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Appendix 2 - Notes





2. Thomas Woolsey (Joseph6, RICHARD6, THOMAS5, RICHARD4, THOMAS3, GEORGE "JORIS"2, GEORGE SR1) was born November 03, 1805 in KY - Fishing Creek, Lincoln (Pulaski), and died January 05, 1897 in UT - West Point, Sanpete.

He married (1) MARY MITCHELL.

He married (2) MARY BURRELL April 29, 1829 in IN - Salt Creek Township, Brownstown, Jackson, daughter of REUBEN BURRELL and LUCINDA HANNA. She was born April 11, 1813 in OH - Cincinnati, Hamilton (near), and died 1858 in UT - Provo, Utah.

He married (3) JULIA ANN MITCHELL January 28, 1846 in IL - Nauvoo, Hancock, daughter of ABRAHAM MITCHELL and ANNA COLPETZER. She was born February 18, 1828 in OH - Medina, Medina, and died January 10, 1896 in UT - Manti, Sanpete.

He married (4) ELIZABETH ANN HOLDAWAY January 28, 1846 in IL - Nauvoo, Hancock, daughter of TIMOTHY HOLDAWAY and MARY TRENT. She was born July 14, 1829 in TN - Rochester, Hawkins, and died January 14, 1905.

He married (5) MARY LANE March 13, 1847 in NE - Douglas County (winter quarters). She was born 1805 in KY - Pulaski, Fayette.

He married (6) LUCRETIA WILLIS April 18, 1847 in NE - Douglas County (winter quarters), daughter of JOHN WILLIS and JANE KIRKPATRICK. She was born 1818 in TN - Gallatin, Sumner.

He married (7) CATHERINE LUCRETIA HICKERSON Bef. 1859 in UT - Kanosh, Millard, daughter of WILLIAM HICKERSON and MELINDA LUSTER. She was born February 02, 1816 in IL - Bond County, and died April 02, 1897 in UT - Kanosh, Millard.

He married (8) SUSAN MARIA MILES June 1865 in UT - Kanosh, Millard, daughter of SAMPSON MILES and CATHERINE HICKERSON. She was born October 28, 1851 in IL - Vandalia, Fayette, and died October 05, 1916 in UT - Kanosh, Millard.

Thomas WOOLSEY (Photo)

GENE: Woolsey, Robert M. THE WOOLSEY FAMILY --- A Genealogy in the form of annotated Family Charts. 1936- 1969. 2.215.


ON-LINE: Ancestry.com Salt Lake Co, UT Civil and Criminal Case Files, 1852-1887. Utah State Archives and
Records Service. Salt Lake County Probate Court. Series 373. - Box/folder No. 01/129. Reel 2.
Woolsey, Thomas, defendant. Case type: Replevin (to give security to go to trial to try to recover goods. filed: 15 Nov
1853. Opposing party: W. H. Hooper.

HIST: Kelly, Charles. JOURNALS OF JOHN D. LEE 1846-47 AND 1859. Univ. of Utah Press. Salt Lake City. 1984. p. 184. Summer Quarters, Sat., 3 Jul 1847. Clear, warm and sultry. Ploughing was the business of the camp. Alanson Allen started for Winter Quarters taking with him old mother Lytle, Nancy Lee, Mary Lane and Julia Wool[s]ey who all met a fatal accident by the upsetting of the waggon in Mire Creek, throwing the 4 women into the creek with their children with the waggon bottom side upwards over them. Old Mother Lytle unfortunately fell on a leg, one of the women fell on her, and 2 or 3 sacks of grain, which bruised and mangled her shockingly, disjointing her hips and bruised her bowles. The others received no serious injury. About 2 P.M. S. Gully returned from W. Q. and brought the information. J. D. Lee immediately sent another waggon and team and brought them back to camp. Alanson, after drying his grain, went on to Winter Quarters. About 6 Marshal Allen who was returning back with the broken waggon, saw some of J. D. Lee's boys on the prairie, who had been out on a hunt (of deer). Supposed them to be a party of Indians, left his oxen and fled to camp with the report, whereupon J. D. Lee took some 8 or 10 of the brethren and started to rescue the team; met the boys with it and told the joke. Evening pleasant.

PHOTO: There is a photo in Tom A. Wolsey's book ETERNITY IN THEIR HANDS which www has scanned into the computer. Also Sis Dennis (Sheila) Woolsey has the photo of Thomas and of John H. Tippetts , from which that was taken (hand on shoulder).

BIRTH: Thomas also gives his birth date as 3 Nov 1806!

LAND: Bureau of Land Management - Eastern States, General Land Office (ON-LINE) BLM-ES-GLO - Land Patent Report. IN2650__.127. Doc. # 8668. Patentee Name WOOLSEY, Thomas. Authority: [24 Apr 1820]: Cash Entry Sale (3 Stat. 566) signed yes Signature Date 1 Sep 1838. Land Office: Jeffersonville. Land Descript: 1 - NWNW Sect 35 Twp 6-N Range 4-E 2nd Princ. Meridian 40 acres Jackson County. Thomas Woolsey of Jackson County, Indiana. DEED Martin Van Buren. 1 Sep 1838.

DOCU: From the records of Mrs. Dennis (Sheila) Woolsey: (1998) From family and church records of Golda W. Walters, 28 S 8 E, Salt Lake City, 84111; she sent a photo of Thomas & purportedly John H. Tippits; Records of Dorothy C. Smith, 633 S 13 W, Salt Lake; Manti City Records, Manti, Utah; Records of L. Jessie (Taylor) Bennett, 103 Cholla, Henderson, Nevada, gt gr dau of #10; One record says that the birthplace of the first 3 children was Browns[town], Jackson Co., Ind. Since this is where Thomas and Mary were married this is probably correct.

RESEARCH: Stultz, Carolyne Joan Elkins. Jackson County, IN Marriage index 1816-1920. Bowie, MD:Heritage Books, Inc., c1991. 628p. p. 621. Here the compiler has transcribed Woolsey as Wollery, possibly an error in reading an "s" as "r", etc. Thomas Woolery md Mary 25 Apr 1829 (A & B p. 187.)

RESEARCH: 1830 Indiana Census. 977.2 X2p. p. 135. Thomas Woolsey, Jackson Co, IN. p. 217. Salt Creek. (His father Joseph Woolsey is living right next door to him, with a big family.)


CENSUS: 1830 Jackson Co, IN census. Salt Creek Twp. 007718. p. 217. Thomas Woolsey 1 0 0 0 1 - 0 0 0 0 1. The child is probably John Woolsey

RESEARCH: Jackson Co, IN Historical Society. Pioneer Homestead settlers, etc. Brownstown, IN. 1972. 122, [2] p. Heritage Publication. p. 62. Thomas Wooley settled 16 Mar 1836 on NW NW sec 35, 40 acres. Thomas sold this 6 Sep 1836. (Deeds D:362. FHL film # 1314757.

BIRTH: William Andrew Woolsey was born in 1833 in Randolph Co, Illinois, so Joseph and his family probably left Jackson Co, Indiana, sometime in 1832 and moved to Randolph Co, Illinois.

VOTING: Vandalia, Fayette, Illinois, exact date and place not given. Included in the voters for the year 1836 at Vandalia were Jno Poland, E. Luster, Jno. Bowles, Edwad. A. Haley, Jas. Beck, Saml. Bowles, Benj. H. Haley, Jno. Haley, Elias Denton, THOS. WOOLSEY, Jona. Britton, Thos. R. Gatewood, Jno. Denton, Harrison Thompson, W. McInturff,E. Yarbrough, Wm. Reeves, M. Backenstowe, Joseph Bowles, W. L. D. Ewing. Fayette Facts, p.133ff

BAPT: The family record says Thomas was bapt. 26 May 1834. If that is correct, he would have been living in Jackson County, Indiana. Another record stated that he had been baptized in the fall of 1838. He had moved to Fayette County, Illinois, by 1836. Journal History 5 Jan 1897, p. 2. Then the Woolseys evidently went to Far West with John D. Lee and their sister Agatha Ann Woolsey, Lee's first wife, but decided to settle NE of Far West, about 20 miles, near Breckenridge, in the NE corner of Caldwell County, this is likely untrue, as www now thinks that is a different Woolsey family near Breckinridge, one more established.

RESEARCH: J. H. 30 Oct 1838, p. 23. Col. (Wm. Obadiah) Jennings [was a most despicable character and had a dreaded reputation] (then sheriff of Livingston County and commander of about 200 men of the Missouri militia who participated at the Haun's Mill Massacre) did not remain at Haun's Mill, in all, more than an hour, or an hour and a half. Twilight approaching, he set out on his return to his former camp, for one reason fearing a rally and return of the Mormons with a large re-enforcement, . . . Reaching his camp near WOOLSEY'S (www now thinks this is NOT our Woolsey family) North East of Breckenridge, Col. Jennings halted his battalion and prepared to pass the night. But a few hours later he imagined he heard cannon and a great tumult in the direction of Haun's Mill, betokening the presence of a large Mormon force, and rousing up his men he broke camp, and moving rapidly eastward, never halted until he had put the west fork of Grand River between him and his imaginary pursuers! So the Woolseys were in Missouri by 1838, and went through all the mobbings, persecutions, and indignities there, finally making their way back to Fayette County, Illinois.

RESEARCH: Fayette Facts. my p. 180ff. p. 200 [p. 76]. A list of notes owed estate of Charles Prentice, which were considered "desperate", could not be collected, included: Alexander Shaffer, Thomas Wolsey, ____ Stewart, Solomon Yarbrough, and others. About 1839.

CENSUS: Fayette Co, IL 1840 Census FHL film # 007642. p. 174 Thomas Woolsey 2 0 1 0 0 1 -- 0 0 0 0 1. (See WOOLSEY
NOTEBOOK #1, p. 33.)
Thomas Woolsey b. 1800 - 1810 Mary Burrell b. 1810 - 1820
Male Woolsey b. 1825 - 1830 Male Woolsey b. 1835 - 1840
Male Woolsey b. 1835 - 1840

PROBATE: Fayette Facts. p. 219. [161]. Estate of Charles Benton. "despaart" debts to estate listed 7 Apr 1840. No property or no longer in state, included: Frederic Reeves, Wm. Shaffer, Thos. Wolsey, ____ Stewart, Solomon Yarbro, & many others, amounting to 1590.62.

PROBATE: Fayette Facts, my page 318. 1841. Bills from estate of ____ ______ - paid to Thomas R. Wolsey.

RESEARCH: J. H. 3 Jul 1843, p. 1. About noon, Gen. C. C. Rich, with 25 men, returned, formed a square in front of my house, and sange a new song. I (Joseph Smith) went out, shook hands with each individual, and blest them in the name of the Lord. The following is a report of their expedition: The detachment left the main body of the camp, and started from McQueen's Mill about 1 a.m. on Monday the 26th of June, under the command of Gen. Rich as follow: C. C. Rich, Hosea Stout, John Pack, Truman R. Bartow, James W. Cummings, Daniel Carnes, Jesse P. Hanna, Alonson Ripley, Stephen Abbott, Charles W. Richard, A. L. Fullmer, Joel E. Terry, Alford Brown, Dr. Josiah Ells, William Fulwalds, THOMAS WOOLSEY, O. M. Dael, Dr. Samuel Hanson?, _____ Babcock, Isaiah Whitesides, Jesse B. N?, Stephen Wilkinson, Samuel Galley and some? others? on horses, with one hay wagon drawn by two horses, with instructions to proceed to Peoria, there cross the Illinois river and then proceed up the east side of the river on the main stage road, leading from Springfield, to Ottowa. We traveled till about 3 o'clock in the morning, when we halted for about an hour, and put out a guard; at daybreak we again took up the line of march, and traveled through the day, mostly without a road, and the following night till near daybreak of the 27th, and again made a halt for an hour and passed through Ellesville before sunrise. When going through that village, the people were opening their shops, and many persons came in their shirts to the windows. Dr. Ells and J. W. Cummings were behind the company about six rods, when one man came running, full of anxiety and inquired, "where in the world are you all going to?' Dr. Ells, who carried a very sanctified face, drawled out "we-re a-hunting a wheel-barrow's nest', after which we again resumed the march, about noon halted on the Kick-a-poo creek, and sent Hosea Stout and A. L. Fullmer to Peoria, to see Lawyer Charles C. Ballance, and obtain what information they could from him, and about 2 p.m. crossed the Illinois river at Peoria, where we obtained supplies for our further journey. Here we left Jesse P. Harmon and Alonson Ripley with instructions to hail the steamer Maid of Iowa, and procure what information they had of the whereabouts of brother Joseph Smith. . . At daybreak of the 28th, we were on the march, traveled about 35 miles to the little town of Magnolia and halted for noon, where we fed ourselves and animals at the public house of Captain William Haws (the captain of a company in which Hosea Stout served in the Black Hawk war). We again resumed the march, and about dark camped about two miles below Ottawa, near the Illinois river, having traveled over 200 miles in two days and eighteen hours with the same horses, which had become very tired.... found Joseph Smith safe ... It may be safely said to be one of the most rapid fatiguing marches that is on record, having travelled with the same horses, about five hundred miles in seven days.

RESEARCH: Pioneer Heritage Library \ Biographical Sketches, Stories, and Photographs \ LDS Biographical Encylclopedia, Andrew Jensen. Vol. 2:596. Marion Hendrickson Brady, counselor in the Bishopric of the Union Ward, Salt Lake County, Utah from 1877 to 1900, was b 15 Dec 1834 in Galloway co, KY, x/o Lindsay Anderson Brady and Elizabeth hendrickson. His parents were bapt 14 Nov 1835 by Wilford Woodruff in Galloway co, and Marion was bapt by Thomas Woolsey 1 Sep 1844 in the Mississippi river.

WARPENSION: Index to Old Wars Pension Files, 1815-1926. Transcribed by Virgil D. White. FHL# 973.M22Wa National Historical Pub Co, Waynesboro, Tennessee. 1993. p. 783. Woolsey, Thomas, IA-24487R filed 7 Sep 1888 in the UT Terr, Mex War Sc-6710, srv in Cooke's Mormon Bttn in 1846-7.

MORMBATT: Brown Sick Detachment, in Mormon Battalion, detached to Pueblo.
Shupe, Andrew J. Co. C.
Shupe, James, Co. C., wife Sarah Prunty; child: Elizabeth Margaret.
Willis Sick Detachment, Mormon Battalion, detached to Pueblo.
Tippetts, John Co. D, courier.
Woolsey, Thomas. Co. E, courier.

RESEARCH: J. H. 12 Sep 1846. At this time Captain Higgins, with a guard of ten men, was detailed to take a number of the families that accompanied the Mormon Battalion, to Pueblo, a Mexican town located farther up the Arkansas, to winter. Many ...were dissatisfied with this move, as Pres. B. Young had counseled the officers not to allow the Battalion to be divided on any account. Col. James Allen had also promised President Young that they should not be divided.. Lts. Pace and Gully strenuously opposed the separation of the families from the Mormon Battalion, ... but Adj. Dykes objected, saying there was no time for calling councils and that Pres. Young did not know our circumstances. The families, therefore, were forced to leave us on the 16th of Sep, not withstanding the fears and protests of their relatives and friends, and take up their line of march for Pueblo, in care of Capt Higgins and (the following): Corp. Gilbert Hunt, Dimick B. Huntington, Montgomery Button, John Tippets, Milton Kelley, Nicholas Kelley, Norman Sharp, James Brown, Harley Morey, Thomas Woolsey and S. C. Shelton. - 16 Sep 1846 - These men, together with the families, left the main command at the last crossing of the Arkansas River, 16 Sep and arrived in due course of time at Pueblo. On the journey thither Norman Sharp died.

