Samuel Amos Woolley

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About Samuel Amos Woolley

Biographical Summary:

"...Samuel Amos Woolley (1825-1900) was the son of John Woolley and Rachael Dilworth.

Samuel Amos Woolley was the youngest in a family of seven children. The family moved to Quincy, Illinois in 1839. Here Samuel was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He lived with his brother Edwin. In 1841 he worked in the quarry, cutting stone for the Nauvoo temple. Samuel and Catherine came to Utah in Sept. 1848 and built a home of logs in Salt Lake City.

In 1851 Samuel was called on a mission to India. On his return President Young sent him to Parowan to start a bucket industry. They took the necessary machinery and turned out jugs, pails, barrels, and tubs in different patterns and sizes. They were made of the cedar wood that grew so abundantly in that part of the state. The venture proved very successful. In 1861 President Young sent Samuel east and when he was ready to return he was put in command of a company of Scandinavian Saints. Although they did not speak English, the trip was successful and the company arrived in the valley Sept. 22, 1861.

Samuel worked in the lumber industry, built a steam sawmill in Little Cottonwood canyon and furnished timber for the Alta, Buffalo, and Flagstaff mines. He sold his lumber business in 1878 and bought a farm in the Sugarhouse district.

After the death of his former wives he married Elizabeth Ann Stevenson.

He was closely associated with Brigham Young who trusted him with many important matters pertaining to the Church. There was no faltering of his duty whether it was in business or religious assignments.


  1. Catherine Elizabeth Mehring, 21 May 1846, Nauvoo, Hancock, Utah
  2. Frances Ann Phillips, 9 Feb 1867, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
  3. Elizabeth Ann Stephenson, 28 Oct 1885, Logan, Box Elder, Utah

He died at the age of 75 years..."

SOURCE: Find A Grave Memorial# 28539820. www.

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Samuel Amos Woolley's Timeline

September 11, 1825
Newlin Township, Chester, PA
October 7, 1840
Age 15
May 21, 1846
Age 20
Winter Quarters,Douglas,NB
September 29, 1847
Age 22
Winter Quarters, Hancock, Illinois
December 10, 1849
Age 24
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
June 13, 1851
Age 25
February 21, 1852
Age 26
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
July 31, 1857
Age 31
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
November 7, 1858
Age 33
Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States
February 14, 1860
Age 34
Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States