Martha Jane Woodland (1843 - 1872)

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Birthplace: Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA
Death: Died in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, USA
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About Martha Jane Woodland

Biographical Summary:

"...Daughter of Celia Steepleford and John Woodland Jr.

Married in polygamy (1) Talcott Gould 12 February 1857. He was the husband of her older sister, Celia Woodland. They had one child, Parley H. Gould, in 1862 at Anaconda, Deer Lodge, Montana, when Martha Jane was 19. They must have parted between then and 1865.

Married (2) Melvin Lowry Gruwell about 1866. They had three children in Montana, prior to moving back to Willard; John Melvin born 2 April 1867, Robert Oscar born 17 August 1868 and Daniel E. Gruwell born 14 October 1870.

Their first son, John Melvin, died at Willard 4 November 1871.

Also at Willard, Jane Millicent Gruwell was born 26 January 1872. Martha Jane died six months after the birth of this daughter. Her husband, Melvin, married her niece, Martha Marena Woodland four months later and he moved to Mexico after 1885 with his large family.

No stone marks the location of her grave at this date..."


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Martha Woodland's Timeline

March 4, 1843
June 29, 1872
Age 29
Willard, Box Elder, Utah, USA
April 16, 1873
Age 29
October 30, 1895
Age 29
October 30, 1895
Age 29
Willard, Box Elder, Utah, USA