RESEARCH: J. H. 16 Sep 1846. After four days travel up the river, priv Norman Sharp acidentally shot himself in the arm. He was so badly wounded it was deemed advisable to send him back a few miles to a friendly Indian village for treatment. The medicine man appeared very friendly and seemed almost certain he could cure him in a very few days. His treatment however, was against his recovery. A warm fire was kept up day and night for about three days, when mortification set in and he died, a stranger in a strange land. Mrs. Sharp and her sister, about ten years old, and Thomas Woolsy remained with him and did all their circumstances would permit for his recovery but to no avail. Woolsey and a squaw buried him. Peace to the remains of the faithful martyr until the resurectrion morn, when he will be crowned with eternal life. Mrs. Sharp, the now bereaved widow with a sorrowful heart, her young sister and Woolsey, soon overtook the detachment, which had stopped to set wagon tires.

RESEARCH: J. H. 20 Sep 1846. Capt Higgin's account: I learned, subsequently, from Brother Woolsey that the third day after we left, inflammation set in and having the chills and fever, Bro Sharp died. Bro Woolsey dug a grave, wrapped him in a blanket and buried him, and then took his family and brought them on and overtook the company.

RESEARCH: J. H. 4 Nov 1846. Here we (the main body of the Mormon Battalion) were overtaken by Thomas Woolsey, one of Capt Higgin's detachment, who went to Pueblo from the crossing of the Arkansas. He traveled from Santa Fe alone and brought us the first information we received of the accidental shooting and subsequent death of Norman Sharp. When Capt. Higgin's detachment reached Santa Fe, Gen. Doniphan gave them the privilege of returning to Pueblo, which privilege was accepted by all except Woolsey.

William Coray wrote as follows: This evening Thos Woolsey overtook the command; he gave us the desired information concerning Pueblo, Capt Higgins' company, etc. They had arrived at Santa Fe a short time after we left and got on detached service to go back again to their families by order of Col Price. He stated that there were 17 families from Mississippi at Pueblo. Bro Woolsey showed no small amount of courage to undertake a journey lone-handed and in an enemies' land at that.

William Taylor History p. 91:   There was a friendly relationship between Thomas Brown and the family of William Wesley Willis. In fact, Brother Brown later became a son-in-law. The two men had walked together the entire seventeen miles on a previous trip, between Parowan and Cedar City, on 13 Feb 1855. William Wesley Willis was born 16 August 1811 in Hamilton Co, Illinois and in 1833 married his first cousin, Margaret Jane Willis. They joined the Mormon Church and started west from Nauvoo with the main body of the Saints. He was one of the volunteers in the Mormon Battalion, being 3rd Lieut, under Captain Jefferson Hunt. At Santa Fe New Mexico, Colonel Cook ordered all the women and children and the men who were unable to travel, back to Pueblo to spend the winter. Later on 10 Nov 1846, Lieut. W.W. Willis was ordered to take the fifty-four sick men of the ranks back to Santa Fe and then on to join the group at Pueblo. Many stories were told of the hardships of this journey and of the heartlessness of the Lieutenant. The whole group arrived in Salt Lake Valley on July 29, 1847, just five days behind the original pioneers. The Willis family settled at Big Cottonwood, where they lived until they were called to strengthen the Southern Utah Mission in 1855, where William W. Willis was a millwright and a farmer.

BATTALION: Research carried on by Mrs. Norma Ricketts of Sacramento, California gives the following information, not given by Joseph Fish: Sharp, Sarah Ellen, dau of Martha Jane and Norman Sharp. (Norman died as a result of accidental gunshot wound. Child was born at Pueblo.)

BATTALION: List of people who accompanied the Mormon Battalion: (includes) Sharp, Mrs. Martha Jane, widow of Norman Sharp, was married to Harley Mowrey at Independence Rock on 4 Jul 1847 on the road to Utah.

RESEARCH: J. H. 10 Nov 1846. This sick detachment, under Lt W. W. Willis, who was thus ordered to return to Santa Fe with all the sick, accordingly started back with one wagon, 4 yoke of poor oxen and rations sufficient to last the men only five days, to go a journey of three hundred miles. (55 or 56 men). The parting of these men with their comrades was very affecting. They had become endeared to each other by the ties of the Gospel and the assoc of the journey and the chances were strong against their ever meeting again. List:
Company A Company B Company C Company D
James Bevan John Bybee Abner Blackburn Samuel Badlam
Alva C. Calkins Thos. Bingham John Brimhall Allen Compton
Josiah Curtis James G. Camp Lorenzo Babcock Alfred Higgins
James C. Earl Haden W. Church William Burt Lucas Hoagland
David Frederick Geo. S. Clark Edward Dalton Thomas Hayward
Eli R. Hewett Marcus N. Eastman James Dunn Erasius D. Mecham
Maxie Maxwell Arza E. Hinckley Jesse W. Johnston Benjamin Stewart
Isaac N. Wriston Francis T. Whitney William W. Rust William R. Tubbs
Lysander Woodworth Benj. Richmond John H. Tippetts   
Joseph Shipley James Stewart      

Company E   
Corp. Wm. Squires   
Sgt. Richard Brazier Thos. R. Burns
Nathan T. Thomas Wm. E. McLelland
Daniel Brown Madison Welsh
Corp. James A. Scott John Cazier
Harvey Dalton James Cazier
Thos Richardson   
Joseph Skeen George Wilson
Thomas Woolsey   


RESEARCH: J. H. 31 Dec 1846. (Report of Lt. Wm. W. Willis). . . I concluded to take Thomas Woolsey and start early next morning and go ahead to Mr. Turleys and make arrangements for the sick. (brought up the sick, and then a very difficult time over the mountains, through deep snow, to Pueblo).

RESEARCH: J. H. 15 FEB 1847. (John Tippets very interesting account of his and Thomas Woolsey's journey through unknown country, capture by Indians, and finally finding Brigham Young's camp in the wilderness.)

RESEARCH: Kelly, Charles. JOURNALS OF JOHN D. LEE 1846-47 AND 1859. Univ. of Utah Press. Salt Lake City. 1984. p. 84. Winter Quarters, O. N. Teus. 16 Feb 1847. Minutes of B. Y. family meeting - prayer and sermon by B. Y., dinner by B.Y... The table was well furnished and sufficient large to acommode 40 persons... Just after rising from the feast I heard my name called by a voice that I once knew. I sprang to the door and my astonishment I met Bro. Thomas Woolsey, my first adopted son, just from the Bat. 280 ms. south of Santafe on the river Riogrand on the 10th of Nov 1846. Piloted 56 sick men to Puerblo where Capt. Brown's detachment were stationed, from thence came in on pack mules. Were 50 days on the way, taken prisoners twice, once sentenced to be shot by the Pawnee Indians. Were 40 days without bread and 5 days without much of anything to eat. Brought a package of 137 letters. Good account from Ft. Purbelow but rather unfavorable from the Bat. Their faces were covered with hair and their persons resembled a mountaineer. This certainly was a mericle in Iseral or the lives of those men would never have been saved. The weather was cold enough to have frozen them to death aparantly. Pres. Young had them seated down at the table in their natural garb. Their arrival produced no smawl stir in camp. Men and women came in every direction to inquire after their friends in the bat. and to see the faces of those who had been so merichesly preserved from the dangers and perrils of their journey. . . . Returned to the council room . . . . Pres. B. Young said that Bros. Thomas Woolsey and John L. Tippets had just arrived from the Bat. and from the brethren at Purblow. Have brought 137 letters for the brthren and sisters in camp. 15 cts postage will be required on each letter for the benefit of the messengers as they were robbed of their clothing by the Indians. . . .

