- Birth Date
- 30 December 1831
- Death Date
- 13 December 1928
John Wickersham Woolley
John initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Brigham Young Company in 1848. However, he later participated as one of the rescuers that were sent out in the winter of 1856 to assist the members of the Church stranded in Wyoming.
John made several trips back to Missouri to assist with immigrant trains. He traveled as Captain of the Guard with the Joseph W. Young Freight Train in 1860.
In 1863, he served as Captain of the John W. Woolley Company.
In 1864, his name is listed on freight manifests as "Bishop Wooley."
His surname is spelled "Wooley" on his death certificate, but "Woolley" on his gravestone.
- Age at Departure: 16
- Age at Departure: 24
- Age at Departure: 28
- Age at Departure: 31
- Company Captain
- Age at Departure: 32
- Out-and-Back Teamster
- “Captain William Hyde Company (fifth ox train), manifests, 1864.” Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company church trains accounts 1861-1868, Captains’ accounts, 1862-1868. (CR 376 8, Box 1, Folder 15)
- Find a Grave (Website)
- "First 100, report, 1848 June," In Camp of Israel schedules and reports 1845-1849, Brigham Young's 1848 emigration division.
- “Freight manifests, 1863-1864.” In Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company church trains accounts 1861-1868, Freight manifests, 1861-1868.
- Hadley, Mary Ann, "Record of the George Hadley Family . . ."
- "J. W. Woolley Pioneer 1848, Called by Death," Davis County Clipper , 14 Dec. 1928, 13.
- "Large Train from Utah," The Huntsman's Echo , 21 June 1860, .
- McLachlan, William, Journal, in Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4 Oct. 1863, 13-19.
- McLachlan, William, Reminiscences and journals, 1863-1886, vol. 1, 115-139.
- Utah Death Certificates.