Aphek Woodruff, b. 1778

Aphek (Apheck) Woodruff (1778-1861) was born 11 Nov. 1778 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He was the son of Eldad Woodruff and Dinah Woodford. He married Beulah Thompson on 25 Nov. 1801, and they were the parents of Wilford Woodruff; widowed in 1808. He married Azubah Hart on 9 Nov. 1809. He was baptized by Wilford on 1 Jul. 1838 in the Farmington River. He died 28 May 1861 in Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory.

Footnotes

Aphek Woodruff (KWVS-W3J), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https:/familysearch.org, accessed 15 Jan. 2021). Aphek Woodruff, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/aphek-woodruff-b-1778, accessed 8 Feb. 2022). Wilford Woodruff, “History of Wilford Woodruff, (From His Own Pen),” The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star, Vol. 27, no. 11, ( 18 Mar. 1865), pp, 167-168. “Probate Records,” database, Ancestry.com (https://ancestry.com, accessed 25 Jan. 2021), Eldad Woodruff (1806), case no. 3079, p. 36. Aphek Woodruff, "For Sale", Connecticut Courant, (Hartford, CT), 26 Mar. 1822, p. 4. "Church Records, V. 1-5, 1751-1941," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 29 Apr. 2022); Apheck Woodruff and Bulah Thompson, marriage, 25 Nov. 1801, Avon, Hartford Co., Connecticut, p. 67; citing Hartford, Connecticut, Connecticut State Library, "West Avon Congregational Church, Church Records, V. 1-5, 1751-1941," image 156/484; DGS 8137283. "Church Records, V. 1-5, 1751-1941," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 29 Apr. 2022); Apheck Woodruff and Azubah Hart, 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 157/484; DGS 8137283. Charles R. Hale, “Connecticut, Charles R. Hales Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955: Surname Index of Marriages N. Hall - Hastings,” no. 652, Azubah Hart and Apheck Woodruff, 1809; microfilm 3291, DGS 7593344, image 4100. Fred E. Woods, “Wilford Woodruff and the Gathering of Modern-day Israel, 1834–50, ed. Alexander L. Baugh and Susan Easton Black (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2010), 65–96. Woodruff, Wilford, Wilford Woodruff Letters, Liverpool, England to Aphek Woodruff, Farmington, Connecticut, 1845 and 1846, image 1/8, MS7073, CHL. Woodruff, Wilford,Wilford Woodruff Letters, Leigh, England, to H.C. Kimball and G. A. Smith, 12 Sep. 1840, pg 1-4, MS 9122 CHL. “Aphek Woodruff,” Pioneer Database, 1847–1868, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/overlandtravel/, accessed 25 Jan. 2021). “Utah Death Registers, 1847–1966,” p. 47 (1861) A. Woodruff; citing series 21866, from Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Utah State Archives and Records Service, Salt Lake City, UT.

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  • Page 1

    Part of Letter to Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, 30 September 1839

    Excerpt:
    Farmington Hartford County Ct Sept 30th 1839 My Dear Phebe In the midst of my Fathers family I once more take up my pen to convers with you a few moments. I have delayed writing longer than I should but I have been waiting for a letter from you I have had the greatest anxiety to hear from you & Sarah E. & the friends around you but as yet I have not had that privilege When I ...
    Dates:
    September 30, 1839
  • Page 2

    Part of Letter to Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, 30 September 1839

    Excerpt:
    with peculiar feelings as I journied by land the places whare you suffered with your sickness [Eunice’s handwriting, Wilford’s words] with regard to crossing the Lake, we had a very tedious time of it. were caught in a line storm, and was in it 3 days on our way to Buffalo, at which place on the 13th we ^I^ took line boat for Albany, arrived at Albany on the 19th. during which time in consequence of the cold I took on the Lake with the crowded situation of the boat ...
  • Page 116

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    April 25, 1840 ~ Saturday 25th I spent the day & night at Moorends Cross & was quite Ill with a bad Cold April 26, 1840 ~ Sunday 26th Notwithstanding I was quite Ill I walked 5 miles to Ashfield & preached at Mr Baly's & in in the afternoon to Crowcutt & preached & Baptized 10 persons & confirmed them & Ordained Edward Philips a Priest. ^1 {family was taken [2 illegible ...
    Dates:
    April 25, 1840 April 26, 1840 April 27, 1840 April 28, 1840 April 29, 1840
  • Page 70

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

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    Sister Ann Ockey accompanied us they much desired to sail with us to America, with their Brother Edward but they were not ready I retired to my room & bed at midnight vary weary with my days labour distance 15 mile April 18, 1841 ~ Sunday 18th Sunday I Preached to about 200 saints & some of the world in the music Hall in bold st Liverpool in the morning, in the afternoon the Twelve bore testimony of the work of ...
    Dates:
    April 18, 1841 April 19, 1841
  • Page 147

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    April 15, 1837 ~ Saturday WILLFORD. WOODRUFFs Patriarchal Blessing Receieved April 15th 1837 At a blessing meeting held at the LORDs house in Kirtland Ohio on the 15th day of April AD. 1837. Joseph Smith sen the Patriarch of the church of latter day saints confered a blessing upon the head of Willford Woodruff son of Aphek Woodruff born in Farmington Hartford County Connt March the 1st 1807 My Beloved Brother I ...
    Dates:
    April 15, 1837
  • Page 159

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    twelve in leaveing New York for England on the 20th day of JUNE AD 1837 to carry glad tidings of salvation to the inhabitants of Europe. Heber C Kimble & Orson Hyde were the first appointed to open the kingdom to England they are the two twelve above spoken of and will leave America on the 20th for that purpose accompanied by five other brethren. May the God of Israel be with them & make them an instrument in his hands of ...
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    June 17, 1837 June 18, 1837 June 19, 1837 June 20, 1837
  • Page 108

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    September 1, 1843 ~ Friday Sept 1st We walked to New Haven from thenc to Fair Haven & called upon Mr Smith Tuttle who would open doors for preaching we spent part of the day with him & returned to westville & preached at night at Br Frost to a small number we spent the night at Br Frost September 2, 1843 ~ Saturday 2nd We walked to New Haven & called ...
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    September 1, 1843 September 2, 1843 September 3, 1843
  • Page 109

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    after musing a while on past scenes with a mixture of pleasure & pain rather more pain than pleasure I returned to the house spent the day with the family & in the evening I preached to the people had a goodly number present, after meeting I Baptized two persons James Hooker & [blank] Smith & spent a plesant evening & another night under my Fathers roof September 4, 1843 ~ Monday 4th [FIGURE] I wrote two letters one to
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    September 4, 1843 September 5, 1843 September 6, 1843
  • Page 340

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    we traveled 7 miles & stoped for the night September 20, 1844 ~ Friday 20th We passed through the locks slowly. I spent the day in perusing an interesting work entitled "Narrative & recollections of Van Demans Land During a three years captivity of Stephen S Wright together with an account of the battle of Prescot in which he was taken prisioner; his imprisonment in Cannda; Trial, Condemnation and transportation to Australia. His terrible sufferings in the british Penal colony of Van Demands ...
    Dates:
    September 20, 1844
  • Page 342

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    carpet bag in the scrape, upon on my arival at Albany it seemed as though I should be torn in peaces by the carman and Irish runners all pulling and haulling. I spent the night at Holmes Temperance House near the rail road landing carmans fee 50 cts distance from Oswego to Albany 200 miles September 27, 1844 ~ Friday 27th Bill $1.50 ct two Tickets one to Boston $6. one to Russel ...
    Dates:
    September 27, 1844 September 28, 1844 September 29, 1844 September 30, 1844