of Kirtland Saints..." Appendix E, p. 97)

      Name transcribed from A "Grave" Experience at the Mormon Pioneer Winter Quarters Cemetery. By Carlyle B. Jensen and Gail Geo. Holmes, Published by Authors October 1999. Quoted from with permission of Gail Geo. Holmes. The record is a "List of the Deaths and Burials in the Camp of Israel at Cutler's Park, after Sept, 1846. Spellings, dates and etc. are as written in the original record - mistakes and all."

      Stated in record above for Joseph Woodruff son of Wilford Woodruff, "Joseph Woodruff; age 1 yr., 3mos., 2 days; son of Wilford and Phebe W. Woodruff; deceased Nov. 12, 1846; disease canker; birthplace Liverpool, England; birthdate July 14, 1845; grave no. 57"

      Stated in record above for Ezra Woodruff son of Wilford Woodruff, "Ezra Woodruff; age, 3 days; son of Wilford and Phebe W. Woodruff; deceased, Dec. 10, 1846; disease, Chills; birthplace, Winter Quarters, Camp of Israel; birthdate, Dec. 7, 1846; grave no. 34."

      Name transcribed from Winter Quarters Wards Membership Lists 1846 - 1848. Taken from a variety of historical sources. They are not complete, and because of the difficulty reading handwriting, may not be entirely accurate. Most of the lists seem to be from the winter of 1846 - 47, but some are from later. In addition, people often moved to better housing, thus changing wards. Sources for these lists are: bishop's reports, high council meeting minutes, tithing records, and 'census' reports of widow, soldier's wives and other unassigned members of wards. The original records are available at the Historical Department, Archives Division, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City Utah.

      Note: Stated in record above; "8 in the family"

  • Sources 
    1. [S33] LDS - Seventies: Early Seventies, Black, Harvey Bischoff, Compiler and Editor, , p 821,822.

    2. [S185] Book - Profile of Latter-day Saints of Kirtland, Ohio and Members of Zion's Camp, 1830-1839; vital stats and sources, Backman, Milton V., Jr., Compiler, (Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1982), Diary of Wilford Wo.

    3. [S4] Book - Annotated Record of Baptisms for the Dead, Nauvoo, 7 vols., Black, Susan Easton, (Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602), , by Black and Black, Vol 6, pp 3914-3920.

    4. [S23] Family Records, (Submitted by patrons to Land and Records Office).

    5. [S34] Book - History of the Nauvoo Legion in Illinois, Sweeney, John, Jr., (MA Thesis, Brigham Young University).

    6. [S58] Book - LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, 4 vols, Jenson, Andrew, (Andrew Jenson History Co., Salt Lake City, Utah, 1901), , pp 20-27.

    7. [S6] LDS - Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:1830-1848, 50 vols., Black, Susan Easton, Compiler, (LDS Church, Salt Lake City, 1990), 1830-1848, by Susan Easton Black, Vol 47, pp 469-481.

    8. [S8] Book - Our Pioneer Heritage, 20 vols., Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, (Salt Lake City: 1958-1977), , pp 485-486.

    9. [S19] Book - Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, 2 vols, Esshom, Frank, (Salt Lake City: 1913), , p 1261.

    10. [S101] Database - Writings of Early Latter-day Saints and their Contemporaries, Backman, Milton V., Jr., Compiler, History.
      Millennial Star 27 (1865).

    11. [S101] Database - Writings of Early Latter-day Saints and their Contemporaries, Backman, Milton V., Jr., Compiler, Reminiscenses of Indian Mission.
      An Enduring Legacy, Volume Twelve, p.369

    12. [S325] Book - An Enduring Legacy, Pearce, Louise B., Editor, (Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1985), , Volume Twelve, p.369.

    13. [S101] Database - Writings of Early Latter-day Saints and their Contemporaries, Backman, Milton V., Jr., Compiler, Journal.
      typescript, LDS Church Archives
      BYU Studies 12:370, 15:349-61.

    14. [S2273] Periodical - BYU Studies, (Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah), 12:370, 15:349-61..

    15. [S12] Internet Link - BYU Winter Quarters Project - http://winterquarters.byu.edu.

    16. [S13] Internet Link - Pioneer Research Group Project - http://www.pioneerresearchgroup.org.

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    18. [S773] Book - Old Mormon Nauvoo 1839-1846, Holzapfel, Richard N. and T. Jeffery Cottle, (Grandin Book Company, Provo, Utah, 1990), p. 77.

    19. [S39] Book - Winter Quarters Wards Membership Lists 1846 - 1848, Historical Department Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.