Helen Woodruff Wheeler

Helen Woodruff Wheeler (abt. 1785-1861) was born about 1785 in Avon, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She was the daughter of Eldad Woodruff and Dinah Woodford and an aunt of Wilford Woodruff. She married Amos Wheeler on 7 Apr. 1801 in Avon, and they had nine children. She died 18 Oct. 1861 in Avon. She was baptized by proxy on 31 Aug. 1869.

Footnotes

Helen Woodruff (LZ1R-GYB), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 6 Jul. 2022). Helen Woodruff Wheeler, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/helen-woodruff-wheeler, accessed 6 Jul. 2022). "Church Records, V. 1-5, 1751-1941," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 15 Jun. 2022); Helen Woodruff, baptism, 5 Jun. 1785, Avon, Hartford Co., Connecticut, p. 29; citing Avon, Connecticut, West Avon Congregational Church, image 77/484; DGS 8137283. "Church Records, V. 1-5, 1751-1941," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 6 Jul. 2022); Eldad Woodruff and Dinah Woodford, marriage, 18 Feb. 1773, Avon, Hartford Co., Connecticut, vol. 2, p. 30; citing Avon, Hartford Co., Connecticut, West Avon Congregational Church, image 62/484; DGS 8137283. "Church records, v. 1-5, 1751-1941," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 6 Jul. 2022); Amos Wheler and Hellen Woodruff, marriage, 7 Apr. 1801, Avon, Hartford Co., Connecticut, vol. 3, p. 67; citing Avon, Hartford Co., Connecticut, West Avon Congregational Church, image 159/484; DGS 8137283. "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 6 Jul. 2022); Seth Wheeler, death, 10 May 1803, Avon, Hartford Co., Connecticut, vol. 1, p. 60; citing Connecticut, Charles R. Hale, image 563/750; DGS 7592403. "Probate Files Collection, Early to 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 14 Jun. 2022); Amos Wheeler, 8 Mar. 1822, Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, no. 2919; citing Hartford, Connecticut, Connecticut State Library, image 338/1994; DGS 7628068. Connecticut Courant, “Deaths” (Hartford, Connecticut), 26 Oct. 1861, vol. XCVIII, issue 5049, p. 3; database with images, GenealogyBank (www.genealogybank.com, accessed 6 Jul. 2022).

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  • Page 2

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

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    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 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 345

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

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    October 5, 1844 ~ Saturday Oct 4 5th 1844 [FIGURE] I arose in the morning Light was the heavens adorning I spent a plasant hour beneath my fathers bower with my friends I bent my knees in prayer I pray for peace to abide forever there After praying for the last time in the circle of my fathers family I took the Parting hand with Father & Mother & Uncle Ozem Woodruff, left them in good health & spirits & again commenced my Journey I called upon ...
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    October 5, 1844
  • Page 115

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 – December 31, 1839)

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    September 13, 1839 ~ Friday 13th I took passage at Buffaloo for Albany on board the Col Worth on the Erie Canal at 1 1/2 cent per mile for 365 miles to Albany we rode to Lockport 90 miles 90 September 14, 1839 ~ Saturday 14 Rode to Palmira near the place whare the book of Mormon was found I was sick with the chills & fever distance of the day 50 September 15, 1839 ...
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    September 13, 1839 September 14, 1839 September 15, 1839 September 16, 1839 September 17, 1839 September 18, 1839 September 19, 1839 September 20, 1839 September 21, 1839 September 22, 1839 September 23, 1839 September 25, 1839 September 26, 1839
  • Page 162

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

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    June 29, 1837 ~ Thursday June 29th Spent the day in writing[.] walked in the evening to Colebrook river Litchfield County Cont Preached at night in the methodist meeting house Spent the night at the house of wid[ow] Mills distance of the day 4. mils June 30, 1837 ~ Friday 30th We had an interview with a methodist priest he rejected our testimony & said that God had neither body or parts & that it was rediculous ...
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    June 29, 1837 June 30, 1837 July 1, 1837 July 2, 1837 July 3, 1837 July 4, 1837 July 5, 1837
  • Page 163

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

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    July 6, 1837 ~ Thursday A view of the place of my nativity July 6th This was a day of great interest to me I left aunt Wheelers, after visiting Daniel Luther, and many in the place I walked in Comp any with Elder Hale on the Canal to Uncle Adna Hart's from thence to Woodfords mills built and formerly owned by my father Aphek Woodruff I was born and spent my youth upon the ...
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    July 6, 1837
  • Page 166

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

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    After Baptizing the before mentioned friends I walked in company with Elder Hale to Simsbury to visit aunt Cossett's house hold they receieved us kindly & believed our teachings. I was truly glad to behold them face to face & teach them the things of the Kingdom. Spent the night with them distance of the day 10. m July 13, 1837 ~ Thursday July 13th I took the parting hand with Aunt Anna Cossett & Bulah Hart ...
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    July 13, 1837 July 14, 1837 July 15, 1837 July 16, 1837 July 17, 1837 July 18, 1837 July 19, 1837 July 20, 1837
  • Page 91

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

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    July 22, 1841 ~ Thursday July 22nd I spent several hours with Elders Burgess & Carter from Kirtland at father Woodruffs house [FIGURE] I received a letter from Sister Phebe Wheeler [FIGURE] I wrote A letter to Sister Phebe Wheeler I also wrote a letter to Cousins John, Seth, & Melinda Woodruff. I had a visit from Mrs Mary Ann Hills Also from Aunt
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    July 22, 1841 July 23, 1841 July 24, 1841 July 25, 1841 July 26, 1841 July 27, 1841 July 28, 1841 July 29, 1841 July 30, 1841 July 31, 1841
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    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 375

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

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    Sept 6, 1869 Wilford Woodruff sen & Phebe W Woodruff was sealed at the Altar in the Endowment House for the following Persons By D. H. Wells Titus Woodruff & Lewie Allen Woodruff Lua Amasy Frisby & Elizabeth Woodruff Frisby Amos Wheeler & Hellen Woodruff Wheeler Abijah Barber & Cyntha Thomson Barber Erastus Hart &