RESEARCH: Woodruff, Wilford. JOURNAL 1833-1898 typescript. Vol 3 1 Jan 1846 to 31 Dec 1850. Edited by Scott G. Kenney. Signature Books Midvale, UT p. 133-134. same account as above amazingly similar, down to sentences and spelling. who copied who?

RESEARCH: Pioneer Heritage Library \ Biographical Sketches, Stories, and Photographs \ Our Pioneer heritage, Vol 2:433. Mississippi Saints\Robert Crow and his Family. It was decided that Amasa Lyman should accompany Thomas Woolsey, John H. Tippetts and Roswell Stevens to meet the remainder of the Mississippi Sanits and the detachment of the Mormon Battalion and hurry them to Laramie that they might follow the tracks of the pioneer company. Letter of authority were dispatched to Capt James Brown of the Mormon Battalion and to Thomas Dowdle the presiding Elder at Pueblo.

[Ibid: 2:433 \ The Kartchner Family.] Amasa M. Lyman, one of the twelve and Thomas Woolsey sent from the Pioneer camp with a message from President Young - met us on the above river. On meeting them Brother John Hess ran and embraced and kissed Amasa for joy. When our camp arrived at Laramie, the main road, we were three days behind the pioneer camp and traveled about that distance from the main camp until we entered Salt Lake Vallley. President Young's health was poor. He, wife, and three or four other men lingered on the road so that we caught up within a few miles of his camp.

[Ibid: 2:480 \ First Company to enter Salt Lake vallley \ the selection.] Great wisdom was shown by President Young and his associates in the selection of the men who were to comprise the pioneer band. They were chosen for their ability to make roads, to build bridges, [p. 481] to erect temporary quarters and to provide food by hunting. . . Thomas Tanner, Captain of the Artillery. The artillery consisted of one cannon carried first in a wagon and later mounted on a pair of separate wheels. Captain Tanner had eight men to assist him in its management. At least five men had previously made part of the trip, John Brown, Thomas Woolsey, John H. Tippetts, Roswell Stevens and Howard Egan.

[Ibid: 2:548 \ Mormon Battalion.] Thomas Woolsey - After arriving in Utah the Woolsey lived in several towns, among them Mt. Pleasant, Ephraim, Kanosh, Fort Harmony and later in Wales where Thomas passed away in his ninety-first year and is buried in the Wales cemetery, Sanpete county, Utah beside his wife who died several years earlier. - Julia Ann Mitchell Woolsey [p. 549].

RESEARCH: Kelly, Charles. JOURNALS OF JOHN D. LEE 1846-47 AND 1859. Univ. of Utah Press. Salt Lake City. 1984. p. 95. Winter Quarters, O. N. Thurs. 18 Feb 1847. Morning clear, warm and plesant. President still on the mend. I occupied the fore part of the day in writing. Bro. Thomas Woolsey was crowded with visitors inquiring after their friends in the army. About 3 eve Bro. Stewart and I walked to Pres. B. Young's, found still gaining. I took him arround the city in a carriage on a pleasure ride. In the meantime he said to me that I must go and lay my hands wherever I could find a good span of mules and a waggon for T. Woolsey to bring his family from Pizgah to this place forthwith as he wanted him to return back to the army as it was import to send messages to them as soon as possible for their salvation. I accordingly went about and obtained one mule of Br. Magee Harris and another from Bro. J. M. Flake and a waggon from Bro. Job Hall.

RESEARCH: Kelly, Charles. JOURNALS OF JOHN D. LEE 1846-47 AND 1859. Univ. of Utah Press. Salt Lake City. 1984. p. 96. Winter Quarters, O. N. Fri 16 Feb 1847. [B.Y.] requested me to borrow $10.00 and let Bro. T. Woolsey have it in part for a mule. I went and done as I was commanded. About [?] Bro. Woolsey left camp for his family. The remainder of the day I was employed in writing.

RESEARCH: Kelly, Charles. JOURNALS OF JOHN D. LEE 1846-47 AND 1859. Univ. of Utah Press. Salt Lake City. 1984. p. 141. Summer Quarters, Wed. 31 Mar 1847. Morning clear. After prayer I cleared off the ground fro the foundation of one of my buildings. After brakefast A.D. Young and I commenced cutting house logs, Thomas and W. Woolsey to hauling. [NB: Summer Quarters, sometimes called "Brigham's Farm" was established for the purpose of raising grain for Brigham Young and his "adopted" families. Mr. E. G. Connely, of Omaha, who has definitely located the site, describes it as follows: "Summer Quarters is about 13 miles (by present hiway) north of old Winter Quarters. The land lies between two streams, is perfectly flat, with good friable soil, some of which had been previously cultivated by soldiers from old Fort Atkinson, and was the largest and best tract within easy reach of Winters.The buildings were erected at the north end of the tract near the larger of the two streams. The only tangible remains no existing,k on the farm of Mr. Hineline, are a few scattered broken brick, fragments of limestone, and slight irregularities in the surface of the field. The courses of the two streams have been greatly altered since 1847 and the nearby marshes drained. The Missouri river has also altered the outlines of the land cultivated by Lee."

RESEARCH: Kelly, Charles. JOURNALS OF JOHN D. LEE 1846-47 AND 1859. Univ. of Utah Press. Salt Lake City. 1984. p. 146. Summer Quarters, Thurs., 8 Apr 1847. Morning clear. W.N.W. I was engaged in the forenoon in raising my cabbins. [B.Y.] then said to me that Thomas Woolsey had just arrived in camp with his family and was dependent on me for an outfit and wished me to return with him to camp and fit him out. Said that I could ride with him in his carriage. Here I met some disagreeable feelings on the part of one of my pioneers, namely Rodney Swasey, who on hearing that his stepfather and his mother were out of jail wanted to return and meet them. I finally consented and let T. Woolsey take his place. Reachedd the main camp about sunset. Met Bro. A. Weeks who had just got in from Pizgah. When I met T. Woolsey he pressed me close for the liberty of having Miss Willis sealed to him. About 9 I walked to Pres. B. Young and asked him the liberty of giving T. Woolsey the girl which he granted and said that he would return from the Horn about Sunday next and would then attend to it. Having communicated the same to T. W. and instructed him to tyle acordingly, spent the night with Polly and Lucinda Young [Nos. 13 and 14]. [N.B. The Horn - Elkhorn river, 16 miles from Winter Quarters; 35 miles by the old trail.]

RESEARCH: Kelly, Charles. JOURNALS OF JOHN D. LEE 1846-47 AND 1859. Univ. of Utah Press. Salt Lake City. 1984. p. 151. Summer Quarters, O. N. Sud., Apr. 1847... Morning clowdy, cool, W. high N.W. About 11 Stewart, Arnold, and Woolsey's heard passed down on their way to W. Q. I took my catle from among them (E.I.) what I could find, but about 6 out of 15 were missing, suposed either to [been stolen?] or killed by the Indians. At 30 m. to 2 p.m. I started for @.! with 4 yoke of catle for provisions and to remove some families up whoes husbands were in the army who were left in my charge (ss) T. Woolsey and A. Lytle. Bros. M. M. Sanders and G. Lemons rode down with me. A little after dark I arrived in camp, found provisions scarce but fortunately saw a young man from over the other side of the river who informed me that a load had come in from Mo. since dark. About 12 I retired to rest at Sister Woolsey's. Evening mild.

