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Wilford Woodruff, Jr.

Initially, the Woodruff family traveled to the Salt Lake Valley, with the Wilford Woodruff Company in 1850, with their father as the captain.  On the company rosters found in Journal history, the family is listed as Wilford Woodruff and Phebe Whittemore Carter traveling with their children, Wilford, Phebe Amelia, and Susan Cornelia.

At the end of a mission, Wilford traveled home with the Samuel D. White Company in 1866 according to August 1866 articles in the Deseret News.

Companies

Wilford Woodruff Company (1850)Approximate age at departure: 10
Samuel D. White Company (1866)Approximate age at departure: 26

Sources

  • "Arrived," Deseret News [Weekly], 30 Aug. 1866, 317.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • "Capt. Samuel D. White's Train," Deseret News [Weekly], 16 Aug. 1866, 289.

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • "Pioneer of 1850 Dies at Local Hospital," Salt Lake Telegram, 6 May 1921, 2.

  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • Journal History, Supp. after 31 Dec. 1850, p. 18

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Death Certificate.

  • Source Location
  • Utah State Archives and Records Service