Edwin Dilworth Woolley, Sr. (1807 - 1881) MP

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Nicknames: "Dee"
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Birthplace: West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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About Edwin Dilworth Woolley, Sr.

Edwin Dilworth Woolley, Sr. (June 28, 1807 – October 12, 1881) was a Mormon pioneer, an early Latter-day Saint bishop in Salt Lake City, and a businessman in early Utah Territory who operated mills.

Woolley was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and raised in a Quaker family. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the 1830s and later served as a missionary in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.

(son of John Woolley, born August 17, 1779, Rachel Dilworth, born August 10, 1782, both of Chester county, Pennsylvania). He was born June 28, 1807, in Chester county, Pennsylvania. Came to Utah in 1848, Brigham Young company.

   Married:	Mary Wickersham (daughter of Amos and Annie Wickersham), who was born November 4, 1808, and came to Utah with husband.
   Their children:
           John W. born December 30, 1831;
           Franklin born;
           Rachel Emma;
           Henrietta;
           Samuel W. born April 2, 1840, married Maria Angell;
           Edwin Dilworth born April 30, 1845;
           Mary Louisa;
           Marsellus.
   Family home Salt Lake City.
   Married:	Louisa Chopin Gordon February 6, 1846, Nauvoo, Illinois, who was born February 28, 1820, at Williamson, New York. Their only child was Edwin Gordon Woolley.
   Married:	Ellen Wilding, who was born April 8, 1822, at Leon, England.
   Their children:
           Sarah;
           Joseph;
           Hyrum Smith;
           Edwin Thomas;
           Mary Ellen.
   Family home Salt Lake City.
   Married:	Ann Olpin.
   Their children:
           Henry Alberto;
           Amelia;
           Orson;
           Ruth;
           Olive;
           Fannie;
           George;
           Carlos.
   Married:	Betsy Ann Jackman.
   One son:
           Oceolo.
   Married:	Elizabeth Jackman.

Sources:

   Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah photographs, page 139
   Joseph Smith Papers Project profile: Edwin+Woolley
   Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 1263

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Edwin D. Woolley', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 13 November 2010, 12:08 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Edwin_D._Woolley&oldid=396494603> [accessed 18 February 2011]

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1807
June 28, 1807
West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
1831
March 24, 1831
Age 23
Columbiana, Ohio
December 30, 1831
Age 24
Newlin Township, Chester, Pennsylvania
1834
June 11, 1834
Age 26
East Rochester, Columbiana County, Ohio, USA
1836
August 7, 1836
Age 29
East Rochester, Colombia, Ohio, USA
1837
December 24, 1837
Age 30
West Township, Columbiana Ohio. USA
1840
April 2, 1840
Age 32
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA
1843
January 6, 1843
Age 35
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
December 28, 1843
Age 36
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
1845
February 6, 1845
Age 37
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA