Jun. 15, 1807 West Chester Chester County Pennsylvania, USA
Oct. 18, 1881 Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah, USA
Son of John Woolley and Rachael Dilworth
Married Mary Wickersham, 24 Mar 1831, Columbiana County, Ohio
Married Ellen Wilding, 28 Dec 1843, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
Married Louisa Chapin Gordon, 28 Dec 1843, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
Married Mary Ann Olpin, 10 Nov 1850, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Married Elizabeth Ann Fitzrandolph Jackman, 11 Feb 1857, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
History - Edwin Dilworth Woolley was born in 1807. He was reared as a prosperous farmer, and a staunch Quaker. He acquired a good common school education. His mother died in 1826 and his father in 1832. Edwin, as the eldest child, faithfully and willingly assumed the responsibility of the family.
In 1837 he visited Kirtland and invited Joseph Smith Sr., to return home with him for the winter. On Dec. 24th 1837, he was baptized. The next day he was ordained a High Priest, and made President of the Branch at East Rochester.
In 1839 he moved to Quincy, Illinois, and in 1840 to Nauvoo. He filled missions to Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and elsewhere. The prophet once promised him that neither he, his children, nor his children's children, should ever want for bread.
With the Church he passed through all the persecutions and trials of the exodus from Nauvoo and of crossing the Plains.
He served in the first and several subsequent Territorial legislatures and he presided as Bishop over the Thirteenth Ward for about 28 years. He was very conscientious in his public duties of practical nature but deeply interested in religion.