Dan Atwood

Dan Atwood (1787-1863) was born 4 Nov. 1787 in Mansfield Twp., Tolland Co., Connecticut. He was the son of Herman Atwood and Jerusha Case. He married Polly Sawyer on 11 Feb.1812 in Connecticut. He was baptized in Nov. 1840 in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois. He hosted Wilford Woodruff while living in Massachusetts and traveled with him across the plains. He died 17 Dec. 1863 in Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory.

Footnotes

Dan Atwood (KWJ4-1HM), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 4 Mar. 2022). Dan Atwood, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/dan-atwood, accessed 4 Mar. 2022). "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 4 Mar. 2022); Dan Atwood, 4 Nov. 1787, Mansfield Twp., Tolland, Connecticut; citing Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Connecticut, "Barbour collection : Connecticut vital records prior to 1850;" microfilm 2889. "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 17 Feb. 2022); Dan Atwood and Polly Sawyer, 11 Feb. 1812, Connecticut, image 3830; citing Charles R. Hale, "Hale Collection;" DGS 7593325. "Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1848," database, Ancestry.com (https://ancestry.com, accessed 13 Mar. 2022); Dan Atwood, baptism, Nov. 1840, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois; citing “Black, Susan Easton, Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center, 1989.” “Utah Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org. accessed 17 Feb. 2022); Daniel Atwood, 17 Dec. 1863, Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, p. 68, no. 1923; citing Salt Lake County Management and Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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  • Page 238

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    November 11, 1849 ~ Sunday 11th Sunday I Preached to the saints & loaned 9 No of the star to Mrs Brown November 12, 1849 ~ Monday 12th We recieved in this mornings papers Arivals from Calafornia Also from Europe the steemer from Calafornia brought $500,000 dollars worth of gold dust from the Mines. The Ship Areatus in which Calvin Foss was in Arived in Calafornia on the 23rd sept 170 days out from Boston. I ...
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    November 11, 1849 November 12, 1849 November 13, 1849 November 14, 1849 November 15, 1849 November 16, 1849 November 17, 1849 November 18, 1849 November 19, 1849 November 20, 1849 November 21, 1849 November 22, 1849 November 23, 1849
  • Page 260

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    January 30, 1850 ~ Wednesday 30th I rode in company with M. C. Pevey to Peterboro & spent the night with J. C. Little I dined with Br Leonard Hardy 65 m January 31, 1850 ~ Thursday 31st I rode with Brother Pevey to see his Mother who was 84 years old but abot House quite smart I preached at night at Brother Leonard Hardy's to the saints 14 m
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    January 30, 1850 January 31, 1850 February 1, 1850 February 2, 1850 February 3, 1850 February 4, 1850 February 5, 1850 February 6, 1850 February 7, 1850 February 8, 1850 February 9, 1850
  • Page 279

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    Mrs Woodruff was also quite unwell, there is some sickness & death in all the camps we have heard from July 6, 1850 ~ Saturday 6th [FIGURE] Mrs Snow Mrs Snow of Cambridgeport was taken sick in the Afternoon with Diarhea took some Medicine called cholera Medicine & immediately grew worse & Died at 3 oolok at nig[ht] we travled 20 miles to day over A bad road on to the platt bott[om] & camped for the night by a slew. ...
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    July 6, 1850 July 7, 1850 July 8, 1850 July 9, 1850 July 10, 1850 July 11, 1850 July 12, 1850 July 13, 1850 July 14, 1850 July 15, 1850
  • Page 285

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    August 25, 1850 ~ Sunday 25th Travled 18 miles & camped on the La Bonte Brother Stratton camped with us we travled together through the day August 26, 1850 ~ Monday 26 Elder Whipple took some of my loading to carry one sack of coffee from Bess wagon 160 lbs 1 box of paper from Watts waggon 200 lbs we travled over 17 miles of the worst road on the Journey our oxen wearied out & darkness ...
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    August 25, 1850 August 26, 1850 August 27, 1850 August 28, 1850 August 29, 1850 August 30, 1850 August 31, 1850 September 1, 1850 September 2, 1850 September 3, 1850
  • Page 287

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    and his company camped near us Brothers Woolley & N H Felt attended our meeting in the evening & we had a lengthy meeting they preached some strong doctrin for some of the congregation we had a good meeting and the spirit of the Lord was with us September 16, 1850 ~ Monday 16th A plesant morning we travled to the South Pass I here found capt Petty & Hardy & company camped on the sweet ...
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    September 16, 1850 September 17, 1850 September 18, 1850
  • Page 289

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    September 28, 1850 ~ Saturday 28th We had to lie in camp while men went back after the oxen many went to fishing as there was a rushing creek which abounded with trout I caught 30 another man 32 and many caught about a Dozen each the men returned at night with the oxen September 29, 1850 ~ Sunday 29th [FIGURE] We left Fort Bridger this morning I went forward with my Division to day and the first Division or some of the[m] complained or murmured much ...
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    September 28, 1850 September 29, 1850 September 30, 1850 October 1, 1850 October 2, 1850 October 3, 1850 October 4, 1850 October 5, 1850 October 6, 1850 October 7, 1850 October 8, 1850 October 9, 1850 October 10, 1850 October 11, 1850 October 12, 1850
  • Page 257

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    October 21, 1857 ~ Wednesday Oct 21st Brother Atwood arived this morning with an express from Gen Wells & 2 letters from Col Allexander who closed his letter by saying that "He should not obey the Govornors orders & his final disposals of the troops would depend upon Grave consideration which I do not deem necessary to enumerate" (words without meaning) The messenger said that the 5th Regment had stoped near Bear River in tents, the 10th Regment had ...
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    October 21, 1857 October 22, 1857 October 23, 1857 October 24, 1857
  • Page 290

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1860 – October 22, 1865)

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    December 15, 1863 ~ Tuesday Dec 15 1863 I spent the day in the Legislature to day we met in Joint session and Received the Acting Govornors Message which was vary good considering a Gentile Govornor December 16, 1863 ~ Wednesday 16. I met with the council at one oclok & spent the Afternoon in the Legislature & in the Evening I Attended the Musical consort of O Calder, at the Theater thare was 200 girls all dressed in white & 60 young men in dress
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    December 15, 1863 December 16, 1863 December 17, 1863 December 18, 1863 December 19, 1863 December 20, 1863 December 21, 1863 December 22, 1863 December 23, 1863 December 24, 1863