John Wesley

John Wesley (1703-1791) was born 17 Jun. 1703 in Epworth, Lincolnshire, England. He was the son of Samuel Wesley and Susanna Annesley. He married Mary Vazeille in Feb. 1751. He died 2 Mar. 1791 in London, Middlesex, England. He was one of the eminent men for whom Wilford Woodruff initiated proxy temple ordinance work in Aug. 1877.


Reverend John Wesley (K6QN-P8Q), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed 12 Sep. 2022). John Wesley, Wilford Woodruff Papers (, accessed 12 Sep. 2022). Leslie Stephen and Sidney Lee, eds., Dictionary of National Biography, vol. 20 (London, England: Oxford University Press, 1921), p. 1214-1225; digital images, (, accessed 12 Sep. 2022). "A collation of the bishop's transcripts for the Lincolnshire parish of Epworth with the registers of the same parish, 1643-1812," database with images, FamilySearch (, accessed 12 Sep. 2022); John Wesley, christening, 3 Jul. 1703, Epworth, Lincolnshire, England; citing Church of England, Parish Church of Epworth (Lincolnshire), Brace, Harold W. (Harold Witty), 1900-1962, image 71/654; DGS 7905799. “Susanna Annesley Wesley” (1669-1742), memorial no. 22531; Find A Grave (, accessed 15 Sep. 2022).

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  • Page 144

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

    first and John Westley then proceded to Baptize A man by the name of Killham the leader of the New Connection of Methodist and next John Madison & then Scott, & John Tongue, the three latter were Methodist Preachers with whom I had formerly been acquainted the next he Baptized was my Grandfather (Edmund Whitehead) & the next was my Uncle (John Whitehead) & the next was my sister (Elizabeth Olland) & next ...
  • Page 273

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

    Aug 21 1877 Robert Treat Painee Samuel Huntington Elbridge Gerry William Williams Stephen Hopkins Oliver Woolcott William Ellery Mathew Thornton Roger Sherman. Baptized for the following Eminent Men Daniel Webster Edward Gibbon Washington Irving David Garrick Michael Faraday Sir Joshua Reynolds William Makepeace ...
  • Page 274

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

    Aug 21, 1877 when Br McAllister had Baptized me for the 100 Names I Baptized him for 21, including Gen Washington & his forefathers and all the Presidents of the United states that were not in my list Except Buchannan Van Buren & Grant. It was a vary interesting day I felt thankful that we had the privilege and the power to administer for the worthy dead esspecially for the signers of the declaration of Independance, that inasmuch as they had ...
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    Part of Discourse 1891-11-01

    THE DESERET WEEKLY. REMARKS Made by President Wilford Woodruff, at Cache Stake Conference, held at Logan, Sunday Afternoon, Novem- ber 1st, 1891. -[REPORTED BY ARTHUR WINTER ]- I would like to talk a little to the Latter-day Saints who have assembled here this afternoon, if I can get the faith of the Saints and the Spirit of the Lord to assist me. This morning, before coming to meeting, I studied with a good deal of interest some paintings at Brother Moses Thatcher's ...