RESEARCH: Kelly, Charles. JOURNALS OF JOHN D. LEE 1846-47 AND 1859. Univ. of Utah Press. Salt Lake City. 1984. p. 152. Winter Quarters, O. N. Mon.,Apr. 19, 1847... Morning clear, wind S., warm. By 6 I succeded in getting over the river...then by the help of Bishop Night, Lameeraux and another brother I succeeded in getting over on this side in 2 canoes though the river was high, current strong. In the meantime Sister Woolsey was loading up her goods. About 12 noon I started for Summer Q. Removed Sister Lytle and family, also at Mud Creek we met Bros. Sniders and Co. heard, the best looking heard I have seen this spring. Here we came up with Bro. Dunn and Busby, Br. D. having upset his waggon, hurt one of his children. Then encamped for the night. About 11 we arrived safe at our location and about 12 night Julia Woolsey was delivered of a daughter. She was taken before we left W. Q., but was held by the prayer of faith till she would [reach] her destination. Day and evening warm, lightning in the east.

RESEARCH: J. H. 23 Apr 1847. The pioneers crossed Plum Creek, leaving Pawnee town, they crossed Ash creek two miles from Plum creek, 12 feet wide and one foot deep. Although narrow this stream was difficult to ford. At 3 pm we arrived at the fording place. (Looking Glass creek, because it was very clear. In the evening the captains of tens were called together and it was decided by vote that two light rafts should be built - Tarlton Lewis to have charge of making one and Thomas Woolsey the other.

RESEARCH: Madsen, Carol Cornwall. Journey to Zion, Voices from the Mormon Trail." Deseret Book. Salt Lake City. 1997. p. 105. "Journal of Eliza Maria Partridge Lyman, 1846-1885." LDS Church Archives. "16 Feb 1847. Winter Quarters. Visited in the afternoon at E. K. Fuller's with sister Maria Lyman. Br. L- in the evening bringing news that J[ohn Harvey]. Tippetts and Br. T (Thomas) Woolsey had returned from the army [Battalion]." ftnt: John Harvey Tippetts and Thomas Woolsey, members of the Mormon Battalion, left the Battalion site at Pueblo to bring the Saints at Winter Quarters money, mail, and dispatches. After fifty-two days of hardships, including an attack and capture by the Pawnee Indians, they reached Winter Quarters.

RESEARCH: Brooks, Juanita. "John Doyle Lee". 1962. p. 73. 1845. ". . . Lee had eighteen or nineteen young men with their wives adopted to him, most of them those he had brought into the church. He often spoke of them as George Laub Lee, W. B. Owens Lee, Miles Anderson Lee, James Pace Lee, Allen Weeks Lee, William Swap Lee. Once he referred to `Thomas Woolsey, my first adopted son,' and again to `Wm. J. Phelps, an apostate from my family.'"

RESEARCH: Brooks, Juanita. "John Doyle Lee". 1962. p. 115. 1847. Though he was especially eager to be one selected to go (pioneers), Lee had an intimation that he would not be chosen when Brigham Young asked him to furnish one wagon and two adopted sons as teamster, suggesting Rufus C. Allen and Thomas Woolsey." [N.B. Those who remained have never been given due credit for impoverishing themselves to fit out the Pioneers.]

p. 51        John D. Lee's journal continued: ?Summer Quarters, Wed, Mar 31st, '47 -- Morning Clear. After prayer I cleared off the ground for the foundation of one of my buildings. After brakefast A.D. Young and I commenced cutting house logs. Thomas and W. Woolsey to hauling. About 4 Bro. Wm. Pace and M. Harris came up. Bro. Harris assisted us till night to cut house logs. Got the lumber for 2 houses cut and for 1 hauled. Evening pleasant.?

RESEARCH: Bullock, Thomas. THE PIONEER CAMP OF THE SAINTS . The 1846 and 1847 Mormon Trail Journals of, edited by Will Bagley. The Arthur H. Clark Co., Spokane, Washington. 1997. FHL# 289.3792 H2b.
p. 122. Apr 1847. Thomas Woolsey was chosen one of the Night Guard of the Pioneer Company, Thomas Tanner, Captain.
p. 128. 17 Apr 1847. We are now 133 miles from Winter Quarters. Thomas Tanner drilled his company with the cannon, putting them thro' their evolutions. Thomas Tanner, Stephen H. Goddard, Seeley Owens, Thomas Woolsey, John G. Luce, Horace Thorrington, Charles D. Barnhum, Sylvester H. Earl, George Scholes, & Rufus Allen form the Gun detachment. [NOTE: The pioneer artillery had charge of an 1812-period naval carronade mounted on a wagon box that was said to have been captured from the Missouri militia. The Saints called this short iron cannon the "Old Sow" in honor of the pig that discovered its hiding place. It is now on display in the Museum of Church History and Art in Salt Lake City.]
p. 129. Friday 23 Apr 1847. About 8 p.m. the Presidency with the captains of Tens assembled on the edge of the Bluff at the sound of the horn to take into consideration the propriety of making a raft to carry over the goods; when President Young suggested that there be two rafts built which was made a motion by W. Richards & carried. It was then voted that Tarlton Lewis & Thomas Woolsey manage the two rafts. Voted that Tarlton Lewis pick 10 men out of First Division to manage it. Voted that Thomas Woolsey pick 10 men out of Second Division ditto. [NOTE: Treacherous currents and quicksand made the Loup Fork the worst river crossing on the north side of the Platte. The Mormons forded the river east of where Highway 14 crosses the Loup near Fullerton. In his 14 May letter to his wife, Bullock complained he had lost the sole of his boot "wading thro'Loup Fork."
p. 130. [The 1847 Brigham Young Pioneer Company] Thomas Woolsey is listed number three in the 6th Company, Charles Shumway, Captain. John H. Tippetts is listed # 7 in the 11th Company, John S. Higbee, Capt.
p. 131. Saturday 24 Apr 1847. The Captains with their men went to work to make the two Rafts in accordance with the votes of last night, while others unloaded some of the Wagons, carrying the load on their Shoulders down the cliff to the Boat which was then rowed over; . . . .one of the Rafts floated down the River a few minutes before the last team forded the River. The last Wagon crossed over at 20 minutes to 3, thus passing our greatest obstacle on our route without any accident for which blessing from our Heavenly Father all the camp felt to render thanks & praise to the Lord & rejoicing at the prosperity of our journey to this place.
p. 132. Sunday 25 Apr 1847. At moonlight met again to orgainize a company of Buffalo hunters, when Thomas Woolsey [was chosen] the Captain - John Brown, John S. Higbee, O. P. Rockwell, Thomas brown, Joseph Matthews, Amasa Lyman & Wilford Woodruff were chose for the Horsemen - and Phinehas H. Young, Tarlton Lewis, John Pack, Joseph hancock, Edmund Ellsworth, Roswell Stevens, Edson Whipple, Barnabas L. Adams, Benjamin F. Stewart, Jackson Redding and Eric Glines were chosen for footmen. It was then voted that the Twelve go & hunt when they please.

HIST: Wolsey, Luther & Mary's Children. ETERNITY IN THEIR HANDS , A Wolsey History. 1995. [Cardston, Alberta, Canada?] "The spelling of Woolsey was changed to Wolsey (that is one "o") during our Grandfather Thomas A. Wolsey's generation, evidently because Thomas Cardinal Wolsey [sic], who ruled England for Henry VIII, was found to be in the genealogical line [not correct, www.] of Thomas Woolsey, the Mormon Pioneer. The Cardinal spelled his name with one "o". - "The pioneers - 29 Apr 1847 - p. 17. "The cannon brought up the rear of the wagon trdain. Members of the gun crew were Thomas Tanner, Captain, Stephen H. Goddard, Seeley Owens, Thomas Woolsey, Horace Thornton, Charles D. Barnum, Sylvester H. Earl, George Scholes and Rufus Allen."

