Acksah Merrill Woodruff

Acksah (Archsa, Atchsa) Merrill Woodruff (abt. 1791-1817) was born about 1791 in Connecticut. She was the daughter of Ashbel Merrill and Abigail Hart. She married Ozem Woodruff, an uncle of Wilford Woodruff, on 30 Nov. 1809 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and they had five children. She died 26 Sep. 1817 in Avon, Hartford Co., Connecticut.

Footnotes

Achsah Merrill (LWF2-FT6), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 27 Apr. 2022). Acksah Merrill Woodruff, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/acksah-merrill-woodruff, accessed 27 Apr. 2022). Samuel Merrill, A Merrill Memorial: An Account of the Descendants of Nathaniel Merill, an Early Settler of Newbury, Massachusetts (Cambridge, Massachusetts: self published, 1928), p. 333; digital images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org, accessed 29 Apr. 2022). "Church Records, V. 1-5, 1751-1941," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 29 Apr. 2022); Orem Woodruff and Archsa Merrill, marriage, 9 Nov. 1809, Avon, Hartford Co., Connecticut, p. 68; citing Hartford, Connecticut, Connecticut State Library, "West Avon Congregational Church, Church Records, V. 1-5, 1751-1941," image 160/484; DGS 8137283. "Church Records, V. 1-5, 1751-1941," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 29 Apr. 2022); Atchsa Woodruff, death, 28 Sep. 1817, Avon, Hartford Co., Connecticut, p. 79; citing Hartford, Connecticut, Connecticut State Library, "West Avon Congregational Church, Church Records, V. 1-5, 1751-1941," image 166/484; DGS 8137283.

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  • Page 187

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    The following are the names of the Dead that Wilford Woodruff & Phebe W Woodruff was baptized for in the font in the house of the Lord in Nauvoo, in 1842 Relationship Persons Names Baptized for Date Days ^H C Kimball^ Mother Bulah Woodruff April 21 Brother Philo Woodruff " " Brother Asahel H. Woodruff " " ^G.A.S.^ Great Grand father Josiah Woodruff May 15 Great Grand Mother - -
  • Page 1

    Part of Autobiography 1858 Deseret News

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    THE DESERET NEWS. TRUTH AND LIBERTY. No. 18. FILLMORE CITY, WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 1858. VOL. VIII. [Column 1] HISTORY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. (FROM HIS OWN PEN.) IN tracing the history of my fathers, I find it difficult to obtain a satisfactory account of the Woodruff family for more than three gen- erations. My great grandfather, Josiah Woodruff, lived nearly one hundred years, and possessed an iron constitution and performed a great amount of manual labor nearly up ...
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    November 11, 1778 July 31, 1792 November 29, 1801 November 29, 1802 December 22, 1804 March 1, 1807 March 1, 1807 June 11, 1808 November 9, 1810 November 29, 1811 March 11, 1814 March 12, 1816 June 1, 1816 June 19, 1818 March 22, 1820 June 19, 1821 November 25, 1827 December 29, 1833 December 31, 1833 January 2, 1834 February 1, 1834 April 11, 1834 April 25, 1834 May 1, 1834 May 7, 1834 November 5, 1834 January 13, 1835 January 18, 1835 January 19, 1835 July 1, 1838 October 18, 1838 August 4, 1841
  • Page 378

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    Aug 31, 1869 On the 31, Aug 1869 Wilford Woodruff was Baptized in the Font in the Endowment House Temple Block Salt Lake City For the Following Persons Samuel Smith Baptized Joseph F Smith was mouth in confirming Edmund Eastman, Timothy Carter, Amos Wheeler Total 10 Amasa Frisby, Titus Woodruff Abijah Barber Erastus Hart, Thadeus Thompson, Alson Thompson ...
  • Page 1

    Part of Autobiography 1857-1858 Draft 1

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    History of Wilford Woodruff In traceing the history of my Fathers I find it difficult to obtain a satisfactory account of the Woodruff family (from whom I descended) for more than three generation. I learn from the English Book of Heraldry that Woodruff supposed to be one of my Ancestors was Lord Mayor of the City of London at the time of the great fire in AD 1649 My Great Grand Father Josiah Woodruff lived nearly one hundred years of age and possessed a strong Iron Constitution and performed a ...
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    November 11, 1778 July 31, 1792 November 29, 1801 November 29, 1802 December 22, 1804 March 1, 1807 June 11, 1808 November 9, 1810
  • Page 1

    Part of Autobiography 1857-1858 Draft 2

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    History of Wilford Woodruff. (From his own pen) In tracing the history of my fathers, I find it difficult to obtain a satisfactory account of the Woodruff family, for more than three generations. My ^Great^ Grandfather, Josiah Woodruff, lived nearly one hundred years, of age and possessed an strong iron constitution and performed a great amount of manual labor nearly up to the time of his death. His wife's name was Sarah; she bore to him nine children as follows;— Josiah,
  • Page 6

    Part of Autobiography Notes 1892 Deseret News

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    L. D. S. Historian's Office, P. O. BOX 1678. Salt Lake City, Utah, [blank] 189 Ozem " Acksah Merrill. " " Hannah Hart. all had large families. Grandfather died in Farmington, of spotted fever, 1806, being 55 years old. Grandmother died in 1824, same place, of cancer in left breast. Father, Aphek Woodruff born in Farmington Nov. 11, 1778. Married Beulah ...
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    November 11, 1778 July 31, 1792 November 29, 1801 November 29, 1802 December 22, 1804 March 1, 1807 June 11, 1808 November 9, 1810 November 29, 1811 April 11, 1814 November 25, 1827
  • Page 2

    Part of Autobiography Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine 1883-84

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    TULLIDGE'S QUARTERLY MAGAZINE. No. I. OCTOBER, 1883. VOL. III. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF [Column 1] CHAPTER I. FAMILY SKETCH. MY EARLY DAYS AND MINISTRY. In tracing the history of my fathers, I find it difficult to obtain a satisfactory account of the Woodruff family for more than three generations. My great grandfather, Josiah Woodruff, lived nearly one hundred years, and pos- sessed an iron constitution, and per- formed a great amount of manual labor nearly up to the time of his death. His wife's name ...
    Dates:
    November 11, 1778 July 31, 1792 November 29, 1801 November 29, 1802 December 22, 1804 March 1, 1807 March 1, 1807 June 11, 1808 November 9, 1810 November 29, 1811 April 11, 1814 March 12, 1816 June 1, 1816 June 19, 1818 April 22, 1820 June 19, 1821 November 25, 1827 July 1, 1838 October 18, 1838 August 4, 1841
  • Page 246

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    April 10, 1877 ^Phebe A Snow got Endowments for Hannah Seavey Bulah A for Pauline Hearn^ We gave 105 Endowments to day E Snow sealed 21 We Baptized 460 for the dead I had Brother Samuel April 11, 1877 ~ Wednesday [FIGURES] ^11^ B. Hardy & wife and Josiah Hardy & wife Adopted to me to day the first Persons Ever Adopted ^[FIGURE]^ to me ion Earth I gave ...
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    April 11, 1877 April 12, 1877 April 13, 1877 April 13, 1877
  • Page 482

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    Ezra Carter Jr, And Sarah Fabyan Carter, Ozen Woodruff, Acksa Merril, and Hannah Hart Woodruff, And Robert Mason and 3 wives were all Adopted to Wilford Woodruff sen and Phebe Carter Whitmore Woodruff On the 13 day of Arail 1877 On the 10 of April, 1877 Samuel B. Hardy, and wife and Josiah Hardy and wife, were Adopted to Wilford Woodruff the first person Ever Adopted to me ...
  • Page 478

    Part of Journal (February 1880 – December 1885)

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    of my Relatives, By the council of President Young This included 1885. I was sealed at the Altar for 1117 couple of Dead friends up to Jan 1886. I had 233 Persons Adopted to me by their own request. I was Adopted to my Father Aphek Woodruff. He was Ordained A High Priest and Patriarch I Officiated in Adopting 96 others Men to Men. I sealed 806 children to Parents and assisted in sealing 1004 others. My Father Aphek and Azubah Woodruff had 6 children ...