- Birth Date
- 20 November 1825
- Death Date
- 21 December 1914
John Stillman Woodbury
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.
- Age at Departure: 21
- Age at Departure: 30
- Head of Household
- Age at Departure: 32
- 1850 Utah Census.
- Camp of Israel schedules and reports, 1845-1849.
- Early Missionary Database
- Frederick A. H. F. Mitchell journals, 1856-1858 and 1899.
- George Benjamin Wallace Emigrating Company journal, 1847 June-September.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 21 June 1847, 40.
- Lyman, Edward Leo, Susan Ward Payne, and S. George Ellsworth, eds., No Place to Call Home: The 1807-1857 Life Writings of Caroline Barnes Crosby, Chronicler of Outlying Mormon Communities , 399.
- Salt Lake Stake, Record of members collection, 1836-1970.