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    Wilford Woodruff

    Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky

    • January 1835–Unknown
    • Age Called: 27
    • Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky
    • Departed From Home: 12 January 1835
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Priesthood office: Priest
    • Called From: Clay County, Missouri

    New York, Canada, Eastern States, Fox Islands

    • May 1837–April 1838
    • Age Called: 30
    • New York, Canada, Eastern States, Fox Islands
    • Departed From Home: 31 May 1837
    • Arrived In Field: 20 August 1837
    • Departed From Field: April 1838
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Priesthood office: Seventy
    • Called From: Kirtland, Ohio

    Far West, Missouri

    • April 1839–April 1839
    • Age Called: 32
    • Far West, Missouri
    • Departed From Home: 18 April 1839
    • Departed From Field: April 1839
    • Mission type: Other
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve
    • Called From: Quincy, Illinois

    British

    • Departed From Home: 8 August 1839
    • Arrived In Field: January 1840
    • Departed From Field: 21 April 1841
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve
    • Called From: Montrose, Iowa
    • Notes: On the way to England he preached in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and New York.

    St Louis, Missouri

    • 1842–Unknown
    • Age Called: Unknown
    • St Louis, Missouri
    • Departed From Home: 1842
    • Mission type: Other
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve
    • Called From: Nauvoo, Illinois
    • Notes: He went to purchase paper for the Times and Seasons newspaper.

    Eastern States

    • Departed From Home: 9 July 1843
    • Arrived At Home: 19 November 1843
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve
    • Called From: Nauvoo

    Illinois, Indiana, Michigan

    • May 1844–August 1844
    • Age Called: 37
    • Illinois, Indiana, Michigan
    • Departed From Home: 13 May 1844
    • Arrived At Home: 6 August 1844
    • Mission type: Other
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve
    • Called From: Nauvoo, Illinois
    • Notes: He was sent to visit conferences in these states and to campaign for Joseph Smith as US President.

    British

    • Arrived In Field: 3 January 1845
    • Arrived At Home: 23 April 1846
    • Departed From Field: 23 January 1846
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Served with spouse: Phoebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve
    • Called From: Nauvoo, Illinois

    Eastern States

    • April 1848–April 1850
    • Age Called: 41
    • Served as Mission President
    • Eastern States, Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and adjacent islands
    • Called: 22 April 1848
    • Arrived In Field: 12 August 1848
    • Departed From Field: April 1850
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve
    • Called From: Winter Quarters, Nebraska

    California As Delegate For Agricultural Society

    • September 1872–September 1872
    • Age Called: 65
    • California As Delegate For Agricultural Society
    • Departed From Home: 9 September 1872
    • Arrived At Home: September 1872
    • Mission type: Other
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve
    • Called From: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
    • Set apart by: Twelve Apostles

    Stories and Documents

    British Mission history, 1841-1971, Church History Library.

    See the index above for entries about his missionary service.

    Historical Department journal history of the Church, August September October December 1844-January March April 1846.

    4 Aug 1844 Elder Wilford Woodruff go to England to preside over Churches and adjacent Isles and Continent. Take family.6 Aug 1844 Set apart.28 Aug 1844 left for mission8 Sep 1844 in Chicago on way to mission9 Oct 1844 letter from Boston14 Oct possible letter3 Dec letter from Philadelphia5 Dec sailed from New York3 Jan 1845 landed in Liverpool4 May attended conference in Blackburn, England11 May conference in Clitheroe18 May conference in Carlisle10 Jan 1846 arrangements to return from England23 Jan sailed from Liverpool7 Mar Letter from ship23 April Arrived in Nauvoo

    Historical Department journal history of the Church, 13 January 1835.

    13 Jan 1835 Left Clay Co, Missouri on a mission to the south.

    Historical Department journal history of the Church, 18, 21, 26 April 1839.

    18 April 1839 pg.3 Elders Brigham Young, Orson Pratt, Wilford Woodruff, John Taylor, Geo. A. Smith and Alpheus Cutler left Quincy Illinois for Far West to fulfill revelation given at Far West July 8, 1838.21 April name not found.24 April en route to Far West.

    Historical Department journal history of the Church, 22 April, 22 August 1848.

    22 April 1848 pg.1 delegated to the Eastern States to preach gospel in Eastern States, Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and adjacent islands an preside over conferences.14 Aug preached in St Louis 22 Aug letter from Boston, Mass

    Historical Department journal history of the Church, 1843.

    8, 9 July 1843 shipped for Cincinnati, 13 July bought paper for Times and Seasons, Cincinnati, 17 July preached in Kentucky, 27 July on boat, 31 July in Pittsburgh, 5 August Philadelphia, 23 August New York, 27 Aug Conf in New York, 29 Aug left New York, 2 Sep Connecticut, 5 Sept name not found, 8 Sep Boston, 9 Sep Conf Boston, 23 Sep left Boston, 3 Oct arrived Philadelphia, 19 Oct en route to Nauvoo, 4 Nov arrived Nauvoo.

    Historical Department journal history of the Church, 9, 13, 19 May, 9, 16, 20 June, 6 August 1844.

    9 May 1844 Ready to start mission to attend conferences in Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan.13 May 1844 Left Nauvoo with Geo. A Smith19 May Conference in Newark, Kendall, Illinois.9 June Conference in Pleasant Valley, Michigan16 June Conf. in Franklin, Michigan,20 June Portage, New York6 August arrived from Nauvoo

    Historical Department journal history of the Church, 1839.

    8 Aug 1839 pg.1 Left Montrose, Iowa for England19 Dec 1839 on board ship

    Historical Department journal history of the Church, 31 May 11 June 20 August 1837.

    31 May 1837 mission to Fox Islands; Canada11 June 1837 attended and spoke at a conference in Ontario20 Aug landed at Vinal, Knox Co, Maine as first Latter-day Saint missionaries to Fox Islands.18 Sept 1837 Reported missionary labors in Fox Islands1 Jan 1838 Still on Fox Islands

    Nauvoo Restoration Inc., comp., Nauvoo Seventies list, vol. 3, P-Z (N.p.: 1990s), 481.

    Copy available at the Church History Library.