HIST: Clayton, William JOURNAL - 18 May 1847. "Brigham's horse nearly stepped on a large rattlesnake, and when Thomas Woolsey came walking by moments later, the snake coiled and struck at him, missing his foot by scant inches as he jumped aside. John Higbee shot the head off the snake and the serpent was thrown into the creek, which Brigham Young named Rattlesnake Creek."
p. 277. 1 Sep 1847. [The Returning Pioneers] Thomas Woolsey is listed #3 in the 4th ten of Pioneers who were returning to Winter Quarters after arriving in the Great Salt Lake Valley. Thomas Woolsey had no wagons, no horses and no mules. [NOTE: This lists members of the returning pioneers on 1 Sep 1847. Many of these men, including Porter Rockwell, returned to the Salt Lake Vallley with the second division.]
p. 301. Saturday 2 Oct 1847 - At 9 o'clock Camp started, going over a tolerable road until they came to the buffalo cow which Thos. Woolsey shot, when the halted at 11:30. While I was driving the cows a saw a Buffalo bear down to the River & as it appeared to be gaining on Woolsey. I rode the poney & headed it. It then turned to an Island in the River and halted a short time, during which time Woolsey came up, took aim & shot him down in the River. The Stream was soon "a river of blood." I then pointed out a herd of Buffalo cows & Woolsey went in pursuit. . . . Immediately after the caral was formed President Kimball, Jos. Matthes & T. B. go to shoot a cow. They crept up among the Bluffs [and] saw a Bull which had been killed by Woolsey. We might have killed several Bulls, but would not shoot them. We were near enough to one Bull to stone it. Joseph Matthews was within 5 rods of another.
p. 310. Wednesday 13 Oct 1847. Saw between 2 and 3,000 Buffalo this afternoon. We had 5 bands a few hundred yards from where we camped. Tom Woolsey walks up to a band & kills one. The Frenchmen kill [blank]. Clear Sky, Pleasant evening, Easterly breeze.
p. 312. Sunday 17 October 1847. Warm day, Clear Sky. The Hunters - John Brown, Luke Johnson, Amasa Lyman, Thomas Carns, Ralph Douglas, William Park, Wilford Woodruff, George Billings, Joseph Egbert, A. P. Chessley - go at 9 a.m. to kill Buffalo. Woolsey could not go because he had got no Tobacco (Pshaw).
p. 313. Monday 18 Oct 1847 -As the Sun rose, it was very cold, but the Wind has in a great measure subsided. It being decided that we had better resume our journey, Tom Woolsey was sent to the Hunters to order them to return to Camp to night with what meat they had got. . . . Woolsey on his return reporting that he had seen from 3 to 500 Pawnees on the South side of the River about 5 miles above our Camp, putting up their Wicka ups, President Young thought it wisdom to send up a company to put them on their Guard & return to our Camp this night. . . .
p. 314. Tuesday 19 Oct 1847. Severe frost. Ice nearly covered the creek. About 9 p.m. the Express & Hunters returned, bringing 3 Wagons loaded with meat, having the Carcasses of nine Buffalos & Woolsey's report of Indians is all fudge; there bing no signs of Indians or Wika ups for several miles round.
p. 349. Thomas Woolsey (1806-97). A member of the 1847 pioneer company and a returning pioneer, Woolsey was born in Kentucky and was baptized in 1838. He joined the mormon Battalion and returned to Winter Quarters from Pueblo with mail. He returned to Utah in 1852 and died at Wales, the father of 27 children. RH.
p. 362. Thomas Bullock Return Pioneer Journal 1847 - Military Organization. Thomas Woolsey is listed # 2 in the Third Ten, Luke Johnson, Captain.
p. 363. [Returning Pioneers] Traveling Organization. Thomas Woolsey is listed, again with no horses or mules.

HIST: J. H. 25 Apr 1847. Another assemblage was convened and it was decided that eight men should be selected to ride the eight horses of the company not used in teams, and hunt for buffalo and other game upon the journey. Thomas Woolsey, Thomas Brown, John brown, O. P. Rockwell, John S. Higbee, Joseph Matthews and two others were selected for this purpose. Eleven hunters to proceed on foot, were also chosen.

HIST: Register of Library of Congress "Collection of Mormon Diaries" MS 8620 Processed by Kathy Cardon Completed Nov 1973. Reel 4:1 I:20,35 Journal of Appleton M. Harmon, 2 vols. p. 20 Thomas Wolsey, p. 20. 3 June 1847. [two miles from Fort Laramie] Amasa Lyman, [one of the Twelve], Roswell Stephens, Wolsey and John Tipits started for Peablo to deliver a message to the (soldiers) and return again to us again with the soldiers. - while we went on a piece & stoped to hunt until they come up - Pueblo is 280 m. south of fort John.

HIST: Register of Library of Congress "Collection of Mormon Diaries" MS 8620 Processed by Kathy Cardon Completed Nov 1973. Reel 4:1 I:20,35 Journal of Appleton M. Harmon, 2 vols. p. 20 Thomas Wolsey, p. 35. 25 June 1847 - Friday - Amasa Lyman, Roswell Stephens, Thomas Wolsey & 2 of the soldiers arrived about 6 pm having left Capt Brown and his battalion a few miles back.

HIST: Kelly, Charles. JOURNALS OF JOHN D. LEE 1846-47 AND 1859. Univ. of Utah Press. Salt Lake City. 1984. p. 174. Summer Quarters, Teus. 8 Jun 1847. Clear, Warm. About 10 Samue Gully, Nancy the 2nd [No. 12], Mary Woolsey the 2nd, Clarissa Allen, 2 Mrs. Gulleys and James Young started for W. Q. The day pleasant. [www who is Mary Woolsey 2nd. www supposes that Mary Woolsey 1st is Mary Burrell, wife of Thomas. Is Mary the Lane girl who md. Thomas?]

HIST: Kelly, Charles. JOURNALS OF JOHN D. LEE 1846-47 AND 1859. Univ. of Utah Press. Salt Lake City. 1984. p. 180. Summer Quarters, Sund, 27 Jun 1847. Cloudy. At 11 the Saints at the sounding of the horn met at J. D. Lee's for public meeting. . . children presented to be blessed... At the close of the meeting the table was spread and Pres. I. Morley and lady, L. Stewart and lady, F. W. Cox and lady, G. W. Hickerson and lady, Sister C. H. Saunders, Drusilla Pearson [Holt], Nancy Gibbons [No. 12], A. D. Young and lady and J. D> Lee's family sat down and partook of the rich festival that had been prepared by J. D. Lee. . . . names of children blessed included: George W. Hickerson and Sarah, parents of Joseph William Hickerson, born Nauvoo, Hancock County, Ill, 21 Mar 1845, blessed by I. Morley and F. W. Cox. 20 mi. to 3 p.m. Thomas and Julia Ann Woolsey, parents of Margarett, born Summer Quarters, Omaha Nation, 29 Apr 1847, blessed by Pres. I. Morly and F. W. Cox. and others.

HIST: J. H. 24 Jul 1847 - arrival in valley

HIST: J. H. 30 Aug 1847 - A company selected to return to Winter Quarters, included Thomas Woolsey, who would travel with the sixth wagon with Haywood Thomas and Samuel W. Fox.

HIST: J. H. 11 Sep 1847 - The returning company camped for the night on the Sweetwater. Thomas Woolsey shot a buffalo.

HIST: J. H. 15 Oct 1847 - The company was entertained by Thomas Woolsey and John G. Holman, who each had shot a buffalo.

HIST: J. H. 25 Oct 1847 - In the evening, by council, four men, namely Amasa M. Lyman, Lyman H. Calkins, Joseph Mathews and Thomas Woolsey started for Winter Quarters on horseback, to aapprise the brethren there that the pioneers were close by and to allay the anxiety that they might feel at prolonged absence from home of the parties who had gone out to meet them.

