John Stillman Woodbury (1825 - 1914) Profile

John Stillman Woodbury

CR 100 160 - birth, place, parents, baptism, migration (Jenson's MSS.Bio.) Alternate baptism - August 29, 1841 (Missionary Department mission registers, 1860-1959) Alternate baptism - Sept 27, 1841 (Nauvoo Seventies List P-Z) Alternate name - John Sherman Woodberry (Temple Records) Alternate set apart date - Jan 1, 1876 (might be a transcribing error since dates around entry go from Nov 1876 to Jan 1877) Alternate baptism date - Aug 29, 1841; Alternate baptized by - Elias Morris

The Woodbury family traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the Abraham O. Smoot/George B. Wallace Company.  The Woodbury family included Jeremiah and Elizabeth Bartlett, and their children John Stillman, Orin Nelson, Hannah Maria, and Thomas Hobart and his wife, Catherine Rebecca Woodbury, and their children Melinda McKenzie Haskell and John Haskell.

In 1850, John was called to serve a mission to the Sandwich Islands.  He married Elvira Stevens on 23 December 1850, and was encouraged by Brigham Young to bring her with him on his mission.  They were both re-baptized on 24 February 1852 (in the baptism record Elvira's given name is "Alvira."  On 13 March 1851, John and Elvira left for California.  At the end of his mission, John traveled home in 1856.  He traveled with his wife, Elvira, from California to Utah, departing 3 April 1856 from San Bernardino.  Further research is needed to determine the company he traveled home with.   

John was again called on a mission to the Sandwich Islands, and left Salt Lake City on 13 May 1857.  He sailed from San Francisco on 8 September 1857.  He traveled home at the end of his mission with the Frederick A. Mitchell Company in 1858.

John and Elvira were divorced in Salt Lake City on 20 May 1856.

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