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Edwin Dilworth Woolley, Sr
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Birth: Jun. 15, 1807
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: 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, 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. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Woolley (1779 - 1846)
  Rachel Dilworth Woolley (1782 - 1826)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary Ann Olpin Woolley (1824 - 1894)
  Mary Wickersham Woolley (1808 - 1859)*
  Louisa Chapin Gordon Woolley (1820 - 1849)*
  Ellen Wilding Woolley (1820 - 1913)*
  Ann Simpson Woolley (1789 - 1869)*
 
 Children:
  Franklin Benjamin Woolley (1834 - 1869)*
  Rachel Emma Woolley Simmons (1836 - 1926)*
  Samuel Wickersham Woolley (1840 - 1908)*
  Henrietta Woolley Simmons (1843 - 1911)*
  Edwin Dilworth Woolley (1845 - 1920)*
  Edwin Gordon Woolley (1845 - 1930)*
  Mary Louisa Woolley Clark (1848 - 1938)*
  Henry Alberto Woolley (1851 - 1894)*
  Orson Olpin Woolley (1853 - 1941)*
  Marcellus Simmons Woolley (1854 - 1921)*
  Edwin Thomas Woolley (1854 - 1924)*
  Amelia Woolley Wardrop (1855 - 1936)*
  Ruth Woolley Hatch (1857 - 1934)*
  Sarah Ann Woolley (1859 - 1859)*
  Olive Woolley Kimball (1860 - 1906)*
  William Edgar Woolley (1862 - 1862)*
  Fannie Woolley Parkinson (1864 - 1946)*
  George Edwin Woolley (1866 - 1938)*
  Carlos Alfred Woolley (1868 - 1873)*
  Clarence Herbert Woolley (1871 - 1877)*
 
 Sibling:
  Edwin Dilworth Woolley (1807 - 1881)
  Sarah Woolley Davis (1815 - 1895)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: D_10_2NROD_3W
GPS (lat/lon): 40.77621, -111.86091
 
Created by: SMSmith
Record added: Jul 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28376142
Edwin Dilworth Woolley, Sr
Added by: Judie Latshaw Huff
 
Edwin Dilworth Woolley, Sr
Added by: SMSmith
 
Edwin Dilworth Woolley, Sr
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