HIST: J. H. 20 Jan 1848 - Petition signed by many living in Pottawattamie County, Iowa Territory, to petition the U.S. Government to give them a post office. Signed by many, but included: all the leaders of the church there, James Woolsey, Joseph Woolsey, James Woolsey, Jr., Levi Stewart, Jacob B. (s/b C.) Woolsey, Reuben Woolsey, Thomas Woolsey, Sr., Thos Woolsey, Jr., James Huntsman, Charles Kennedy, Hugh Day, William S. Day, John Boice (ww's grandfather), George W. Hickerson (ww's gt gr father), Isaac Hickerson, George Hickerson, and many more.

HIST: Cleland, Robert Glass & Juanita Brooks. A MORMON CHRONICLE: The Diaries of John D. Lee - 1848-1876. Vol. I. The Huntington Library. San Marino, California. 1955. p. 8. Summer Quarters. Wed, 15 Mar 1848. Clear & warm. ... T. Woolsy & Rheuben his Son were also in camp. J.D. Lee let T. Woolsey have a Plough & stock in exchange for a Plough H. Woolsey Said that he had in the vally. Gave an order to Bro. P. Dougle for the Same in presance of J. Busby, C. Kennedy & Jos. Allen.

HIST: Cleland, Robert Glass & Juanita Brooks. A MORMON CHRONICLE: The Diaries of John D. Lee - 1848-1876. Vol. I. The Huntington Library. San Marino, California. 1955. p. 19. Summer Quarters. Thurs., 13 Apr 1848. Clear, cool, Wind North. About 9 J.D. Lee & Jas. Pac[e] Started overe the River. On the way killed a stork & a Turkey. Crossed over the river in canoes, river rising fast. After travling some 15 ms in Search of a location, We took dinner with B. L. Clapp who menifested the Princeple of A man, of a Bro. Although he had divided his claim several times before, he again Said, Brethren come & share with me. Woolsey, Laird & Knights had a claim of about 300 Acres each but would not let one foot go. About dark J.D. Lee & J. Pace reached home. On the [way] J.D. Lee killed an other Stork & a Fox Squirrel.

CENSUS: 1850 Census of Pottawattamie County, Iowa. District No. 21. 6 Nov., FHL film # 442963. p. 141. 1216-1216.

HIST: Journal History. Utah Immigration Card Index. CH EM MS 8550, #3. Thomas Woolsey, one of the original Pioneers of Utah. J. H. 1847: 17 Apr p.1Member of 6th Company of ten. 1847.

HIST: Journal History. Utah Immigration Card Index. CH EM MS 8550, #3. Thomas Woolsey, with 6 persons. 1852. Crossed Plains with 6th Company (Capt David Wood) J. H. 31 Dec 1852. Supplement - p. 35. Thomas Woolsey had 2 males, 5 females, 1 wagon, 2 oxen, and 4 cows. Lavina Patterson Woolsey, wife of James Hopkins Woolsey and their three children, are traveling in Isaac Busenbark's Ten with the family of Wm. H. Gregor.

CORRES: 20 Mar 1855. South Weber Fort. Letter from Sarah Woolsey Hickerson to her husband George Washington Hickerson, who was on a mission to Tenn. & ILL. "Thomas [Woolsey] has sold out his interest [in land and canal at So. Weber] and is going to move down to Cottonwood. Four others are going to leave the fort soon."

HIST: Whitaker Book. p. 254. "As soon as George and his brothers-in-law James (now www is not sure that James was here), Richard and Thomas Woolsey arrived [1852] in South Weber, they commenced work on a canal to divert water from the Weber River onto their farms. They were original owners of the canal. They used shovels, teams, scoops and sleds to dig the canal."

CENSUS: Where is the Thomas Woolsey family in the 1856 census of Utah? Look again for this family. He was not found in the 1856 Provo census.

HIST: J. H. 24 Jul 1856. Celebration of the 24th at Provo City, included a speech by the Pioneer of 1847, Thomas Woolsey.

HIST: J. H. 24 Jul 1857. Celebration of 24th in Provo, following the Martial Band, an address in behalf of the Pioneers by Thos. Woolsey.

HIST: Cleland, Robert Glass & Juanita Brooks. A MORMON CHRONICLE: The Diaries of John D. Lee - 1848-1876. Vol. I. The Huntington Library. San Marino, California. 1955. p. 188. Fort Harmony. Sat., 1 Jan 1859 New Year's Day. About 3 Moring I was awakened from sleep by the firing of guns, beatting of Drums, Singing, && at my Door wishing me a Happy New years &c. I had some 3 gal. of Molases Brewed into Beer of which I treated the company. . . . At 10 morning the citizens assembled at the Meeting House to go forth in the Dance. committee included J.P. Davies chairman, T. Woolsey 7 D. Shirts assistants.

TEMPLE: Thomas Woolsey, b 3 Nov 1804, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, was sealed 22 Jan 1859, to his spouse Catherine Hickerson, in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City, Utah.

HIST: Cleland, Robert Glass & Juanita Brooks. A MORMON CHRONICLE: The Diaries of John D. Lee - 1848-1876. Vol. I. The Huntington Library. San Marino, California. 1955. p. 192. Fort Harmony. Thurs.,27th, Frid., 28th, & Sat., 29th Jan 1859. I went with 2 waggons & teams to Tonequint for Sleepers for my buildings. Had some trouble. Broke a waggon toungue in the ice & water. Some of my hands unfaithful, Especially Hyrrum Woolsey. I sent T. Woolsy to Harmony for 100$ one hundred dollars cash to send for goods by S. White.

HIST: Cleland, Robert Glass & Juanita Brooks. A MORMON CHRONICLE: The Diaries of John D. Lee - 1848-1876. Vol. I. The Huntington Library. San Marino, California. 1955. p. 199-200. Washington?. Mond. 7 Mar 1859. This morning I wrote an epistle to my Family at Harmony exhorting [them] to be humble & Prayerful & Pray .... About 2 P.M. an Express came to me by H. (Harvey, as given in Juanita Brooks' MOUNTAIN MEADOW MASSACRE, but www thinks it is Hyrum, as there is no Harvey Woolsey in Utah) & T. (Thomas) Woolsey from a Friend in the North Stating that all hell was bout to brake loose. A Detatchment of Johnson's Troops were expected within a few days & to take care of myself. The bearer of the express was instructed not to sleep night or day untill the Letter reachd me, thus confirming the intimation of the Spirit.

CENSUS: Utah 1860 Census: Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete Co, UT FHL film # 805314.
p. 69 597-554

HIST: In Kate B. Carter's compilation " Our Pioneer Heritage", DUP, SLC, 1973, Vol. 16, p. 240-41, she mentions the Woolseys' contributions to outfit three wagons to assist to bring the Saints from Florence, Nebraska. Thomas Woolsey furnished an old wagon cover, one sack and a small keg. T. Woolsey, one pair of jeans pants. John D. Lee exchanged one yoke of cattle with Thomas Woolsey and bought one yoke from James Powell. Woolsey's cattle were too poor for the journey and Lee gave him a good yoke for them so Woolsey could contribute a good pair to the mission.

HIST: Kate B. Carter OUR PIONEER HERITAGE, Vol. ___, "Black Hawk Indian War", p. 200. " . . . when we saw a man coming down the road on the run; it was Henry Green, who told us to turn back, that the Indians were in the canyon and from their ambush had killed some of the boys belonging to a company of six. Benjamin Black, Peter Greaves, Thomas Woolsey, William T. Hite and two others constituted the company. The place where they stopped to get their loads was one-fourth mile east of the lake on Lake Hill. Peter Greaves, in running west, came onto an Indian in the brush who had fired his gun and had not had time to reload. Greaves passed the Indian and ran down Maple Creek, followed nearly all day by two Indians. He had a dog with him and when hiding in the brush had to hold the dog's mouth to keep him from barking and revealing his whereabouts. He ran across Birch Creek and onto the bald mountain where an Indian fired at him and then turned back. He arrived home after dark. Woolsey ran east and warned Louis Larsen and Rasmus Jensen who ran down the north side of the canyon, insight of the Indians all the time. William T. Hite also went down the canyon and on the dugway; he was killed on the so-called Fire Grass Flat.

Down the same road where the men were killed, known as the Black Stump Road, some men were at work getting out timber; namely Peter Isaacsen, James C. Jensen and Ole C. Jensen; they ran north and joined Louis Larsen and Thomas Woolsey; they all reached home safely. Among the men killed was Soren N. Jespersen, fifty years old. It appeared that he had been fearfully tortured while yet alive. Being quite deaf, he did not hear the boys when they called to him. The Indians came upon him unawares and got between him and his wagon where he had left his gun. Thus he was at their mercy.

HIST: J. H. 24 Jul 1869. The celebration of the 24th at Hennefer, a Toast: 1. The Pioneers - may their memory be perpetuated forever. Responded to, in an interesting speech, by Elder Thomas Woolsey, one of the Pioneers, in which he rehearsed many interesting reminiscences of their eventful journey. He was one of the hunters; killed for the camp, with his own rifle, some 72 buffaloes. The perils and toils of that journey, he said, were untold. That company had placed their lives, their fortunes, their honor and their all upon the altar of their holy religion. It is a sacrifice we all shall be required, sooner or later, to make. He referred to the singular fact of a crow having followed the Pioneers' camp all the way to the valley and returned with them to the Missouri. The tree in which it rested, now called the "Lone tree," a forked cottonwood, is yet standing at the mouth of the Kanyon where they camped. There was no apparent possibility of getting any further west. The succeeding morning a party were sent to reconnoitre. The bird took the lead. At night they returned to report . . . needs to be copied again.

CENSUS: Utah 1870 Census. Kanosh, Millard Co, UT FHL film # 553110. 4 JUL Wm. W. Reynolds, Ass't Marshall. p. 8 65-58.

CENSUS: Utah 1880 Census. Escalante, Iron Co, UT FHL film # 1255336. 7-136-19 Wm. L. Mitchell. p. 332 45-45

SETTLE: Kanosh Ward History - Reel # 4314. Corn Creek was well-known to early pioneers, it being the last watering place for travelers going south in Pavaunt valley. It also became known as chief camping place of Pauvan Indians under Chief Kanosh, who manifested friendship for the Mormons from the beginning. 1867 - It was suggested the Corn Creek settlement be moved farther upstream to get out of swampy land. Most moved but some stayed - The old or first location is now known as Petersburg (Peter Robison). The first family who moved from old to new location was Wm. C. Penny from Utah Co. He located at the present site of Kanosh in Oct 1867 and built the first house, a log building on the land his family still occupies. A few other families including Noah Averly and Thomas Woolsey located near Wm. C. Penny the same fall. About a dozen families spent the winter or part of 1867 - 1868 on the new townsite, Wm. C. Penny, Baldwin H. Watts & Sameuel Stove. 1868 -Isaac Riddle built a grist mill.

TEMPLE: St. George. 6 May 1890. Thomas Woolsey, s/o Joseph & Abigail, was "Gd" and baptized for #48 SHETH MALAN
Pawnee Chief, Nebraska.

HIST: Kanosh War History - Reel # 4314. May 1893 - Elder Andrew Jensen visited Millard Co re: Church History 30 May 1893. He met with the following old settlers: Jesse Hopkinson, Albert Nadauld, clerk, B. H. Watts, N. S. B. Avery, James Abraham, Peter Robison, Dennis Dorrity, B. J. Roberts, Adelia Kimball, Mary Woolsey, Mary Rogers, Adora M. Robison, Mary Jane Gardner, Alice Rappeleye, Pearl Adel Kimball.

HIST: " ETERNITY IN THEIR HANDS . p. 20. In 1896, Church Historian Andrew Jensen traveled to Wales to visit with Thomas Woolsey. He reported that Thomas was almost blind, his health failing rapidly and his black hair was graying. He (Thomas) said he was the father of 35 children - 30 of whom reached maturity. Current genealogy has been able to confirm 27 children."

DEATH: Kanosh Ward History - LDS Church Historian's Office. Reel # 4314.
1897 Thos. Woolsey a Utah Pioneer of 1847, d. at Kanosh (s/b Wales), 5 Jan 1897. (A handwritten in between A and Utah " son of the". But this could only be the original pioneer, Thomas Woolsey. Family group sheets show that Thomas Woolsey died on the same date, in Wales, Sanpete, UT, but nothing has been found in those early records, and especially on that date.

OBIT: Journal History, Historian's Office, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. CR 100/137 Reel # 83. 5 Jan 1897, p. 2. Elder Thomas Wolsey, died today at Kanosh (s/b Wales), aged 91 years 2 months and 2 days. He was born in Kentucky in 1805; joined the Church in 1838, Moved to Nauvoo in 1840 (s/b Far West & MO first in 1838 ww); passed through the persecutions left his family at Mt. Pisgah, in 1846, and joined the Mormon Battalion. Went back with John Tippitts with the Mail early in 1847, then traveled with the Pioneers as far as Fort Leavenworth, then went on to Pueblo; returning he over took the Pioneers and came with them to Salt Lake. In the fall he went (back) to Winter Quarters and in 1852 returned to Utah, where he lived a Latter Day Saint until his decease. He was the father of 27; had 120 grand children; 78 great grand children and one great-great grand child.

CEMETERY: Tom Woolsey insists (Dec 1997) that Thomas Woolsey died and is buried at Wales, Sanpete County, Utah. Ethel Jensen Woolsey, in recounting the last few years of his earthly life, said, "In 1878 Thomas took his family back to Sanpete County, settling in Centerfield. He was also in Manti, working on the Manti Temple for several years. After it was completed, Thomas and Julia Ann worked in the Temple, doing many endowments and other ordinance work for their dead ancestors. Julia Ann died on 10 Jan 1896, and was buried in Manti. After her death, Thomas went to Wales, where he lived with her son, Thomas Andrew, until his death (5 Jan 1897). He is buried in the quiet little cemetery of Wales, Sanpete County, Utah. (Woolseys. ETERNITY IN THEIR HANDS . p. 20.)

OBIT: J. H. IBID. Deseret Evening News. 24 Jan 1897 (5 Jan 1897) p. 11. Kanosh (where Reuben lived, who gave the information) , 27 Feb 1897. On Tuesday 5 Jan 1897, Mr. Thomas Woolsey peaceably passed away at the ripe old age of 91 years 2 months and 2 days. He was born in 1805 in Kentucky, was baptized into the Mormon Church in the fall of 1838 and emigrated to Nauvoo in 1840; and emigrated with the Church through its persecutions; left his family at Mount Pisgah in 1846 and joined the Mormon Battalion - In the winter of 1847 in Feb he and Bro. John Tibbits (Tippits) went back with the mail and in the spring he went with the Pioneers as far as Fort Leavenworth and then to Pueblo. Then he came on and overtook the company, coming with it to Salt Lake. In the fall (1847) he went back to Winter Quarters, and in 1852 he came to Utah and has lived here ever since. He married Mary Bird ( ) for his first wife. At Nauvoo he married Julia H. (A.) Mitchell. Both his wives passed away before him. He leaves a large family. He was the father of 27 children, also had 120 grand children and had 75 great grand children and 1 great-great grand child. He lived the life of a Latter Day Saint, and died in good faith and in the hope of a glorious Resurrection. (submitted by) Reuben Woolsey (his son).




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